Balga Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Balga (6061) is a suburb of Perth, Northern Suburbs, Western Australia. It is about 11 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Balga is in the federal electorate of Stirling.

In the 2011 census the population of Balga was 10,701 and is comprised of approximately 49.3% females and 50.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Balga is 31 years of age.

49.1% of people living in the suburb of Balga were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.5% England, 3.0% New Zealand, 2.7% Burma , 2.6% Sudan, 2.3% India, 1.6% Vietnam, 1.3% Philippines, 1.1% Thailand, 1.0% Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , 0.8% Afghanistan, 0.7% Italy, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Malaysia, 0.7% South Sudan.

57.0% of people living in Balga speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 13.1% Other, 10.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.6% Arabic, 2.0% Vietnamese, 1.6% Macedonian, 1.3% Italian, 0.8% Persian, 0.8% Serbian, 0.7% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Balga is 20.8% Catholic, 20.4% No religion, 13.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 12.9% Anglican, 5.7% Islam, 5.1% Baptist, 3.8% Eastern Orthodox, 3.2% Christian, nfd, 2.7% Buddhism, 1.9% Pentecostal.

37.9% of people are married, 42.1% have never married and 10.4% are divorced and 4.6% are separated. There are 422 widowed people living in Balga.

58.7% of the people living in Balga over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.5% are working on a part time basis. Balga has an unemployment rate of 8.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Balga are 17.4% Technicians & trades workers, 17.3% Labourers, 12.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.1% Community & personal service workers, 11.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.9% Professionals, 9.6% Sales workers, 6.0% Managers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Balga work in are 11.4% Retail trade, 11.4% Health care and social assistance, 11.2% Manufacturing, 10.6% Construction, 6.8% Accommodation and food services, 5.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.3% Education and training, 5.2% Public administration and safety, 4.9% Professional, scientific and technical services.

19.2% of homes are fully owned, and 30.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 46.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $490 per week and the median household income is $934 per week.

The median rent in Balga is $299 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Balga postcode 6061

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