Southport Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Southport (4215) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 69 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Southport is in the federal electorates of Fadden, Moncrieff.

In the 2011 census the population of Southport was 28,315 and is comprised of approximately 51.5% females and 48.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Southport is 36 years of age.

55.2% of people living in the suburb of Southport were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.3% New Zealand, 4.3% England, 2.9% Korea, Republic of , 2.7% China , 1.7% Japan, 1.3% India, 1.0% Philippines, 0.6% Saudi Arabia, 0.6% Hong Kong , 0.6% United States of America, 0.6% South Africa, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Taiwan.

69.8% of people living in Southport speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 9.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 3.0% Korean, 2.7% Mandarin, 2.4% Other, 2.0% Japanese, 1.4% Arabic, 1.1% Cantonese, 0.7% Spanish, 0.6% Italian.

The religious makeup of Southport is 23.6% No religion, 21.1% Catholic, 16.4% Anglican, 12.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.3% Uniting Church, 3.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.9% Christian, nfd, 2.8% Buddhism, 2.3% Islam, 1.4% Lutheran.

33.7% of people are married, 44.1% have never married and 12.2% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 1582 widowed people living in Southport.

52.2% of the people living in Southport over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.3% are working on a part time basis. Southport has an unemployment rate of 9.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Southport are 20.5% Professionals, 14.1% Technicians & trades workers, 13.4% Community & personal service workers, 12.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.5% Sales workers, 11.3% Labourers, 9.1% Managers, 4.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Southport work in are 14.4% Health care and social assistance, 13.3% Accommodation and food services, 12.3% Retail trade, 8.1% Construction, 7.4% Education and training, 6.1% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.8% Manufacturing, 4.2% Administrative and support services, 4.0% Other services.

20.7% of homes are fully owned, and 20.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 53.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $468 per week and the median household income is $881 per week.

The median rent in Southport is $320 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Southport postcode 4215

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