Leongatha Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Leongatha (3953) is a suburb of South Eastern Victoria, Gippsland, Victoria. It is about 113 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Leongatha is in the federal electorate of McMillan.

In the 2011 census the population of Leongatha was 5,332 and is comprised of approximately 52.6% females and 47.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Leongatha is 40 years of age.

86.1% of people living in the suburb of Leongatha were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.6% England, 1.2% Netherlands, 0.9% New Zealand, 0.8% Italy, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% India, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% China , 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Cambodia, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Sri Lanka.

92.3% of people living in Leongatha speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Other, 1.0% Italian, 0.4% Dutch, 0.3% German, 0.3% Filipino , 0.2% Vietnamese, 0.2% Tamil, 0.2% Mandarin.

The religious makeup of Leongatha is 27.8% No religion, 21.6% Catholic, 19.2% Anglican, 10.0% Uniting Church, 8.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Pentecostal, 0.9% Other religious affiliation , 0.8% Salvation Army.

50.9% of people are married, 29.2% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 370 widowed people living in Leongatha.

56.8% of the people living in Leongatha over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.3% are working on a part time basis. Leongatha has an unemployment rate of 3.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Leongatha are 16.6% Technicians & trades workers, 15.4% Professionals, 12.6% Managers, 12.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.9% Sales workers, 11.4% Labourers, 9.2% Community & personal service workers, 8.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Leongatha work in are 14.0% Retail trade, 12.4% Manufacturing, 11.5% Construction, 11.1% Health care and social assistance, 7.8% Education and training, 5.6% Accommodation and food services, 5.0% Public administration and safety, 4.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 4.0% Transport, postal and warehousing.

39.7% of homes are fully owned, and 31.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $528 per week and the median household income is $947 per week.

The median rent in Leongatha is $220 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1352 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Leongatha postcode 3953

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