Portsmith Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Portsmith (4870) is a suburb of Northern, Cairns, Queensland. It is about 1388 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Portsmith is in the federal electorates of Kennedy, Leichhardt.

In the 2011 census the population of Portsmith was 229 and is comprised of approximately 28.4% females and 71.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Portsmith is 40 years of age.

76.7% of people living in the suburb of Portsmith were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.5% New Zealand, 3.9% England, 2.6% Canada, 2.6% Germany, 1.7% Philippines, 1.3% Fiji, 1.3% Scotland, 1.3% Papua New Guinea.

92.6% of people living in Portsmith speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.6% German, 2.2% Other.

The religious makeup of Portsmith is 28.1% No religion, 27.2% Anglican, 19.7% Catholic, 7.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.8% Christian, nfd, 1.8% Baptist, 1.8% Other religious affiliation , 1.3% Salvation Army.

24.9% of people are married, 55.3% have never married and 15.7% are divorced and 1.4% are separated. There are 6 widowed people living in Portsmith.

75.7% of the people living in Portsmith over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 15.4% are working on a part time basis. Portsmith has an unemployment rate of 4.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Portsmith are 34.6% Technicians & trades workers, 20.3% Community & personal service workers, 16.5% Managers, 12.0% Professionals, 6.8% Labourers, 3.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 2.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Sales workers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Portsmith work in are 68.7% Public administration and safety, 6.9% Construction, 4.6% Other services, 3.1% Accommodation and food services, 3.1% Manufacturing, 2.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 2.3% Retail trade, 2.3% Inadequately described/Not stated, 2.3% Information media and telecommunications.

52.9% of homes are fully owned, and 5.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $809 per week and the median household income is $625 per week.

The median rent in Portsmith is $225 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2600 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Portsmith postcode 4870

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