Geraldton Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Geraldton (6530) is a suburb of South East & Central, Mid West, Western Australia. It is about 374 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Geraldton is in the federal electorate of Durack.

In the 2011 census the population of Geraldton was 3,462 and is comprised of approximately 53.5% females and 46.5% males.

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

74.7% of people living in the suburb of Geraldton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.5% England, 3.2% New Zealand, 2.1% Philippines, 1.0% India, 1.0% Italy, 0.9% South Africa, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% Zimbabwe, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Malaysia, 0.3% Taiwan.

85.7% of people living in Geraldton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% Other, 1.3% Italian, 1.1% Tagalog, 0.7% Filipino , 0.4% Vietnamese, 0.4% Indonesian, 0.3% German, 0.3% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Geraldton is 30.3% Catholic, 22.7% No religion, 19.9% Anglican, 9.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Uniting Church, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.2% Pentecostal, 1.0% Buddhism, 1.0% Islam.

38.0% of people are married, 37.7% have never married and 10.5% are divorced and 4.5% are separated. There are 263 widowed people living in Geraldton.

58.3% of the people living in Geraldton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.5% are working on a part time basis. Geraldton has an unemployment rate of 7.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Geraldton are 18.3% Professionals, 16.6% Technicians & trades workers, 13.5% Labourers, 11.5% Community & personal service workers, 10.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.7% Managers, 9.1% Sales workers, 7.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Geraldton work in are 13.4% Health care and social assistance, 11.7% Retail trade, 10.2% Education and training, 8.8% Construction, 8.5% Accommodation and food services, 6.7% Public administration and safety, 6.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.3% Other services, 4.4% Mining.

28.7% of homes are fully owned, and 21.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 45.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $558 per week and the median household income is $978 per week.

The median rent in Geraldton is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1356 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Geraldton postcode 6530

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