Ferndale Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Ferndale (6148) is a suburb of Perth, South Perth Suburbs, Western Australia. It is about 10 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Ferndale is in the federal electorate of Swan.

In the 2011 census the population of Ferndale was 4,259 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Ferndale is 39 years of age.

60.1% of people living in the suburb of Ferndale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 11.1% England, 3.4% New Zealand, 2.3% Malaysia, 1.6% India, 1.5% Scotland, 1.3% South Africa, 1.1% Singapore, 1.0% Philippines, 1.0% China , 0.8% Italy, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% Indonesia, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.6% Ireland.

81.9% of people living in Ferndale speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.4% Other, 2.0% Mandarin, 1.3% Cantonese, 0.7% Other , 0.7% Tamil, 0.7% Italian, 0.7% Indonesian, 0.4% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Ferndale is 27.3% No religion, 21.1% Catholic, 20.7% Anglican, 7.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.2% Baptist, 3.1% Christian, nfd, 2.8% Uniting Church, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Islam, 2.0% Buddhism.

46.7% of people are married, 34.6% have never married and 9.2% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 245 widowed people living in Ferndale.

61.7% of the people living in Ferndale over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.5% are working on a part time basis. Ferndale has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Ferndale are 21.8% Professionals, 16.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.4% Technicians & trades workers, 9.6% Community & personal service workers, 9.0% Sales workers, 8.9% Labourers, 8.5% Managers, 8.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Ferndale work in are 11.4% Health care and social assistance, 10.9% Retail trade, 9.5% Education and training, 8.8% Manufacturing, 8.0% Construction, 7.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.7% Public administration and safety, 5.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.3% Wholesale trade.

36.3% of homes are fully owned, and 37.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $665 per week and the median household income is $1292 per week.

The median rent in Ferndale is $310 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Ferndale postcode 6148

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