Broadwater Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Broadwater (6280) is a suburb of South Western, South West, Western Australia. It is about 197 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Broadwater is in the federal electorate of Forrest.

In the 2011 census the population of Broadwater was 3,703 and is comprised of approximately 53.2% females and 46.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Broadwater is 42 years of age.

75.7% of people living in the suburb of Broadwater were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 10.2% England, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.0% South Africa, 0.8% Scotland, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Ireland, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Bahamas, 0.4% Italy, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Thailand.

90.5% of people living in Broadwater speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Other, 0.8% Italian, 0.5% Dutch, 0.3% German, 0.2% Filipino , 0.2% Thai, 0.2% Dari, 0.2% Macedonian.

The religious makeup of Broadwater is 27.6% No religion, 26.1% Anglican, 17.4% Catholic, 10.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.6% Uniting Church, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 2.5% Baptist, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.0% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.0% Buddhism.

55.9% of people are married, 23.2% have never married and 7.9% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 298 widowed people living in Broadwater.

55.7% of the people living in Broadwater over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.6% are working on a part time basis. Broadwater has an unemployment rate of 5.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Broadwater are 20.3% Technicians & trades workers, 13.5% Professionals, 13.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.1% Labourers, 11.6% Managers, 10.9% Sales workers, 9.6% Community & personal service workers, 7.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Broadwater work in are 13.8% Construction, 13.7% Retail trade, 10.4% Accommodation and food services, 10.0% Health care and social assistance, 8.8% Education and training, 5.9% Manufacturing, 4.6% Public administration and safety, 4.4% Other services, 4.1% Administrative and support services.

29.9% of homes are fully owned, and 32.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $522 per week and the median household income is $980 per week.

The median rent in Broadwater is $290 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Broadwater postcode 6280

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