Laidley Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Laidley (4341) is a suburb of South Eastern, Toowoomba & South Eastern, Queensland. It is about 65 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Laidley is in the federal electorate of Wright.

In the 2011 census the population of Laidley was 3,518 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Laidley is 38 years of age.

83.8% of people living in the suburb of Laidley were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.1% England, 1.6% New Zealand, 0.5% Scotland, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Germany, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Chile, 0.3% France, 0.2% South Africa, 0.2% India, 0.2% Indonesia, 0.2% United States of America, 0.1% China .

91.4% of people living in Laidley speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.9% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.5% Other, 0.3% French, 0.2% Serbian, 0.2% Thai, 0.2% Cantonese, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Tagalog, 0.2% German.

The religious makeup of Laidley is 21.2% No religion, 20.3% Catholic, 18.4% Anglican, 9.4% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.8% Lutheran, 6.8% Uniting Church, 5.0% Baptist, 2.5% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.0% Jehovah's Witnesses.

39.5% of people are married, 33.3% have never married and 12.2% are divorced and 5.2% are separated. There are 268 widowed people living in Laidley.

54.0% of the people living in Laidley over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 30.3% are working on a part time basis. Laidley has an unemployment rate of 9.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Laidley are 18.6% Labourers, 16.1% Technicians & trades workers, 14.2% Community & personal service workers, 11.1% Professionals, 11.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.7% Machinery operators & drivers, 9.4% Sales workers, 7.4% Managers, 2.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Laidley work in are 13.0% Health care and social assistance, 10.5% Retail trade, 9.3% Education and training, 8.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 8.0% Manufacturing, 7.5% Public administration and safety, 7.3% Accommodation and food services, 7.0% Construction, 5.9% Agriculture, forestry and fishing.

30.9% of homes are fully owned, and 21.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 41.7% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $399 per week and the median household income is $753 per week.

The median rent in Laidley is $245 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Laidley postcode 4341

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