Birkdale Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Birkdale (4159) is a suburb of Brisbane, Eastern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 19 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Birkdale is in the federal electorate of Bowman.

In the 2011 census the population of Birkdale was 13,796 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Birkdale is 39 years of age.

75.2% of people living in the suburb of Birkdale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.8% England, 4.9% New Zealand, 1.3% South Africa, 1.2% Netherlands, 0.8% Scotland, 0.5% Germany, 0.4% India, 0.4% China , 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Indonesia.

90.0% of people living in Birkdale speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 1.1% Dutch, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.4% German, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% Vietnamese, 0.4% Greek, 0.4% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Birkdale is 25.5% Catholic, 22.5% Anglican, 19.7% No religion, 7.4% Uniting Church, 6.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.3% Baptist, 2.9% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Pentecostal, 1.3% Lutheran.

53.8% of people are married, 29.1% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 662 widowed people living in Birkdale.

59.9% of the people living in Birkdale over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.3% are working on a part time basis. Birkdale has an unemployment rate of 5.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Birkdale are 17.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 17.2% Professionals, 16.1% Technicians & trades workers, 11.1% Managers, 10.2% Sales workers, 10.0% Labourers, 9.6% Community & personal service workers, 6.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Birkdale work in are 11.6% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Retail trade, 10.9% Manufacturing, 10.4% Construction, 7.6% Education and training, 7.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.1% Public administration and safety, 6.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.4% Accommodation and food services.

34.3% of homes are fully owned, and 41.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $625 per week and the median household income is $1463 per week.

The median rent in Birkdale is $360 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Birkdale postcode 4159

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