Bluewater Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Bluewater (4818) is a suburb of Northern, Townsville, Queensland. It is about 1134 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Bluewater is in the federal electorates of Herbert, Kennedy.

In the 2011 census the population of Bluewater was 696 and is comprised of approximately 49.0% females and 51.0% males.

The median/average age of the people in Bluewater is 40 years of age.

80.8% of people living in the suburb of Bluewater were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 4.8% England, 1.4% New Zealand, 1.0% Niue, 1.0% Scotland, 0.9% Germany, 0.6% Canada, 0.6% Italy, 0.6% Singapore, 0.4% Northern Ireland, 0.4% Ireland, 0.4% Papua New Guinea.

93.1% of people living in Bluewater speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 4.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.6% Italian, 0.9% German, 0.4% Other.

The religious makeup of Bluewater is 24.8% Catholic, 22.5% Anglican, 21.9% No religion, 11.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 5.0% Uniting Church, 3.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Pentecostal, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.7% Lutheran, 1.3% Other religious affiliation .

50.8% of people are married, 30.0% have never married and 12.2% are divorced and 3.3% are separated. There are 20 widowed people living in Bluewater.

61.1% of the people living in Bluewater over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.2% are working on a part time basis. Bluewater has an unemployment rate of 3.0%.

The main occupations of people living in Bluewater are 23.6% Technicians & trades workers, 13.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 12.0% Professionals, 11.7% Labourers, 11.3% Clerical & administrative workers, 8.3% Community & personal service workers, 8.3% Managers, 6.4% Sales workers, 4.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Bluewater work in are 14.2% Manufacturing, 12.3% Construction, 10.2% Health care and social assistance, 9.0% Retail trade, 6.5% Education and training, 6.2% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.6% Accommodation and food services, 5.6% Administrative and support services, 4.9% Mining.

32.3% of homes are fully owned, and 53.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 11.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $634 per week and the median household income is $1337 per week.

The median rent in Bluewater is $315 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2058 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Bluewater postcode 4818

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