Whyalla Demographics (SA) Local Stats

Whyalla (5600) is a suburb of Far North, Far North, South Australia. It is about 230 kms from SA's capital city of Adelaide. Whyalla is in the federal electorate of Grey.

In the 2011 census the population of Whyalla was 3,733 and is comprised of approximately 49.1% females and 50.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Whyalla is 41 years of age.

74.1% of people living in the suburb of Whyalla were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.3% England, 2.9% Scotland, 1.6% South Africa, 1.0% Germany, 0.7% Philippines, 0.5% New Zealand, 0.5% India, 0.5% Italy, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Greece, 0.3% Croatia, 0.3% Austria, 0.3% Wales.

88.3% of people living in Whyalla speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Other, 0.9% Italian, 0.8% Greek, 0.6% German, 0.4% Croatian, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.2% Spanish, 0.1% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Whyalla is 29.4% No religion, 23.5% Catholic, 11.7% Anglican, 10.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.8% Uniting Church, 2.9% Lutheran, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.5% Eastern Orthodox, 1.2% Baptist.

50.2% of people are married, 31.0% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 2.7% are separated. There are 227 widowed people living in Whyalla.

63.3% of the people living in Whyalla over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.6% are working on a part time basis. Whyalla has an unemployment rate of 4.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Whyalla are 21.0% Professionals, 18.5% Technicians & trades workers, 12.1% Managers, 11.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.8% Community & personal service workers, 7.8% Sales workers, 7.3% Labourers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Whyalla work in are 22.1% Manufacturing, 15.3% Health care and social assistance, 9.5% Education and training, 9.4% Retail trade, 6.3% Mining, 5.9% Construction, 4.5% Accommodation and food services, 4.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.7% Administrative and support services.

30.4% of homes are fully owned, and 36.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $634 per week and the median household income is $1324 per week.

The median rent in Whyalla is $156 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Whyalla postcode 5600

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