Groom Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Groom was 139,615 and is comprised of approximately 51.5% females and 48.5% males.

The median/average age of the people in Groom is 37 years of age.

84.4% of people living in the electorate of Groom were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.1% England, 1.5% New Zealand, 0.6% South Africa, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% India, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.3% Scotland, 0.3% China , 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% Germany, 0.2% Sudan, 0.2% Papua New Guinea, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Malaysia.

90.7% of people living in Groom speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.4% Other, 0.5% Arabic, 0.4% Mandarin, 0.2% German, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.1% Other, 0.1% Italian.

The religious makeup of Groom is 25.0% Catholic, 21.8% Anglican, 15.0% No religion, 7.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.6% Uniting Church, 5.2% Lutheran, 4.3% Christian, nfd, 4.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Pentecostal, 1.6% Baptist.

51.1% of people are married, 31.4% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 6633 widowed people living in Groom.

60.6% of the people living in Groom over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.9% are working on a part time basis. Groom has an unemployment rate of 4.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Groom are 18.2% Professionals, 15.5% Technicians & trades workers, 14.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.4% Labourers, 11.6% Managers, 10.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.6% Sales workers, 6.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Groom work in are 13.9% Health care and social assistance, 11.1% Retail trade, 10.1% Education and training, 9.5% Manufacturing, 7.9% Construction, 6.9% Public administration and safety, 5.8% Accommodation and food services, 4.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing.

32.0% of homes are fully owned, and 33.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $563 per week and the median household income is $1091 per week.

The median rent in Groom is $232 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Groom contains postcodes 4350, 4352, 4353, 4354, 4355, 4356, 4358, 4359, 4360, 4363, 4364, 4400, 4401, 4402, 4403, 4404, 4405, 4407 and includes the suburbs of Acland, Athol, Aubigny, Balgowan, Bergen, Biddeston, Birnam, Blue Mountain Heights, Bongeen, Boodua, Bowenville, Branchview, Brookstead, Broxburn, Brymaroo, Budgee, Cabarlah, Cambooya, Cawdor, Cecil Plains, Centenary Heights, Charlton, Condamine Plains, Cotswold Hills, Cranley, Cutella, Darling Heights, Devon Park, Doctor Creek, Douglas, Drayton, East Toowoomba, Evanslea, Evergreen, Felton, Finnie, Formartin, Geham, Glencoe, Glenvale, Goombungee, Gowrie Junction, Gowrie Little Plain, Gowrie Mountain, Grassdale, Greenmount, Greenwood, Groomsville, Haden, Hampton, Harlaxton, Harristown, Highfields, Highgrove, Highland Plains, Hirstglen, Hodgson Vale, Irongate, Irvingdale, Jondaryan, Kearneys Spring, Kelvinhaugh, Kilbirnie, Kincora, Kingsthorpe, Kleinton, Kulpi, Lilyvale, Linthorpe, Maclagan, Malling, Malu, Meringandan, Meringandan West, Merritts Creek, Middle Ridge, Motley, Mount Irving, Mount Kynoch, Mount Lofty, Mount Luke, Mount Moriah, Mount Rascal, Mount Tyson, Muldu, Muniganeen, Nangwee, Narko, Newtown, Nobby, North Branch, North Maclagan, North Toowoomba, Norwin, Nutgrove, Oakey, Pechey, Peranga, Pittsworth, Plainby, Preston, Prince Henry Heights, Purrawunda, Quinalow, Ramsay, Rangemore, Rangeville, Redwood, Rockville, Rosalie Plains, Rossvale, Sabine, Scrubby Mountain, Silverleigh, Southbrook, South Toowoomba, Spring Bluff, Springside, St Helens, Stoneleigh, St Ruth, Tipton, Toowoomba City, Top Camp, Torrington, Umbiram, Upper Cooyar Creek, Vale View, Wainui, Wellcamp, Westbrook, West Haldon, West Prairie, Wilsonton, Wilsonton Heights, Woodleigh, Woolmer, Wutul, Wyreema, Yalangur, Yargullen and Yarranlea.