Mackay LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Mackay was 77,293 and is comprised of approximately 48.8% females and 51.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Mackay is 35 years of age.

79.6% of people living in the region of Mackay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.1% New Zealand, 2.9% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 1.4% South Africa, 1.2% Philippines, 0.4% India, 0.3% Germany, 0.3% Malta, 0.2% Netherlands, 0.2% United States of America.

88.3% of people living in Mackay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.7% Other, 0.6% Tagalog, 0.4% Filipino , 0.3% Italian, 0.3% German, 0.2% Maltese, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.1% Thai.

The religious makeup of Mackay is 28.3% Catholic, 19.9% No religion, 18.0% Anglican, 9.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 9.0% Uniting Church, 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Pentecostal, 1.4% Lutheran, 1.3% Baptist.

48.4% of people are married, 34.8% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 3067 widowed people living in Mackay.

67.0% of the people living in Mackay over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 23.2% are working on a part time basis. Mackay has an unemployment rate of 3.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Mackay are 21.4% Technicians & trades workers, 14.5% Professionals, 13.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.8% Labourers, 9.3% Sales workers, 9.1% Managers, 7.6% Community & personal service workers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Mackay work in are 10.8% Retail trade, 10.6% Construction, 10.4% Mining, 9.6% Health care and social assistance, 9.3% Manufacturing, 6.3% Accommodation and food services, 6.0% Education and training, 5.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.5% Other services.

27.2% of homes are fully owned, and 36.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $728 per week and the median household income is $1603 per week.

The median rent in Mackay is $330 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.