Sunshine Beach Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Sunshine Beach (4567) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 118 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Sunshine Beach is in the federal electorate of Wide Bay.

In the 2011 census the population of Sunshine Beach was 2,288 and is comprised of approximately 51.4% females and 48.6% males.

The median/average age of the population of Sunshine Beach is 44 years of age.

68.3% of people living in the suburb of Sunshine Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.1% England, 5.7% New Zealand, 1.3% United States of America, 0.8% Germany, 0.6% Scotland, 0.5% South Africa, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% Brazil, 0.4% Canada, 0.4% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% India, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Wales, 0.3% France.

86.7% of people living in Sunshine Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 8.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% German, 0.8% French, 0.6% Other, 0.6% Italian, 0.4% Portuguese, 0.4% Korean, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Japanese.

The religious makeup of Sunshine Beach is 30.3% No religion, 20.8% Anglican, 18.9% Catholic, 12.8% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.3% Uniting Church, 1.9% Christian, nfd, 1.2% Other religious affiliation , 1.1% Baptist, 1.1% Pentecostal.

43.6% of people are married, 34.3% have never married and 14.3% are divorced and 4.5% are separated. There are 65 widowed people living in Sunshine Beach.

49.7% of the people living in Sunshine Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.9% are working on a part time basis. Sunshine Beach has an unemployment rate of 8.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Sunshine Beach are 24.7% Professionals, 17.4% Managers, 13.1% Sales workers, 12.1% Community & personal service workers, 11.5% Technicians & trades workers, 9.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 6.9% Labourers, 2.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.3% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Sunshine Beach work in are 16.4% Accommodation and food services, 12.2% Retail trade, 10.8% Health care and social assistance, 9.6% Construction, 8.8% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.8% Education and training, 4.8% Administrative and support services, 4.1% Rental, hiring and real estate services, 3.6% Manufacturing.

31.0% of homes are fully owned, and 24.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 42.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $638 per week and the median household income is $1007 per week.

The median rent in Sunshine Beach is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1733 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Sunshine Beach postcode 4567

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