Bedford Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Bedford (6052) is a suburb of Perth, Eastern Suburbs, Western Australia. It is about 6 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Bedford is in the federal electorate of Perth.

In the 2011 census the population of Bedford was 4,944 and is comprised of approximately 51.1% females and 48.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Bedford is 37 years of age.

62.8% of people living in the suburb of Bedford were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.0% England, 2.2% Vietnam, 2.1% New Zealand, 2.0% Italy, 1.5% Malaysia, 1.5% China , 1.5% India, 1.4% Burma , 0.8% South Africa, 0.8% Scotland, 0.6% Ireland, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Poland, 0.5% Greece.

73.2% of people living in Bedford speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.3% Other, 3.8% Italian, 2.7% Vietnamese, 2.1% Cantonese, 1.6% Mandarin, 0.7% Serbian, 0.7% Greek, 0.6% French.

The religious makeup of Bedford is 35.1% Catholic, 23.4% No religion, 12.3% Anglican, 7.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.8% Buddhism, 3.2% Eastern Orthodox, 2.9% Islam, 2.4% Uniting Church, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed.

46.2% of people are married, 35.6% have never married and 9.4% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 220 widowed people living in Bedford.

62.1% of the people living in Bedford 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. Bedford has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Bedford are 27.2% Professionals, 16.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.8% Technicians & trades workers, 12.0% Managers, 9.5% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Sales workers, 6.7% Labourers, 4.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bedford work in are 10.6% Health care and social assistance, 9.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.6% Retail trade, 9.2% Education and training, 9.2% Public administration and safety, 9.0% Construction, 6.5% Manufacturing, 6.2% Accommodation and food services, 4.2% Other services.

31.4% of homes are fully owned, and 36.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $693 per week and the median household income is $1387 per week.

The median rent in Bedford is $310 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Bedford postcode 6052

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