Gilston Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Gilston (4211) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 69 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Gilston is in the federal electorates of Moncrieff, Wright.

In the 2011 census the population of Gilston was 1,449 and is comprised of approximately 51.3% females and 48.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Gilston is 35 years of age.

71.6% of people living in the suburb of Gilston were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.9% New Zealand, 6.1% England, 1.7% South Africa, 1.0% Netherlands, 0.9% Japan, 0.9% Scotland, 0.8% Germany, 0.6% France, 0.6% Switzerland, 0.4% Finland, 0.4% Canada, 0.4% Austria, 0.4% Belgium, 0.3% Portugal.

88.9% of people living in Gilston speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Other, 1.2% German, 1.0% French, 1.0% Japanese, 0.8% Dutch, 0.5% Italian, 0.3% Hindi, 0.2% Russian.

The religious makeup of Gilston is 26.9% No religion, 21.9% Catholic, 21.3% Anglican, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.8% Uniting Church, 3.9% Christian, nfd, 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Pentecostal, 1.3% Baptist, 1.2% Lutheran.

54.1% of people are married, 29.8% have never married and 8.6% are divorced and 4.0% are separated. There are 38 widowed people living in Gilston.

57.0% of the people living in Gilston over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.0% are working on a part time basis. Gilston has an unemployment rate of 6.4%.

The main occupations of people living in Gilston are 19.3% Technicians & trades workers, 16.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 16.2% Professionals, 11.2% Managers, 11.1% Sales workers, 9.2% Community & personal service workers, 9.2% Labourers, 5.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Gilston work in are 15.0% Construction, 11.2% Retail trade, 9.3% Health care and social assistance, 8.0% Manufacturing, 7.8% Education and training, 6.6% Accommodation and food services, 6.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.2% Other services, 4.7% Public administration and safety.

19.4% of homes are fully owned, and 62.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 16.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $646 per week and the median household income is $1567 per week.

The median rent in Gilston is $420 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2557 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Gilston postcode 4211

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