Peregian Beach Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Peregian Beach (4573) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 110 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Peregian Beach is in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

In the 2011 census the population of Peregian Beach was 3,531 and is comprised of approximately 49.8% females and 50.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Peregian Beach is 42 years of age.

73.1% of people living in the suburb of Peregian Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.1% England, 3.8% New Zealand, 1.3% United States of America, 1.2% Germany, 0.9% Scotland, 0.6% South Africa, 0.5% Canada, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Netherlands, 0.3% Italy, 0.2% Singapore, 0.2% Belgium, 0.2% Switzerland.

90.6% of people living in Peregian Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Other, 1.0% German, 0.4% Dutch, 0.3% Spanish, 0.3% French, 0.2% Polish, 0.2% Italian, 0.2% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Peregian Beach is 32.2% No religion, 20.8% Catholic, 20.3% Anglican, 9.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.8% Uniting Church, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Buddhism, 1.7% Other religious affiliation , 1.1% Lutheran.

50.6% of people are married, 30.7% have never married and 11.3% are divorced and 4.0% are separated. There are 98 widowed people living in Peregian Beach.

48.8% of the people living in Peregian Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 38.5% are working on a part time basis. Peregian Beach has an unemployment rate of 7.8%.

The main occupations of people living in Peregian Beach are 25.9% Professionals, 15.0% Technicians & trades workers, 12.3% Community & personal service workers, 12.3% Managers, 11.6% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.2% Sales workers, 7.7% Labourers, 3.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Peregian Beach work in are 12.1% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Construction, 10.9% Accommodation and food services, 10.8% Education and training, 9.8% Retail trade, 9.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.9% Manufacturing, 4.5% Public administration and safety, 3.9% Administrative and support services.

32.5% of homes are fully owned, and 30.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 35.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $573 per week and the median household income is $1073 per week.

The median rent in Peregian Beach is $318 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1921 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Peregian Beach postcode 4573

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