Wedge Island Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Wedge Island (6044) is a suburb of South East & Central, Mid West, Western Australia. It is about 142 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Wedge Island is in the federal electorate of Durack.

In the 2011 census the population of Wedge Island was 484 and is comprised of approximately 40.9% females and 59.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Wedge Island is 42 years of age.

52.1% of people living in the suburb of Wedge Island were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.7% England, 2.3% New Zealand, 1.7% Ukraine, 1.4% Bulgaria, 1.0% South Africa, 0.8% Turkey, 0.8% Poland, 0.6% Ireland, 0.6% Italy.

60.7% of people living in Wedge Island speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 33.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.1% Other, 1.4% German, 0.8% Russian.

The religious makeup of Wedge Island is 39.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 16.5% No religion, 15.7% Anglican, 15.1% Catholic, 3.7% Uniting Church, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Baptist, 1.2% Eastern Orthodox, 1.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 0.6% Churches of Christ.

48.5% of people are married, 36.1% have never married and 6.0% are divorced and 5.2% are separated. There are 17 widowed people living in Wedge Island.

77.2% of the people living in Wedge Island over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 18.0% are working on a part time basis. Wedge Island has an unemployment rate of 1.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Wedge Island are 33.8% Managers, 16.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 15.9% Labourers, 13.9% Technicians & trades workers, 8.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 5.5% Professionals, 3.5% Sales workers, 3.0% Community & personal service workers.

The main industries people from Wedge Island work in are 48.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 10.0% Manufacturing, 10.0% Construction, 7.5% Mining, 6.0% Retail trade, 4.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.5% Education and training, 3.0% Health care and social assistance, 1.5% Accommodation and food services.

47.5% of homes are fully owned, and 7.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $737 per week and the median household income is $877 per week.

The median rent in Wedge Island is $0 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Wedge Island postcode 6044

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