Atherton Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Atherton (4883) is a suburb of Northern, Cairns, Queensland. It is about 1374 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Atherton is in the federal electorate of Kennedy.

In the 2011 census the population of Atherton was 7,287 and is comprised of approximately 53.4% females and 46.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Atherton is 41 years of age.

80.0% of people living in the suburb of Atherton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.1% England, 2.0% New Zealand, 1.1% Italy, 0.8% Germany, 0.5% Philippines, 0.5% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% Scotland, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% United States of America, 0.2% India, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% Korea, Republic of , 0.2% Thailand, 0.2% Indonesia.

88.3% of people living in Atherton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.8% Italian, 0.9% Other, 0.6% German, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.2% Thai, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% French.

The religious makeup of Atherton is 25.4% Catholic, 22.6% No religion, 16.1% Anglican, 10.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.4% Uniting Church, 4.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 4.0% Christian, nfd, 2.1% Pentecostal, 1.6% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.4% Baptist.

46.1% of people are married, 31.5% have never married and 9.9% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 504 widowed people living in Atherton.

54.4% of the people living in Atherton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.8% are working on a part time basis. Atherton has an unemployment rate of 6.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Atherton are 15.2% Professionals, 14.8% Labourers, 14.3% Technicians & trades workers, 12.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.0% Community & personal service workers, 12.0% Managers, 11.8% Sales workers, 5.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Atherton work in are 15.5% Retail trade, 13.1% Health care and social assistance, 8.6% Education and training, 8.1% Accommodation and food services, 7.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 7.3% Construction, 7.0% Public administration and safety, 4.9% Manufacturing, 4.4% Other services.

34.6% of homes are fully owned, and 22.1% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $467 per week and the median household income is $817 per week.

The median rent in Atherton is $220 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1570 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Atherton postcode 4883

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