Pelican Waters Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Pelican Waters (4551) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 71 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Pelican Waters is in the federal electorate of Fisher.

In the 2011 census the population of Pelican Waters was 5,046 and is comprised of approximately 51.1% females and 48.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Pelican Waters is 46 years of age.

71.4% of people living in the suburb of Pelican Waters were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 10.0% England, 5.8% New Zealand, 1.5% South Africa, 1.0% Scotland, 0.7% Netherlands, 0.5% Germany, 0.4% Wales, 0.4% Canada, 0.4% Papua New Guinea, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% Italy, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Malaysia.

93.6% of people living in Pelican Waters speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 1.6% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Other, 0.5% Italian, 0.4% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.2% Japanese, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Polish.

The religious makeup of Pelican Waters is 27.6% Anglican, 23.3% Catholic, 19.1% No religion, 8.1% Uniting Church, 4.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Baptist, 2.2% Pentecostal, 2.2% Lutheran, 1.9% Christian, nfd.

72.1% of people are married, 16.3% have never married and 5.6% are divorced and 1.7% are separated. There are 175 widowed people living in Pelican Waters.

53.9% of the people living in Pelican Waters over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.4% are working on a part time basis. Pelican Waters has an unemployment rate of 6.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Pelican Waters are 20.5% Professionals, 17.1% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.4% Managers, 13.0% Sales workers, 12.7% Technicians & trades workers, 9.5% Community & personal service workers, 6.5% Labourers, 4.2% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Pelican Waters work in are 13.5% Health care and social assistance, 12.9% Construction, 12.5% Retail trade, 7.4% Education and training, 6.9% Accommodation and food services, 6.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.4% Manufacturing, 5.3% Public administration and safety, 5.1% Transport, postal and warehousing.

47.3% of homes are fully owned, and 34.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 16.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $553 per week and the median household income is $1260 per week.

The median rent in Pelican Waters is $450 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Pelican Waters postcode 4551

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