Cairns North Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Cairns North (4870) is a suburb of Northern, Cairns, Queensland. It is about 1392 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Cairns North is in the federal electorate of Leichhardt.

In the 2011 census the population of Cairns North was 4,444 and is comprised of approximately 47.6% females and 52.4% males.

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

52.8% of people living in the suburb of Cairns North were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.2% England, 4.7% New Zealand, 2.7% India, 2.5% Japan, 1.8% Papua New Guinea, 1.1% China , 1.1% Philippines, 0.9% Germany, 0.9% Korea, Republic of , 0.6% France, 0.6% Canada, 0.6% Vietnam, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Zimbabwe.

65.6% of people living in Cairns North speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 14.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.4% Other, 2.7% Japanese, 1.4% Australian Indigenous Languages , 1.3% Mandarin, 1.1% German, 0.9% Other, 0.8% Korean, 0.7% French.

The religious makeup of Cairns North is 27.6% No religion, 19.6% Catholic, 17.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 14.1% Anglican, 3.4% Buddhism, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Uniting Church, 1.8% Hinduism, 1.6% Other religious affiliation , 1.6% Christian, nfd.

27.6% of people are married, 53.0% have never married and 12.7% are divorced and 4.1% are separated. There are 100 widowed people living in Cairns North.

62.3% of the people living in Cairns North 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. Cairns North has an unemployment rate of 8.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Cairns North are 24.3% Professionals, 15.1% Community & personal service workers, 13.6% Technicians & trades workers, 11.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.0% Managers, 9.6% Sales workers, 9.2% Labourers, 4.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cairns North work in are 17.7% Accommodation and food services, 16.0% Health care and social assistance, 10.6% Public administration and safety, 9.4% Retail trade, 7.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.1% Education and training, 4.8% Construction, 4.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 3.5% Administrative and support services.

12.4% of homes are fully owned, and 17.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 66.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $651 per week and the median household income is $1026 per week.

The median rent in Cairns North is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Cairns North postcode 4870

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