Higgins Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Higgins (2615) is a suburb of Canberra, Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 11 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Higgins is in the federal electorate of Fraser.

In the 2011 census the population of Higgins was 3,090 and is comprised of approximately 50.1% females and 49.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Higgins is 36 years of age.

74.5% of people living in the suburb of Higgins were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.5% England, 1.2% China , 1.2% Vietnam, 1.0% New Zealand, 1.0% Chile, 0.9% Pakistan, 0.9% Philippines, 0.8% Germany, 0.7% India, 0.7% Greece, 0.7% Finland, 0.7% Fiji, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% United States of America.

81.4% of people living in Higgins speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Other, 1.9% Spanish, 1.5% Vietnamese, 1.1% Mandarin, 0.9% Greek, 0.8% Arabic, 0.7% Italian, 0.6% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Higgins is 29.9% No religion, 25.5% Catholic, 14.8% Anglican, 5.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.8% Uniting Church, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Eastern Orthodox, 2.0% Buddhism, 1.9% Islam, 1.9% Christian, nfd.

49.7% of people are married, 33.0% have never married and 9.9% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 105 widowed people living in Higgins.

62.3% of the people living in Higgins over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.8% are working on a part time basis. Higgins has an unemployment rate of 4.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Higgins are 26.1% Professionals, 18.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.2% Technicians & trades workers, 11.4% Managers, 10.8% Community & personal service workers, 8.0% Labourers, 6.2% Sales workers, 3.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Higgins work in are 28.0% Public administration and safety, 10.9% Education and training, 9.1% Health care and social assistance, 8.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.7% Construction, 7.4% Retail trade, 5.0% Accommodation and food services, 3.6% Administrative and support services, 3.4% Other services.

30.4% of homes are fully owned, and 43.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $774 per week and the median household income is $1589 per week.

The median rent in Higgins is $330 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Higgins postcode 2615

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