Ararat Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Ararat (3377) is a suburb of South Western Victoria, Grampians, Victoria. It is about 189 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Ararat is in the federal electorate of Wannon.

In the 2011 census the population of Ararat was 8,076 and is comprised of approximately 48.8% females and 51.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Ararat is 43 years of age.

86.9% of people living in the suburb of Ararat were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.9% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% India, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% Scotland, 0.2% Pakistan, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Italy, 0.2% Sri Lanka, 0.1% Croatia, 0.1% United States of America, 0.1% Austria.

89.2% of people living in Ararat speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.6% Other, 0.3% Filipino , 0.2% Italian, 0.2% German, 0.2% Urdu, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.1% Mandarin, 0.1% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Ararat is 25.7% No religion, 23.2% Catholic, 13.4% Anglican, 13.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.8% Uniting Church, 5.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Lutheran, 1.0% Jehovah's Witnesses, 0.8% Salvation Army.

46.3% of people are married, 33.0% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 4.0% are separated. There are 551 widowed people living in Ararat.

57.4% of the people living in Ararat over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.0% are working on a part time basis. Ararat has an unemployment rate of 4.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Ararat are 17.9% Labourers, 16.4% Community & personal service workers, 13.8% Technicians & trades workers, 12.3% Professionals, 11.4% Managers, 10.5% Sales workers, 8.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 6.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Ararat work in are 16.0% Manufacturing, 14.9% Health care and social assistance, 11.6% Public administration and safety, 11.5% Retail trade, 7.3% Construction, 6.8% Accommodation and food services, 6.2% Education and training, 4.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 3.5% Other services.

40.2% of homes are fully owned, and 30.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $487 per week and the median household income is $851 per week.

The median rent in Ararat is $165 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Ararat postcode 3377

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