Farrer Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Farrer (2607) is a suburb of Canberra, Woden Valley, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 11 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Farrer is in the federal electorate of Canberra.

In the 2011 census the population of Farrer was 3,356 and is comprised of approximately 51.5% females and 48.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Farrer is 43 years of age.

71.8% of people living in the suburb of Farrer were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.1% England, 1.5% New Zealand, 1.3% India, 1.1% China , 0.8% Italy, 0.8% United States of America, 0.8% Germany, 0.8% Malaysia, 0.7% Sri Lanka, 0.7% Thailand, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Pakistan.

82.1% of people living in Farrer speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Other, 1.3% Italian, 1.2% Greek, 0.9% German, 0.9% Mandarin, 0.8% Cantonese, 0.7% Serbian, 0.7% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Farrer is 28.5% Catholic, 27.7% No religion, 15.6% Anglican, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.5% Uniting Church, 2.9% Eastern Orthodox, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Islam, 1.5% Buddhism.

54.5% of people are married, 29.8% have never married and 6.4% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 191 widowed people living in Farrer.

62.3% of the people living in Farrer over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.0% are working on a part time basis. Farrer has an unemployment rate of 3.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Farrer are 33.9% Professionals, 19.6% Managers, 17.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 7.9% Technicians & trades workers, 7.8% Community & personal service workers, 6.3% Sales workers, 3.5% Labourers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.4% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Farrer work in are 31.1% Public administration and safety, 11.9% Health care and social assistance, 11.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.8% Education and training, 7.0% Retail trade, 6.0% Accommodation and food services, 5.0% Construction, 2.3% Other services, 2.1% Transport, postal and warehousing.

41.8% of homes are fully owned, and 34.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $937 per week and the median household income is $2047 per week.

The median rent in Farrer is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2200 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Farrer postcode 2607

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