Acton Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Acton (2601) is a suburb of Canberra, Inner North, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 2 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Acton is in the federal electorate of Fraser.

In the 2011 census the population of Acton was 1,993 and is comprised of approximately 48.6% females and 51.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Acton is 21 years of age.

39.9% of people living in the suburb of Acton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 12.2% China , 6.0% Malaysia, 3.0% Singapore, 2.5% India, 2.3% Indonesia, 2.1% Korea, Republic of , 1.8% England, 1.6% Hong Kong , 1.4% New Zealand, 1.4% Philippines, 1.3% Bangladesh, 1.3% Japan, 1.3% Taiwan, 1.2% Pakistan.

47.7% of people living in Acton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 17.4% Mandarin, 6.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.3% Cantonese, 2.9% Other, 2.3% Korean, 2.2% Indonesian, 1.5% Bengali, 1.3% Other, 1.3% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Acton is 42.3% No religion, 11.7% Catholic, 10.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.8% Buddhism, 6.4% Anglican, 5.3% Islam, 2.5% Hinduism, 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Uniting Church, 1.4% Christian, nfd.

7.9% of people are married, 90.6% have never married and 1.1% are divorced and 0.5% are separated. There are 0 widowed people living in Acton.

6.3% of the people living in Acton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 63.4% are working on a part time basis. Acton has an unemployment rate of 24.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Acton are 27.0% Community & personal service workers, 25.8% Professionals, 22.0% Sales workers, 11.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 7.4% Labourers, 3.3% Managers, 2.2% Technicians & trades workers, 1.3% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Acton work in are 25.4% Accommodation and food services, 22.0% Education and training, 19.1% Retail trade, 5.9% Public administration and safety, 5.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.7% Health care and social assistance, 3.6% Administrative and support services, 3.1% Arts and recreation services, 3.0% Other services.

0.0% of homes are fully owned, and 19.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 66.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $208 per week and the median household income is $1750 per week.

The median rent in Acton is $420 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $5000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Acton postcode 2601

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