Jacana Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Jacana (3047) is a suburb of Melbourne, North, Victoria. It is about 15 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Jacana is in the federal electorate of Calwell.

In the 2011 census the population of Jacana was 1,940 and is comprised of approximately 49.9% females and 50.1% males.

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

55.2% of people living in the suburb of Jacana were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.8% India, 2.5% Iraq, 1.9% Vietnam, 1.9% Sri Lanka, 1.8% Philippines, 1.6% New Zealand, 1.5% Turkey, 1.4% China , 1.4% Greece, 1.4% Lebanon, 1.3% Italy, 1.2% Pakistan, 1.0% Malta, 0.9% Bhutan.

54.0% of people living in Jacana speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 5.7% Arabic, 3.3% Turkish, 3.3% Other, 2.3% Greek, 2.1% Assyrian, 2.0% Cantonese, 1.9% Vietnamese, 1.7% Italian.

The religious makeup of Jacana is 28.6% Catholic, 13.9% No religion, 11.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 10.4% Islam, 8.9% Anglican, 4.7% Buddhism, 4.1% Eastern Orthodox, 2.8% Hinduism, 2.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Other Religious Groups.

42.7% of people are married, 36.1% have never married and 8.8% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 143 widowed people living in Jacana.

54.6% of the people living in Jacana over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.4% are working on a part time basis. Jacana has an unemployment rate of 7.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Jacana are 19.6% Technicians & trades workers, 14.9% Labourers, 14.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 14.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.4% Community & personal service workers, 10.3% Professionals, 6.1% Managers, 5.9% Sales workers, 3.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Jacana work in are 13.3% Manufacturing, 10.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, 9.7% Health care and social assistance, 9.7% Construction, 8.6% Retail trade, 7.8% Accommodation and food services, 5.6% Education and training, 5.3% Public administration and safety, 5.0% Professional, scientific and technical services.

39.5% of homes are fully owned, and 26.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 26.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $369 per week and the median household income is $861 per week.

The median rent in Jacana is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1450 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Jacana postcode 3047

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