Scarborough Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Scarborough (4020) is a suburb of Brisbane, Outer Northern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 31 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Scarborough is in the federal electorate of Petrie.

In the 2011 census the population of Scarborough was 7,986 and is comprised of approximately 52.3% females and 47.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Scarborough is 45 years of age.

71.3% of people living in the suburb of Scarborough were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.3% England, 5.8% New Zealand, 1.1% Scotland, 0.8% South Africa, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.6% United States of America, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% Ireland, 0.3% Russian Federation, 0.3% India, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Wales, 0.2% Italy.

90.5% of people living in Scarborough speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 0.5% German, 0.5% Dutch, 0.4% Italian, 0.4% French, 0.4% Russian, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Scarborough is 26.9% Catholic, 22.8% No religion, 19.4% Anglican, 7.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.0% Uniting Church, 3.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Lutheran, 1.8% Baptist, 1.0% Jehovah's Witnesses.

45.7% of people are married, 28.6% have never married and 13.1% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 587 widowed people living in Scarborough.

57.6% of the people living in Scarborough over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.3% are working on a part time basis. Scarborough has an unemployment rate of 6.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Scarborough are 19.9% Professionals, 16.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.9% Technicians & trades workers, 11.6% Managers, 11.5% Community & personal service workers, 10.3% Labourers, 9.2% Sales workers, 5.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Scarborough work in are 16.7% Health care and social assistance, 9.7% Manufacturing, 9.2% Retail trade, 9.0% Construction, 7.3% Education and training, 7.0% Accommodation and food services, 6.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.2% Public administration and safety, 5.7% Professional, scientific and technical services.

30.6% of homes are fully owned, and 26.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 35.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $530 per week and the median household income is $966 per week.

The median rent in Scarborough is $295 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1840 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Scarborough postcode 4020

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