Buchan Demographics (VIC) Local Stats

Buchan (3885) is a suburb of South Eastern Victoria, Lakes & Wilderness, Victoria. It is about 284 kms from VIC's capital city of Melbourne. Buchan is in the federal electorate of Gippsland.

In the 2011 census the population of Buchan was 385 and is comprised of approximately 47.8% females and 52.2% males.

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

85.5% of people living in the suburb of Buchan were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.7% England, 1.6% New Zealand, 1.6% Switzerland, 1.3% Spain, 1.0% India, 1.0% Netherlands.

94.1% of people living in Buchan speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.1% Other, 1.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Dutch, 0.8% Polish, 0.8% Italian.

The religious makeup of Buchan is 37.3% No religion, 22.3% Anglican, 15.0% Catholic, 7.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.2% Uniting Church, 2.3% Buddhism, 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Other religious affiliation , 1.6% Lutheran, 1.3% Other Religious Groups.

53.7% of people are married, 23.3% have never married and 15.0% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 14 widowed people living in Buchan.

50.3% of the people living in Buchan over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.7% are working on a part time basis. Buchan has an unemployment rate of 2.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Buchan are 28.8% Managers, 13.6% Professionals, 12.6% Community & personal service workers, 12.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 11.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.4% Labourers, 7.3% Technicians & trades workers, 3.1% Sales workers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Buchan work in are 29.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 12.6% Health care and social assistance, 6.8% Accommodation and food services, 6.8% Construction, 6.3% Public administration and safety, 6.3% Education and training, 5.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.2% Retail trade, 5.2% Manufacturing.

58.2% of homes are fully owned, and 20.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 17.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $380 per week and the median household income is $695 per week.

The median rent in Buchan is $38 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1083 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Buchan postcode 3885

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