Russell Island Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Russell Island (4184) is a suburb of Brisbane, Eastern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 40 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Russell Island is in the federal electorate of Bowman.

In the 2011 census the population of Russell Island was 2,473 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Russell Island is 51 years of age.

68.7% of people living in the suburb of Russell Island were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.0% New Zealand, 5.6% England, 1.0% Philippines, 1.0% Scotland, 0.9% Germany, 0.6% Hungary, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Indonesia, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Thailand, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% Finland.

85.9% of people living in Russell Island speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Other, 0.5% German, 0.4% Hungarian, 0.4% Filipino , 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Vietnamese, 0.3% French, 0.3% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Russell Island is 23.2% No religion, 21.7% Anglican, 18.1% Catholic, 13.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Uniting Church, 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.1% Christian, nfd, 1.8% Buddhism, 1.5% Lutheran, 1.5% Baptist.

41.8% of people are married, 27.0% have never married and 18.5% are divorced and 6.0% are separated. There are 139 widowed people living in Russell Island.

41.4% of the people living in Russell Island over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.0% are working on a part time basis. Russell Island has an unemployment rate of 19.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Russell Island are 16.5% Technicians & trades workers, 16.0% Labourers, 13.5% Professionals, 12.1% Sales workers, 11.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.7% Community & personal service workers, 10.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.7% Managers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Russell Island work in are 15.1% Construction, 13.2% Retail trade, 12.0% Health care and social assistance, 9.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 8.4% Manufacturing, 6.3% Education and training, 5.6% Accommodation and food services, 4.7% Wholesale trade, 4.4% Professional, scientific and technical services.

37.1% of homes are fully owned, and 25.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $347 per week and the median household income is $587 per week.

The median rent in Russell Island is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1083 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Russell Island postcode 4184

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