Forest Lake Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Forest Lake (4078) is a suburb of Brisbane, Southern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 18 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Forest Lake is in the federal electorate of Oxley.

In the 2011 census the population of Forest Lake was 22,426 and is comprised of approximately 51.9% females and 48.1% males.

The median/average age of the population of Forest Lake is 33 years of age.

61.0% of people living in the suburb of Forest Lake were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 7.9% New Zealand, 4.7% England, 3.0% Vietnam, 1.8% India, 1.6% South Africa, 1.4% Philippines, 1.4% Sri Lanka, 0.9% China , 0.8% Fiji, 0.8% Scotland, 0.8% Samoa, 0.6% Korea, Republic of , 0.5% Zimbabwe, 0.4% Malaysia.

73.6% of people living in Forest Lake speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 5.0% Vietnamese, 3.4% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.8% Other, 1.6% Samoan, 1.4% Sinhalese, 1.3% Mandarin, 1.2% Hindi, 1.0% Spanish, 0.7% Korean.

The religious makeup of Forest Lake is 22.9% No religion, 22.0% Catholic, 16.1% Anglican, 6.2% Religious affiliation not stated, 6.0% Uniting Church, 5.1% Buddhism, 3.1% Christian, nfd, 2.9% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.5% Baptist, 2.2% Hinduism.

51.9% of people are married, 32.7% have never married and 8.9% are divorced and 3.2% are separated. There are 566 widowed people living in Forest Lake.

65.4% of the people living in Forest Lake over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 24.2% are working on a part time basis. Forest Lake has an unemployment rate of 5.6%.

The main occupations of people living in Forest Lake are 19.5% Professionals, 18.0% Clerical & administrative workers, 13.3% Technicians & trades workers, 11.2% Managers, 10.2% Community & personal service workers, 10.0% Sales workers, 8.3% Labourers, 7.8% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Forest Lake work in are 12.5% Health care and social assistance, 12.1% Manufacturing, 11.0% Retail trade, 8.4% Public administration and safety, 7.7% Education and training, 6.9% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.3% Transport, postal and warehousing, 6.1% Construction, 5.5% Accommodation and food services.

18.1% of homes are fully owned, and 47.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 33.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $712 per week and the median household income is $1597 per week.

The median rent in Forest Lake is $350 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2000 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Forest Lake postcode 4078

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