Torquay Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Torquay (4655) is a suburb of Central Coast, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Queensland. It is about 243 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Torquay is in the federal electorate of Hinkler.

In the 2011 census the population of Torquay was 6,026 and is comprised of approximately 53.5% females and 46.5% males.

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

78.4% of people living in the suburb of Torquay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.0% England, 3.5% New Zealand, 0.8% Germany, 0.8% Scotland, 0.6% Philippines, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% India, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% China , 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Italy.

92.3% of people living in Torquay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% German, 0.5% Other, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% French, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.1% Polish, 0.1% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Torquay is 23.0% No religion, 22.9% Anglican, 19.5% Catholic, 8.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.1% Uniting Church, 4.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Christian, nfd, 2.5% Lutheran, 2.3% Baptist, 1.4% Pentecostal.

44.4% of people are married, 27.5% have never married and 12.8% are divorced and 4.6% are separated. There are 533 widowed people living in Torquay.

48.8% of the people living in Torquay over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.3% are working on a part time basis. Torquay has an unemployment rate of 13.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Torquay are 15.3% Technicians & trades workers, 15.0% Professionals, 14.7% Community & personal service workers, 12.8% Labourers, 12.6% Sales workers, 12.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.8% Managers, 5.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Torquay work in are 17.2% Health care and social assistance, 14.4% Retail trade, 12.1% Accommodation and food services, 8.7% Education and training, 8.7% Construction, 5.1% Public administration and safety, 4.5% Manufacturing, 4.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.1% Transport, postal and warehousing.

33.5% of homes are fully owned, and 17.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 42.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $387 per week and the median household income is $678 per week.

The median rent in Torquay is $225 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1460 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Torquay postcode 4655

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