Margaret River Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Margaret River (6285) is a suburb of South Western, South West, Western Australia. It is about 234 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Margaret River is in the federal electorate of Forrest.

In the 2011 census the population of Margaret River was 6,328 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Margaret River is 35 years of age.

71.2% of people living in the suburb of Margaret River were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.3% England, 3.2% New Zealand, 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% South Africa, 0.7% Germany, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% United States of America, 0.4% Taiwan, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Korea, Republic of , 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Brazil, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% France.

85.3% of people living in Margaret River speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% German, 0.6% Other, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.5% French, 0.5% Portuguese, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Korean.

The religious makeup of Margaret River is 39.8% No religion, 16.9% Catholic, 15.9% Anglican, 11.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Uniting Church, 2.5% Buddhism, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Other religious affiliation , 1.3% Baptist, 1.0% Jehovah's Witnesses.

44.6% of people are married, 39.1% have never married and 9.5% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 175 widowed people living in Margaret River.

52.7% of the people living in Margaret River over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.9% are working on a part time basis. Margaret River has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Margaret River are 19.5% Technicians & trades workers, 15.3% Labourers, 14.4% Professionals, 13.0% Managers, 10.7% Sales workers, 10.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.4% Community & personal service workers, 5.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 0.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Margaret River work in are 13.6% Manufacturing, 13.0% Accommodation and food services, 12.4% Construction, 10.8% Retail trade, 7.6% Education and training, 6.8% Health care and social assistance, 4.0% Administrative and support services, 4.0% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 3.9% Public administration and safety.

23.6% of homes are fully owned, and 38.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 35.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $627 per week and the median household income is $1194 per week.

The median rent in Margaret River is $290 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1762 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Margaret River postcode 6285

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