Chifley Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Chifley (2606) is a suburb of Canberra, Woden Valley, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 9 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Chifley is in the federal electorate of Canberra.

In the 2011 census the population of Chifley was 2,489 and is comprised of approximately 49.4% females and 50.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Chifley is 36 years of age.

68.4% of people living in the suburb of Chifley were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.7% India, 3.5% England, 1.4% China , 1.1% Germany, 1.0% New Zealand, 1.0% Sri Lanka, 0.9% Malaysia, 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% Italy, 0.6% Zimbabwe, 0.6% Vietnam, 0.6% United States of America, 0.6% Fiji, 0.6% Scotland.

73.9% of people living in Chifley speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.3% Other, 2.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.6% Tamil, 1.3% Mandarin, 1.1% Punjabi, 1.1% Hindi, 1.0% Italian, 1.0% German, 0.8% Other.

The religious makeup of Chifley is 29.7% No religion, 27.7% Catholic, 12.2% Anglican, 5.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.0% Uniting Church, 2.9% Islam, 2.9% Hinduism, 2.3% Buddhism, 2.0% Eastern Orthodox, 1.9% Other Religious Groups.

48.3% of people are married, 35.9% have never married and 7.8% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 99 widowed people living in Chifley.

64.3% of the people living in Chifley over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.2% are working on a part time basis. Chifley has an unemployment rate of 3.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Chifley are 33.2% Professionals, 18.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.2% Managers, 10.3% Technicians & trades workers, 8.0% Community & personal service workers, 7.1% Sales workers, 4.7% Labourers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.5% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Chifley work in are 34.2% Public administration and safety, 12.8% Health care and social assistance, 9.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.7% Retail trade, 6.1% Education and training, 6.0% Accommodation and food services, 5.4% Construction, 3.0% Manufacturing, 2.6% Other services.

31.5% of homes are fully owned, and 30.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 37.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $861 per week and the median household income is $1633 per week.

The median rent in Chifley is $363 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Chifley postcode 2606

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