Houghton Demographics (SA) Local Stats

Houghton (5131) is a suburb of Adelaide, Adelaide Hills, South Australia. It is about 18 kms from SA's capital city of Adelaide. Houghton is in the federal electorates of Makin, Mayo.

In the 2011 census the population of Houghton was 575 and is comprised of approximately 51.3% females and 48.7% males.

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

80.9% of people living in the suburb of Houghton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 11.3% England, 1.6% Canada, 0.9% Poland, 0.7% Northern Ireland, 0.7% Korea, Republic of , 0.7% Germany, 0.5% New Zealand, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% Scotland.

97.4% of people living in Houghton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 1.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Korean, 0.5% Italian.

The religious makeup of Houghton is 31.3% No religion, 15.1% Catholic, 13.2% Anglican, 12.9% Uniting Church, 8.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.7% Christian, nfd, 3.7% Lutheran, 3.0% Baptist, 2.1% Other Christian, 1.9% Pentecostal.

65.7% of people are married, 27.7% have never married and 5.1% are divorced and 0.7% are separated. There are 4 widowed people living in Houghton.

51.9% of the people living in Houghton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.0% are working on a part time basis. Houghton has an unemployment rate of 3.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Houghton are 20.5% Technicians & trades workers, 17.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 17.4% Professionals, 11.3% Managers, 10.7% Community & personal service workers, 9.2% Sales workers, 5.2% Labourers, 4.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 3.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Houghton work in are 19.4% Construction, 12.6% Health care and social assistance, 10.8% Retail trade, 8.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.6% Education and training, 8.3% Manufacturing, 6.8% Public administration and safety, 5.5% Wholesale trade, 4.9% Accommodation and food services.

31.3% of homes are fully owned, and 60.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 6.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $634 per week and the median household income is $1730 per week.

The median rent in Houghton is $295 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Houghton postcode 5131

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