Cairns City Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Cairns City (4870) is a suburb of Northern, Cairns, Queensland. It is about 1389 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Cairns City is in the federal electorate of Leichhardt.

In the 2011 census the population of Cairns City was 2,180 and is comprised of approximately 46.2% females and 53.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Cairns City is 40 years of age.

47.5% of people living in the suburb of Cairns City were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.3% England, 4.5% New Zealand, 3.1% Japan, 2.9% Korea, Republic of , 1.4% India, 1.3% China , 1.0% Scotland, 1.0% Germany, 1.0% United States of America, 0.9% Italy, 0.9% South Africa, 0.8% Papua New Guinea, 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% France.

63.4% of people living in Cairns City speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 17.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.2% Korean, 3.0% Japanese, 2.6% Other, 1.7% Mandarin, 1.6% Italian, 0.9% German, 0.8% French, 0.6% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Cairns City is 25.7% No religion, 21.7% Catholic, 19.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 13.0% Anglican, 3.5% Buddhism, 3.1% Uniting Church, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.3% Other Religious Groups, 1.0% Eastern Orthodox.

36.9% of people are married, 44.0% have never married and 11.6% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 78 widowed people living in Cairns City.

62.4% of the people living in Cairns City over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 21.7% are working on a part time basis. Cairns City has an unemployment rate of 9.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Cairns City are 20.9% Professionals, 19.6% Managers, 12.0% Sales workers, 11.0% Community & personal service workers, 11.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.1% Technicians & trades workers, 8.8% Labourers, 4.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cairns City work in are 20.7% Accommodation and food services, 11.6% Retail trade, 10.3% Health care and social assistance, 6.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.9% Public administration and safety, 5.1% Administrative and support services, 5.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.7% Education and training, 4.6% Rental, hiring and real estate services.

26.1% of homes are fully owned, and 19.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 49.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $718 per week and the median household income is $1276 per week.

The median rent in Cairns City is $323 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2100 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Cairns City postcode 4870

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