Stirling Electorate Demographics (WA)

In the 2011 census the population of Stirling was 141,981 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

The median/average age of the people in Stirling is 36 years of age.

57.1% of people living in the electorate of Stirling were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.6% England, 2.6% New Zealand, 2.5% Italy, 2.2% India, 1.8% South Africa, 1.7% Vietnam, 1.0% Malaysia, 1.0% China , 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% Ireland, 0.8% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.7% Burma , 0.7% Philippines, 0.6% Greece.

67.6% of people living in Stirling speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.7% Other, 4.0% Italian, 2.2% Vietnamese, 1.8% Macedonian, 1.4% Arabic, 1.2% Cantonese, 1.2% Mandarin, 0.9% Greek.

The religious makeup of Stirling is 28.6% Catholic, 20.9% No religion, 13.6% Anglican, 8.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.5% Eastern Orthodox, 3.4% Islam, 3.1% Buddhism, 2.6% Uniting Church, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Baptist.

45.9% of people are married, 36.7% have never married and 8.9% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 6639 widowed people living in Stirling.

60.8% of the people living in Stirling over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.7% are working on a part time basis. Stirling has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Stirling are 24.6% Professionals, 15.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.3% Technicians & trades workers, 11.6% Managers, 9.2% Community & personal service workers, 9.1% Sales workers, 8.9% Labourers, 5.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Stirling work in are 11.3% Health care and social assistance, 10.2% Retail trade, 9.8% Construction, 9.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.1% Education and training, 7.4% Manufacturing, 6.1% Public administration and safety, 5.9% Accommodation and food services, 4.0% Mining.

30.2% of homes are fully owned, and 32.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $668 per week and the median household income is $1319 per week.

The median rent in Stirling is $305 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Stirling contains postcodes 6017, 6018, 6019, 6020, 6021, 6022, 6029, 6050, 6059, 6060, 6061 and includes the suburbs of Balcatta, Balga, Carine, Coolbinia, Dianella, Doubleview, Gwelup, Hamersley, Innaloo, Joondanna, Karrinyup, Menora, Mirrabooka, Nollamara, North Beach, Osborne Park, Scarborough, Stirling, Trigg, Tuart Hill, Watermans Bay, Westminster and Yokine.