Whyalla LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Whyalla was 21,991 and is comprised of approximately 49.5% females and 50.5% males.

The median/average age of the people in Whyalla is 38 years of age.

74.1% of people living in the region of Whyalla were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 11.4% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 1.0% Philippines, 1.0% South Africa, 0.8% Germany, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% India, 0.4% Italy, 0.3% Greece.

88.7% of people living in Whyalla speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.4% Other, 0.5% Greek, 0.5% Italian, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% Spanish, 0.4% German, 0.3% Filipino , 0.3% Croatian.

The religious makeup of Whyalla is 33.6% No religion, 19.6% Catholic, 12.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 11.5% Anglican, 7.4% Uniting Church, 3.6% Lutheran, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Baptist, 1.3% Pentecostal.

43.4% of people are married, 37.1% have never married and 9.5% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 1132 widowed people living in Whyalla.

57.6% of the people living in Whyalla over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.1% are working on a part time basis. Whyalla has an unemployment rate of 8.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Whyalla are 19.3% Technicians & trades workers, 14.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 14.5% Professionals, 11.9% Labourers, 10.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.2% Sales workers, 7.8% Managers, 2.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Whyalla work in are 22.3% Manufacturing, 12.6% Health care and social assistance, 11.0% Retail trade, 8.0% Education and training, 6.7% Mining, 6.2% Accommodation and food services, 5.5% Construction, 4.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.3% Administrative and support services.

24.0% of homes are fully owned, and 34.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 39.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $473 per week and the median household income is $935 per week.

The median rent in Whyalla is $150 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.