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Samson Primary School, Seton Catholic College 

Quick stats

Information is based on 2016 census data unless otherwise stated:

Population: 1,921 (Source Reiwa, 2020)
Number of private dwellings: 784
Average people per household: 2.6
Median weekly household income: $1,4604
Median monthly mortgage repayments: $2,000
Median weekly rent: $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling: 2.0

Age composition

The median age of people in Samson was 45 years. Children aged 014 years made up 14.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.6% of the population.


The most common ancestries in Samson were English 27.4%, Australian 23.4%, Italian 12.3%, Irish 7.9% and Scottish 6.4%.

65.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 7.3%, Italy 4.7%, New Zealand 1.6%, Portugal 1.5% and Scotland 1.4%.


In Samson, 77.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 7.0%, Portuguese 1.6%, Croatian 1.1%, Japanese 0.7% and Filipino 0.7%.


992 people reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night. Of these 52.1% were employed full time, 36.2% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.


The most common occupations in Samson included Professionals 22.6%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.3%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.5%, and Managers 10.5%.

Household composition

Of the 707 households in Samson, 76.1% were family households, 19.9% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.


Of the families in Samson, 43.7% were couple families with children, 42.1% were couple families without children and 12.8% were one parent families.

Precinct groups

Interested in being a voice for your community? Join the Samson precinct group!  

Visit the precinct groups page to get involved or to see the latest agendas and minutes. 

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