Mermaid Beach Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Mermaid Beach (4218) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 76 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Mermaid Beach is in the federal electorate of Moncrieff.

In the 2011 census the population of Mermaid Beach was 5,722 and is comprised of approximately 50.8% females and 49.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Mermaid Beach is 33 years of age.

66.1% of people living in the suburb of Mermaid Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.7% New Zealand, 3.1% England, 0.9% Japan, 0.8% Canada, 0.8% South Africa, 0.7% Germany, 0.7% Brazil, 0.6% United States of America, 0.5% Italy, 0.5% India, 0.4% Scotland, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% Russian Federation, 0.3% Indonesia.

80.9% of people living in Mermaid Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.3% Other, 1.1% Japanese, 0.8% Italian, 0.8% Portuguese, 0.7% Spanish, 0.6% French, 0.5% Greek, 0.5% German.

The religious makeup of Mermaid Beach is 25.7% Catholic, 24.5% No religion, 18.0% Anglican, 13.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.0% Uniting Church, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.2% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Buddhism, 1.6% Other religious affiliation , 1.4% Lutheran.

30.3% of people are married, 52.3% have never married and 10.6% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 199 widowed people living in Mermaid Beach.

59.6% of the people living in Mermaid Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 29.9% are working on a part time basis. Mermaid Beach has an unemployment rate of 5.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Mermaid Beach are 23.2% Professionals, 13.6% Managers, 13.6% Technicians & trades workers, 12.9% Community & personal service workers, 12.9% Sales workers, 12.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 6.9% Labourers, 2.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Mermaid Beach work in are 13.3% Accommodation and food services, 10.9% Construction, 10.9% Retail trade, 10.0% Health care and social assistance, 8.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.8% Education and training, 4.8% Manufacturing, 3.9% Rental, hiring and real estate services, 3.8% Wholesale trade.

19.8% of homes are fully owned, and 21.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 55.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $710 per week and the median household income is $1210 per week.

The median rent in Mermaid Beach is $335 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Mermaid Beach postcode 4218

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