Coolum Beach Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Coolum Beach (4573) is a suburb of South Eastern, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. It is about 105 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Coolum Beach is in the federal electorate of Fairfax.

In the 2011 census the population of Coolum Beach was 7,905 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Coolum Beach is 39 years of age.

77.7% of people living in the suburb of Coolum Beach were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.9% England, 4.4% New Zealand, 0.8% Scotland, 0.7% South Africa, 0.6% Germany, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Canada, 0.4% Netherlands, 0.3% Philippines, 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% Thailand, 0.2% Wales, 0.2% India.

91.7% of people living in Coolum Beach speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.6% Other, 0.5% German, 0.4% French, 0.4% Italian, 0.3% Dutch, 0.2% Thai, 0.1% Spanish, 0.1% Tagalog.

The religious makeup of Coolum Beach is 29.5% No religion, 21.8% Catholic, 16.9% Anglican, 9.3% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.8% Uniting Church, 2.6% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 1.9% Baptist, 1.8% Buddhism, 1.7% Other religious affiliation .

45.5% of people are married, 33.1% have never married and 11.9% are divorced and 3.6% are separated. There are 377 widowed people living in Coolum Beach.

50.8% of the people living in Coolum Beach over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 36.3% are working on a part time basis. Coolum Beach has an unemployment rate of 7.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Coolum Beach are 18.9% Professionals, 17.9% Technicians & trades workers, 12.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.9% Community & personal service workers, 11.6% Labourers, 11.0% Managers, 10.4% Sales workers, 5.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.2% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Coolum Beach work in are 13.1% Health care and social assistance, 12.9% Construction, 12.3% Accommodation and food services, 11.0% Retail trade, 8.5% Education and training, 5.7% Manufacturing, 5.4% Professional, scientific and technical services, 4.0% Public administration and safety, 3.9% Administrative and support services.

27.8% of homes are fully owned, and 31.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $540 per week and the median household income is $1027 per week.

The median rent in Coolum Beach is $320 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1750 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Coolum Beach postcode 4573

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