Forrest Demographics (ACT) Local Stats

Forrest (2603) is a suburb of Canberra, Inner South, Australian Capital Territory. It is about 4 kms from ACT's capital city of Canberra. Forrest is in the federal electorate of Canberra.

In the 2011 census the population of Forrest was 1,467 and is comprised of approximately 49.5% females and 50.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Forrest is 42 years of age.

71.5% of people living in the suburb of Forrest were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.3% England, 2.2% New Zealand, 1.4% India, 1.2% Italy, 1.2% United States of America, 0.8% South Africa, 0.7% Korea, Republic of , 0.7% Malaysia, 0.7% Ireland, 0.7% Japan, 0.7% Vietnam, 0.7% Greece, 0.6% China , 0.6% Canada.

79.3% of people living in Forrest speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.3% Greek, 1.6% Italian, 1.1% Hindi, 1.0% Other, 1.0% Mandarin, 1.0% Vietnamese, 0.9% Japanese, 0.8% Korean.

The religious makeup of Forrest is 27.0% No religion, 26.3% Catholic, 17.9% Anglican, 8.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Eastern Orthodox, 3.8% Uniting Church, 2.3% Buddhism, 2.0% Hinduism, 1.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.4% Christian, nfd.

54.2% of people are married, 34.9% have never married and 5.3% are divorced and 1.9% are separated. There are 47 widowed people living in Forrest.

68.8% of the people living in Forrest over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 23.2% are working on a part time basis. Forrest has an unemployment rate of 2.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Forrest are 43.4% Professionals, 23.1% Managers, 15.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 5.3% Sales workers, 4.3% Community & personal service workers, 3.7% Technicians & trades workers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.3% Labourers, 0.7% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Forrest work in are 27.4% Public administration and safety, 15.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 11.7% Health care and social assistance, 8.1% Education and training, 6.1% Retail trade, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 4.9% Rental, hiring and real estate services, 3.7% Construction, 3.6% Financial and insurance services.

36.0% of homes are fully owned, and 33.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $1457 per week and the median household income is $2947 per week.

The median rent in Forrest is $580 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2500 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forrest postcode 2603

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