Palen Creek Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Palen Creek (4287) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 91 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Palen Creek is in the federal electorate of Wright.

In the 2011 census the population of Palen Creek was 219 and is comprised of approximately 31.5% females and 68.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Palen Creek is 41 years of age.

88.0% of people living in the suburb of Palen Creek were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.8% Vietnam, 2.3% New Zealand, 1.8% England.

61.4% of people living in Palen Creek speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 37.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.4% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Palen Creek is 42.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 24.2% Catholic, 16.4% Anglican, 9.6% No religion, 5.9% Uniting Church, 1.8% Presbyterian and Reformed.

51.5% of people are married, 35.1% have never married and 6.2% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 8 widowed people living in Palen Creek.

65.3% of the people living in Palen Creek over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 22.7% are working on a part time basis. Palen Creek has an unemployment rate of 4.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Palen Creek are 34.2% Managers, 16.4% Labourers, 12.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 12.3% Community & personal service workers, 12.3% Technicians & trades workers, 8.2% Professionals, 4.1% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Palen Creek work in are 23.1% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 15.4% Accommodation and food services, 15.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 11.5% Public administration and safety, 11.5% Health care and social assistance, 7.7% Construction, 3.8% Manufacturing, 3.8% Inadequately described/Not stated, 3.8% Rental, hiring and real estate services.

48.3% of homes are fully owned, and 25.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 25.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $393 per week and the median household income is $809 per week.

The median rent in Palen Creek is $50 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1759 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Palen Creek postcode 4287

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