Blair Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Blair was 136,038 and is comprised of approximately 50.1% females and 49.9% males.

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

81.2% of people living in the electorate of Blair were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.5% New Zealand, 3.2% England, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Samoa, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% India, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% China , 0.2% Malaysia, 0.2% Papua New Guinea, 0.2% Vietnam, 0.2% United States of America.

89.8% of people living in Blair speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Other, 0.9% Samoan, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.3% Vietnamese, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% German, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Blair is 21.5% No religion, 21.1% Catholic, 19.3% Anglican, 9.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.6% Uniting Church, 3.5% Lutheran, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.9% Christian, nfd, 2.5% Baptist, 1.7% Pentecostal.

46.4% of people are married, 35.4% have never married and 9.2% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 5402 widowed people living in Blair.

60.5% of the people living in Blair over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.3% are working on a part time basis. Blair has an unemployment rate of 7.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Blair are 16.2% Technicians & trades workers, 14.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.0% Labourers, 13.2% Professionals, 11.6% Community & personal service workers, 9.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.5% Managers, 9.2% Sales workers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Blair work in are 13.5% Manufacturing, 12.2% Health care and social assistance, 10.7% Retail trade, 10.0% Public administration and safety, 7.8% Construction, 7.5% Education and training, 6.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.1% Accommodation and food services, 4.1% Professional, scientific and technical services.

27.5% of homes are fully owned, and 35.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $549 per week and the median household income is $1135 per week.

The median rent in Blair is $265 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1625 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Blair contains postcodes 4300, 4301, 4303, 4304, 4305, 4306, 4307, 4311, 4312, 4313, 4340, 4342, 4346, 4514, 4515 and includes the suburbs of Amberley, Ashwell, Atkinsons Dam, Avoca Vale, Banks Creek, Barellan Point, Basin Pocket, Biarra, Blacksoil, Blackstone, Booval, Borallon, Braemore, Brassall, Brightview, Bryden, Buaraba, Bundamba, Caboonbah, Calvert, Churchill, Chuwar, Clarendon, Coal Creek, Coalfalls, Colinton, Collingwood Park, Cooeeimbardi, Coolana, Coominya, Cressbrook, Crossdale, Deebing Heights, Dinmore, Dundas, Eastern Heights, East Ipswich, Ebbw Vale, Ebenezer, England Creek, Esk, Eskdale, Fairney View, Fernvale, Flinders View, Fulham, Glamorgan Vale, Glen Esk, Glenfern, Goolman, Grandchester, Gregors Creek, Haigslea, Harlin, Hazeldean, Ipswich, Ironbark, Ivory Creek, Jeebropilly, Jimna, Karalee, Karrabin, Kilcoy, Kingaham, Lake Manchester, Lanefield, Lark Hill, Leichhardt, Linville, Lockrose, Lower Cressbrook, Lower Mount Walker, Lowood, Marburg, Minden, Monsildale, Moombra, Moore, Moores Pocket, Mount Archer, Mount Beppo, Mount Byron, Mount Forbes, Mount Hallen, Mount Kilcoy, Mount Marrow, Mount Mort, Mount Stanley, Mount Tarampa, Mount Walker West, Muirlea, Murrumba, Mutdapilly, New Chum, Newtown, North Booval, North Ipswich, North Tivoli, One Mile, Ottaba, Patrick Estate, Peak Crossing, Pine Mountain, Prenzlau, Purga, Raceview, Redbank Creek, Redbank Plains, Rifle Range, Ripley, Riverview, Rosewood, Royston, Sadliers Crossing, Sandy Creek, Scrub Creek, Sheep Station Creek, Silkstone, Somerset Dam, South Ripley, Split Yard Creek, Springfield Central, Springfield Lakes, Swanbank, Tallegalla, Tarampa, Thagoona, The Bluff, Tivoli, Toogoolawah, Vernor, Villeneuve, Walloon, Wanora, West Ipswich, White Rock, Willowbank, Winya, Wivenhoe Hill, Wivenhoe Pocket, Woodend, Woolmar, Woolshed, Wulkuraka, Yamanto and Yimbun.