Dowerin Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Dowerin (6461) is a suburb of South East & Central, Mid West, Western Australia. It is about 140 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Dowerin is in the federal electorate of Durack.

In the 2011 census the population of Dowerin was 370 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males.

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

86.0% of people living in the suburb of Dowerin were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.3% England, 2.4% New Zealand, 1.6% South Africa, 1.3% Netherlands.

94.6% of people living in Dowerin speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.6% Dutch, 0.8% Sinhalese.

The religious makeup of Dowerin is 26.7% No religion, 26.4% Anglican, 14.6% Catholic, 12.4% Uniting Church, 10.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.0% Jehovah's Witnesses, 2.7% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Other religious affiliation , 0.8% Salvation Army.

56.4% of people are married, 21.1% have never married and 8.3% are divorced and 2.1% are separated. There are 35 widowed people living in Dowerin.

63.4% of the people living in Dowerin over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.2% are working on a part time basis. Dowerin has an unemployment rate of 3.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Dowerin are 18.8% Managers, 15.6% Technicians & trades workers, 14.9% Professionals, 13.0% Labourers, 12.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.1% Community & personal service workers, 7.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 4.5% Sales workers, 3.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Dowerin work in are 13.6% Public administration and safety, 13.0% Retail trade, 13.0% Education and training, 12.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 7.8% Health care and social assistance, 5.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.8% Manufacturing, 5.8% Accommodation and food services, 4.5% Transport, postal and warehousing.

42.6% of homes are fully owned, and 26.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 26.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $431 per week and the median household income is $771 per week.

The median rent in Dowerin is $113 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $867 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Dowerin postcode 6461

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