Hervey Bay LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Hervey Bay was 48,680 and is comprised of approximately 52.2% females and 47.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Hervey Bay is 45 years of age.

77.7% of people living in the region of Hervey Bay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.2% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 3.5% New Zealand, 0.8% Germany, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% Philippines, 0.3% India, 0.3% United States of America, 0.2% Canada.

91.7% of people living in Hervey Bay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Other, 0.6% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% French, 0.1% Tagalog, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Filipino .

The religious makeup of Hervey Bay is 24.0% Anglican, 21.3% No religion, 20.5% Catholic, 8.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.2% Uniting Church, 4.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.7% Baptist, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Lutheran, 1.2% Pentecostal.

52.2% of people are married, 25.7% have never married and 10.7% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 2995 widowed people living in Hervey Bay.

50.1% of the people living in Hervey Bay 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. Hervey Bay has an unemployment rate of 11.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Hervey Bay are 17.5% Professionals, 14.9% Technicians & trades workers, 14.0% Community & personal service workers, 12.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.9% Sales workers, 11.6% Labourers, 9.9% Managers, 5.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Hervey Bay work in are 17.6% Health care and social assistance, 13.5% Retail trade, 9.7% Accommodation and food services, 9.6% Education and training, 9.5% Construction, 5.4% Public administration and safety, 5.0% Manufacturing, 4.4% Other services, 3.9% Professional, scientific and technical services.

37.9% of homes are fully owned, and 24.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $397 per week and the median household income is $771 per week.

The median rent in Hervey Bay is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1517 per month.