Benowa Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Benowa (4217) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 69 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Benowa is in the federal electorate of Moncrieff.

In the 2011 census the population of Benowa was 7,979 and is comprised of approximately 52.1% females and 47.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Benowa is 42 years of age.

62.7% of people living in the suburb of Benowa were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.0% New Zealand, 5.9% England, 2.0% Japan, 1.6% South Africa, 0.9% Scotland, 0.9% Korea, Republic of , 0.8% China , 0.7% Germany, 0.7% Philippines, 0.7% Taiwan, 0.6% Hong Kong , 0.6% Croatia, 0.5% United States of America, 0.5% Malaysia.

79.1% of people living in Benowa speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.7% Japanese, 1.8% Mandarin, 1.4% Cantonese, 1.3% Other, 1.0% Korean, 1.0% Croatian, 0.8% Greek, 0.6% Italian.

The religious makeup of Benowa is 26.6% Catholic, 23.4% Anglican, 18.4% No religion, 7.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.4% Uniting Church, 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Christian, nfd, 2.5% Buddhism, 2.1% Eastern Orthodox, 1.1% Lutheran.

54.8% of people are married, 27.5% have never married and 8.8% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 397 widowed people living in Benowa.

55.0% of the people living in Benowa over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.8% are working on a part time basis. Benowa has an unemployment rate of 6.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Benowa are 21.5% Professionals, 16.3% Managers, 15.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.5% Sales workers, 11.4% Technicians & trades workers, 9.8% Community & personal service workers, 7.2% Labourers, 3.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Benowa work in are 12.5% Retail trade, 11.8% Health care and social assistance, 10.4% Accommodation and food services, 9.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.6% Construction, 6.8% Education and training, 5.6% Manufacturing, 4.9% Rental, hiring and real estate services, 4.7% Financial and insurance services.

35.7% of homes are fully owned, and 38.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 21.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $574 per week and the median household income is $1387 per week.

The median rent in Benowa is $405 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Benowa postcode 4217

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