Macarthur Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Macarthur (2904) is a suburb of Canberra, Tuggeranong, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 14 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Macarthur is in the federal electorate of Canberra.

In the 2011 census the population of Macarthur was 1,460 and is comprised of approximately 47.1% females and 52.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Macarthur is 38 years of age.

80.6% of people living in the suburb of Macarthur were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.3% England, 1.0% Singapore, 1.0% Scotland, 0.8% New Zealand, 0.8% Lesotho, 0.8% Vietnam, 0.6% India, 0.6% Iraq, 0.6% United States of America, 0.5% China , 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Malaysia, 0.3% Finland.

89.2% of people living in Macarthur speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 1.6% Other, 1.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Greek, 1.0% French, 0.9% Vietnamese, 0.7% Cantonese, 0.7% Serbian, 0.6% Arabic, 0.5% Italian.

The religious makeup of Macarthur is 33.2% Catholic, 22.1% No religion, 18.5% Anglican, 6.0% Uniting Church, 5.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Eastern Orthodox, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Baptist, 1.1% Lutheran.

57.2% of people are married, 33.1% have never married and 6.5% are divorced and 1.7% are separated. There are 18 widowed people living in Macarthur.

65.4% of the people living in Macarthur over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.2% are working on a part time basis. Macarthur has an unemployment rate of 2.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Macarthur are 24.5% Professionals, 21.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.5% Managers, 12.2% Technicians & trades workers, 9.8% Community & personal service workers, 6.6% Sales workers, 3.8% Labourers, 3.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Macarthur work in are 31.8% Public administration and safety, 11.1% Health care and social assistance, 8.2% Retail trade, 8.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.9% Construction, 6.6% Education and training, 4.7% Accommodation and food services, 3.7% Other services, 3.0% Transport, postal and warehousing.

38.3% of homes are fully owned, and 53.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 7.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $1032 per week and the median household income is $2737 per week.

The median rent in Macarthur is $450 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2200 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Macarthur postcode 2904

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