Maroochydore Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Maroochydore (4558) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 91 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Maroochydore is in the federal electorate of Fairfax.

In the 2011 census the population of Maroochydore was 14,445 and is comprised of approximately 52.5% females and 47.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Maroochydore is 45 years of age.

72.2% of people living in the suburb of Maroochydore were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.8% New Zealand, 5.2% England, 0.7% Scotland, 0.7% Germany, 0.6% Philippines, 0.6% South Africa, 0.5% India, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Italy, 0.2% Thailand, 0.2% China , 0.2% Japan.

89.3% of people living in Maroochydore speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.0% Other, 0.5% Italian, 0.5% German, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Thai, 0.2% Other.

The religious makeup of Maroochydore is 23.9% No religion, 22.2% Catholic, 20.1% Anglican, 8.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.4% Uniting Church, 4.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.0% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Baptist, 1.7% Lutheran, 1.3% Buddhism.

40.2% of people are married, 34.1% have never married and 13.4% are divorced and 4.2% are separated. There are 1032 widowed people living in Maroochydore.

55.0% of the people living in Maroochydore 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. Maroochydore has an unemployment rate of 8.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Maroochydore are 17.1% Professionals, 15.2% Technicians & trades workers, 13.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.1% Sales workers, 11.9% Labourers, 11.2% Community & personal service workers, 11.1% Managers, 5.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Maroochydore work in are 13.5% Health care and social assistance, 13.3% Retail trade, 12.5% Accommodation and food services, 9.8% Construction, 7.0% Manufacturing, 6.4% Education and training, 5.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.1% Public administration and safety, 4.0% Transport, postal and warehousing.

31.6% of homes are fully owned, and 18.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 44.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $514 per week and the median household income is $839 per week.

The median rent in Maroochydore is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Maroochydore postcode 4558

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