Southern River Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Southern River (6110) is a suburb of Perth, Southern Suburbs, Western Australia. It is about 18 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Southern River is in the federal electorate of Hasluck.

In the 2011 census the population of Southern River was 5,986 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

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

54.7% of people living in the suburb of Southern River were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 10.7% England, 4.5% South Africa, 3.4% Malaysia, 3.1% New Zealand, 2.7% India, 2.0% Singapore, 1.8% China , 1.3% Scotland, 1.3% Indonesia, 0.6% Philippines, 0.6% Sri Lanka, 0.6% Zimbabwe, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% Netherlands.

76.6% of people living in Southern River speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.9% Other, 3.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.8% Mandarin, 1.9% Cantonese, 1.2% Arabic, 1.1% Indonesian, 0.6% Italian, 0.6% Other , 0.5% Punjabi.

The religious makeup of Southern River is 23.5% No religion, 23.2% Catholic, 17.3% Anglican, 6.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.2% Christian, nfd, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.5% Islam, 3.3% Baptist, 3.1% Buddhism, 2.6% Uniting Church.

60.3% of people are married, 29.9% have never married and 5.6% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 76 widowed people living in Southern River.

62.6% of the people living in Southern River 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. Southern River has an unemployment rate of 4.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Southern River are 18.6% Professionals, 17.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 17.6% Technicians & trades workers, 12.6% Managers, 9.3% Sales workers, 8.2% Labourers, 8.0% Community & personal service workers, 6.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Southern River work in are 11.3% Retail trade, 10.9% Manufacturing, 10.2% Construction, 8.7% Health care and social assistance, 7.6% Education and training, 6.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Public administration and safety, 5.6% Wholesale trade, 5.4% Mining.

18.1% of homes are fully owned, and 66.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 14.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $810 per week and the median household income is $2024 per week.

The median rent in Southern River is $435 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2383 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Southern River postcode 6110

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