Maroochy River Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Maroochy River (4561) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 99 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Maroochy River is in the federal electorate of Fairfax.

In the 2011 census the population of Maroochy River was 1,337 and is comprised of approximately 48.8% females and 51.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Maroochy River is 39 years of age.

79.5% of people living in the suburb of Maroochy River were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.6% England, 3.6% New Zealand, 1.1% South Africa, 1.0% Germany, 0.9% Netherlands, 0.7% Scotland, 0.6% Canada, 0.6% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Hong Kong , 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Indonesia, 0.4% India, 0.4% Papua New Guinea, 0.4% Malta.

92.8% of people living in Maroochy River speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% German, 0.4% Hindi, 0.4% Other, 0.4% Dutch, 0.4% Japanese, 0.2% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% Croatian.

The religious makeup of Maroochy River is 24.8% No religion, 19.1% Catholic, 18.2% Anglican, 9.0% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.8% Uniting Church, 4.4% Christian, nfd, 3.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.3% Baptist, 2.8% Lutheran, 1.7% Buddhism.

62.8% of people are married, 25.7% have never married and 6.7% are divorced and 2.0% are separated. There are 29 widowed people living in Maroochy River.

53.6% of the people living in Maroochy River over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 35.1% are working on a part time basis. Maroochy River has an unemployment rate of 6.2%.

The main occupations of people living in Maroochy River are 21.1% Professionals, 15.9% Technicians & trades workers, 15.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 14.0% Managers, 8.9% Sales workers, 8.7% Labourers, 8.1% Community & personal service workers, 6.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Maroochy River work in are 14.1% Construction, 11.9% Health care and social assistance, 9.5% Education and training, 8.5% Manufacturing, 8.2% Retail trade, 6.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.8% Accommodation and food services, 5.4% Public administration and safety, 4.7% Wholesale trade.

33.3% of homes are fully owned, and 49.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 14.5% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $563 per week and the median household income is $1359 per week.

The median rent in Maroochy River is $327 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1863 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Maroochy River postcode 4561

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