Burleigh Heads Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Burleigh Heads (4220) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 81 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Burleigh Heads is in the federal electorate of McPherson.

In the 2011 census the population of Burleigh Heads was 9,188 and is comprised of approximately 52.2% females and 47.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Burleigh Heads is 40 years of age.

69.3% of people living in the suburb of Burleigh Heads were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.8% New Zealand, 4.6% England, 0.9% Brazil, 0.8% Scotland, 0.6% South Africa, 0.5% Germany, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Canada, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% India, 0.3% Japan.

85.2% of people living in Burleigh Heads speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Other, 0.8% Portuguese, 0.5% Italian, 0.4% Japanese, 0.4% Spanish, 0.4% German, 0.3% French, 0.2% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Burleigh Heads is 25.2% Catholic, 21.8% No religion, 19.3% Anglican, 12.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.8% Uniting Church, 3.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Baptist, 1.4% Lutheran, 1.4% Buddhism.

39.9% of people are married, 37.2% have never married and 11.6% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 592 widowed people living in Burleigh Heads.

56.1% of the people living in Burleigh Heads over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.2% are working on a part time basis. Burleigh Heads has an unemployment rate of 7.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Burleigh Heads are 22.9% Professionals, 14.7% Technicians & trades workers, 12.7% Sales workers, 12.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.5% Managers, 11.3% Community & personal service workers, 8.6% Labourers, 3.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Burleigh Heads work in are 11.7% Health care and social assistance, 11.2% Retail trade, 10.6% Construction, 10.3% Accommodation and food services, 9.3% Education and training, 7.7% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.1% Manufacturing, 4.3% Public administration and safety, 4.1% Wholesale trade.

31.6% of homes are fully owned, and 27.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 36.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $602 per week and the median household income is $1073 per week.

The median rent in Burleigh Heads is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Burleigh Heads postcode 4220

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