Brighton Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Brighton (4017) is a suburb of Brisbane, Northern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 19 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Brighton is in the federal electorate of Lilley.

In the 2011 census the population of Brighton was 9,012 and is comprised of approximately 51.1% females and 48.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Brighton is 40 years of age.

78.4% of people living in the suburb of Brighton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.3% England, 4.3% New Zealand, 0.8% Scotland, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Ireland, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Papua New Guinea, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% India, 0.3% Fiji, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% Canada.

91.4% of people living in Brighton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Other, 0.5% German, 0.3% French, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% Filipino , 0.2% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Brighton is 27.6% Catholic, 24.2% No religion, 18.1% Anglican, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.5% Uniting Church, 3.7% Baptist, 3.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Pentecostal, 1.0% Lutheran.

47.4% of people are married, 31.5% have never married and 11.5% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 454 widowed people living in Brighton.

61.8% of the people living in Brighton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.2% are working on a part time basis. Brighton has an unemployment rate of 4.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Brighton are 20.6% Professionals, 17.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.7% Technicians & trades workers, 10.5% Managers, 10.5% Labourers, 9.3% Community & personal service workers, 8.5% Sales workers, 6.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Brighton work in are 14.1% Health care and social assistance, 9.5% Manufacturing, 8.8% Retail trade, 8.6% Construction, 8.0% Public administration and safety, 8.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.9% Education and training, 6.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.9% Accommodation and food services.

33.1% of homes are fully owned, and 39.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $618 per week and the median household income is $1309 per week.

The median rent in Brighton is $320 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1972 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Brighton postcode 4017

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