Townsville LocalStats Australia

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In the 2011 census the population of Townsville was 162,292 and is comprised of approximately 50.3% females and 49.7% males.

The median/average age of the population of Townsville is 32 years of age.

80.2% of people living in the region of Townsville were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.3% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 2.5% New Zealand, 0.7% Philippines, 0.6% India, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Germany, 0.3% United States of America, 0.3% Italy, 0.2% Canada.

87.3% of people living in Townsville speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.5% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.9% Other, 0.5% Italian, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.3% German, 0.3% Greek, 0.2% Filipino , 0.2% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.2% Spanish.

The religious makeup of Townsville is 28.4% Catholic, 21.7% No religion, 18.1% Anglican, 9.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.4% Uniting Church, 3.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.3% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Pentecostal, 1.4% Baptist, 0.9% Lutheran.

43.6% of people are married, 40.2% have never married and 8.7% are divorced and 3.4% are separated. There are 5262 widowed people living in Townsville.

63.2% of the people living in Townsville over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 25.3% are working on a part time basis. Townsville has an unemployment rate of 5.1%.

The main occupations of people living in Townsville are 17.6% Professionals, 16.6% Technicians & trades workers, 14.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.4% Community & personal service workers, 9.8% Sales workers, 9.8% Labourers, 9.6% Managers, 7.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.8% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Townsville work in are 12.7% Health care and social assistance, 12.3% Public administration and safety, 10.8% Retail trade, 9.6% Construction, 8.1% Education and training, 7.5% Manufacturing, 6.9% Accommodation and food services, 4.9% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.7% Professional, scientific and technical services.

22.2% of homes are fully owned, and 35.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $682 per week and the median household income is $1399 per week.

The median rent in Townsville is $290 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1879 per month.