West Lakes Demographics (SA) Local Stats

West Lakes (5021) is a suburb of Adelaide, Western & Beach Suburbs, South Australia. It is about 11 kms from SA's capital city of Adelaide. West Lakes is in the federal electorate of Hindmarsh.

In the 2011 census the population of West Lakes was 5,730 and is comprised of approximately 51.1% females and 48.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of West Lakes is 52 years of age.

73.0% of people living in the suburb of West Lakes were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.2% England, 2.4% Italy, 1.3% Greece, 1.1% China , 1.1% Croatia, 1.0% Germany, 0.9% Scotland, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% India, 0.5% Poland, 0.5% New Zealand, 0.4% Cyprus, 0.4% South Africa, 0.3% Egypt.

79.1% of people living in West Lakes speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.4% Italian, 3.4% Greek, 3.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.4% Croatian, 1.2% Other, 0.8% Mandarin, 0.8% Russian, 0.7% Cantonese, 0.6% Serbian.

The religious makeup of West Lakes is 29.2% Catholic, 17.9% No religion, 16.4% Anglican, 11.6% Uniting Church, 5.9% Eastern Orthodox, 5.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.1% Lutheran, 1.9% Baptist, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Presbyterian and Reformed.

59.4% of people are married, 23.4% have never married and 7.3% are divorced and 2.4% are separated. There are 384 widowed people living in West Lakes.

56.3% of the people living in West Lakes over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.2% are working on a part time basis. West Lakes has an unemployment rate of 4.2%.

The main occupations of people living in West Lakes are 19.1% Professionals, 19.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 17.4% Managers, 11.6% Technicians & trades workers, 11.4% Sales workers, 9.4% Community & personal service workers, 6.7% Labourers, 3.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from West Lakes work in are 11.6% Retail trade, 11.3% Health care and social assistance, 9.6% Manufacturing, 8.3% Construction, 8.0% Education and training, 7.2% Public administration and safety, 7.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.3% Accommodation and food services, 4.9% Wholesale trade.

52.8% of homes are fully owned, and 22.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 17.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $592 per week and the median household income is $1164 per week.

The median rent in West Lakes is $295 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for West Lakes postcode 5021

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