Paterson Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Paterson (4570) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 182 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Paterson is in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

In the 2011 census the population of Paterson was 370 and is comprised of approximately 47.6% females and 52.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Paterson is 48 years of age.

79.0% of people living in the suburb of Paterson were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.1% England, 2.7% New Zealand, 1.6% United States of America, 1.6% Scotland, 1.1% Netherlands, 1.1% Germany.

94.1% of people living in Paterson speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.8% Other .

The religious makeup of Paterson is 19.8% Anglican, 18.8% No religion, 15.5% Catholic, 14.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 8.2% Uniting Church, 7.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 6.5% Christian, nfd, 3.5% Baptist, 1.9% Latter-day Saints, 1.6% Other Religious Groups.

52.8% of people are married, 24.3% have never married and 11.0% are divorced and 4.9% are separated. There are 22 widowed people living in Paterson.

58.8% of the people living in Paterson over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.7% are working on a part time basis. Paterson has an unemployment rate of 10.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Paterson are 26.7% Managers, 17.8% Technicians & trades workers, 11.1% Community & personal service workers, 10.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.6% Professionals, 9.6% Labourers, 8.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 5.9% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Paterson work in are 31.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 15.0% Construction, 12.8% Education and training, 6.8% Retail trade, 6.8% Manufacturing, 5.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.5% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.5% Health care and social assistance, 4.5% Wholesale trade.

42.5% of homes are fully owned, and 43.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 11.9% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $346 per week and the median household income is $875 per week.

The median rent in Paterson is $50 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $909 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Paterson postcode 4570

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