Hope Island Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Hope Island (4212) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 56 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Hope Island is in the federal electorate of Fadden.

In the 2011 census the population of Hope Island was 8,483 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Hope Island is 45 years of age.

57.4% of people living in the suburb of Hope Island were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 9.7% England, 8.1% New Zealand, 3.8% South Africa, 1.3% Japan, 1.1% Scotland, 0.9% United States of America, 0.6% Germany, 0.6% India, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% Canada, 0.4% Korea, Republic of , 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% Italy.

83.1% of people living in Hope Island speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.1% Other, 1.5% Japanese, 0.6% Italian, 0.6% German, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.5% French, 0.4% Korean, 0.3% Russian.

The religious makeup of Hope Island is 26.8% Anglican, 22.5% Catholic, 18.3% No religion, 10.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.1% Uniting Church, 4.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Buddhism, 1.5% Baptist, 1.4% Lutheran.

60.4% of people are married, 22.3% have never married and 10.1% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 273 widowed people living in Hope Island.

59.9% of the people living in Hope Island over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.9% are working on a part time basis. Hope Island has an unemployment rate of 6.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Hope Island are 22.4% Managers, 18.4% Professionals, 16.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.7% Sales workers, 10.8% Technicians & trades workers, 8.2% Community & personal service workers, 5.2% Labourers, 3.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Hope Island work in are 12.6% Retail trade, 12.3% Construction, 8.5% Manufacturing, 8.4% Health care and social assistance, 8.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.6% Accommodation and food services, 5.6% Education and training, 5.3% Wholesale trade, 5.1% Rental, hiring and real estate services.

33.7% of homes are fully owned, and 30.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $721 per week and the median household income is $1543 per week.

The median rent in Hope Island is $425 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2650 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Hope Island postcode 4212

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