Black River Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Black River (4818) is a suburb of Northern, Townsville, Queensland. It is about 1125 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Black River is in the federal electorate of Herbert.

In the 2011 census the population of Black River was 1,522 and is comprised of approximately 48.4% females and 51.6% males.

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

82.6% of people living in the suburb of Black River were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.1% New Zealand, 2.4% England, 0.6% Papua New Guinea, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Philippines, 0.4% Denmark, 0.3% India, 0.3% Scotland, 0.3% China , 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% Cambodia.

89.5% of people living in Black River speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Other, 0.2% Khmer, 0.2% Filipino , 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% German, 0.2% Greek.

The religious makeup of Black River is 26.3% Catholic, 20.1% Anglican, 19.7% No religion, 12.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.1% Uniting Church, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.8% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Baptist, 1.4% Pentecostal, 1.3% Lutheran.

51.0% of people are married, 33.3% have never married and 9.7% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 38 widowed people living in Black River.

63.4% of the people living in Black River over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.8% are working on a part time basis. Black River has an unemployment rate of 4.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Black River are 21.5% Technicians & trades workers, 14.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 11.3% Labourers, 11.1% Sales workers, 9.6% Managers, 9.4% Professionals, 8.1% Community & personal service workers, 1.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Black River work in are 16.3% Construction, 11.9% Retail trade, 10.7% Manufacturing, 7.4% Other services, 7.3% Health care and social assistance, 7.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.4% Public administration and safety, 6.4% Education and training, 4.8% Accommodation and food services.

33.0% of homes are fully owned, and 54.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 11.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $616 per week and the median household income is $1517 per week.

The median rent in Black River is $200 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1777 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Black River postcode 4818

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