Watson Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Watson (2602) is a suburb of Canberra, Inner North, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 5 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Watson is in the federal electorate of Fraser.

In the 2011 census the population of Watson was 5,123 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

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

69.8% of people living in the suburb of Watson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.3% England, 2.1% India, 1.5% New Zealand, 1.5% China , 1.0% Korea, Republic of , 0.8% Germany, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Malaysia, 0.7% United States of America, 0.6% Italy, 0.6% Philippines, 0.6% Canada, 0.6% Vietnam, 0.5% Bhutan.

77.7% of people living in Watson speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.9% Other, 1.7% Mandarin, 1.1% Italian, 1.1% Korean, 1.1% German, 1.0% Spanish, 0.9% Hindi, 0.9% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Watson is 37.9% No religion, 21.7% Catholic, 10.9% Anglican, 7.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Uniting Church, 3.0% Buddhism, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Hinduism, 1.7% Eastern Orthodox.

40.8% of people are married, 44.6% have never married and 8.5% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 159 widowed people living in Watson.

67.5% of the people living in Watson over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 22.5% are working on a part time basis. Watson has an unemployment rate of 3.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Watson are 38.3% Professionals, 17.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.7% Managers, 8.8% Technicians & trades workers, 7.3% Community & personal service workers, 4.8% Sales workers, 3.6% Labourers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.2% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Watson work in are 37.5% Public administration and safety, 11.2% Education and training, 11.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Health care and social assistance, 5.3% Retail trade, 4.7% Accommodation and food services, 3.5% Construction, 3.3% Other services, 2.5% Information media and telecommunications.

24.1% of homes are fully owned, and 35.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $1005 per week and the median household income is $1908 per week.

The median rent in Watson is $398 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2237 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Watson postcode 2602

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