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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. 

Hilton Ward (including Samson) Elected Members

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