Forrest Beach Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Forrest Beach (4850) is a suburb of Northern, Cairns, Queensland. It is about 1192 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Forrest Beach is in the federal electorate of Kennedy.

In the 2011 census the population of Forrest Beach was 1,233 and is comprised of approximately 49.6% females and 50.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Forrest Beach is 46 years of age.

84.7% of people living in the suburb of Forrest Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.9% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 0.9% Italy, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.4% Denmark, 0.4% Papua New Guinea, 0.4% Thailand, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Singapore, 0.3% Fiji, 0.3% Germany.

93.3% of people living in Forrest Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.5% Italian, 1.0% Other, 0.3% Thai, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% Mandarin, 0.2% Other .

The religious makeup of Forrest Beach is 31.7% Catholic, 21.0% Anglican, 14.3% No religion, 10.0% Uniting Church, 7.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 2.4% Baptist, 2.1% Lutheran, 1.1% Pentecostal.

54.4% of people are married, 25.6% have never married and 10.9% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 58 widowed people living in Forrest Beach.

58.5% of the people living in Forrest Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.8% are working on a part time basis. Forrest Beach has an unemployment rate of 4.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Forrest Beach are 19.2% Professionals, 18.8% Technicians & trades workers, 13.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.9% Labourers, 9.9% Community & personal service workers, 8.7% Managers, 8.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.7% Sales workers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forrest Beach work in are 15.7% Health care and social assistance, 14.7% Manufacturing, 11.1% Education and training, 9.7% Retail trade, 9.1% Construction, 6.4% Public administration and safety, 5.4% Accommodation and food services, 5.2% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 4.2% Other services.

45.0% of homes are fully owned, and 24.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 27.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $452 per week and the median household income is $856 per week.

The median rent in Forrest Beach is $230 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forrest Beach postcode 4850

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