Forest Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

Forest (7330) is a suburb of Tasmania, West Coast, Tasmania. It is about 284 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. Forest is in the federal electorate of Braddon.

In the 2011 census the population of Forest was 590 and is comprised of approximately 48.6% females and 51.4% males.

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

87.6% of people living in the suburb of Forest were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.1% England, 2.0% New Zealand, 1.5% Netherlands, 0.8% Northern Ireland, 0.8% Germany.

94.9% of people living in Forest speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Dutch, 0.5% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Forest is 21.9% No religion, 19.7% Anglican, 13.2% Catholic, 10.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 10.3% Christian, nfd, 7.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 7.6% Brethren, 2.9% Uniting Church, 2.4% Pentecostal, 1.4% Baptist.

55.2% of people are married, 29.9% have never married and 7.4% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 23 widowed people living in Forest.

56.9% of the people living in Forest over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.9% are working on a part time basis. Forest has an unemployment rate of 3.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Forest are 24.8% Managers, 20.8% Labourers, 11.0% Technicians & trades workers, 10.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.4% Community & personal service workers, 9.1% Sales workers, 7.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 4.7% Professionals, 0.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forest work in are 22.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 15.7% Manufacturing, 13.2% Retail trade, 6.6% Construction, 6.0% Health care and social assistance, 5.3% Accommodation and food services, 4.7% Education and training, 3.8% Other services, 3.8% Transport, postal and warehousing.

43.1% of homes are fully owned, and 37.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 18.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $565 per week and the median household income is $1112 per week.

The median rent in Forest is $120 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1127 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forest postcode 7330

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