Thornton Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Thornton (4341) is a suburb of South Eastern, Toowoomba & South Eastern, Queensland. It is about 75 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Thornton is in the federal electorate of Wright.

In the 2011 census the population of Thornton was 257 and is comprised of approximately 44.7% females and 55.3% males.

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

85.6% of people living in the suburb of Thornton were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 2.7% England, 2.3% South Africa, 2.3% Canada, 1.2% New Zealand.

92.3% of people living in Thornton speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Other, 1.5% Italian.

The religious makeup of Thornton is 23.3% Catholic, 21.8% Anglican, 14.8% No religion, 14.8% Uniting Church, 5.4% Lutheran, 5.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.7% Baptist, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Other Christian, 2.3% Pentecostal.

58.3% of people are married, 25.1% have never married and 12.3% are divorced and 0.0% are separated. There are 9 widowed people living in Thornton.

66.7% of the people living in Thornton over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 20.7% are working on a part time basis. Thornton has an unemployment rate of 4.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Thornton are 36.6% Managers, 13.8% Professionals, 13.1% Technicians & trades workers, 10.3% Labourers, 9.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.2% Community & personal service workers, 2.8% Sales workers.

The main industries people from Thornton work in are 34.7% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 16.7% Education and training, 8.3% Health care and social assistance, 6.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.2% Construction, 4.9% Retail trade, 4.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.2% Manufacturing, 4.2% Electricity, gas, water and waste services.

36.8% of homes are fully owned, and 31.6% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 24.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $497 per week and the median household income is $984 per week.

The median rent in Thornton is $160 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1300 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Thornton postcode 4341

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