Forrestdale Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Forrestdale (6112) is a suburb of Perth, Southern Suburbs, Western Australia. It is about 23 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Forrestdale is in the federal electorate of Canning.

In the 2011 census the population of Forrestdale was 1,063 and is comprised of approximately 47.1% females and 52.9% males.

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

73.8% of people living in the suburb of Forrestdale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.7% England, 2.2% New Zealand, 1.4% Italy, 0.9% Canada, 0.9% Netherlands, 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% Denmark, 0.8% South Africa, 0.5% Portugal, 0.5% China , 0.5% Germany, 0.4% Mauritius, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Singapore.

89.9% of people living in Forrestdale speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Italian, 0.8% Other, 0.7% German, 0.6% Portuguese, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.3% Russian, 0.3% French, 0.3% Other .

The religious makeup of Forrestdale is 31.3% No religion, 23.2% Anglican, 18.0% Catholic, 8.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 2.9% Uniting Church, 2.8% Baptist, 0.8% Islam, 0.8% Buddhism.

48.1% of people are married, 36.3% have never married and 8.1% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 32 widowed people living in Forrestdale.

58.1% of the people living in Forrestdale over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.7% are working on a part time basis. Forrestdale has an unemployment rate of 5.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Forrestdale are 17.5% Technicians & trades workers, 15.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.5% Professionals, 12.7% Managers, 11.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 11.2% Labourers, 8.7% Sales workers, 6.8% Community & personal service workers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forrestdale work in are 12.8% Manufacturing, 12.3% Construction, 9.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 8.5% Retail trade, 7.5% Health care and social assistance, 6.4% Education and training, 6.2% Wholesale trade, 5.2% Public administration and safety, 5.0% Other services.

33.3% of homes are fully owned, and 44.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 18.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $602 per week and the median household income is $1418 per week.

The median rent in Forrestdale is $330 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1717 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forrestdale postcode 6112

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