McPherson Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of McPherson was 141,071 and is comprised of approximately 51.8% females and 48.2% males.

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

69.1% of people living in the electorate of McPherson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.9% New Zealand, 5.4% England, 1.2% South Africa, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% China , 0.6% Japan, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% United States of America, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Canada, 0.3% India, 0.3% Malaysia, 0.3% Italy.

85.6% of people living in McPherson speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Other, 0.8% Japanese, 0.8% Mandarin, 0.6% Cantonese, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% German, 0.4% Spanish, 0.3% French.

The religious makeup of McPherson is 24.4% Catholic, 22.1% No religion, 20.8% Anglican, 8.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.3% Uniting Church, 3.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.2% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Pentecostal, 1.6% Buddhism, 1.5% Baptist.

46.4% of people are married, 33.7% have never married and 10.7% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 6642 widowed people living in McPherson.

54.3% of the people living in McPherson over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.1% are working on a part time basis. McPherson has an unemployment rate of 7.3%.

The main occupations of people living in McPherson are 18.7% Professionals, 15.4% Technicians & trades workers, 14.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.2% Sales workers, 11.7% Managers, 11.3% Community & personal service workers, 9.4% Labourers, 4.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from McPherson work in are 12.8% Retail trade, 11.9% Health care and social assistance, 11.1% Construction, 9.6% Accommodation and food services, 8.1% Education and training, 6.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.4% Manufacturing, 4.5% Public administration and safety, 3.9% Other services.

29.3% of homes are fully owned, and 34.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $551 per week and the median household income is $1127 per week.

The median rent in McPherson is $360 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of McPherson contains postcodes 4213, 4220, 4221, 4223, 4224, 4225, 4226, 4227, 4228 and includes the suburbs of Bilinga, Bonogin, Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Waters, Clear Island Waters, Coolangatta, Currumbin, Currumbin Valley, Currumbin Waters, Elanora, Merrimac, Miami, Mudgeeraba, Palm Beach, Reedy Creek, Robina, Tallebudgera, Tallebudgera Valley, Tugun and Varsity Lakes.