Laura Demographics (SA) Local Stats

Laura (5480) is a suburb of Far North, Far North, South Australia. It is about 195 kms from SA's capital city of Adelaide. Laura is in the federal electorate of Grey.

In the 2011 census the population of Laura was 793 and is comprised of approximately 48.2% females and 51.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Laura is 49 years of age.

86.1% of people living in the suburb of Laura were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.2% England, 1.3% Germany, 1.1% New Zealand, 0.9% Netherlands, 0.8% Pakistan, 0.6% Belgium, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% France, 0.5% Scotland.

93.7% of people living in Laura speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% German, 0.4% Other, 0.4% Dutch, 0.4% Vietnamese, 0.4% Urdu, 0.4% French.

The religious makeup of Laura is 25.9% No religion, 16.6% Uniting Church, 14.6% Catholic, 12.7% Lutheran, 10.6% Anglican, 8.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Baptist, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 1.0% Latter-day Saints, 1.0% Presbyterian and Reformed.

55.7% of people are married, 24.0% have never married and 7.9% are divorced and 4.3% are separated. There are 55 widowed people living in Laura.

56.3% of the people living in Laura over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.3% are working on a part time basis. Laura has an unemployment rate of 2.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Laura are 27.9% Managers, 16.7% Professionals, 14.0% Technicians & trades workers, 9.9% Labourers, 8.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 7.1% Community & personal service workers, 6.8% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Laura work in are 18.7% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 12.5% Retail trade, 11.4% Health care and social assistance, 10.3% Education and training, 9.2% Manufacturing, 6.2% Construction, 4.6% Public administration and safety, 4.1% Accommodation and food services, 4.1% Wholesale trade.

48.5% of homes are fully owned, and 31.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 17.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $439 per week and the median household income is $855 per week.

The median rent in Laura is $150 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $992 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Laura postcode 5480

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