Runaway Bay Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Runaway Bay (4216) is a suburb of South Eastern, Gold Coast & Hinterland, Queensland. It is about 63 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Runaway Bay is in the federal electorate of Fadden.

In the 2011 census the population of Runaway Bay was 8,912 and is comprised of approximately 52.2% females and 47.8% males.

The median/average age of the population of Runaway Bay is 49 years of age.

64.6% of people living in the suburb of Runaway Bay were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 8.8% New Zealand, 6.9% England, 1.0% South Africa, 0.8% Germany, 0.7% Japan, 0.7% Scotland, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% United States of America, 0.4% Italy, 0.4% Philippines, 0.3% China , 0.3% Canada, 0.3% Ireland, 0.3% India.

85.2% of people living in Runaway Bay speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Other, 0.9% Japanese, 0.7% Italian, 0.5% Mandarin, 0.5% German, 0.4% French, 0.4% Cantonese, 0.3% Russian.

The religious makeup of Runaway Bay is 26.1% Anglican, 23.8% Catholic, 16.9% No religion, 9.1% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.2% Uniting Church, 4.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.0% Christian, nfd, 1.6% Buddhism, 1.6% Baptist, 1.5% Eastern Orthodox.

54.0% of people are married, 24.8% have never married and 10.5% are divorced and 2.9% are separated. There are 609 widowed people living in Runaway Bay.

57.1% of the people living in Runaway Bay over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 31.0% are working on a part time basis. Runaway Bay has an unemployment rate of 6.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Runaway Bay are 17.6% Professionals, 15.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 15.0% Managers, 14.6% Sales workers, 13.9% Technicians & trades workers, 8.9% Community & personal service workers, 7.1% Labourers, 4.3% Machinery operators & drivers, 2.6% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Runaway Bay work in are 12.9% Retail trade, 10.6% Construction, 10.5% Health care and social assistance, 8.5% Manufacturing, 7.4% Accommodation and food services, 7.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.0% Education and training, 4.5% Wholesale trade, 4.1% Administrative and support services.

39.3% of homes are fully owned, and 25.9% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 28.8% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $579 per week and the median household income is $1065 per week.

The median rent in Runaway Bay is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2167 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Runaway Bay postcode 4216

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