Araluen Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Araluen (4570) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 150 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Araluen is in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

In the 2011 census the population of Araluen was 643 and is comprised of approximately 48.5% females and 51.5% males.

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

85.7% of people living in the suburb of Araluen were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.8% New Zealand, 2.3% England, 1.4% Philippines, 0.6% South Africa, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% Germany, 0.5% Scotland.

96.4% of people living in Araluen speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Araluen is 21.5% Anglican, 21.1% Catholic, 19.5% No religion, 13.3% Uniting Church, 6.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.7% Christian, nfd, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.1% Lutheran, 1.9% Pentecostal, 1.2% Jehovah's Witnesses.

65.5% of people are married, 19.6% have never married and 8.5% are divorced and 3.1% are separated. There are 17 widowed people living in Araluen.

57.2% of the people living in Araluen over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.2% are working on a part time basis. Araluen has an unemployment rate of 6.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Araluen are 16.4% Professionals, 15.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.4% Technicians & trades workers, 12.9% Community & personal service workers, 10.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 10.8% Managers, 9.8% Labourers, 5.9% Sales workers, 2.4% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Araluen work in are 15.1% Construction, 14.4% Health care and social assistance, 11.9% Manufacturing, 11.2% Education and training, 6.7% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.6% Public administration and safety, 5.3% Retail trade, 5.3% Accommodation and food services, 4.2% Professional, scientific and technical services.

47.2% of homes are fully owned, and 37.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 13.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $526 per week and the median household income is $995 per week.

The median rent in Araluen is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1260 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Araluen postcode 4570

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