Riverton Demographics (WA) Local Stats

Riverton (6148) is a suburb of Perth, South Perth Suburbs, Western Australia. It is about 9 kms from WA's capital city of Perth. Riverton is in the federal electorates of Swan, Tangney.

In the 2011 census the population of Riverton was 5,417 and is comprised of approximately 51.0% females and 49.0% males.

The median/average age of the people in Riverton is 38 years of age.

48.3% of people living in the suburb of Riverton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.8% England, 6.1% Malaysia, 4.4% India, 3.9% Sri Lanka, 3.2% China , 2.4% Singapore, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.4% South Africa, 1.3% Indonesia, 1.1% Korea, Republic of , 1.0% Scotland, 0.9% Philippines, 0.8% Bangladesh, 0.8% Hong Kong .

61.8% of people living in Riverton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.1% Mandarin, 5.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.3% Sinhalese, 3.3% Cantonese, 3.0% Other, 1.4% Korean, 1.3% Tamil, 1.3% Bengali, 1.2% Indonesian.

The religious makeup of Riverton is 21.2% Catholic, 20.5% No religion, 12.9% Anglican, 8.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.4% Buddhism, 4.5% Islam, 4.4% Uniting Church, 3.8% Hinduism, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 3.0% Presbyterian and Reformed.

53.0% of people are married, 33.0% have never married and 8.0% are divorced and 2.0% are separated. There are 173 widowed people living in Riverton.

57.4% of the people living in Riverton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.8% are working on a part time basis. Riverton has an unemployment rate of 5.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Riverton are 26.1% Professionals, 17.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.7% Technicians & trades workers, 10.8% Managers, 9.5% Community & personal service workers, 8.8% Sales workers, 7.8% Labourers, 4.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Riverton work in are 12.3% Health care and social assistance, 9.9% Education and training, 9.3% Retail trade, 9.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.2% Manufacturing, 7.2% Construction, 6.7% Public administration and safety, 6.6% Accommodation and food services, 5.0% Wholesale trade.

38.9% of homes are fully owned, and 31.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $591 per week and the median household income is $1413 per week.

The median rent in Riverton is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1960 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Riverton postcode 6148

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