Forestdale Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Forestdale (4118) is a suburb of Brisbane, Southern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 22 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Forestdale is in the federal electorate of Wright.

In the 2011 census the population of Forestdale was 2,520 and is comprised of approximately 48.6% females and 51.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Forestdale is 39 years of age.

71.3% of people living in the suburb of Forestdale were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.3% England, 3.5% New Zealand, 1.9% Taiwan, 1.4% Vietnam, 1.2% South Africa, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% Netherlands, 0.7% Hong Kong , 0.7% Germany, 0.6% Singapore, 0.6% Fiji, 0.5% El Salvador, 0.5% United States of America, 0.4% Croatia.

81.6% of people living in Forestdale speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.8% Mandarin, 2.2% Vietnamese, 1.9% Other, 1.3% Spanish, 0.9% Cantonese, 0.9% Greek, 0.6% Russian, 0.6% German.

The religious makeup of Forestdale is 25.1% Catholic, 21.2% Anglican, 17.2% No religion, 7.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.1% Uniting Church, 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.5% Buddhism, 3.1% Baptist, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Eastern Orthodox.

61.9% of people are married, 29.1% have never married and 4.8% are divorced and 1.9% are separated. There are 48 widowed people living in Forestdale.

60.2% of the people living in Forestdale over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.5% are working on a part time basis. Forestdale has an unemployment rate of 4.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Forestdale are 19.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 18.7% Professionals, 16.1% Technicians & trades workers, 15.3% Managers, 8.7% Sales workers, 7.0% Community & personal service workers, 6.7% Labourers, 6.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forestdale work in are 13.2% Manufacturing, 11.4% Construction, 10.0% Health care and social assistance, 9.8% Retail trade, 8.0% Education and training, 7.6% Wholesale trade, 6.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.9% Accommodation and food services.

41.0% of homes are fully owned, and 51.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 5.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $682 per week and the median household income is $2126 per week.

The median rent in Forestdale is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forestdale postcode 4118

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