Western Junction Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

Western Junction (7212) is a suburb of Tasmania, Launceston, Tasmania. It is about 148 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. Western Junction is in the federal electorate of Lyons.

In the 2011 census the population of Western Junction was 298 and is comprised of approximately 49.7% females and 50.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Western Junction is 45 years of age.

87.8% of people living in the suburb of Western Junction were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.1% England, 3.4% South Africa, 1.4% New Zealand.

93.6% of people living in Western Junction speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.3% Other, 1.7% French, 1.3% Polish, 1.0% Language spoken at home not stated.

The religious makeup of Western Junction is 28.7% Anglican, 26.4% No religion, 18.6% Catholic, 9.1% Uniting Church, 8.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 6.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 1.7% Seventh-day Adventist, 1.4% Salvation Army.

57.9% of people are married, 23.6% have never married and 12.4% are divorced and 0.0% are separated. There are 14 widowed people living in Western Junction.

56.3% of the people living in Western Junction over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 35.9% are working on a part time basis. Western Junction has an unemployment rate of 3.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Western Junction are 19.6% Managers, 15.3% Professionals, 14.7% Sales workers, 14.7% Labourers, 13.5% Technicians & trades workers, 11.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 4.9% Community & personal service workers, 4.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Western Junction work in are 13.7% Retail trade, 13.0% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 11.8% Health care and social assistance, 9.3% Manufacturing, 9.3% Construction, 6.8% Public administration and safety, 5.6% Wholesale trade, 5.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.0% Education and training.

37.2% of homes are fully owned, and 37.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 23.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $670 per week and the median household income is $1152 per week.

The median rent in Western Junction is $100 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1313 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Western Junction postcode 7212

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