Cooktown Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Cooktown (4895) is a suburb of Northern, Far North, Queensland. It is about 1557 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Cooktown is in the federal electorate of Leichhardt.

In the 2011 census the population of Cooktown was 2,339 and is comprised of approximately 47.7% females and 52.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Cooktown is 42 years of age.

78.7% of people living in the suburb of Cooktown were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.7% England, 2.5% New Zealand, 0.9% Papua New Guinea, 0.8% Germany, 0.7% Philippines, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Japan, 0.4% Bermuda, 0.4% Thailand, 0.3% Guernsey, 0.3% Poland, 0.2% Hungary, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Denmark.

85.2% of people living in Cooktown speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.2% Australian Indigenous Languages , 1.0% Other, 0.5% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Thai, 0.3% French, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.3% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Cooktown is 25.1% No religion, 19.9% Anglican, 16.9% Catholic, 11.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.1% Lutheran, 4.5% Uniting Church, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Pentecostal, 1.9% Jehovah's Witnesses.

40.0% of people are married, 37.8% have never married and 12.9% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 99 widowed people living in Cooktown.

59.3% of the people living in Cooktown over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.6% are working on a part time basis. Cooktown has an unemployment rate of 6.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Cooktown are 16.3% Professionals, 14.9% Labourers, 14.2% Managers, 13.6% Technicians & trades workers, 11.1% Community & personal service workers, 10.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.6% Sales workers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Cooktown work in are 16.5% Public administration and safety, 13.1% Health care and social assistance, 12.1% Construction, 9.9% Accommodation and food services, 9.8% Retail trade, 8.0% Education and training, 4.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 3.1% Inadequately described/Not stated.

29.2% of homes are fully owned, and 23.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 42.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $544 per week and the median household income is $920 per week.

The median rent in Cooktown is $180 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1083 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Cooktown postcode 4895

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