Thursday Island Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Thursday Island (4875) is a suburb of Northern, Far North, Queensland. It is about 2191 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Thursday Island is in the federal electorate of Leichhardt.

In the 2011 census the population of Thursday Island was 2,610 and is comprised of approximately 51.0% females and 49.0% males.

The median/average age of the population of Thursday Island is 28 years of age.

82.6% of people living in the suburb of Thursday Island were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 1.6% Papua New Guinea, 1.1% England, 1.0% New Zealand, 0.3% Scotland, 0.2% Japan, 0.2% Hong Kong , 0.2% Malaysia, 0.2% Germany, 0.2% Northern Ireland, 0.2% Sri Lanka, 0.2% Fiji, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Italy, 0.1% Vietnam.

47.7% of people living in Thursday Island speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 19.8% Australian Indigenous Languages , 19.2% Other, 11.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% German, 0.1% Hindi, 0.1% Portuguese, 0.1% French.

The religious makeup of Thursday Island is 36.0% Anglican, 16.4% Catholic, 12.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 12.1% Pentecostal, 8.7% No religion, 4.1% Uniting Church, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Other Religious Groups, 1.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.0% Other religious affiliation .

31.7% of people are married, 54.2% have never married and 6.2% are divorced and 3.5% are separated. There are 79 widowed people living in Thursday Island.

63.1% of the people living in Thursday Island over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 20.6% are working on a part time basis. Thursday Island has an unemployment rate of 4.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Thursday Island are 21.6% Professionals, 17.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.6% Community & personal service workers, 13.2% Labourers, 12.1% Managers, 9.7% Technicians & trades workers, 4.9% Sales workers, 4.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 3.4% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Thursday Island work in are 24.7% Health care and social assistance, 20.4% Public administration and safety, 14.7% Education and training, 7.3% Retail trade, 6.4% Construction, 5.8% Accommodation and food services, 5.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.3% Inadequately described/Not stated, 2.5% Administrative and support services.

6.3% of homes are fully owned, and 3.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 83.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $707 per week and the median household income is $1712 per week.

The median rent in Thursday Island is $115 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Thursday Island postcode 4875

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