South Hedland Demographics (WA) Local Stats

South Hedland (6722) is a suburb of Northern, Kimberley/North, Western Australia. It is about 1313 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. South Hedland is in the federal electorate of Durack.

In the 2011 census the population of South Hedland was 9,375 and is comprised of approximately 45.9% females and 54.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of South Hedland is 29 years of age.

62.9% of people living in the suburb of South Hedland were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.8% New Zealand, 2.4% England, 1.1% South Africa, 1.0% Philippines, 0.7% India, 0.5% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Singapore, 0.4% Thailand, 0.4% Indonesia, 0.4% Malaysia, 0.3% Scotland, 0.2% Sri Lanka, 0.2% China , 0.2% Ireland.

69.0% of people living in South Hedland speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 20.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.7% Other , 2.1% Other, 1.4% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.6% Indonesian, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.4% Thai, 0.4% Filipino , 0.3% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of South Hedland is 25.5% No religion, 23.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 21.7% Catholic, 10.6% Anglican, 3.8% Islam, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 2.5% Uniting Church, 1.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.2% Buddhism, 1.1% Baptist.

39.8% of people are married, 48.7% have never married and 6.3% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 133 widowed people living in South Hedland.

73.9% of the people living in South Hedland over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 14.2% are working on a part time basis. South Hedland has an unemployment rate of 4.3%.

The main occupations of people living in South Hedland are 25.9% Technicians & trades workers, 14.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 13.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.3% Professionals, 11.5% Labourers, 7.1% Community & personal service workers, 7.1% Managers, 5.5% Sales workers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from South Hedland work in are 25.4% Mining, 13.0% Construction, 7.5% Health care and social assistance, 7.3% Education and training, 7.1% Retail trade, 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.7% Manufacturing, 4.6% Public administration and safety, 4.0% Administrative and support services.

9.5% of homes are fully owned, and 19.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 66.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $1268 per week and the median household income is $2816 per week.

The median rent in South Hedland is $120 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2600 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for South Hedland postcode 6722

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