Petrie Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Petrie (4502) is a suburb of Brisbane, Outer Northern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 24 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Petrie is in the federal electorate of Dickson.

In the 2011 census the population of Petrie was 8,499 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Petrie is 34 years of age.

78.5% of people living in the suburb of Petrie were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.9% England, 4.6% New Zealand, 1.0% South Africa, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% Philippines, 0.4% Papua New Guinea, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% Wales, 0.3% India, 0.2% Germany, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Zimbabwe, 0.2% Ireland.

92.9% of people living in Petrie speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Other, 0.4% Samoan, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Italian, 0.2% German, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% French.

The religious makeup of Petrie is 25.0% No religion, 23.3% Catholic, 18.5% Anglican, 7.1% Uniting Church, 6.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.5% Christian, nfd, 2.8% Baptist, 1.6% Lutheran, 1.3% Pentecostal.

53.0% of people are married, 32.2% have never married and 8.9% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 181 widowed people living in Petrie.

61.4% of the people living in Petrie over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.3% are working on a part time basis. Petrie has an unemployment rate of 5.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Petrie are 19.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.2% Professionals, 16.2% Technicians & trades workers, 10.1% Community & personal service workers, 9.8% Sales workers, 9.6% Managers, 9.1% Labourers, 7.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Petrie work in are 12.4% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Retail trade, 10.0% Manufacturing, 8.8% Public administration and safety, 8.8% Construction, 7.6% Education and training, 6.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.3% Accommodation and food services.

25.0% of homes are fully owned, and 51.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 22.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $673 per week and the median household income is $1491 per week.

The median rent in Petrie is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1870 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Petrie postcode 4502

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