Emerald Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Emerald (4720) is a suburb of Central, Central Outback, Queensland. It is about 656 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Emerald is in the federal electorate of Flynn.

In the 2011 census the population of Emerald was 13,884 and is comprised of approximately 47.8% females and 52.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Emerald is 29 years of age.

78.5% of people living in the suburb of Emerald were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.8% New Zealand, 1.3% England, 1.3% Philippines, 1.0% South Africa, 0.5% India, 0.4% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Tonga, 0.3% Fiji, 0.2% Sri Lanka, 0.2% United States of America, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Papua New Guinea, 0.2% Scotland, 0.2% Ireland.

86.8% of people living in Emerald speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Other, 0.7% Filipino , 0.5% Tagalog, 0.2% Hindi, 0.2% Sinhalese, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.2% Tamil, 0.1% Other.

The religious makeup of Emerald is 27.7% Catholic, 19.1% No religion, 17.6% Anglican, 10.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.4% Uniting Church, 3.9% Christian, nfd, 2.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.8% Pentecostal, 1.5% Lutheran, 1.3% Baptist.

50.8% of people are married, 37.4% have never married and 6.7% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 204 widowed people living in Emerald.

70.0% of the people living in Emerald over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 21.3% are working on a part time basis. Emerald has an unemployment rate of 2.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Emerald are 20.5% Technicians & trades workers, 17.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 14.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.0% Professionals, 10.0% Labourers, 9.9% Managers, 7.5% Sales workers, 6.2% Community & personal service workers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Emerald work in are 22.0% Mining, 9.3% Retail trade, 9.3% Construction, 7.4% Education and training, 6.3% Accommodation and food services, 5.6% Health care and social assistance, 5.3% Other services, 4.8% Public administration and safety, 4.3% Professional, scientific and technical services.

14.9% of homes are fully owned, and 41.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 41.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $905 per week and the median household income is $2295 per week.

The median rent in Emerald is $310 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Emerald postcode 4720

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