Symonston Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Symonston (2609) is a suburb of Canberra, Inner South, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 8 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Symonston is in the federal electorate of Canberra.

In the 2011 census the population of Symonston was 648 and is comprised of approximately 38.6% females and 61.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Symonston is 48 years of age.

70.5% of people living in the suburb of Symonston were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.1% England, 2.5% New Zealand, 1.2% Germany, 1.2% Philippines, 1.1% Scotland, 0.9% Ethiopia, 0.8% Finland, 0.8% Thailand, 0.8% Romania, 0.6% Zimbabwe, 0.6% Greece, 0.5% Netherlands.

81.8% of people living in Symonston speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 12.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Italian, 0.9% Filipino , 0.9% Tagalog, 0.6% Greek, 0.6% Dutch, 0.6% Arabic, 0.6% Maltese, 0.5% Thai.

The religious makeup of Symonston is 22.3% Anglican, 22.2% Catholic, 19.0% No religion, 14.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.2% Uniting Church, 4.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Lutheran, 1.7% Baptist, 1.4% Salvation Army, 1.4% Christian, nfd.

28.9% of people are married, 38.8% have never married and 19.1% are divorced and 7.6% are separated. There are 32 widowed people living in Symonston.

57.8% of the people living in Symonston over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.7% are working on a part time basis. Symonston has an unemployment rate of 6.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Symonston are 16.7% Labourers, 16.7% Technicians & trades workers, 14.7% Managers, 13.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.0% Professionals, 6.7% Sales workers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Symonston work in are 14.8% Public administration and safety, 14.1% Construction, 10.7% Accommodation and food services, 8.4% Retail trade, 7.7% Education and training, 7.4% Health care and social assistance, 7.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.0% Other services, 4.7% Administrative and support services.

67.7% of homes are fully owned, and 3.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $542 per week and the median household income is $734 per week.

The median rent in Symonston is $174 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $479 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Symonston postcode 2609

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