Palm Island Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Palm Island (4816) is a suburb of Northern, Townsville, Queensland. It is about 1171 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Palm Island is in the federal electorate of Herbert.

In the 2011 census the population of Palm Island was 2,381 and is comprised of approximately 47.2% females and 52.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Palm Island is 24 years of age.

99.1% of people living in the suburb of Palm Island were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth wer.

94.0% of people living in Palm Island speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Other, 1.1% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.1% Sinhalese, 0.1% Mandarin, 0.1% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Palm Island is 47.4% Catholic, 23.1% Anglican, 10.9% No religion, 6.4% Baptist, 5.5% Other Protestant, 1.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 1.2% Uniting Church, 1.2% Pentecostal, 0.7% Christian, nfd, 0.5% Jehovah's Witnesses.

10.5% of people are married, 84.0% have never married and 1.3% are divorced and 1.9% are separated. There are 37 widowed people living in Palm Island.

43.5% of the people living in Palm Island over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 26.5% are working on a part time basis. Palm Island has an unemployment rate of 25.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Palm Island are 29.1% Labourers, 20.4% Community & personal service workers, 14.5% Professionals, 9.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.7% Technicians & trades workers, 5.6% Managers, 4.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 4.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 3.4% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Palm Island work in are 22.6% Public administration and safety, 21.6% Health care and social assistance, 19.8% Other services, 14.6% Education and training, 5.1% Construction, 3.1% Inadequately described/Not stated, 3.0% Administrative and support services, 2.3% Retail trade, 1.9% Professional, scientific and technical services.

4.1% of homes are fully owned, and 0.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 92.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $292 per week and the median household income is $1179 per week.

The median rent in Palm Island is $100 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $0 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Palm Island postcode 4816

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