Rainbow Beach Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Rainbow Beach (4581) is a suburb of Central Coast, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Queensland. It is about 174 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Rainbow Beach is in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

In the 2011 census the population of Rainbow Beach was 1,103 and is comprised of approximately 47.3% females and 52.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Rainbow Beach is 48 years of age.

80.1% of people living in the suburb of Rainbow Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.8% England, 2.5% New Zealand, 1.1% South Africa, 1.0% Germany, 0.7% Canada, 0.7% Switzerland, 0.6% United States of America, 0.5% China , 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% Vietnam, 0.5% Kenya, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% France, 0.3% Poland.

91.5% of people living in Rainbow Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.0% Other, 1.0% German, 0.5% Thai, 0.5% French, 0.3% Arabic, 0.3% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Rainbow Beach is 24.0% Anglican, 22.1% No religion, 20.5% Catholic, 10.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.9% Uniting Church, 5.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Lutheran, 1.8% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Other religious affiliation , 1.0% Buddhism.

53.9% of people are married, 25.8% have never married and 12.6% are divorced and 4.0% are separated. There are 34 widowed people living in Rainbow Beach.

47.1% of the people living in Rainbow Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 35.2% are working on a part time basis. Rainbow Beach has an unemployment rate of 8.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Rainbow Beach are 19.7% Managers, 14.4% Community & personal service workers, 14.2% Labourers, 12.6% Technicians & trades workers, 11.2% Sales workers, 11.2% Professionals, 8.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 6.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Rainbow Beach work in are 29.3% Accommodation and food services, 14.2% Retail trade, 7.3% Manufacturing, 7.1% Education and training, 6.9% Construction, 4.8% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.6% Administrative and support services, 4.3% Other services, 4.1% Arts and recreation services.

39.7% of homes are fully owned, and 17.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $456 per week and the median household income is $737 per week.

The median rent in Rainbow Beach is $220 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1608 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Rainbow Beach postcode 4581

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