Bowman Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Bowman was 138,666 and is comprised of approximately 51.0% females and 49.0% males.

The median/average age of the people in Bowman is 39 years of age.

73.4% of people living in the electorate of Bowman were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.1% England, 5.5% New Zealand, 1.4% South Africa, 1.0% Scotland, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% Philippines, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% India, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% China , 0.2% Finland.

91.0% of people living in Bowman speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 0.5% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Greek, 0.2% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Bowman is 23.3% Catholic, 22.0% Anglican, 21.4% No religion, 7.3% Uniting Church, 7.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.9% Baptist, 2.8% Christian, nfd, 1.8% Lutheran, 1.3% Pentecostal.

53.0% of people are married, 29.3% have never married and 9.2% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 6031 widowed people living in Bowman.

60.0% of the people living in Bowman over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.2% are working on a part time basis. Bowman has an unemployment rate of 5.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Bowman are 17.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.4% Technicians & trades workers, 16.3% Professionals, 12.3% Managers, 10.6% Sales workers, 9.8% Labourers, 9.6% Community & personal service workers, 6.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bowman work in are 11.7% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Retail trade, 11.0% Construction, 10.6% Manufacturing, 7.1% Education and training, 6.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.9% Public administration and safety, 5.3% Accommodation and food services.

31.7% of homes are fully owned, and 40.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $608 per week and the median household income is $1365 per week.

The median rent in Bowman is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Bowman contains postcodes 4157, 4158, 4159, 4160, 4161, 4163, 4164, 4165, 4183, 4184 and includes the suburbs of Alexandra Hills, Amity, Birkdale, Capalaba, Cleveland, Coochiemudlo Island, Dunwich, Karragarra Island, Lamb Island, Macleay Island, Mount Cotton, Ormiston, Peel Island, Perulpa Island, Point Lookout, Redland Bay, Russell Island, Sheldon, Thorneside, Thornlands, Victoria Point and Wellington Point.