Main Beach Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

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

In the 2011 census the population of Main Beach was 3,496 and is comprised of approximately 48.8% females and 51.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Main Beach is 47 years of age.

56.6% of people living in the suburb of Main Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.1% New Zealand, 4.9% England, 1.1% Japan, 1.0% United States of America, 1.0% Germany, 0.8% South Africa, 0.6% Brazil, 0.6% Canada, 0.5% Italy, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Wales, 0.4% Austria, 0.4% Poland.

72.2% of people living in Main Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 19.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.6% Other, 1.3% Japanese, 0.7% Spanish, 0.7% Italian, 0.6% French, 0.6% Portuguese, 0.6% German, 0.5% Greek.

The religious makeup of Main Beach is 21.6% Catholic, 21.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 20.7% Anglican, 17.9% No religion, 4.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.9% Uniting Church, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.4% Lutheran, 1.3% Eastern Orthodox, 1.1% Buddhism.

40.7% of people are married, 37.3% have never married and 12.7% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 181 widowed people living in Main Beach.

62.6% of the people living in Main Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.2% are working on a part time basis. Main Beach has an unemployment rate of 5.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Main Beach are 27.3% Professionals, 18.7% Managers, 13.1% Sales workers, 13.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.3% Community & personal service workers, 8.6% Technicians & trades workers, 5.1% Labourers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 2.2% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Main Beach work in are 12.6% Health care and social assistance, 11.5% Accommodation and food services, 10.3% Retail trade, 8.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.6% Construction, 6.5% Education and training, 5.5% Rental, hiring and real estate services, 5.4% Financial and insurance services, 4.7% Manufacturing.

34.8% of homes are fully owned, and 18.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 42.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $803 per week and the median household income is $1356 per week.

The median rent in Main Beach is $430 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2400 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Main Beach postcode 4217

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