Fairfax Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Fairfax was 132,004 and is comprised of approximately 51.6% females and 48.4% males.

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

75.9% of people living in the electorate of Fairfax were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.3% England, 4.8% New Zealand, 0.9% South Africa, 0.7% Germany, 0.7% Scotland, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% United States of America, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Papua New Guinea, 0.2% India, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Ireland.

92.0% of people living in Fairfax speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Other, 0.6% German, 0.3% French, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.2% Spanish, 0.1% Japanese, 0.1% Thai.

The religious makeup of Fairfax is 26.5% No religion, 19.8% Anglican, 19.5% Catholic, 8.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.3% Uniting Church, 3.7% Christian, nfd, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.8% Baptist, 1.9% Lutheran, 1.7% Pentecostal.

51.4% of people are married, 28.7% have never married and 10.7% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 6083 widowed people living in Fairfax.

52.9% of the people living in Fairfax over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.7% are working on a part time basis. Fairfax has an unemployment rate of 6.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Fairfax are 19.0% Professionals, 16.0% Technicians & trades workers, 14.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.0% Managers, 11.2% Sales workers, 10.7% Community & personal service workers, 10.3% Labourers, 5.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Fairfax work in are 14.5% Health care and social assistance, 12.3% Retail trade, 11.5% Construction, 8.5% Education and training, 8.5% Accommodation and food services, 6.7% Manufacturing, 5.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.4% Public administration and safety, 3.9% Other services.

32.2% of homes are fully owned, and 34.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $534 per week and the median household income is $1057 per week.

The median rent in Fairfax is $320 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1842 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Fairfax contains postcodes 4555, 4556, 4557, 4558, 4559, 4560, 4561, 4562, 4564, 4572, 4573, 4574 and includes the suburbs of Alexandra Headland, Belli Park, Bli Bli, Bridges, Buderim, Burnside, Chevallum, Coes Creek, Coolabine, Cooloolabin, Coolum Beach, Diddillibah, Doonan, Dulong, Eerwah Vale, Eumundi, Flaxton, Forest Glen, Gheerulla, Highworth, Hunchy, Kenilworth, Kiamba, Kidaman Creek, Kiels Mountain, Kulangoor, Kuluin, Kunda Park, Kureelpa, Mapleton, Marcoola, Maroochydore, Maroochy River, Mons, Mountain Creek, Mount Coolum, Mudjimba, Nambour, Ninderry, North Arm, Obi Obi, Pacific Paradise, Palmwoods, Parklands, Peregian Springs, Perwillowen, Point Arkwright, Rosemount, Tanawha, Towen Mountain, Twin Waters, Valdora, Verrierdale, West Woombye, Woombye, Yandina, Yandina Creek and Yaroomba.