Forrest Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Forrest (3236) is a suburb of South Western Victoria, Great Ocean Rd/Otway Ranges, Victoria. It is about 135 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Forrest is in the federal electorate of Corangamite.

In the 2011 census the population of Forrest was 238 and is comprised of approximately 55.5% females and 44.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Forrest is 46 years of age.

84.9% of people living in the suburb of Forrest were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.3% England, 2.1% Gaza Strip and West Bank, 1.7% New Zealand, 1.7% Germany.

97.5% of people living in Forrest speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 1.3% Dutch, 1.3% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Forrest is 39.2% No religion, 15.8% Catholic, 13.8% Anglican, 9.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.2% Uniting Church, 5.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Buddhism, 2.5% Baptist, 1.7% Lutheran, 1.2% Jehovah's Witnesses.

42.6% of people are married, 34.4% have never married and 10.8% are divorced and 7.7% are separated. There are 9 widowed people living in Forrest.

51.1% of the people living in Forrest over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 38.2% are working on a part time basis. Forrest has an unemployment rate of 10.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Forrest are 21.5% Professionals, 17.4% Managers, 15.7% Labourers, 15.7% Technicians & trades workers, 12.4% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 2.5% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Forrest work in are 16.1% Health care and social assistance, 14.4% Accommodation and food services, 11.0% Education and training, 10.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 10.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.3% Manufacturing, 8.5% Construction, 7.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.1% Retail trade.

43.0% of homes are fully owned, and 32.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $392 per week and the median household income is $769 per week.

The median rent in Forrest is $180 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1200 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forrest postcode 3236

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