Palmerston Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Palmerston (2913) is a suburb of Canberra, Gungahlin, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 10 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Palmerston is in the federal electorate of Fraser.

In the 2011 census the population of Palmerston was 5,679 and is comprised of approximately 51.2% females and 48.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Palmerston is 33 years of age.

66.2% of people living in the suburb of Palmerston were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.8% China , 2.6% India, 2.6% England, 2.3% Vietnam, 1.5% Sri Lanka, 1.4% Philippines, 1.1% Bangladesh, 0.9% Korea, Republic of , 0.8% Pakistan, 0.7% Malaysia, 0.5% New Zealand, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Hong Kong , 0.5% Scotland.

67.0% of people living in Palmerston speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.6% Other, 3.4% Mandarin, 3.2% Vietnamese, 2.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Cantonese, 1.4% Bengali, 1.4% Arabic, 1.4% Italian, 1.4% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Palmerston is 24.7% Catholic, 23.8% No religion, 14.3% Anglican, 6.0% Buddhism, 5.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Islam, 3.4% Uniting Church, 2.9% Hinduism, 2.9% Eastern Orthodox, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed.

50.5% of people are married, 36.7% have never married and 7.7% are divorced and 2.7% are separated. There are 110 widowed people living in Palmerston.

65.9% of the people living in Palmerston over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.0% are working on a part time basis. Palmerston has an unemployment rate of 3.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Palmerston are 26.8% Professionals, 19.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.8% Managers, 12.1% Technicians & trades workers, 9.6% Community & personal service workers, 7.5% Sales workers, 5.7% Labourers, 2.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Palmerston work in are 29.1% Public administration and safety, 10.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.2% Education and training, 8.4% Retail trade, 7.7% Health care and social assistance, 7.5% Accommodation and food services, 6.0% Construction, 3.6% Other services, 2.9% Administrative and support services.

25.2% of homes are fully owned, and 41.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 31.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $888 per week and the median household income is $1923 per week.

The median rent in Palmerston is $395 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2090 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Palmerston postcode 2913

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