Petrie Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Petrie was 139,578 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the people in Petrie is 38 years of age.

71.3% of people living in the electorate of Petrie were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.0% New Zealand, 5.9% England, 1.1% South Africa, 1.1% Philippines, 0.8% India, 0.8% Scotland, 0.5% Fiji, 0.5% Germany, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% China , 0.3% Samoa, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% United States of America.

86.8% of people living in Petrie speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% Other, 0.7% Samoan, 0.5% Italian, 0.5% Hindi, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.4% Mandarin, 0.3% Filipino .

The religious makeup of Petrie is 24.8% Catholic, 21.4% No religion, 19.0% Anglican, 8.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.2% Uniting Church, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.2% Christian, nfd, 2.8% Baptist, 1.6% Lutheran, 1.5% Pentecostal.

48.3% of people are married, 31.4% have never married and 10.1% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 7159 widowed people living in Petrie.

60.3% of the people living in Petrie over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.7% are working on a part time basis. Petrie has an unemployment rate of 6.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Petrie are 17.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.8% Professionals, 14.8% Technicians & trades workers, 10.9% Community & personal service workers, 10.7% Sales workers, 10.6% Labourers, 10.3% Managers, 7.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Petrie work in are 14.1% Health care and social assistance, 11.3% Retail trade, 10.1% Manufacturing, 9.0% Construction, 7.1% Public administration and safety, 7.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.6% Education and training, 6.0% Accommodation and food services, 5.5% Professional, scientific and technical services.

28.2% of homes are fully owned, and 34.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $579 per week and the median household income is $1186 per week.

The median rent in Petrie is $310 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Petrie contains postcodes 4017, 4018, 4019, 4020, 4022, 4034, 4035, 4036, 4503, 4504, 4505, 4508, 4509 and includes the suburbs of Aspley, Bald Hills, Bracken Ridge, Bridgeman Downs, Burpengary East, Carseldine, Clontarf, Deception Bay, Fitzgibbon, Griffin, Mango Hill, Margate, Narangba, Newport, North Lakes, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Scarborough and Woody Point.