Bridgewater Demographics (TAS) Local Stats

Bridgewater (7030) is a suburb of Tasmania, Central, Tasmania. It is about 18 kms from TAS's capital city of Hobart. Bridgewater is in the federal electorate of Lyons.

In the 2011 census the population of Bridgewater was 4,125 and is comprised of approximately 54.0% females and 46.0% males.

The median/average age of the people in Bridgewater is 32 years of age.

84.2% of people living in the suburb of Bridgewater were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.3% England, 0.4% New Zealand, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% Germany, 0.2% Scotland, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.1% Croatia, 0.1% India, 0.1% China , 0.1% Wales, 0.1% United States of America.

89.2% of people living in Bridgewater speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.4% Other, 0.2% German, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.1% Cantonese, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Other , 0.1% Dutch, 0.1% Filipino .

The religious makeup of Bridgewater is 31.0% Anglican, 24.5% No religion, 19.2% Catholic, 16.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.3% Uniting Church, 0.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 0.7% Other religious affiliation , 0.6% Pentecostal, 0.6% Lutheran, 0.6% Jehovah's Witnesses.

33.7% of people are married, 44.6% have never married and 11.4% are divorced and 4.6% are separated. There are 175 widowed people living in Bridgewater.

49.3% of the people living in Bridgewater over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.5% are working on a part time basis. Bridgewater has an unemployment rate of 13.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Bridgewater are 25.9% Labourers, 15.2% Community & personal service workers, 14.0% Technicians & trades workers, 13.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 11.8% Sales workers, 10.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 3.9% Managers, 3.8% Professionals, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bridgewater work in are 15.8% Retail trade, 14.0% Health care and social assistance, 9.5% Manufacturing, 7.3% Accommodation and food services, 7.2% Construction, 6.8% Public administration and safety, 6.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.2% Inadequately described/Not stated, 5.2% Education and training.

19.3% of homes are fully owned, and 27.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 49.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $378 per week and the median household income is $680 per week.

The median rent in Bridgewater is $151 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1036 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Bridgewater postcode 7030

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