West Swan Demographics (WA) Local Stats

West Swan (6055) is a suburb of Perth, Eastern Suburbs, Western Australia. It is about 17 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. West Swan is in the federal electorate of Pearce.

In the 2011 census the population of West Swan was 1,212 and is comprised of approximately 56.5% females and 43.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of West Swan is 41 years of age.

57.3% of people living in the suburb of West Swan were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 14.7% Australia , nfd, 5.9% England, 2.6% Italy, 2.6% New Zealand, 1.0% Philippines, 0.9% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd, 0.7% Netherlands, 0.7% Vietnam, 0.7% Malaysia, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% India, 0.6% United States of America, 0.5% Croatia, 0.4% Kenya.

66.0% of people living in West Swan speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 25.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.4% Italian, 1.4% Croatian, 0.7% Vietnamese, 0.7% Other, 0.6% Arabic, 0.5% Dutch, 0.5% Indonesian, 0.4% Khmer.

The religious makeup of West Swan is 26.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 23.9% Catholic, 18.0% Anglican, 17.7% No religion, 2.1% Pentecostal, 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Baptist, 1.4% Uniting Church, 1.3% Buddhism.

47.0% of people are married, 35.4% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 4.3% are separated. There are 50 widowed people living in West Swan.

59.3% of the people living in West Swan over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.6% are working on a part time basis. West Swan has an unemployment rate of 4.0%.

The main occupations of people living in West Swan are 20.7% Technicians & trades workers, 16.9% Managers, 12.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.8% Professionals, 10.8% Sales workers, 10.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.5% Labourers, 5.7% Community & personal service workers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from West Swan work in are 14.1% Construction, 12.0% Retail trade, 10.1% Manufacturing, 7.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.7% Health care and social assistance, 6.3% Education and training, 5.5% Public administration and safety, 5.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 5.3% Accommodation and food services.

33.4% of homes are fully owned, and 34.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 16.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $670 per week and the median household income is $1433 per week.

The median rent in West Swan is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2297 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for West Swan postcode 6055

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