Busselton Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Busselton (6280) is a suburb of South Western, South West, Western Australia. It is about 194 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Busselton is in the federal electorate of Forrest.

In the 2011 census the population of Busselton was 1,715 and is comprised of approximately 53.7% females and 46.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Busselton is 50 years of age.

73.4% of people living in the suburb of Busselton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 10.5% England, 2.7% New Zealand, 0.8% Germany, 0.7% Philippines, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% India, 0.5% Canada, 0.5% Zimbabwe, 0.5% Singapore, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Poland, 0.3% Indonesia, 0.3% Northern Ireland.

91.2% of people living in Busselton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.0% Other, 0.4% Filipino , 0.4% German, 0.3% Thai, 0.3% Punjabi, 0.3% French, 0.3% Dari, 0.3% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Busselton is 30.8% Anglican, 26.5% No religion, 15.5% Catholic, 8.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.1% Uniting Church, 2.9% Christian, nfd, 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Buddhism, 1.0% Baptist, 0.9% Lutheran.

43.6% of people are married, 28.4% have never married and 13.4% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 162 widowed people living in Busselton.

48.5% of the people living in Busselton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.4% are working on a part time basis. Busselton has an unemployment rate of 8.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Busselton are 18.0% Labourers, 18.0% Technicians & trades workers, 12.4% Sales workers, 11.8% Professionals, 11.6% Managers, 11.1% Community & personal service workers, 9.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 5.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Busselton work in are 14.4% Retail trade, 13.0% Accommodation and food services, 12.9% Construction, 10.7% Health care and social assistance, 5.6% Education and training, 5.4% Manufacturing, 5.0% Other services, 4.8% Public administration and safety, 4.3% Administrative and support services.

36.6% of homes are fully owned, and 13.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 46.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $426 per week and the median household income is $664 per week.

The median rent in Busselton is $230 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Busselton postcode 6280

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