Shearwater Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

Shearwater (7307) is a suburb of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania. It is about 202 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. Shearwater is in the federal electorate of Lyons.

In the 2011 census the population of Shearwater was 1,482 and is comprised of approximately 52.8% females and 47.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Shearwater is 49 years of age.

86.4% of people living in the suburb of Shearwater were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.9% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.2% Scotland, 0.7% India, 0.5% Wales, 0.5% South Africa, 0.3% Germany, 0.3% Malaysia, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% Philippines.

96.7% of people living in Shearwater speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Other, 0.3% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Shearwater is 26.7% No religion, 25.4% Anglican, 19.9% Catholic, 7.6% Uniting Church, 7.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.6% Baptist, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Latter-day Saints, 1.1% Buddhism.

57.7% of people are married, 20.2% have never married and 8.7% are divorced and 2.7% are separated. There are 132 widowed people living in Shearwater.

58.3% of the people living in Shearwater over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.4% are working on a part time basis. Shearwater has an unemployment rate of 5.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Shearwater are 17.5% Professionals, 15.6% Technicians & trades workers, 15.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.1% Managers, 10.5% Sales workers, 10.0% Community & personal service workers, 7.6% Labourers, 6.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 3.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Shearwater work in are 14.3% Retail trade, 11.0% Health care and social assistance, 10.8% Construction, 9.5% Education and training, 7.2% Manufacturing, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 5.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.0% Public administration and safety, 4.5% Wholesale trade.

44.0% of homes are fully owned, and 26.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 26.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $460 per week and the median household income is $870 per week.

The median rent in Shearwater is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1404 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Shearwater postcode 7307

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