Longreach Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Longreach (4730) is a suburb of Central, Central Outback, Queensland. It is about 988 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Longreach is in the federal electorate of Maranoa.

In the 2011 census the population of Longreach was 3,356 and is comprised of approximately 52.2% females and 47.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Longreach is 32 years of age.

87.6% of people living in the suburb of Longreach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.4% New Zealand, 1.1% England, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% Canada, 0.3% China , 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Scotland, 0.2% Papua New Guinea, 0.2% India, 0.1% Zambia, 0.1% Zimbabwe, 0.1% South Eastern Europe, nfd, 0.1% Netherlands, 0.1% Ireland.

93.7% of people living in Longreach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Other, 0.2% Filipino , 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.1% Japanese, 0.1% Vietnamese, 0.1% Sinhalese, 0.1% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Longreach is 31.8% Catholic, 24.0% Anglican, 14.9% No religion, 8.8% Uniting Church, 8.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.7% Baptist, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.7% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Pentecostal, 0.9% Salvation Army.

42.7% of people are married, 39.2% have never married and 8.3% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 161 widowed people living in Longreach.

69.4% of the people living in Longreach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 23.4% are working on a part time basis. Longreach has an unemployment rate of 2.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Longreach are 16.6% Technicians & trades workers, 16.5% Professionals, 13.5% Managers, 12.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.4% Labourers, 10.8% Community & personal service workers, 8.6% Sales workers, 6.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Longreach work in are 13.6% Health care and social assistance, 12.0% Retail trade, 10.8% Education and training, 9.2% Public administration and safety, 8.9% Construction, 7.6% Accommodation and food services, 6.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 5.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.1% Other services.

27.4% of homes are fully owned, and 26.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 42.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $690 per week and the median household income is $1205 per week.

The median rent in Longreach is $160 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Longreach postcode 4730

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