Wide Bay Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Wide Bay was 135,704 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

The median/average age of the people in Wide Bay is 44 years of age.

80.0% of people living in the electorate of Wide Bay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.0% England, 2.9% New Zealand, 0.7% Germany, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% Philippines, 0.4% United States of America, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Papua New Guinea, 0.2% Wales, 0.1% India, 0.1% Ireland, 0.1% France.

91.7% of people living in Wide Bay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other, 0.6% German, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% French, 0.2% Dutch, 0.1% Tagalog, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Filipino .

The religious makeup of Wide Bay is 25.4% No religion, 20.3% Anglican, 17.8% Catholic, 10.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.2% Uniting Church, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.3% Christian, nfd, 2.2% Lutheran, 1.9% Baptist, 1.1% Pentecostal.

50.9% of people are married, 27.9% have never married and 11.1% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 6794 widowed people living in Wide Bay.

51.7% of the people living in Wide Bay over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.2% are working on a part time basis. Wide Bay has an unemployment rate of 7.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Wide Bay are 15.4% Technicians & trades workers, 14.9% Professionals, 13.1% Labourers, 12.9% Managers, 12.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.4% Community & personal service workers, 10.6% Sales workers, 7.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Wide Bay work in are 12.6% Health care and social assistance, 12.3% Retail trade, 9.2% Manufacturing, 9.1% Construction, 8.9% Accommodation and food services, 8.0% Education and training, 5.3% Public administration and safety, 4.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 4.5% Professional, scientific and technical services.

37.6% of homes are fully owned, and 31.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $445 per week and the median household income is $858 per week.

The median rent in Wide Bay is $240 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1430 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Wide Bay contains postcodes 4562, 4563, 4565, 4566, 4567, 4568, 4569, 4570, 4571, 4573, 4574, 4580, 4581, 4600, 4601, 4605, 4615, 4620, 4621, 4650, 4655, 4659 and includes the suburbs of Aldershot, Amamoor, Amamoor Creek, Anderleigh, Antigua, Araluen, Aramara, Banks Pocket, Barambah, Barlil, Bauple, Bauple Forest, Beaver Rock, Beenaam Valley, Bella Creek, Bells Bridge, Bidwill, Black Mountain, Black Snake, Bollier, Boompa, Boonara, Boonooroo, Boonooroo Plains, Booubyjan, Boreen Point, Brooloo, Brooweena, Burgowan, Byee, Calgoa, Calico Creek, Canina, Carters Ridge, Castaways Beach, Cedar Pocket, Chatsworth, Cherbourg, Cinnabar, Cloyna, Cobbs Hill, Coles Creek, Como, Cooloola, Cooloola Cove, Coondoo, Cooran, Cooroibah, Cooroy, Cooroy Mountain, Cootharaba, Corella, Crownthorpe, Curra, Dagun, Doonan, Doongul, Downsfield, Dundathu, Dunmora, East Deep Creek, Eerwah Vale, Elgin Vale, Eurong, Federal, Ferney, Fishermans Pocket, Fraser Island, Gigoomgan, Gilldora, Glanmire, Glastonbury, Glenbar, Glen Echo, Glenorchy, Glenrock, Glenwood, Goomboorian, Goomeri, Goomeribong, Gootchie, Grahams Creek, Granville, Great Sandy Strait, Greens Creek, Gunalda, Gundiah, Gungaloon, Gympie, Hervey Bay, Imbil, Island Plantation, Johnstown, Jones Hill, Kandanga, Kandanga Creek, Kanigan, Kia Ora, Kilkivan, Kinbombi, Kin Kin, Kitoba, Kybong, Lagoon Pocket, Lake Borumba, Lake Macdonald, Langshaw, Long Flat, Lower Wonga, Maaroom, Magnolia, Malarga, Manumbar, Manyung, Marcus Beach, Marodian, Maryborough, Maryborough West, Marys Creek, Mcintosh Creek, Melawondi, Merlwood, Miva, Moffatdale, Monkland, Mooloo, Moondooner, Mothar Mountain, Mount Urah, Moy Pocket, Mudlo, Mungar, Munna Creek, Murgon, Nahrunda, Neerdie, Netherby, Neusa Vale, Noosa Heads, Noosa North Shore, Noosaville, North Aramara, North Deep Creek, Oakdale, Oakhurst, Oakview, Owanyilla, Paterson, Peregian Beach, Pie Creek, Pilerwa, Pinbarren, Pioneers Rest, Pomona, Poona, Prawle, Rainbow Beach, Redgate, Ridgewood, Ringtail Creek, Ross Creek, Scotchy Pocket, Scrubby Creek, Sexton, Silverleaf, Southside, St Helens, Sunny Nook, Sunrise Beach, Sunshine Beach, Susan River, Tablelands, Takura, Talegalla Weir, Tamaree, Tandora, Tandur, Tansey, Teddington, Teebar, Tewantin, The Dawn, The Dimonds, Theebine, The Palms, Thinoomba, Tiaro, Tinana, Tinana South, Tinbeerwah, Tin Can Bay, Tinnanbar, Toolara Forest, Traveston, Tuan, Tuchekoi, Two Mile, Upper Glastonbury, Upper Kandanga, Veteran, Victory Heights, Walkers Point, Walligan, Wallu, Warnung, Weyba Downs, Widgee, Widgee Crossing North, Widgee Crossing South, Wilsons Pocket, Windera, Wolvi, Woocoo, Woolooga, Woondum, Wooroonden, Wrattens Forest, Yengarie and Yerra.