Swan Electorate Demographics (WA)

In the 2011 census the population of Swan was 159,100 and is comprised of approximately 49.6% females and 50.4% males.

The median/average age of the people in Swan is 34 years of age.

52.1% of people living in the electorate of Swan were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.9% England, 3.2% India, 2.9% Malaysia, 2.8% New Zealand, 2.6% China , 1.6% Indonesia, 1.4% Philippines, 1.2% Singapore, 1.0% Scotland, 1.0% Italy, 1.0% South Africa, 0.9% Burma , 0.7% Ireland, 0.6% Korea, Republic of .

65.7% of people living in Swan speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.2% Other, 3.9% Mandarin, 2.0% Cantonese, 1.6% Indonesian, 1.5% Italian, 1.4% Arabic, 0.8% Punjabi, 0.7% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Swan is 24.0% Catholic, 23.5% No religion, 13.7% Anglican, 9.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.6% Islam, 4.1% Buddhism, 3.2% Uniting Church, 2.8% Christian, nfd, 2.1% Hinduism, 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed.

41.3% of people are married, 41.6% have never married and 8.9% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 7271 widowed people living in Swan.

61.1% of the people living in Swan over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.5% are working on a part time basis. Swan has an unemployment rate of 5.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Swan are 25.0% Professionals, 15.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.3% Technicians & trades workers, 10.8% Managers, 9.6% Community & personal service workers, 9.0% Labourers, 8.2% Sales workers, 6.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Swan work in are 10.3% Health care and social assistance, 10.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.2% Retail trade, 7.8% Construction, 7.7% Education and training, 7.5% Accommodation and food services, 7.4% Manufacturing, 6.3% Public administration and safety, 5.2% Mining.

25.5% of homes are fully owned, and 30.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 40.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $652 per week and the median household income is $1330 per week.

The median rent in Swan is $320 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Swan contains postcodes 6100, 6101, 6102, 6103, 6104, 6105, 6106, 6107, 6147, 6148, 6151, 6152 and includes the suburbs of Ascot, Beckenham, Belmont, Bentley, Burswood, Cannington, Carlisle, Cloverdale, Como, East Cannington, East Victoria Park, Ferndale, Karawara, Kensington, Kewdale, Langford, Lathlain, Lynwood, Manning, Perth Airport, Queens Park, Redcliffe, Riverton, Rivervale, Salter Point, South Perth, St James, Victoria Park, Waterford, Welshpool and Wilson.