Dawson Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Dawson was 151,515 and is comprised of approximately 48.7% females and 51.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Dawson is 36 years of age.

79.7% of people living in the electorate of Dawson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.8% New Zealand, 2.6% England, 1.1% South Africa, 0.8% Philippines, 0.5% Italy, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% Germany, 0.4% India, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Korea, Republic of , 0.2% Papua New Guinea, 0.2% Ireland.

87.6% of people living in Dawson speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.4% Other, 0.7% Italian, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.3% German, 0.3% Filipino , 0.2% Korean, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.2% French.

The religious makeup of Dawson is 28.1% Catholic, 19.5% No religion, 18.5% Anglican, 10.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.7% Uniting Church, 3.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Pentecostal, 1.2% Baptist, 1.2% Lutheran.

49.1% of people are married, 34.3% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 5970 widowed people living in Dawson.

65.4% of the people living in Dawson over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.5% are working on a part time basis. Dawson has an unemployment rate of 4.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Dawson are 18.9% Technicians & trades workers, 13.9% Professionals, 12.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.1% Labourers, 11.4% Managers, 11.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.0% Sales workers, 8.7% Community & personal service workers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Dawson work in are 10.5% Retail trade, 9.8% Construction, 9.4% Health care and social assistance, 8.9% Manufacturing, 7.9% Accommodation and food services, 7.6% Mining, 6.4% Education and training, 5.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.4% Public administration and safety.

30.2% of homes are fully owned, and 34.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 32.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $666 per week and the median household income is $1401 per week.

The median rent in Dawson is $295 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Dawson contains postcodes 4740, 4741, 4750, 4798, 4799, 4800, 4801, 4802, 4803, 4804, 4805, 4806, 4807, 4808, 4809, 4810, 4811, 4814, 4816 and includes the suburbs of Airdmillan, Airlie Beach, Airville, Alligator Creek, Alva, Andergrove, Andromache, Annandale, Ayr, Bakers Creek, Balberra, Ball Bay, Balnagowan, Barratta, Beaconsfield, Belmunda, Binbee, Blacks Beach, Bloomsbury, Bogie, Bowen, Brampton Island, Brandon, Brandy Creek, Breadalbane, Bucasia, Calen, Cannonvale, Cannon Valley, Cape Cleveland, Cape Conway, Cape Gloucester, Cape Hillsborough, Carstairs, Chelona, Clare, Cluden, Colevale, Conway, Conway Beach, Cremorne, Cromarty, Crystal Brook, Cungulla, Daydream Island, Dingo Beach, Dittmer, Dolphin Heads, Dumbleton, Dunnrock, East Mackay, Eimeo, Erakala, Farleigh, Flametree, Foulden, Foxdale, Fredericksfield, Giru, Glenella, Glen Isla, Goorganga Creek, Goorganga Plains, Gregory River, Gumlu, Gunyarra, Guthalungra, Habana, Haliday Bay, Hamilton Island, Hamilton Plains, Hampden, Hayman Island, Hideaway Bay, Home Hill, Hook Island, Horseshoe Lagoon, Idalia, Inkerman, Jarvisfield, Jerona, Jubilee Pocket, Julago, Kelsey Creek, Kirknie, Kuttabul, Laguna Quays, Lake Proserpine, Lethebrook, Lindeman Island, Long Island, Mackay, Mackay Harbour, Majors Creek, Mandalay, Mcdesme, Mcewens Beach, Mentmore, Midge Point, Mona Park, Mount Charlton, Mount Elliot, Mount Jukes, Mount Julian, Mount Kelly, Mount Marlow, Mount Ossa, Mount Pelion, Mount Pleasant, Mount Pluto, Mount Surround, Mount Wyatt, Myrtlevale, Nindaroo, Nome, North Mackay, Oonoonba, Osborne, Paget, Palm Grove, Pauls Pocket, Pindi Pindi, Preston, Proserpine, Rangemore, Richmond, Riordanvale, Rita Island, Rosella, Roseneath, Rural View, Seaforth, Shirbourne, Shoal Point, Shute Harbour, Silver Creek, Slade Point, South Mackay, St Helens Beach, Strathdickie, Stuart, Sugarloaf, The Leap, Thoopara, Upper Haughton, Wangaratta, West Mackay, Wilson Beach, Woodwark, Wulguru, Wunjunga and Yalboroo.