Caloundra Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Caloundra (4551) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 74 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Caloundra is in the federal electorate of Fisher.

In the 2011 census the population of Caloundra was 3,558 and is comprised of approximately 52.4% females and 47.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Caloundra is 53 years of age.

67.4% of people living in the suburb of Caloundra were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.6% England, 5.0% New Zealand, 1.0% Scotland, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.6% India, 0.6% Germany, 0.4% Canada, 0.4% Thailand, 0.4% France, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Italy.

84.4% of people living in Caloundra speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 11.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Other, 0.4% French, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Thai, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Other.

The religious makeup of Caloundra is 20.6% Anglican, 20.3% Catholic, 20.3% No religion, 15.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.0% Uniting Church, 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.7% Christian, nfd, 2.1% Baptist, 1.4% Lutheran, 1.2% Pentecostal.

38.6% of people are married, 28.2% have never married and 15.0% are divorced and 4.8% are separated. There are 427 widowed people living in Caloundra.

51.7% of the people living in Caloundra over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.4% are working on a part time basis. Caloundra has an unemployment rate of 9.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Caloundra are 14.7% Professionals, 14.3% Labourers, 13.1% Community & personal service workers, 12.9% Technicians & trades workers, 12.8% Sales workers, 12.0% Managers, 11.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 6.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Caloundra work in are 14.1% Accommodation and food services, 12.6% Health care and social assistance, 11.6% Retail trade, 8.5% Construction, 7.1% Education and training, 6.7% Manufacturing, 5.8% Public administration and safety, 4.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 3.6% Administrative and support services.

35.4% of homes are fully owned, and 12.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 47.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $442 per week and the median household income is $710 per week.

The median rent in Caloundra is $290 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1705 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Caloundra postcode 4551

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