Freshwater Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Freshwater (4870) is a suburb of Northern, Cairns, Queensland. It is about 1397 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Freshwater is in the federal electorate of Leichhardt.

In the 2011 census the population of Freshwater was 2,104 and is comprised of approximately 52.8% females and 47.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Freshwater is 39 years of age.

75.2% of people living in the suburb of Freshwater were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.8% England, 3.7% New Zealand, 1.4% Papua New Guinea, 1.2% Japan, 0.9% Scotland, 0.7% South Africa, 0.7% Germany, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.6% United States of America, 0.4% Sri Lanka, 0.4% Canada, 0.3% Thailand, 0.3% Hong Kong , 0.3% Ireland.

88.0% of people living in Freshwater speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Japanese, 1.2% Other, 0.9% German, 0.6% French, 0.4% Thai, 0.3% Sinhalese, 0.3% Indonesian, 0.3% Australian Indigenous Languages .

The religious makeup of Freshwater is 31.1% No religion, 21.5% Catholic, 17.3% Anglican, 9.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.6% Uniting Church, 3.1% Christian, nfd, 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Buddhism, 1.8% Lutheran, 1.7% Other religious affiliation .

43.5% of people are married, 38.5% have never married and 11.6% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 47 widowed people living in Freshwater.

62.6% of the people living in Freshwater over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.5% are working on a part time basis. Freshwater has an unemployment rate of 4.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Freshwater are 27.2% Professionals, 14.1% Managers, 13.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.6% Technicians & trades workers, 11.8% Community & personal service workers, 9.8% Sales workers, 5.9% Labourers, 3.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Freshwater work in are 17.9% Health care and social assistance, 11.8% Retail trade, 10.7% Education and training, 8.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 7.9% Public administration and safety, 6.8% Accommodation and food services, 5.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.9% Construction, 3.9% Administrative and support services.

29.1% of homes are fully owned, and 36.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 32.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $750 per week and the median household income is $1354 per week.

The median rent in Freshwater is $260 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Freshwater postcode 4870

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