Westlake Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Westlake (4074) is a suburb of Brisbane, Western Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 15 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Westlake is in the federal electorate of Oxley.

In the 2011 census the population of Westlake was 4,380 and is comprised of approximately 49.6% females and 50.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Westlake is 41 years of age.

62.7% of people living in the suburb of Westlake were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.6% England, 3.4% New Zealand, 2.8% South Africa, 2.4% Vietnam, 1.6% Sri Lanka, 1.6% China , 1.1% Malaysia, 1.0% Scotland, 1.0% Fiji, 0.9% India, 0.9% Taiwan, 0.8% Singapore, 0.7% Hong Kong , 0.6% Zimbabwe.

75.4% of people living in Westlake speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.9% Vietnamese, 3.3% Cantonese, 3.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.7% Mandarin, 1.9% Tamil, 1.8% Other, 1.1% Hindi, 0.5% Spanish, 0.5% Arabic.

The religious makeup of Westlake is 22.4% Catholic, 18.4% Anglican, 17.6% No religion, 8.3% Uniting Church, 6.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.9% Buddhism, 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.6% Hinduism, 2.9% Baptist, 2.9% Lutheran.

62.3% of people are married, 28.0% have never married and 5.2% are divorced and 2.1% are separated. There are 86 widowed people living in Westlake.

63.0% of the people living in Westlake over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.8% are working on a part time basis. Westlake has an unemployment rate of 3.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Westlake are 30.4% Professionals, 17.3% Managers, 15.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.6% Sales workers, 9.9% Technicians & trades workers, 7.6% Community & personal service workers, 4.2% Labourers, 2.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Westlake work in are 12.7% Health care and social assistance, 11.6% Professional, scientific and technical services, 11.2% Retail trade, 10.6% Education and training, 7.1% Manufacturing, 6.9% Construction, 6.7% Public administration and safety, 5.4% Accommodation and food services, 5.1% Wholesale trade.

39.9% of homes are fully owned, and 46.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 12.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $770 per week and the median household income is $2262 per week.

The median rent in Westlake is $429 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2150 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Westlake postcode 4074

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