Acton Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

Acton (7320) is a suburb of Tasmania, North West, Tasmania. It is about 234 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. Acton is in the federal electorate of Braddon.

In the 2011 census the population of Acton was 1,547 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Acton is 32 years of age.

87.6% of people living in the suburb of Acton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.6% England, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.7% Philippines, 0.5% Singapore, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% India, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% South Africa.

92.2% of people living in Acton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Greek, 0.4% Other , 0.4% Other, 0.4% Filipino , 0.2% Russian, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% German.

The religious makeup of Acton is 34.0% No religion, 19.8% Anglican, 18.2% Catholic, 12.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Uniting Church, 2.2% Baptist, 1.5% Salvation Army, 1.4% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Other Religious Groups, 0.9% Other religious affiliation .

40.9% of people are married, 40.0% have never married and 9.1% are divorced and 2.7% are separated. There are 87 widowed people living in Acton.

56.5% of the people living in Acton 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. Acton has an unemployment rate of 8.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Acton are 20.3% Labourers, 18.3% Technicians & trades workers, 13.3% Community & personal service workers, 12.7% Sales workers, 11.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 7.0% Professionals, 5.2% Managers, 1.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Acton work in are 16.3% Retail trade, 13.1% Health care and social assistance, 12.9% Manufacturing, 7.5% Public administration and safety, 7.5% Accommodation and food services, 7.2% Construction, 6.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.8% Administrative and support services, 4.3% Education and training.

25.7% of homes are fully owned, and 35.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 36.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $413 per week and the median household income is $807 per week.

The median rent in Acton is $185 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1050 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Acton postcode 7320

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