Hughes Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Hughes (2605) is a suburb of Canberra, Woden Valley, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 7 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Hughes is in the federal electorate of Canberra.

In the 2011 census the population of Hughes was 2,956 and is comprised of approximately 53.9% females and 46.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Hughes is 42 years of age.

69.2% of people living in the suburb of Hughes were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.5% England, 1.9% New Zealand, 1.5% India, 1.2% Indonesia, 1.0% China , 0.8% Korea, Republic of , 0.8% Germany, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% Hong Kong , 0.7% Philippines, 0.7% Sri Lanka, 0.7% United States of America, 0.6% South Africa, 0.5% Thailand.

80.9% of people living in Hughes speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% Other, 1.4% Indonesian, 0.9% French, 0.8% Italian, 0.7% Hindi, 0.7% Cantonese, 0.7% Korean, 0.6% Greek.

The religious makeup of Hughes is 30.9% No religion, 22.2% Catholic, 15.2% Anglican, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.2% Uniting Church, 3.1% Islam, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Baptist, 1.6% Eastern Orthodox.

49.6% of people are married, 30.4% have never married and 7.2% are divorced and 2.1% are separated. There are 256 widowed people living in Hughes.

61.2% of the people living in Hughes over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.8% are working on a part time basis. Hughes has an unemployment rate of 3.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Hughes are 38.3% Professionals, 19.9% Managers, 16.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 7.4% Community & personal service workers, 5.6% Sales workers, 5.2% Technicians & trades workers, 4.0% Labourers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 0.9% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Hughes work in are 33.3% Public administration and safety, 13.1% Health care and social assistance, 10.5% Education and training, 9.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.4% Retail trade, 4.8% Accommodation and food services, 3.0% Construction, 3.0% Other services, 2.4% Administrative and support services.

38.0% of homes are fully owned, and 32.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 26.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $1008 per week and the median household income is $1898 per week.

The median rent in Hughes is $315 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Hughes postcode 2605

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