People          –   139,431
Male                      –        69,634
Female                 –        69,797
 
Median age    –     38
Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 21.3% of the population
People 65 years and over made up  13.4% of the population.
 
Families         –    37,654
Average children per family 1.9 

Of the families in Forrest, 42.9% were couples with children,

41.7% were couples without children and 14.5% were one parent families.

Registered marital status (for people aged 15 years and over)

Married                   56,755                   51.7%

Separated                   3,617                    3.3%     

Divorced                     9,791                    8.9%

Widowed                     5,379                    4.9%

Never married       34,136                   31.1%

In WA and Australia, 48.7% of people are married.

 

Private homes        64,759
Average people per household                   –     2.5
Median weekly household income            –   $1,240

Median monthly mortgage                           –    $1,750

Median weekly rent                                          –   $260

Average motor vehicles per dwelling          1.9

 

Incomes

Median weekly incomes for people aged 15 years and over)

Personal              $583        

Family                   $1,494  

Household          $1,240    

The median weekly personal income for all of Australia was $577 with family income being $1,481 and household income $1,234.

 

Education

28.5% of people were attending an educational institution, across primary to tertiary levels.

Of these, 33.1% were in primary school, 20.3% in secondary school and 12.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

 

Country of Birth

75.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 6.7%, New Zealand 3.0%, South Africa 1.3%, Scotland 0.7% and Philippines 0.6%.

 

Birthplace of parents

59.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

 

Religion

The most common responses No Religion 28.8%, Anglican 22.9%, Catholic 21.0%, Uniting Church 4.0% and Christian, nfd 3.0%.