Caloundra West Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Caloundra West (4551) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 76 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Caloundra West is in the federal electorate of Fisher.

In the 2011 census the population of Caloundra West was 4,065 and is comprised of approximately 53.4% females and 46.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Caloundra West is 35 years of age.

74.9% of people living in the suburb of Caloundra West were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 9.3% England, 5.4% New Zealand, 0.8% Netherlands, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Germany, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Canada, 0.3% India, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Italy, 0.2% Bermuda, 0.2% Fiji, 0.2% Malta.

93.7% of people living in Caloundra West speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.7% Other, 0.6% Dutch, 0.5% Italian, 0.4% German, 0.3% Other, 0.3% French, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Caloundra West is 24.0% No religion, 23.6% Catholic, 22.9% Anglican, 6.7% Uniting Church, 4.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.2% Christian, nfd, 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.7% Pentecostal, 1.9% Baptist, 1.4% Lutheran.

55.7% of people are married, 25.4% have never married and 10.2% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 162 widowed people living in Caloundra West.

55.2% of the people living in Caloundra West over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.6% are working on a part time basis. Caloundra West has an unemployment rate of 7.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Caloundra West are 16.8% Technicians & trades workers, 14.9% Professionals, 14.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.6% Community & personal service workers, 12.6% Sales workers, 10.9% Labourers, 9.6% Managers, 6.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 0.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Caloundra West work in are 15.5% Health care and social assistance, 14.7% Retail trade, 10.3% Construction, 8.4% Accommodation and food services, 7.4% Education and training, 6.9% Manufacturing, 4.6% Public administration and safety, 3.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.8% Professional, scientific and technical services.

28.4% of homes are fully owned, and 39.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $518 per week and the median household income is $1026 per week.

The median rent in Caloundra West is $380 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2136 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Caloundra West postcode 4551

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