Westmeadows Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Westmeadows (3049) is a suburb of Melbourne, North, Victoria. It is about 17 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Westmeadows is in the federal electorate of Calwell.

In the 2011 census the population of Westmeadows was 5,524 and is comprised of approximately 51.3% females and 48.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Westmeadows is 39 years of age.

69.8% of people living in the suburb of Westmeadows were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.2% Italy, 2.2% England, 1.5% Malta, 1.2% Turkey, 1.1% Lebanon, 1.1% Sri Lanka, 0.9% Greece, 0.8% Iraq, 0.7% India, 0.7% New Zealand, 0.7% Croatia, 0.7% Egypt, 0.6% Vietnam, 0.6% Scotland.

68.7% of people living in Westmeadows speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.9% Italian, 4.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.7% Arabic, 2.5% Turkish, 2.1% Greek, 2.0% Assyrian, 1.3% Maltese, 1.0% Croatian, 0.9% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Westmeadows is 41.4% Catholic, 15.2% No religion, 10.7% Anglican, 8.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.9% Islam, 4.9% Eastern Orthodox, 3.1% Uniting Church, 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Buddhism, 1.6% Christian, nfd.

47.1% of people are married, 35.0% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 260 widowed people living in Westmeadows.

60.0% of the people living in Westmeadows over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.6% are working on a part time basis. Westmeadows has an unemployment rate of 5.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Westmeadows are 18.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.8% Technicians & trades workers, 14.2% Professionals, 10.8% Sales workers, 10.2% Community & personal service workers, 10.1% Labourers, 9.2% Managers, 8.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Westmeadows work in are 12.7% Manufacturing, 11.2% Retail trade, 10.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 9.5% Construction, 8.7% Health care and social assistance, 8.3% Education and training, 6.1% Public administration and safety, 5.9% Accommodation and food services, 4.2% Other services.

38.3% of homes are fully owned, and 38.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 18.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $558 per week and the median household income is $1234 per week.

The median rent in Westmeadows is $289 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1600 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Westmeadows postcode 3049

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