Watchem Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Watchem (3482) is a suburb of Northern Victoria, North Western, Victoria. It is about 263 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Watchem is in the federal electorate of Mallee.

In the 2011 census the population of Watchem was 454 and is comprised of approximately 46.5% females and 53.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Watchem is 41 years of age.

95.0% of people living in the suburb of Watchem were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 0.9% Netherlands, 0.7% New Zealand, 0.7% Fiji, 0.7% Estonia, 0.7% England.

98.0% of people living in Watchem speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 0.7% Hindi, 0.7% Italian, 0.7% German.

The religious makeup of Watchem is 34.6% Catholic, 25.6% Uniting Church, 11.7% No religion, 11.5% Anglican, 5.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.5% Pentecostal, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.5% Baptist, 1.3% Other Protestant, 0.7% Christian, nfd.

56.1% of people are married, 28.0% have never married and 7.2% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 21 widowed people living in Watchem.

67.0% of the people living in Watchem over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 21.0% are working on a part time basis. Watchem has an unemployment rate of 4.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Watchem are 60.6% Managers, 9.7% Technicians & trades workers, 8.8% Professionals, 5.6% Labourers, 4.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 4.2% Sales workers, 3.7% Community & personal service workers, 2.8% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Watchem work in are 60.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 6.5% Health care and social assistance, 5.1% Construction, 4.6% Education and training, 4.2% Manufacturing, 3.7% Retail trade, 3.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 2.8% Inadequately described/Not stated, 2.3% Administrative and support services.

66.5% of homes are fully owned, and 17.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 9.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $445 per week and the median household income is $845 per week.

The median rent in Watchem is $50 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Watchem postcode 3482

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