Dickson Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Dickson was 136,792 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

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

78.5% of people living in the electorate of Dickson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.0% England, 4.3% New Zealand, 1.3% South Africa, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% Philippines, 0.4% India, 0.4% Germany, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Fiji, 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Ireland, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Italy.

91.6% of people living in Dickson speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% German, 0.3% Samoan, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Dickson is 24.7% Catholic, 22.9% No religion, 19.1% Anglican, 7.2% Uniting Church, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.3% Christian, nfd, 3.2% Baptist, 1.8% Pentecostal, 1.5% Lutheran.

54.7% of people are married, 30.9% have never married and 7.8% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 3840 widowed people living in Dickson.

61.4% of the people living in Dickson over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.3% are working on a part time basis. Dickson has an unemployment rate of 4.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Dickson are 19.5% Professionals, 18.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.3% Technicians & trades workers, 11.6% Managers, 10.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.9% Sales workers, 8.0% Labourers, 6.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Dickson work in are 12.4% Health care and social assistance, 10.8% Retail trade, 9.1% Construction, 8.8% Public administration and safety, 8.8% Manufacturing, 8.0% Education and training, 7.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.0% Accommodation and food services.

28.1% of homes are fully owned, and 48.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 21.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $686 per week and the median household income is $1589 per week.

The median rent in Dickson is $330 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Dickson contains postcodes 4035, 4037, 4053, 4054, 4055, 4500, 4501, 4502, 4503, 4520, 4521 and includes the suburbs of Albany Creek, Arana Hills, Armstrong Creek, Bray Park, Brendale, Bunya, Camp Mountain, Cashmere, Cedar Creek, Clear Mountain, Closeburn, Dayboro, Draper, Eatons Hill, Everton Hills, Ferny Hills, Highvale, Jollys Lookout, Joyner, Kallangur, King Scrub, Kobble Creek, Kurwongbah, Laceys Creek, Lawnton, Mount Glorious, Mount Nebo, Mount Pleasant, Mount Samson, Murrumba Downs, Ocean View, Petrie, Rush Creek, Samford Valley, Samford Village, Samsonvale, Strathpine, Warner, Whiteside, Wights Mountain and Yugar.