Forde Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Forde was 144,960 and is comprised of approximately 50.7% females and 49.3% males.

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

69.3% of people living in the electorate of Forde were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.6% New Zealand, 5.4% England, 0.9% South Africa, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Philippines, 0.5% Germany, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Fiji, 0.3% India, 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% China , 0.3% United States of America, 0.2% Samoa, 0.2% Ireland.

86.2% of people living in Forde speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Other, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.5% Samoan, 0.4% Spanish, 0.4% German, 0.4% Hindi, 0.3% Vietnamese, 0.3% Khmer.

The religious makeup of Forde is 23.6% No religion, 21.1% Catholic, 19.6% Anglican, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.3% Uniting Church, 3.7% Christian, nfd, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Pentecostal, 2.0% Baptist, 1.9% Lutheran.

48.4% of people are married, 34.8% have never married and 9.0% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 4508 widowed people living in Forde.

60.4% of the people living in Forde over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.3% are working on a part time basis. Forde has an unemployment rate of 6.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Forde are 17.4% Technicians & trades workers, 16.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.9% Professionals, 11.9% Labourers, 10.3% Sales workers, 10.2% Managers, 9.6% Community & personal service workers, 9.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forde work in are 12.7% Construction, 12.4% Manufacturing, 11.7% Retail trade, 10.4% Health care and social assistance, 6.4% Education and training, 6.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.4% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Public administration and safety, 5.1% Wholesale trade.

23.0% of homes are fully owned, and 41.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 32.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $586 per week and the median household income is $1300 per week.

The median rent in Forde is $330 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Forde contains postcodes 4118, 4124, 4125, 4127, 4128, 4129, 4130, 4131, 4133, 4205, 4207, 4208, 4209, 4210, 4280 and includes the suburbs of Bahrs Scrub, Bannockburn, Beenleigh, Belivah, Bethania, Boronia Heights, Buccan, Carbrook, Cedar Creek, Chambers Flat, Cornubia, Daisy Hill, Eagleby, Edens Landing, Greenbank, Heritage Park, Holmview, Kingsholme, Loganholme, Loganlea, Logan Reserve, Luscombe, Meadowbrook, Mount Warren Park, Munruben, North Maclean, Ormeau, Ormeau Hills, Park Ridge, Park Ridge South, Pimpama, Shailer Park, Tanah Merah, Upper Coomera, Waterford, Waterford West, Willow Vale, Windaroo, Wolffdene, Wongawallan and Yatala.