Northam Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Northam (6401) is a suburb of South East & Central, Mid West, Western Australia. It is about 84 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Northam is in the federal electorate of Pearce.

In the 2011 census the population of Northam was 6,580 and is comprised of approximately 51.0% females and 49.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Northam is 38 years of age.

75.8% of people living in the suburb of Northam were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.2% England, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.1% Philippines, 0.8% Germany, 0.7% South Africa, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% Poland, 0.4% India, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% Austria, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Serbia, 0.2% Italy.

84.9% of people living in Northam speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.5% Other, 0.7% Polish, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.5% Filipino , 0.3% German, 0.3% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Italian.

The religious makeup of Northam is 23.3% Catholic, 23.1% No religion, 20.7% Anglican, 13.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.1% Uniting Church, 3.4% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.4% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.3% Baptist, 1.2% Churches of Christ.

46.9% of people are married, 33.1% have never married and 9.5% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 350 widowed people living in Northam.

57.2% of the people living in Northam over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.4% are working on a part time basis. Northam has an unemployment rate of 7.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Northam are 17.1% Technicians & trades workers, 15.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.3% Professionals, 13.2% Labourers, 11.4% Community & personal service workers, 10.4% Managers, 9.7% Sales workers, 8.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Northam work in are 12.4% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Retail trade, 10.7% Education and training, 8.7% Construction, 7.9% Public administration and safety, 6.7% Manufacturing, 6.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.3% Accommodation and food services, 4.6% Other services.

33.6% of homes are fully owned, and 32.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $516 per week and the median household income is $983 per week.

The median rent in Northam is $185 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Northam postcode 6401

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