Watsonia Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Watsonia (3087) is a suburb of Melbourne, North East, Victoria. It is about 15 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Watsonia is in the federal electorate of Jagajaga.

In the 2011 census the population of Watsonia was 5,146 and is comprised of approximately 52.2% females and 47.8% males.

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

78.0% of people living in the suburb of Watsonia were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.3% England, 2.1% China , 1.3% India, 1.0% Italy, 0.8% Sri Lanka, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.8% Scotland, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% Greece, 0.4% Germany, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Malaysia, 0.3% Somalia, 0.3% Vietnam.

81.5% of people living in Watsonia speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.4% Other, 2.3% Mandarin, 1.7% Italian, 1.2% Cantonese, 1.0% Greek, 0.6% Macedonian, 0.5% Croatian, 0.4% Sinhalese.

The religious makeup of Watsonia is 29.8% Catholic, 27.4% No religion, 14.0% Anglican, 7.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.3% Uniting Church, 3.4% Eastern Orthodox, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Baptist, 1.6% Buddhism, 1.5% Christian, nfd.

46.3% of people are married, 35.0% have never married and 8.2% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 306 widowed people living in Watsonia.

61.1% of the people living in Watsonia over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.5% are working on a part time basis. Watsonia has an unemployment rate of 4.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Watsonia are 23.0% Professionals, 17.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.9% Technicians & trades workers, 11.7% Community & personal service workers, 9.5% Managers, 8.1% Sales workers, 7.5% Labourers, 4.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Watsonia work in are 15.2% Health care and social assistance, 10.4% Construction, 9.1% Retail trade, 8.7% Education and training, 7.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.9% Public administration and safety, 7.4% Manufacturing, 5.0% Financial and insurance services, 4.7% Transport, postal and warehousing.

36.0% of homes are fully owned, and 35.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $575 per week and the median household income is $1170 per week.

The median rent in Watsonia is $280 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Watsonia postcode 3087

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