Port Hedland Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Port Hedland (6721) is a suburb of Northern, Kimberley/North, Western Australia. It is about 1322 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Port Hedland is in the federal electorate of Durack.

In the 2011 census the population of Port Hedland was 3,771 and is comprised of approximately 45.0% females and 55.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Port Hedland is 33 years of age.

60.6% of people living in the suburb of Port Hedland were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.9% New Zealand, 3.3% England, 1.4% South Africa, 1.0% Philippines, 0.8% India, 0.7% Zimbabwe, 0.6% Brazil, 0.5% Malaysia, 0.5% United States of America, 0.5% Thailand, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Sweden, 0.3% Indonesia.

72.4% of people living in Port Hedland speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 18.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Other, 0.9% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.6% Portuguese, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.3% Other , 0.3% Greek, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.3% French.

The religious makeup of Port Hedland is 22.9% No religion, 22.4% Catholic, 21.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 15.8% Anglican, 3.2% Uniting Church, 1.8% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Baptist, 1.6% Buddhism, 1.0% Australian Aboriginal Traditional Religions.

49.8% of people are married, 37.9% have never married and 7.4% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 47 widowed people living in Port Hedland.

77.4% of the people living in Port Hedland over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 12.4% are working on a part time basis. Port Hedland has an unemployment rate of 3.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Port Hedland are 22.3% Technicians & trades workers, 19.1% Professionals, 15.8% Managers, 15.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.1% Labourers, 6.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.1% Community & personal service workers, 3.9% Sales workers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Port Hedland work in are 24.0% Mining, 11.4% Construction, 9.4% Health care and social assistance, 8.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.9% Retail trade, 5.6% Manufacturing, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 5.4% Public administration and safety, 4.8% Education and training.

8.1% of homes are fully owned, and 11.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 73.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $1527 per week and the median household income is $2848 per week.

The median rent in Port Hedland is $105 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Port Hedland postcode 6721

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