Census results are in for Gloucester

The results are in: The median age of Gloucester residents has risen from 49 to 50. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will release further results in October.
The results are in: The median age of Gloucester residents has risen from 49 to 50. The Australian Bureau of Statistics will release further results in October.

The population of Gloucester has grown slightly over the last five years, according to the 2016 Census.

The town is now home to 2975 people, an increase of just 97 people since the 2011 Census. Of these people, 47 per cent are male and 53 per cent are female.

There are 284 people who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, a 3.6 per cent increase since 2011.

Almost a third of the population are between 55 and 74 years old, a statistic that has risen in the median age from 49 to 50.

The most common form of religion remains Anglican at 31.9 per cent of the population. Despite being more then double the State and national average, this is a 4.5 per cent fall over the last five years. In contrast, residents who claimed no religion rose from 16.5 per cent to 22.1 per cent (an increase of 5.6 per cent over five years).

In relation to private dwellings, 45.5 per cent were owned outright, 21.6 per cent were owned with a mortgage and 29 per cent were rented. 

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gloucester (State Suburbs) was $486, compared to a State average of $664 and a national average of $662.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will release employment related results in October.