Lake Macdonald Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Lake Macdonald (4563) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 120 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Lake Macdonald is in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

In the 2011 census the population of Lake Macdonald was 1,129 and is comprised of approximately 50.1% females and 49.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Lake Macdonald is 46 years of age.

76.3% of people living in the suburb of Lake Macdonald were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.4% England, 6.2% New Zealand, 1.0% South Africa, 0.9% Germany, 0.8% Zimbabwe, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% Belgium, 0.4% Canada, 0.4% Wales, 0.4% Papua New Guinea, 0.4% Indonesia, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% China , 0.4% Netherlands.

93.7% of people living in Lake Macdonald speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 2.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% German, 1.1% Other, 0.6% French, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% Greek, 0.3% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Lake Macdonald is 30.9% No religion, 20.1% Anglican, 15.4% Catholic, 7.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.6% Uniting Church, 4.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 4.1% Christian, nfd, 2.1% Baptist, 2.0% Jehovah's Witnesses, 1.9% Buddhism.

60.3% of people are married, 23.7% have never married and 9.5% are divorced and 2.6% are separated. There are 36 widowed people living in Lake Macdonald.

49.4% of the people living in Lake Macdonald over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.7% are working on a part time basis. Lake Macdonald has an unemployment rate of 8.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Lake Macdonald are 16.5% Professionals, 16.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.7% Technicians & trades workers, 11.8% Community & personal service workers, 11.8% Labourers, 10.2% Managers, 9.8% Sales workers, 6.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Lake Macdonald work in are 14.3% Health care and social assistance, 10.8% Retail trade, 10.6% Education and training, 10.2% Construction, 8.6% Manufacturing, 8.0% Accommodation and food services, 7.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.3% Public administration and safety, 3.7% Transport, postal and warehousing.

40.4% of homes are fully owned, and 45.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 13.0% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $500 per week and the median household income is $1109 per week.

The median rent in Lake Macdonald is $320 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1582 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Lake Macdonald postcode 4563

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