Erakala Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Erakala (4740) is a suburb of Central Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Queensland. It is about 808 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Erakala is in the federal electorate of Dawson.

In the 2011 census the population of Erakala was 351 and is comprised of approximately 49.0% females and 51.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Erakala is 36 years of age.

85.5% of people living in the suburb of Erakala were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.8% New Zealand, 2.3% Malta, 2.0% England, 1.1% Northern Ireland, 1.1% Zimbabwe, 1.1% Switzerland, 0.9% South Africa.

89.5% of people living in Erakala speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.3% Other, 1.7% Maltese, 0.9% German, 0.9% Indonesian.

The religious makeup of Erakala is 35.2% Catholic, 19.9% Anglican, 19.6% No religion, 8.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.1% Uniting Church, 4.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Buddhism, 1.4% Seventh-day Adventist, 1.1% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.1% Baptist.

70.9% of people are married, 23.8% have never married and 2.3% are divorced and 1.5% are separated. There are 4 widowed people living in Erakala.

59.4% of the people living in Erakala over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.4% are working on a part time basis. Erakala has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Erakala are 23.4% Technicians & trades workers, 16.7% Professionals, 12.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 11.5% Managers, 10.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.4% Sales workers, 8.3% Labourers, 6.2% Community & personal service workers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Erakala work in are 17.1% Construction, 16.1% Retail trade, 13.5% Mining, 13.0% Health care and social assistance, 7.8% Other services, 7.3% Manufacturing, 6.2% Education and training, 4.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.1% Inadequately described/Not stated.

35.6% of homes are fully owned, and 51.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 12.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $888 per week and the median household income is $2449 per week.

The median rent in Erakala is $400 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2427 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Erakala postcode 4740

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