Pooraka Demographics (SA) Local Stats

Pooraka (5095) is a suburb of Adelaide, North & North East Suburbs, South Australia. It is about 10 kms from SA's capital city of Adelaide. Pooraka is in the federal electorate of Makin.

In the 2011 census the population of Pooraka was 7,058 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Pooraka is 38 years of age.

62.2% of people living in the suburb of Pooraka were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.9% Vietnam, 4.5% England, 2.0% India, 1.6% Afghanistan, 1.2% Philippines, 1.1% Italy, 1.1% China , 0.9% Iraq, 0.9% Poland, 0.8% Germany, 0.8% Scotland, 0.6% Croatia, 0.4% Malaysia, 0.4% Greece.

63.1% of people living in Pooraka speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.4% Vietnamese, 5.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.9% Other, 2.0% Arabic, 1.7% Italian, 1.4% Greek, 1.1% Cantonese, 1.1% Spanish, 1.1% Dari.

The religious makeup of Pooraka is 27.8% Catholic, 20.6% No religion, 9.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.6% Anglican, 6.1% Uniting Church, 5.4% Islam, 4.5% Buddhism, 3.3% Eastern Orthodox, 3.1% Lutheran, 1.9% Christian, nfd.

47.1% of people are married, 34.0% have never married and 9.7% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 338 widowed people living in Pooraka.

57.9% of the people living in Pooraka over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.8% are working on a part time basis. Pooraka has an unemployment rate of 6.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Pooraka are 15.8% Technicians & trades workers, 15.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.2% Labourers, 13.8% Professionals, 11.9% Community & personal service workers, 9.9% Sales workers, 9.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.7% Managers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Pooraka work in are 14.1% Manufacturing, 13.3% Health care and social assistance, 12.7% Retail trade, 7.6% Public administration and safety, 6.8% Construction, 6.7% Accommodation and food services, 5.5% Education and training, 5.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.7% Other services.

33.5% of homes are fully owned, and 35.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $446 per week and the median household income is $918 per week.

The median rent in Pooraka is $220 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1365 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Pooraka postcode 5095

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