Karratha LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Karratha was 16,476 and is comprised of approximately 42.2% females and 57.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Karratha is 32 years of age.

60.5% of people living in the region of Karratha were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.4% New Zealand, 4.5% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 2.0% Philippines, 1.3% South Africa, 1.1% India, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Thailand, 0.4% Malaysia, 0.2% Cambodia.

72.3% of people living in Karratha speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 18.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Other, 1.0% Tagalog, 0.7% Filipino , 0.4% Thai, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Urdu, 0.3% Khmer, 0.3% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Karratha is 26.3% No religion, 21.8% Catholic, 21.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 13.9% Anglican, 2.5% Uniting Church, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Baptist, 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.4% Buddhism, 1.0% Hinduism.

47.7% of people are married, 41.3% have never married and 7.1% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 94 widowed people living in Karratha.

76.5% of the people living in Karratha over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 14.0% are working on a part time basis. Karratha has an unemployment rate of 2.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Karratha are 26.6% Technicians & trades workers, 14.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.4% Professionals, 11.2% Labourers, 11.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.0% Managers, 6.0% Community & personal service workers, 5.5% Sales workers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Karratha work in are 20.8% Construction, 19.1% Mining, 6.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.1% Retail trade, 6.0% Public administration and safety, 6.0% Education and training, 4.5% Manufacturing, 4.5% Accommodation and food services, 4.4% Professional, scientific and technical services.

8.4% of homes are fully owned, and 14.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 72.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $1543 per week and the median household income is $2870 per week.

The median rent in Karratha is $132 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $3059 per month.