West Mackay Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

West Mackay (4740) is a suburb of Central Coast, Mackay & Whitsundays, Queensland. It is about 804 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. West Mackay is in the federal electorate of Dawson.

In the 2011 census the population of West Mackay was 6,507 and is comprised of approximately 50.4% females and 49.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of West Mackay is 38 years of age.

81.0% of people living in the suburb of West Mackay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.5% Philippines, 2.2% New Zealand, 1.6% England, 0.9% South Africa, 0.5% India, 0.4% Malta, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Scotland, 0.3% Zimbabwe, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.2% Brazil, 0.2% Fiji, 0.2% Netherlands.

87.6% of people living in West Mackay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Other, 1.5% Tagalog, 0.6% Filipino , 0.5% Italian, 0.4% Maltese, 0.2% Portuguese, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.1% Punjabi.

The religious makeup of West Mackay is 35.3% Catholic, 17.2% Anglican, 15.9% No religion, 10.1% Uniting Church, 8.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Baptist, 1.3% Lutheran, 1.2% Pentecostal.

44.5% of people are married, 33.1% have never married and 9.7% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 489 widowed people living in West Mackay.

67.8% of the people living in West Mackay over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 23.6% are working on a part time basis. West Mackay has an unemployment rate of 3.6%.

The main occupations of people living in West Mackay are 21.9% Technicians & trades workers, 16.1% Professionals, 13.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.6% Labourers, 10.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.9% Managers, 8.8% Community & personal service workers, 8.6% Sales workers, 1.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from West Mackay work in are 11.8% Health care and social assistance, 10.3% Manufacturing, 9.8% Construction, 9.7% Retail trade, 8.0% Mining, 7.5% Accommodation and food services, 6.4% Education and training, 6.0% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.5% Other services.

31.7% of homes are fully owned, and 28.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 36.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $670 per week and the median household income is $1293 per week.

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

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for West Mackay postcode 4740

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