Torrens Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

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

In the 2011 census the population of Torrens was 2,285 and is comprised of approximately 50.2% females and 49.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Torrens is 39 years of age.

74.0% of people living in the suburb of Torrens were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.2% England, 1.4% China , 1.4% New Zealand, 1.2% India, 1.1% Sri Lanka, 1.1% Italy, 0.9% Greece, 0.9% Philippines, 0.8% United States of America, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Korea, Republic of , 0.6% Germany, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% Malaysia.

81.1% of people living in Torrens speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.5% Other, 2.1% Italian, 1.7% Mandarin, 1.7% Greek, 0.8% Cantonese, 0.8% Spanish, 0.7% German, 0.4% Korean.

The religious makeup of Torrens is 31.8% Catholic, 28.3% No religion, 13.0% Anglican, 7.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.5% Eastern Orthodox, 3.2% Uniting Church, 2.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Buddhism, 1.3% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Pentecostal.

54.3% of people are married, 31.4% have never married and 7.2% are divorced and 2.2% are separated. There are 91 widowed people living in Torrens.

63.5% of the people living in Torrens over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.1% are working on a part time basis. Torrens has an unemployment rate of 3.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Torrens are 32.0% Professionals, 18.8% Managers, 17.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.6% Technicians & trades workers, 7.6% Sales workers, 7.1% Community & personal service workers, 3.5% Labourers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.5% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Torrens work in are 31.0% Public administration and safety, 11.2% Health care and social assistance, 9.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.0% Retail trade, 8.8% Education and training, 6.4% Construction, 4.5% Accommodation and food services, 2.6% Manufacturing, 2.5% Other services.

37.4% of homes are fully owned, and 34.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 26.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $916 per week and the median household income is $1832 per week.

The median rent in Torrens is $375 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Torrens postcode 2607

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