Ridgewood Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Ridgewood (4563) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 113 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Ridgewood is in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

In the 2011 census the population of Ridgewood was 498 and is comprised of approximately 47.8% females and 52.2% males.

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

70.7% of people living in the suburb of Ridgewood were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 6.4% England, 3.2% New Zealand, 2.2% Caribbean, nfd, 2.2% United States of America, 1.0% Denmark, 1.0% Italy, 1.0% Germany, 1.0% Papua New Guinea, 0.8% Canada, 0.8% Ireland, 0.8% Scotland.

88.8% of people living in Ridgewood speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.4% Other, 1.0% French, 0.8% Australian Indigenous Languages .

The religious makeup of Ridgewood is 37.8% No religion, 15.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 12.0% Anglican, 10.2% Catholic, 5.6% Uniting Church, 5.2% Christian, nfd, 3.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Buddhism, 2.0% Other religious affiliation , 2.0% Lutheran.

52.1% of people are married, 29.7% have never married and 11.4% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 12 widowed people living in Ridgewood.

50.8% of the people living in Ridgewood over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.5% are working on a part time basis. Ridgewood has an unemployment rate of 6.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Ridgewood are 20.3% Professionals, 19.8% Technicians & trades workers, 18.9% Managers, 12.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.0% Community & personal service workers, 9.7% Labourers, 5.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Ridgewood work in are 16.6% Health care and social assistance, 11.5% Construction, 10.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 10.1% Public administration and safety, 8.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 8.3% Administrative and support services, 5.5% Accommodation and food services, 4.1% Arts and recreation services, 4.1% Manufacturing.

42.4% of homes are fully owned, and 39.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 16.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $501 per week and the median household income is $931 per week.

The median rent in Ridgewood is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1700 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Ridgewood postcode 4563

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