Shoalwater Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Shoalwater (6169) is a suburb of South Western, Heartlands, Western Australia. It is about 40 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Shoalwater is in the federal electorate of Brand.

In the 2011 census the population of Shoalwater was 3,847 and is comprised of approximately 51.3% females and 48.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Shoalwater is 45 years of age.

61.1% of people living in the suburb of Shoalwater were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 14.8% England, 4.2% New Zealand, 2.1% Scotland, 1.7% South Africa, 0.9% Wales, 0.7% Philippines, 0.7% Northern Ireland, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% India, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Denmark, 0.3% Canada.

88.6% of people living in Shoalwater speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 0.8% Serbian, 0.4% Dutch, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% German, 0.4% French, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Shoalwater is 25.1% Anglican, 24.6% No religion, 18.2% Catholic, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Uniting Church, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.4% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Baptist, 1.2% Pentecostal, 1.1% Buddhism.

45.9% of people are married, 29.3% have never married and 11.2% are divorced and 4.3% are separated. There are 301 widowed people living in Shoalwater.

57.7% of the people living in Shoalwater over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.7% are working on a part time basis. Shoalwater has an unemployment rate of 6.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Shoalwater are 20.7% Technicians & trades workers, 15.2% Professionals, 14.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.7% Community & personal service workers, 9.9% Sales workers, 9.2% Labourers, 9.0% Managers, 8.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Shoalwater work in are 11.3% Construction, 11.0% Public administration and safety, 10.5% Manufacturing, 10.5% Retail trade, 9.2% Health care and social assistance, 7.3% Education and training, 5.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.8% Accommodation and food services, 4.7% Professional, scientific and technical services.

31.4% of homes are fully owned, and 25.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 40.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $530 per week and the median household income is $931 per week.

The median rent in Shoalwater is $231 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Shoalwater postcode 6169

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