The Palms Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

The Palms (4570) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 147 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. The Palms is in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

In the 2011 census the population of The Palms was 865 and is comprised of approximately 50.4% females and 49.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of The Palms is 41 years of age.

83.4% of people living in the suburb of The Palms were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.6% England, 1.9% New Zealand, 1.3% Germany, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.8% Philippines, 0.6% Poland, 0.6% Eastern Europe, nfd, 0.6% Papua New Guinea, 0.5% Canada, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% United States of America, 0.5% Indonesia.

94.3% of people living in The Palms speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other , 0.3% Other, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Polish, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% German.

The religious makeup of The Palms is 30.5% No religion, 19.8% Anglican, 15.5% Catholic, 9.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.1% Uniting Church, 3.5% Christian, nfd, 3.4% Jehovah's Witnesses, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Lutheran, 1.3% Pentecostal.

54.9% of people are married, 28.6% have never married and 10.1% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 24 widowed people living in The Palms.

51.0% of the people living in The Palms over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.7% are working on a part time basis. The Palms has an unemployment rate of 7.9%.

The main occupations of people living in The Palms are 17.2% Technicians & trades workers, 14.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.9% Labourers, 12.7% Community & personal service workers, 12.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.6% Professionals, 8.6% Sales workers, 8.1% Managers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from The Palms work in are 15.6% Health care and social assistance, 12.6% Manufacturing, 10.8% Retail trade, 9.8% Construction, 6.5% Public administration and safety, 6.3% Education and training, 5.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.3% Accommodation and food services, 5.3% Administrative and support services.

37.9% of homes are fully owned, and 48.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 12.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $450 per week and the median household income is $1025 per week.

The median rent in The Palms is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1600 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for The Palms postcode 4570

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