Lawnton Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Lawnton (4501) is a suburb of Brisbane, Outer Northern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 21 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Lawnton is in the federal electorate of Dickson.

In the 2011 census the population of Lawnton was 5,356 and is comprised of approximately 50.9% females and 49.1% males.

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

78.2% of people living in the suburb of Lawnton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.0% New Zealand, 4.0% England, 1.0% Philippines, 0.9% India, 0.7% South Africa, 0.5% Papua New Guinea, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Fiji, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Malaysia, 0.2% Samoa.

90.7% of people living in Lawnton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Other, 0.8% Hindi, 0.6% Tagalog, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Other, 0.3% German, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Lawnton is 25.0% No religion, 22.5% Catholic, 18.0% Anglican, 7.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.4% Uniting Church, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.3% Christian, nfd, 2.4% Baptist, 2.0% Pentecostal, 1.3% Other religious affiliation .

42.2% of people are married, 36.8% have never married and 11.6% are divorced and 4.0% are separated. There are 233 widowed people living in Lawnton.

61.0% of the people living in Lawnton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.3% are working on a part time basis. Lawnton has an unemployment rate of 8.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Lawnton are 19.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.6% Technicians & trades workers, 14.9% Professionals, 12.5% Labourers, 9.8% Community & personal service workers, 9.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.1% Sales workers, 6.7% Managers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Lawnton work in are 13.2% Health care and social assistance, 11.6% Manufacturing, 10.7% Retail trade, 8.4% Construction, 7.6% Public administration and safety, 7.1% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.5% Education and training, 5.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.3% Accommodation and food services.

24.4% of homes are fully owned, and 38.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 34.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $559 per week and the median household income is $1081 per week.

The median rent in Lawnton is $270 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Lawnton postcode 4501

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