Meekatharra Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Meekatharra (6642) is a suburb of Northern, Pilbara, Western Australia. It is about 649 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Meekatharra is in the federal electorate of Durack.

In the 2011 census the population of Meekatharra was 812 and is comprised of approximately 51.4% females and 48.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Meekatharra is 32 years of age.

72.7% of people living in the suburb of Meekatharra were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.8% New Zealand, 1.7% England, 1.1% China , 0.9% Finland, 0.7% Germany, 0.6% Malaysia, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% Sri Lanka.

70.9% of people living in Meekatharra speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 20.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.8% Australian Indigenous Languages , 1.0% Other, 0.7% Cantonese, 0.5% German, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Punjabi, 0.4% Sinhalese, 0.4% Filipino .

The religious makeup of Meekatharra is 29.6% No religion, 28.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 10.2% Seventh-day Adventist, 9.2% Catholic, 8.7% Anglican, 3.4% Christian, nfd, 2.5% Uniting Church, 1.8% Other religious affiliation , 1.1% Buddhism, 1.1% Presbyterian and Reformed.

28.0% of people are married, 55.5% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 4.1% are separated. There are 24 widowed people living in Meekatharra.

64.3% of the people living in Meekatharra over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 19.0% are working on a part time basis. Meekatharra has an unemployment rate of 6.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Meekatharra are 17.9% Professionals, 16.5% Community & personal service workers, 12.1% Technicians & trades workers, 11.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.4% Managers, 9.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.2% Labourers, 8.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 4.0% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Meekatharra work in are 19.3% Education and training, 15.7% Health care and social assistance, 13.9% Public administration and safety, 9.5% Inadequately described/Not stated, 6.9% Mining, 5.8% Accommodation and food services, 5.5% Retail trade, 5.5% Other services, 3.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing.

16.5% of homes are fully owned, and 8.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 67.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $580 per week and the median household income is $1100 per week.

The median rent in Meekatharra is $95 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $450 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Meekatharra postcode 6642

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