Spearwood Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Spearwood (6163) is a suburb of Perth, Southern Suburbs, Western Australia. It is about 17 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Spearwood is in the federal electorate of Fremantle.

In the 2011 census the population of Spearwood was 9,096 and is comprised of approximately 50.7% females and 49.3% males.

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

58.6% of people living in the suburb of Spearwood were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.8% England, 5.1% Italy, 4.3% Croatia, 3.1% Philippines, 2.6% New Zealand, 2.6% Portugal, 1.2% Scotland, 1.0% Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1.0% India, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 0.5% Zimbabwe, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% Germany.

67.8% of people living in Spearwood speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.8% Italian, 5.9% Croatian, 3.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.1% Portuguese, 2.9% Other, 1.7% Tagalog, 1.4% Serbian, 1.1% Filipino , 0.6% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Spearwood is 46.3% Catholic, 18.4% No religion, 13.9% Anglican, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.2% Eastern Orthodox, 1.7% Uniting Church, 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Buddhism, 0.9% Baptist.

49.5% of people are married, 31.8% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 536 widowed people living in Spearwood.

59.4% of the people living in Spearwood over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.8% are working on a part time basis. Spearwood has an unemployment rate of 5.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Spearwood are 22.3% Technicians & trades workers, 14.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.8% Labourers, 11.4% Professionals, 10.6% Community & personal service workers, 9.7% Sales workers, 8.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.1% Managers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Spearwood work in are 13.9% Manufacturing, 11.8% Retail trade, 11.6% Construction, 11.1% Health care and social assistance, 6.8% Education and training, 6.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 5.0% Public administration and safety, 4.6% Other services.

40.4% of homes are fully owned, and 28.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $527 per week and the median household income is $1090 per week.

The median rent in Spearwood is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Spearwood postcode 6163

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