Whitfield Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Whitfield (4870) is a suburb of Northern, Cairns, Queensland. It is about 1394 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Whitfield is in the federal electorate of Leichhardt.

In the 2011 census the population of Whitfield was 4,176 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Whitfield is 41 years of age.

74.2% of people living in the suburb of Whitfield were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.6% England, 3.4% New Zealand, 1.5% Papua New Guinea, 1.1% Japan, 0.7% Germany, 0.7% Scotland, 0.5% Canada, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% France, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Malaysia, 0.3% India.

84.9% of people living in Whitfield speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Japanese, 1.7% Other, 1.2% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.6% Italian, 0.6% German, 0.3% French, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.2% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Whitfield is 26.5% No religion, 25.3% Catholic, 17.1% Anglican, 10.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.1% Uniting Church, 4.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Buddhism, 1.1% Lutheran, 1.0% Other religious affiliation .

45.8% of people are married, 33.9% have never married and 10.6% are divorced and 2.8% are separated. There are 231 widowed people living in Whitfield.

61.1% of the people living in Whitfield over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.3% are working on a part time basis. Whitfield has an unemployment rate of 4.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Whitfield are 26.8% Professionals, 15.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.9% Managers, 11.8% Technicians & trades workers, 11.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.3% Sales workers, 6.7% Labourers, 4.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Whitfield work in are 16.7% Health care and social assistance, 9.3% Retail trade, 9.0% Education and training, 8.0% Public administration and safety, 7.9% Accommodation and food services, 7.7% Construction, 7.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 3.8% Administrative and support services.

32.4% of homes are fully owned, and 34.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $704 per week and the median household income is $1256 per week.

The median rent in Whitfield is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Whitfield postcode 4870

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