Sunshine Coast LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Sunshine Coast was 270,770 and is comprised of approximately 51.6% females and 48.4% males.

The median/average age of the population of Sunshine Coast is 42 years of age.

75.0% of people living in the region of Sunshine Coast were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.7% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 5.0% New Zealand, 0.8% South Africa, 0.7% Germany, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% United States of America, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Canada, 0.2% India.

91.7% of people living in Sunshine Coast speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.1% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.9% Other, 0.6% German, 0.3% Italian, 0.3% French, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Japanese, 0.1% Thai.

The religious makeup of Sunshine Coast is 26.3% No religion, 20.8% Anglican, 20.1% Catholic, 8.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.2% Uniting Church, 3.7% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.4% Christian, nfd, 2.3% Baptist, 1.9% Lutheran, 1.6% Pentecostal.

51.0% of people are married, 28.7% have never married and 10.7% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 13432 widowed people living in Sunshine Coast.

52.4% of the people living in Sunshine Coast over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.9% are working on a part time basis. Sunshine Coast has an unemployment rate of 7.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Sunshine Coast are 18.3% Professionals, 16.0% Technicians & trades workers, 13.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.1% Managers, 12.0% Sales workers, 11.1% Community & personal service workers, 10.3% Labourers, 5.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Sunshine Coast work in are 13.5% Health care and social assistance, 12.8% Retail trade, 11.5% Construction, 9.4% Accommodation and food services, 8.1% Education and training, 6.5% Manufacturing, 6.0% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.4% Public administration and safety, 3.9% Other services.

33.3% of homes are fully owned, and 32.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 30.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $523 per week and the median household income is $1011 per week.

The median rent in Sunshine Coast is $330 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1900 per month.