Surfers Paradise Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Surfers Paradise (4217) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 71 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Surfers Paradise is in the federal electorate of Moncrieff.

In the 2011 census the population of Surfers Paradise was 19,668 and is comprised of approximately 47.8% females and 52.2% males.

The median/average age of the population of Surfers Paradise is 36 years of age.

49.4% of people living in the suburb of Surfers Paradise were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 9.1% New Zealand, 3.9% England, 3.7% India, 2.0% Japan, 1.0% China , 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% Italy, 0.7% Canada, 0.7% Korea, Republic of , 0.6% Germany, 0.6% Brazil, 0.6% Thailand, 0.6% South Africa, 0.5% Scotland.

67.6% of people living in Surfers Paradise speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 13.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.2% Japanese, 2.1% Other, 1.3% Punjabi, 1.2% Mandarin, 1.1% Italian, 1.0% Other, 1.0% Arabic, 0.9% Hindi.

The religious makeup of Surfers Paradise is 21.9% Catholic, 21.2% No religion, 16.7% Anglican, 16.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.0% Uniting Church, 3.0% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.8% Buddhism, 2.2% Hinduism, 2.0% Other Religious Groups, 2.0% Christian, nfd.

32.7% of people are married, 47.0% have never married and 11.9% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 813 widowed people living in Surfers Paradise.

54.6% of the people living in Surfers Paradise over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.2% are working on a part time basis. Surfers Paradise has an unemployment rate of 9.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Surfers Paradise are 16.2% Professionals, 14.6% Sales workers, 13.8% Managers, 13.1% Community & personal service workers, 12.5% Technicians & trades workers, 11.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 10.9% Labourers, 4.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Surfers Paradise work in are 20.5% Accommodation and food services, 11.7% Retail trade, 8.5% Health care and social assistance, 8.2% Construction, 6.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 5.1% Administrative and support services, 4.6% Manufacturing, 4.2% Rental, hiring and real estate services, 4.0% Education and training.

22.8% of homes are fully owned, and 18.7% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 54.1% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $596 per week and the median household income is $974 per week.

The median rent in Surfers Paradise is $325 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1968 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Surfers Paradise postcode 4217

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