Leichhardt Electorate Demographics (QLD)

In the 2011 census the population of Leichhardt was 162,276 and is comprised of approximately 50.0% females and 50.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Leichhardt is 35 years of age.

72.7% of people living in the electorate of Leichhardt were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.0% England, 3.2% New Zealand, 1.2% Papua New Guinea, 0.9% Japan, 0.9% Philippines, 0.8% Germany, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% South Africa, 0.4% India, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Thailand.

75.5% of people living in Leichhardt speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 5.9% Australian Indigenous Languages , 3.8% Other, 1.3% Japanese, 0.7% German, 0.7% Italian, 0.4% Tagalog, 0.3% French, 0.3% Korean.

The religious makeup of Leichhardt is 24.1% No religion, 22.2% Catholic, 18.9% Anglican, 11.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Uniting Church, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Pentecostal, 2.1% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Lutheran, 1.6% Buddhism.

40.2% of people are married, 42.4% have never married and 10.0% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 5069 widowed people living in Leichhardt.

59.3% of the people living in Leichhardt over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.4% are working on a part time basis. Leichhardt has an unemployment rate of 7.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Leichhardt are 18.0% Professionals, 15.3% Technicians & trades workers, 13.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.6% Community & personal service workers, 11.4% Managers, 10.9% Labourers, 10.2% Sales workers, 5.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Leichhardt work in are 12.7% Health care and social assistance, 11.0% Retail trade, 10.5% Accommodation and food services, 9.5% Public administration and safety, 8.3% Education and training, 8.0% Construction, 6.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.5% Manufacturing.

21.7% of homes are fully owned, and 30.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 44.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $598 per week and the median household income is $1141 per week.

The median rent in Leichhardt is $235 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

The Commonwealth electorate of Leichhardt contains postcodes 4868, 4869, 4870, 4871, 4872, 4873, 4874, 4875, 4876, 4877, 4878, 4879, 4881, 4892, 4895 and includes the suburbs of Aeroglen, Archer River, Aurukun, Ayton, Badu Island, Bamaga, Bamboo, Barron, Bayview Heights, Bentley Park, Bloomfield, Boigu Island, Bonnie Doon, Brinsmead, Bungalow, Cairns City, Cairns North, Cape Tribulation, Caravonica, Cassowary, Clifton Beach, Coen, Cooktown, Cooya Beach, Cow Bay, Craiglie, Daintree, Dauan Island, Degarra, Desailly, Diwan, Dixie, Earlville, Edge Hill, Edmonton, Edward River, Ellis Beach, Forest Creek, Freshwater, Green Island, Holloways Beach, Holroyd River, Hope Vale, Horn Island, Hurricane, Injinoo, Kamerunga, Kanimbla, Kewarra Beach, Killaloe, Kimberley, Koah, Kowanyama, Kowrowa, Kuranda, Lakefield, Lakeland, Lamb Range, Laura, Lizard, Lockhart, Lower Daintree, Low Isles, Mabuiag Island, Macalister Range, Machans Beach, Manoora, Manunda, Mapoon, Miallo, Mission River, Moa Island, Mona Mona, Mooroobool, Mossman, Mossman Gorge, Mount Mulgrave, Mount Sheridan, Mowbray, Myola, Napranum, Newell, New Mapoon, Noah, Oak Beach, Palm Cove, Palmer, Parramatta Park, Pormpuraaw, Port Douglas, Portsmith, Redlynch, Rocky Point, Rossville, Saibai Island, Seisia, Shannonvale, Shelburne, Smithfield, Speewah, Starcke, Stewart Creek Valley, Stratford, Thornton Beach, Thursday Island, Trinity Beach, Trinity Park, Umagico, Upper Daintree, Wangetti, Weipa, Wenlock, Westcourt, White Rock, Whitfield, Whyanbeel, Wonga, Woree, Wujal Wujal, Yagoonya, Yarraden and Yorkeys Knob.