Herbert Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Herbert was 149,196 and is comprised of approximately 50.2% females and 49.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Herbert is 32 years of age.

80.2% of people living in the electorate of Herbert were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.8% England, 2.6% New Zealand, 0.8% Philippines, 0.5% Papua New Guinea, 0.5% India, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% United States of America, 0.2% Italy, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% China , 0.2% Malaysia.

87.6% of people living in Herbert speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% Other, 0.5% Italian, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.3% German, 0.3% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.2% Filipino , 0.2% Greek, 0.2% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Herbert is 28.4% Catholic, 22.2% No religion, 18.1% Anglican, 9.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.2% Uniting Church, 3.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Pentecostal, 1.5% Baptist, 0.9% Lutheran.

42.0% of people are married, 41.2% have never married and 9.1% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 4884 widowed people living in Herbert.

62.9% of the people living in Herbert over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.2% are working on a part time basis. Herbert has an unemployment rate of 5.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Herbert are 17.0% Professionals, 16.9% Technicians & trades workers, 14.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.5% Community & personal service workers, 10.2% Labourers, 9.8% Sales workers, 9.4% Managers, 8.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Herbert work in are 12.7% Health care and social assistance, 12.0% Public administration and safety, 10.7% Retail trade, 9.9% Construction, 7.9% Education and training, 7.5% Manufacturing, 7.0% Accommodation and food services, 5.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.5% Professional, scientific and technical services.

21.7% of homes are fully owned, and 35.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 39.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $666 per week and the median household income is $1347 per week.

The median rent in Herbert is $280 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1863 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Herbert contains postcodes 4810, 4811, 4812, 4814, 4815, 4816, 4817, 4818, 4819 and includes the suburbs of Aitkenvale, Arcadia, Beach Holm, Belgian Gardens, Black River, Blue Hills, Bluewater, Bluewater Park, Bohle, Bohle Plains, Burdell, Bushland Beach, Castle Hill, Condon, Cosgrove, Cranbrook, Currajong, Deeragun, Douglas, Florence Bay, Garbutt, Gulliver, Heatley, Hermit Park, Hervey Range, Horseshoe Bay, Hyde Park, James Cook University, Jensen, Kelso, Kirwan, Lynam, Mount Louisa, Mount Low, Mount St John, Mount Stuart, Mundingburra, Mysterton, Nelly Bay, North Ward, Pallarenda, Palm Island, Picnic Bay, Pimlico, Railway Estate, Rangewood, Rasmussen, Rosslea, Rowes Bay, Saunders Beach, Shaw, South Townsville, Thuringowa Central, Toolakea, Town Common, Townsville City, Vincent, West End, West Point and Yabulu.