Silky Oak Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Silky Oak (4854) is a suburb of Northern, Cairns, Queensland. It is about 1280 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Silky Oak is in the federal electorate of Kennedy.

In the 2011 census the population of Silky Oak was 224 and is comprised of approximately 45.1% females and 54.9% males.

The median/average age of the population of Silky Oak is 47 years of age.

76.2% of people living in the suburb of Silky Oak were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.5% Italy, 2.2% Finland, 2.2% Malta, 1.8% New Zealand, 1.8% South Africa, 1.8% Philippines.

82.7% of people living in Silky Oak speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 6.2% Italian, 1.8% Spanish, 1.3% Other, 1.3% German.

The religious makeup of Silky Oak is 53.1% Catholic, 14.2% No religion, 10.2% Anglican, 6.6% Religious affiliation not stated, 4.4% Pentecostal, 3.1% Presbyterian and Reformed, 3.1% Uniting Church, 2.7% Baptist, 1.3% Salvation Army, 1.3% Lutheran.

52.4% of people are married, 32.6% have never married and 8.0% are divorced and 1.6% are separated. There are 10 widowed people living in Silky Oak.

58.5% of the people living in Silky Oak over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 33.3% are working on a part time basis. Silky Oak has an unemployment rate of 3.3%.

The main occupations of people living in Silky Oak are 27.0% Managers, 14.8% Labourers, 13.1% Machinery operators & drivers, 12.3% Technicians & trades workers, 10.7% Clerical & administrative workers, 7.4% Professionals, 7.4% Sales workers, 7.4% Community & personal service workers.

The main industries people from Silky Oak work in are 35.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 9.8% Construction, 8.1% Retail trade, 7.3% Professional, scientific and technical services, 7.3% Accommodation and food services, 7.3% Manufacturing, 7.3% Education and training, 7.3% Health care and social assistance, 4.9% Transport, postal and warehousing.

50.6% of homes are fully owned, and 19.0% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.3% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $647 per week and the median household income is $1158 per week.

The median rent in Silky Oak is $250 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1498 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Silky Oak postcode 4854

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