Bruce Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Bruce (2617) is a suburb of Canberra, Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 6 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Bruce is in the federal electorate of Fraser.

In the 2011 census the population of Bruce was 6,390 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Bruce is 26 years of age.

53.6% of people living in the suburb of Bruce were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.6% China , 2.7% India, 1.6% England, 1.5% Saudi Arabia, 1.4% Korea, Republic of , 1.4% Hong Kong , 1.3% Vietnam, 1.0% New Zealand, 1.0% Sri Lanka, 1.0% Malaysia, 0.6% United States of America, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Indonesia, 0.5% South Africa.

57.2% of people living in Bruce speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 14.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 6.5% Mandarin, 3.1% Cantonese, 2.3% Other, 2.0% Arabic, 1.7% Vietnamese, 1.4% Korean, 1.2% Other, 1.1% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Bruce is 29.9% No religion, 19.8% Catholic, 17.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.8% Anglican, 4.0% Buddhism, 3.5% Islam, 2.8% Uniting Church, 2.7% Hinduism, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed.

32.7% of people are married, 61.4% have never married and 2.9% are divorced and 1.2% are separated. There are 109 widowed people living in Bruce.

60.5% of the people living in Bruce over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.8% are working on a part time basis. Bruce has an unemployment rate of 5.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Bruce are 34.6% Professionals, 14.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.3% Managers, 12.7% Community & personal service workers, 9.9% Sales workers, 6.9% Technicians & trades workers, 4.0% Labourers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 0.9% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Bruce work in are 29.0% Public administration and safety, 12.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 10.2% Retail trade, 9.9% Accommodation and food services, 9.5% Education and training, 8.2% Health care and social assistance, 3.4% Construction, 2.8% Financial and insurance services, 2.6% Other services.

19.8% of homes are fully owned, and 27.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 48.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $804 per week and the median household income is $2080 per week.

The median rent in Bruce is $430 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Bruce postcode 2617

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