Cootharaba Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Cootharaba (4565) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 130 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Cootharaba is in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

In the 2011 census the population of Cootharaba was 791 and is comprised of approximately 46.8% females and 53.2% males.

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

73.6% of people living in the suburb of Cootharaba were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.7% England, 3.0% New Zealand, 2.5% United States of America, 1.3% Netherlands, 1.1% South Africa, 1.1% Germany, 1.1% Papua New Guinea, 0.8% Thailand, 0.8% Switzerland, 0.8% Scotland, 0.5% Hong Kong , 0.4% Italy.

88.4% of people living in Cootharaba speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.0% German, 0.8% Dutch, 0.6% Other, 0.6% Italian, 0.4% Thai, 0.4% Japanese, 0.4% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Cootharaba is 34.9% No religion, 16.5% Catholic, 15.4% Anglican, 10.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.5% Uniting Church, 5.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 4.0% Christian, nfd, 1.5% Other religious affiliation , 1.1% Buddhism, 1.1% Pentecostal.

55.8% of people are married, 24.5% have never married and 13.1% are divorced and 3.8% are separated. There are 19 widowed people living in Cootharaba.

50.1% of the people living in Cootharaba over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.1% are working on a part time basis. Cootharaba has an unemployment rate of 10.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Cootharaba are 19.2% Technicians & trades workers, 17.5% Managers, 15.8% Professionals, 14.0% Labourers, 12.3% Community & personal service workers, 8.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 7.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 5.2% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Cootharaba work in are 12.8% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Construction, 10.2% Manufacturing, 9.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 7.7% Retail trade, 6.5% Accommodation and food services, 6.0% Public administration and safety, 5.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.5% Education and training.

38.4% of homes are fully owned, and 43.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 16.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $483 per week and the median household income is $966 per week.

The median rent in Cootharaba is $210 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Cootharaba postcode 4565

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