Silkstone Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Silkstone (4304) is a suburb of Brisbane, Ipswich, Queensland. It is about 29 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Silkstone is in the federal electorate of Blair.

In the 2011 census the population of Silkstone was 3,483 and is comprised of approximately 51.7% females and 48.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Silkstone is 37 years of age.

84.2% of people living in the suburb of Silkstone were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.0% England, 2.8% New Zealand, 0.6% India, 0.6% Philippines, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.4% Germany, 0.4% United States of America, 0.3% South Africa, 0.3% China , 0.3% Samoa, 0.3% Papua New Guinea, 0.3% Scotland, 0.2% Indonesia, 0.2% Malaysia.

92.5% of people living in Silkstone speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.3% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.2% Other, 0.7% Samoan, 0.3% German, 0.3% Tamil, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Tagalog, 0.2% Spanish, 0.2% Cantonese.

The religious makeup of Silkstone is 21.8% No religion, 21.5% Catholic, 18.9% Anglican, 9.0% Uniting Church, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.8% Baptist, 3.3% Christian, nfd, 3.3% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.6% Lutheran, 2.1% Pentecostal.

44.2% of people are married, 35.4% have never married and 10.5% are divorced and 3.7% are separated. There are 172 widowed people living in Silkstone.

58.2% of the people living in Silkstone over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.8% are working on a part time basis. Silkstone has an unemployment rate of 8.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Silkstone are 17.2% Technicians & trades workers, 16.1% Labourers, 15.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.9% Community & personal service workers, 12.2% Professionals, 9.1% Sales workers, 8.4% Machinery operators & drivers, 7.1% Managers, 1.0% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Silkstone work in are 13.0% Manufacturing, 12.9% Health care and social assistance, 11.4% Retail trade, 9.7% Public administration and safety, 8.2% Education and training, 8.1% Construction, 6.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 5.8% Accommodation and food services, 3.8% Administrative and support services.

33.5% of homes are fully owned, and 30.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $484 per week and the median household income is $951 per week.

The median rent in Silkstone is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1599 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Silkstone postcode 4304

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