Spence Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

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

In the 2011 census the population of Spence was 2,559 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

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

78.8% of people living in the suburb of Spence were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.5% England, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% Germany, 0.6% Italy, 0.6% New Zealand, 0.6% Malaysia, 0.5% United States of America, 0.5% Chile, 0.5% Vietnam, 0.4% China , 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Greece, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% Ireland.

86.5% of people living in Spence speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Other, 1.0% Spanish, 0.8% Greek, 0.7% Mandarin, 0.7% German, 0.6% Arabic, 0.6% Serbian, 0.5% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Spence is 28.5% No religion, 27.1% Catholic, 17.1% Anglican, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.2% Uniting Church, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 2.1% Eastern Orthodox, 2.0% Baptist, 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.1% Jehovah's Witnesses.

53.6% of people are married, 32.2% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 2.1% are separated. There are 69 widowed people living in Spence.

61.7% of the people living in Spence over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.8% are working on a part time basis. Spence has an unemployment rate of 3.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Spence are 25.1% Professionals, 21.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.6% Managers, 12.7% Technicians & trades workers, 9.6% Community & personal service workers, 5.8% Sales workers, 5.8% Labourers, 3.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Spence work in are 27.0% Public administration and safety, 10.6% Health care and social assistance, 9.9% Education and training, 9.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.7% Construction, 7.5% Retail trade, 5.0% Accommodation and food services, 3.4% Administrative and support services, 3.3% Other services.

34.6% of homes are fully owned, and 43.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $840 per week and the median household income is $1849 per week.

The median rent in Spence is $210 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2102 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Spence postcode 2615

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