Wavell Heights Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Wavell Heights (4012) is a suburb of Brisbane, Northern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 8 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Wavell Heights is in the federal electorate of Lilley.

In the 2011 census the population of Wavell Heights was 9,435 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Wavell Heights is 36 years of age.

78.5% of people living in the suburb of Wavell Heights were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.7% New Zealand, 3.2% England, 0.8% Philippines, 0.8% India, 0.6% Italy, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Papua New Guinea, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Germany, 0.4% Fiji, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% China , 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Burma .

87.8% of people living in Wavell Heights speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.0% Other, 1.3% Italian, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.5% Tagalog, 0.5% French, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.4% German, 0.3% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Wavell Heights is 34.1% Catholic, 22.2% No religion, 16.8% Anglican, 5.5% Uniting Church, 5.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Baptist, 1.0% Pentecostal, 1.0% Other religious affiliation .

48.8% of people are married, 34.1% have never married and 9.0% are divorced and 2.5% are separated. There are 420 widowed people living in Wavell Heights.

63.4% of the people living in Wavell Heights 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. Wavell Heights has an unemployment rate of 4.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Wavell Heights are 26.9% Professionals, 19.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.6% Managers, 12.1% Technicians & trades workers, 9.4% Sales workers, 7.6% Community & personal service workers, 5.7% Labourers, 3.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Wavell Heights work in are 12.7% Health care and social assistance, 9.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 9.3% Public administration and safety, 8.8% Retail trade, 7.7% Construction, 7.6% Education and training, 7.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.0% Manufacturing, 4.8% Accommodation and food services.

31.8% of homes are fully owned, and 39.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 26.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $770 per week and the median household income is $1663 per week.

The median rent in Wavell Heights is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Wavell Heights postcode 4012

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