Brisbane Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Brisbane was 145,051 and is comprised of approximately 49.9% females and 50.1% males.

The median/average age of the people in Brisbane is 33 years of age.

67.9% of people living in the electorate of Brisbane were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.8% England, 3.4% New Zealand, 1.5% India, 1.1% China , 0.9% Korea, Republic of , 0.8% United States of America, 0.8% Italy, 0.8% Ireland, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% Philippines, 0.6% Malaysia, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Canada.

79.7% of people living in Brisbane speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.6% Other, 1.5% Mandarin, 1.3% Italian, 0.9% Cantonese, 0.9% Spanish, 0.8% Korean, 0.7% Other, 0.5% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Brisbane is 28.9% Catholic, 27.3% No religion, 14.4% Anglican, 9.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.1% Uniting Church, 2.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Buddhism, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Hinduism, 1.3% Baptist.

35.8% of people are married, 50.0% have never married and 8.2% are divorced and 2.5% are separated. There are 4305 widowed people living in Brisbane.

65.1% of the people living in Brisbane over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.6% are working on a part time basis. Brisbane has an unemployment rate of 4.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Brisbane are 35.9% Professionals, 14.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.7% Managers, 8.8% Community & personal service workers, 8.6% Technicians & trades workers, 8.1% Sales workers, 5.1% Labourers, 2.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Brisbane work in are 15.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 13.1% Health care and social assistance, 7.9% Public administration and safety, 7.9% Education and training, 7.6% Accommodation and food services, 7.5% Retail trade, 5.9% Construction, 4.9% Financial and insurance services, 4.3% Transport, postal and warehousing.

21.2% of homes are fully owned, and 28.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 48.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $867 per week and the median household income is $1732 per week.

The median rent in Brisbane is $360 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2297 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Brisbane contains postcodes 4000, 4005, 4006, 4007, 4009, 4010, 4011, 4030, 4031, 4051, 4053, 4059, 4060, 4064, 4065, 4066 and includes the suburbs of Albion, Alderley, Ascot, Ashgrove, Auchenflower, Bardon, Bowen Hills, Brisbane City, Clayfield, Eagle Farm, Enoggera, Everton Park, Fortitude Valley, Gaythorne, Gordon Park, Grange, Hamilton, Hendra, Herston, Kelvin Grove, Lutwyche, Milton, New Farm, Newmarket, Newstead, Paddington, Petrie Terrace, Red Hill, Spring Hill, Stafford, Wilston, Windsor and Wooloowin.