Forrestfield Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Forrestfield (6058) is a suburb of South Western, Heartlands, Western Australia. It is about 15 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Forrestfield is in the federal electorate of Hasluck.

In the 2011 census the population of Forrestfield was 11,811 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Forrestfield is 37 years of age.

67.2% of people living in the suburb of Forrestfield were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.4% England, 4.6% New Zealand, 1.1% Scotland, 1.1% Philippines, 1.1% India, 1.0% South Africa, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.6% Singapore, 0.6% Ireland, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Indonesia, 0.4% Burma .

86.7% of people living in Forrestfield speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% Other, 0.6% Italian, 0.5% German, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.4% Dari, 0.4% Dutch, 0.4% Other , 0.4% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Forrestfield is 29.0% No religion, 20.0% Anglican, 20.0% Catholic, 9.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Christian, nfd, 3.3% Uniting Church, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Baptist, 1.5% Islam, 1.3% Pentecostal.

46.9% of people are married, 34.7% have never married and 9.6% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 517 widowed people living in Forrestfield.

63.1% of the people living in Forrestfield over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.4% are working on a part time basis. Forrestfield has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Forrestfield are 19.3% Technicians & trades workers, 17.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.6% Labourers, 10.5% Professionals, 9.8% Community & personal service workers, 9.4% Sales workers, 8.2% Managers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forrestfield work in are 11.4% Retail trade, 10.9% Manufacturing, 10.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 9.9% Construction, 9.0% Health care and social assistance, 5.8% Public administration and safety, 5.4% Wholesale trade, 5.3% Education and training, 5.1% Accommodation and food services.

29.9% of homes are fully owned, and 43.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 21.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $646 per week and the median household income is $1302 per week.

The median rent in Forrestfield is $320 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1842 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forrestfield postcode 6058

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