Machans Beach Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Machans Beach (4878) is a suburb of Northern, Cairns, Queensland. It is about 1397 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Machans Beach is in the federal electorate of Leichhardt.

In the 2011 census the population of Machans Beach was 941 and is comprised of approximately 50.6% females and 49.4% males.

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

74.9% of people living in the suburb of Machans Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.8% England, 4.5% New Zealand, 1.8% Germany, 1.3% Papua New Guinea, 1.1% United States of America, 1.0% Thailand, 0.6% Italy, 0.5% Japan, 0.5% Canada, 0.5% Austria, 0.5% Singapore, 0.5% Malaysia, 0.5% Switzerland, 0.4% South Africa.

86.7% of people living in Machans Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.4% Other, 1.2% German, 0.8% Spanish, 0.7% Japanese, 0.4% Portuguese, 0.4% Sinhalese, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Thai.

The religious makeup of Machans Beach is 37.3% No religion, 20.2% Catholic, 12.5% Anglican, 10.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Uniting Church, 3.0% Buddhism, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.6% Other religious affiliation , 1.5% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Pentecostal.

33.6% of people are married, 46.2% have never married and 14.2% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 22 widowed people living in Machans Beach.

53.9% of the people living in Machans Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.6% are working on a part time basis. Machans Beach has an unemployment rate of 9.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Machans Beach are 27.4% Professionals, 16.8% Technicians & trades workers, 13.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.4% Managers, 9.7% Sales workers, 8.4% Community & personal service workers, 8.4% Labourers, 3.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Machans Beach work in are 15.9% Health care and social assistance, 10.6% Retail trade, 10.2% Construction, 9.3% Education and training, 8.4% Public administration and safety, 6.9% Accommodation and food services, 6.6% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.3% Manufacturing, 5.1% Other services.

23.7% of homes are fully owned, and 39.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $622 per week and the median household income is $1167 per week.

The median rent in Machans Beach is $275 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1369 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Machans Beach postcode 4878

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