Forest Grove Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Forest Grove (6286) is a suburb of South Western, South West, Western Australia. It is about 246 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Forest Grove is in the federal electorate of Forrest.

In the 2011 census the population of Forest Grove was 237 and is comprised of approximately 48.5% females and 51.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Forest Grove is 49 years of age.

78.3% of people living in the suburb of Forest Grove were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.8% New Zealand, 5.5% England, 3.8% Germany.

88.1% of people living in Forest Grove speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.0% Other, 2.1% French, 1.7% Greek, 1.3% Italian.

The religious makeup of Forest Grove is 34.6% No religion, 17.3% Anglican, 14.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 13.9% Catholic, 3.8% Uniting Church, 2.5% Seventh-day Adventist, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Baptist, 2.1% Buddhism, 1.3% Salvation Army.

58.5% of people are married, 29.2% have never married and 7.5% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 3 widowed people living in Forest Grove.

56.1% of the people living in Forest Grove over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.3% are working on a part time basis. Forest Grove has an unemployment rate of 8.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Forest Grove are 40.9% Managers, 14.6% Labourers, 11.7% Community & personal service workers, 8.8% Technicians & trades workers, 7.3% Professionals, 7.3% Sales workers, 5.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 3.6% Clerical & administrative workers.

The main industries people from Forest Grove work in are 33.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 10.0% Accommodation and food services, 9.3% Health care and social assistance, 7.9% Retail trade, 7.9% Manufacturing, 6.4% Construction, 6.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.0% Mining, 3.6% Administrative and support services.

40.4% of homes are fully owned, and 19.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $640 per week and the median household income is $1303 per week.

The median rent in Forest Grove is $180 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1800 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forest Grove postcode 6286

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