Mackay Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Mackay (4740) is a suburb of Central Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Queensland. It is about 804 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Mackay is in the federal electorate of Dawson.

In the 2011 census the population of Mackay was 4,072 and is comprised of approximately 45.4% females and 54.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Mackay is 34 years of age.

64.0% of people living in the suburb of Mackay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.1% Philippines, 3.5% New Zealand, 2.4% England, 1.8% India, 1.1% China , 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% Zimbabwe, 0.6% Fiji, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Vietnam, 0.3% Korea, Republic of , 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% Italy.

72.5% of people living in Mackay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 11.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.6% Tagalog, 2.5% Other, 2.4% Filipino , 1.1% Mandarin, 1.0% Other, 0.5% Hindi, 0.5% Italian, 0.4% Portuguese.

The religious makeup of Mackay is 28.5% Catholic, 20.8% No religion, 14.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 12.2% Anglican, 6.2% Uniting Church, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Pentecostal, 1.7% Hinduism, 1.5% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Baptist.

31.6% of people are married, 46.0% have never married and 13.0% are divorced and 4.4% are separated. There are 170 widowed people living in Mackay.

70.1% of the people living in Mackay over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 19.6% are working on a part time basis. Mackay has an unemployment rate of 4.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Mackay are 21.1% Technicians & trades workers, 15.9% Professionals, 15.1% Labourers, 11.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.6% Managers, 8.1% Sales workers, 8.0% Community & personal service workers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Mackay work in are 11.0% Manufacturing, 10.8% Accommodation and food services, 10.6% Retail trade, 9.7% Construction, 8.8% Health care and social assistance, 7.5% Mining, 6.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.6% Public administration and safety.

15.3% of homes are fully owned, and 16.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 64.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $727 per week and the median household income is $1173 per week.

The median rent in Mackay is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Mackay postcode 4740

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