Gordon Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Gordon (2906) is a suburb of Canberra, Tuggeranong, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 19 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Gordon is in the federal electorate of Canberra.

In the 2011 census the population of Gordon was 7,766 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

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

76.5% of people living in the suburb of Gordon were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.3% England, 1.1% India, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Vietnam, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% United States of America, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Laos, 0.5% Malaysia, 0.4% Fiji, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Croatia.

81.5% of people living in Gordon speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Other, 1.0% Spanish, 0.9% Arabic, 0.8% Cantonese, 0.8% Vietnamese, 0.7% Croatian, 0.7% Hindi, 0.6% Italian.

The religious makeup of Gordon is 30.6% Catholic, 23.1% No religion, 17.6% Anglican, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.8% Uniting Church, 2.7% Buddhism, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Islam, 1.5% Eastern Orthodox.

50.0% of people are married, 35.6% have never married and 8.8% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 151 widowed people living in Gordon.

66.9% of the people living in Gordon over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 23.8% are working on a part time basis. Gordon has an unemployment rate of 2.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Gordon are 24.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 20.3% Professionals, 14.0% Managers, 12.4% Technicians & trades workers, 10.0% Community & personal service workers, 8.8% Sales workers, 5.3% Labourers, 2.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Gordon work in are 33.8% Public administration and safety, 10.6% Retail trade, 9.4% Health care and social assistance, 7.9% Construction, 6.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Education and training, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 3.5% Other services, 3.0% Transport, postal and warehousing.

21.6% of homes are fully owned, and 54.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 22.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $925 per week and the median household income is $1978 per week.

The median rent in Gordon is $370 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2080 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Gordon postcode 2906

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