Harrison Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Harrison (2914) is a suburb of Canberra, Gungahlin, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 10 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Harrison is in the federal electorate of Fraser.

In the 2011 census the population of Harrison was 4,441 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Harrison is 30 years of age.

65.1% of people living in the suburb of Harrison were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.1% China , 4.0% India, 2.6% England, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.5% Vietnam, 1.4% Korea, Republic of , 1.1% Sri Lanka, 1.0% South Africa, 0.7% Croatia, 0.7% Hong Kong , 0.7% United States of America, 0.7% Philippines, 0.6% Bangladesh, 0.5% Malaysia.

65.5% of people living in Harrison speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.9% Other, 3.7% Mandarin, 2.1% Hindi, 2.0% Cantonese, 1.6% Croatian, 1.5% Vietnamese, 1.5% Korean, 1.1% Tamil.

The religious makeup of Harrison is 26.3% Catholic, 24.7% No religion, 12.3% Anglican, 6.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.2% Hinduism, 3.9% Islam, 3.9% Uniting Church, 3.4% Buddhism, 2.8% Eastern Orthodox, 2.0% Christian, nfd.

63.3% of people are married, 29.2% have never married and 4.8% are divorced and 1.8% are separated. There are 29 widowed people living in Harrison.

71.5% of the people living in Harrison over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 19.0% are working on a part time basis. Harrison has an unemployment rate of 3.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Harrison are 30.9% Professionals, 19.9% Managers, 17.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.4% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Technicians & trades workers, 5.9% Sales workers, 4.2% Labourers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.7% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Harrison work in are 40.5% Public administration and safety, 10.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.1% Education and training, 6.7% Health care and social assistance, 6.1% Retail trade, 5.6% Construction, 5.3% Accommodation and food services, 2.4% Financial and insurance services, 2.2% Transport, postal and warehousing.

8.8% of homes are fully owned, and 53.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 36.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $1158 per week and the median household income is $2663 per week.

The median rent in Harrison is $421 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2600 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Harrison postcode 2914

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