Penola Demographics (SA) Local Stats

Penola (5277) is a suburb of South, South East, South Australia. It is about 339 kms from SA's capital city of Adelaide. Penola is in the federal electorate of Barker.

In the 2011 census the population of Penola was 1,707 and is comprised of approximately 50.2% females and 49.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Penola is 41 years of age.

90.3% of people living in the suburb of Penola were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.2% England, 1.5% New Zealand, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Canada, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Malaysia, 0.3% Iraq, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% France, 0.3% Slovenia, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Germany.

95.9% of people living in Penola speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% French, 0.2% Other, 0.2% Punjabi, 0.2% Filipino , 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Other.

The religious makeup of Penola is 25.4% No religion, 23.5% Catholic, 15.8% Anglican, 11.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 8.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.4% Uniting Church, 4.1% Lutheran, 0.9% Christian, nfd, 0.7% Other religious affiliation , 0.6% Baptist.

52.8% of people are married, 28.3% have never married and 8.1% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 106 widowed people living in Penola.

62.1% of the people living in Penola over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.2% are working on a part time basis. Penola has an unemployment rate of 2.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Penola are 24.5% Managers, 20.0% Labourers, 12.3% Professionals, 10.0% Sales workers, 9.8% Technicians & trades workers, 8.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 7.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.7% Community & personal service workers, 1.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Penola work in are 25.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 20.0% Manufacturing, 11.0% Retail trade, 7.8% Accommodation and food services, 7.1% Health care and social assistance, 6.7% Education and training, 4.3% Construction, 4.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, 2.5% Wholesale trade.

37.3% of homes are fully owned, and 33.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 26.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $605 per week and the median household income is $998 per week.

The median rent in Penola is $135 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1192 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Penola postcode 5277

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