Downer Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Downer (2602) is a suburb of Canberra, Inner North, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 4 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Downer is in the federal electorate of Fraser.

In the 2011 census the population of Downer was 3,555 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Downer is 35 years of age.

67.5% of people living in the suburb of Downer were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.1% England, 3.0% China , 1.3% New Zealand, 1.1% Italy, 1.0% Greece, 0.9% Bhutan, 0.9% Scotland, 0.9% Germany, 0.9% Vietnam, 0.8% India, 0.8% United States of America, 0.7% Cambodia, 0.6% Canada, 0.5% Korea, Republic of .

76.0% of people living in Downer speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.5% Other, 2.8% Mandarin, 1.7% Greek, 1.4% Italian, 1.1% Vietnamese, 0.8% German, 0.7% Khmer, 0.7% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Downer is 40.1% No religion, 19.4% Catholic, 10.5% Anglican, 8.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Buddhism, 2.6% Eastern Orthodox, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 2.1% Uniting Church, 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.5% Other religious affiliation .

39.8% of people are married, 44.4% have never married and 7.4% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 161 widowed people living in Downer.

59.9% of the people living in Downer over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.0% are working on a part time basis. Downer has an unemployment rate of 4.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Downer are 33.2% Professionals, 16.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.2% Managers, 9.2% Community & personal service workers, 9.0% Technicians & trades workers, 6.2% Labourers, 5.9% Sales workers, 2.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Downer work in are 30.7% Public administration and safety, 11.7% Education and training, 10.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.2% Health care and social assistance, 7.8% Accommodation and food services, 6.2% Retail trade, 3.7% Construction, 3.4% Administrative and support services, 3.4% Other services.

30.2% of homes are fully owned, and 29.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $792 per week and the median household income is $1547 per week.

The median rent in Downer is $361 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Downer postcode 2602

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