Encounter Bay Demographics (SA) Local Stats

Encounter Bay (5211) is a suburb of South, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia. It is about 72 kms from SA's capital city of Adelaide. Encounter Bay is in the federal electorate of Mayo.

In the 2011 census the population of Encounter Bay was 4,332 and is comprised of approximately 53.3% females and 46.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Encounter Bay is 62 years of age.

70.0% of people living in the suburb of Encounter Bay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 15.3% England, 1.3% Germany, 1.3% Scotland, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.6% Northern Ireland, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Austria, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Wales, 0.2% Japan, 0.2% China , 0.2% Italy.

92.8% of people living in Encounter Bay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% German, 0.3% Other, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Polish, 0.2% Greek, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Vietnamese.

The religious makeup of Encounter Bay is 23.2% No religion, 19.9% Anglican, 13.4% Uniting Church, 10.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.7% Catholic, 3.9% Christian, nfd, 3.7% Lutheran, 2.9% Pentecostal, 2.9% Baptist, 2.5% Churches of Christ.

62.0% of people are married, 15.7% have never married and 9.1% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 403 widowed people living in Encounter Bay.

43.9% of the people living in Encounter Bay over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 42.0% are working on a part time basis. Encounter Bay has an unemployment rate of 6.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Encounter Bay are 15.5% Professionals, 14.5% Sales workers, 14.4% Community & personal service workers, 14.1% Technicians & trades workers, 11.5% Labourers, 11.1% Managers, 11.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 5.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Encounter Bay work in are 16.5% Health care and social assistance, 15.3% Retail trade, 9.8% Accommodation and food services, 9.0% Construction, 8.7% Education and training, 4.8% Manufacturing, 4.7% Public administration and safety, 4.5% Administrative and support services, 3.9% Other services.

56.7% of homes are fully owned, and 21.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 18.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $388 per week and the median household income is $711 per week.

The median rent in Encounter Bay is $235 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1240 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Encounter Bay postcode 5211

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