Barwon Heads Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Barwon Heads (3227) is a suburb of Melbourne, Geelong, Victoria. It is about 67 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Barwon Heads is in the federal electorate of Corangamite.

In the 2011 census the population of Barwon Heads was 3,536 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Barwon Heads is 39 years of age.

83.7% of people living in the suburb of Barwon Heads were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.5% England, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% United States of America, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Germany, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Malta, 0.2% Italy, 0.2% Thailand, 0.2% Malaysia, 0.1% Denmark, 0.1% Hong Kong .

91.3% of people living in Barwon Heads speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.6% Other, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Maltese, 0.2% German, 0.1% Turkish, 0.1% Vietnamese, 0.1% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Barwon Heads is 34.0% No religion, 19.7% Catholic, 17.4% Anglican, 12.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.8% Uniting Church, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Buddhism, 1.1% Other religious affiliation , 1.0% Baptist.

55.9% of people are married, 27.6% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 144 widowed people living in Barwon Heads.

56.5% of the people living in Barwon Heads over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.8% are working on a part time basis. Barwon Heads has an unemployment rate of 3.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Barwon Heads are 31.7% Professionals, 16.4% Technicians & trades workers, 14.4% Managers, 10.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.4% Sales workers, 4.9% Labourers, 2.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Barwon Heads work in are 15.0% Health care and social assistance, 12.6% Education and training, 12.5% Construction, 9.6% Retail trade, 7.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.3% Manufacturing, 6.3% Accommodation and food services, 6.0% Public administration and safety, 3.7% Financial and insurance services.

36.2% of homes are fully owned, and 38.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $689 per week and the median household income is $1428 per week.

The median rent in Barwon Heads is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Barwon Heads postcode 3227

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