Smithfield Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Smithfield (4878) is a suburb of Northern, Cairns, Queensland. It is about 1402 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Smithfield is in the federal electorate of Leichhardt.

In the 2011 census the population of Smithfield was 3,707 and is comprised of approximately 50.4% females and 49.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Smithfield is 36 years of age.

69.0% of people living in the suburb of Smithfield were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.1% England, 3.3% New Zealand, 1.2% Papua New Guinea, 1.1% Philippines, 0.8% South Africa, 0.8% Germany, 0.8% Japan, 0.7% United States of America, 0.7% Netherlands, 0.6% Scotland, 0.6% India, 0.4% Fiji, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Indonesia.

82.0% of people living in Smithfield speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Other, 0.9% German, 0.9% Japanese, 0.7% Dutch, 0.7% Italian, 0.6% Mandarin, 0.5% French, 0.4% Indonesian.

The religious makeup of Smithfield is 26.3% No religion, 24.5% Catholic, 16.0% Anglican, 11.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.3% Uniting Church, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.9% Lutheran, 1.8% Buddhism, 1.6% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Pentecostal.

44.4% of people are married, 39.2% have never married and 9.5% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 106 widowed people living in Smithfield.

55.3% of the people living in Smithfield over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.5% are working on a part time basis. Smithfield has an unemployment rate of 6.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Smithfield are 18.7% Professionals, 16.6% Technicians & trades workers, 13.8% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.1% Community & personal service workers, 12.1% Sales workers, 10.3% Managers, 8.3% Labourers, 5.0% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.1% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Smithfield work in are 13.3% Retail trade, 11.6% Health care and social assistance, 10.1% Construction, 9.9% Accommodation and food services, 9.9% Education and training, 7.4% Public administration and safety, 6.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.3% Manufacturing.

24.5% of homes are fully owned, and 39.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 34.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $569 per week and the median household income is $1235 per week.

The median rent in Smithfield is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1746 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Smithfield postcode 4878

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