Cooktown Demographics (QLD) Local Stats
In the 2011 census the population of Cooktown was 2,339 and is comprised of approximately 47.7% females and 52.3% males.
The median/average age of the people in Cooktown is 42 years of age.
78.7% of people living in the suburb of Cooktown were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 3.7% England, 2.5% New Zealand, 0.9% Papua New Guinea, 0.8% Germany, 0.7% Philippines, 0.4% United States of America, 0.4% Japan, 0.4% Bermuda, 0.4% Thailand, 0.3% Guernsey, 0.3% Poland, 0.2% Hungary, 0.2% Canada, 0.2% Denmark.
85.2% of people living in Cooktown speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.8% Language spoken at home not stated, 4.2% Australian Indigenous Languages , 1.0% Other, 0.5% German, 0.3% Dutch, 0.3% Thai, 0.3% French, 0.3% Mandarin, 0.3% Japanese.
The religious makeup of Cooktown is 25.1% No religion, 19.9% Anglican, 16.9% Catholic, 11.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.1% Lutheran, 4.5% Uniting Church, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.4% Christian, nfd, 2.0% Pentecostal, 1.9% Jehovah's Witnesses.
40.0% of people are married, 37.8% have never married and 12.9% are divorced and 3.9% are separated. There are 99 widowed people living in Cooktown.
59.3% of the people living in Cooktown over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 27.6% are working on a part time basis. Cooktown has an unemployment rate of 6.3%.
The main occupations of people living in Cooktown are 16.3% Professionals, 14.9% Labourers, 14.2% Managers, 13.6% Technicians & trades workers, 11.1% Community & personal service workers, 10.9% Clerical & administrative workers, 9.5% Machinery operators & drivers, 6.6% Sales workers, 2.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.
The main industries people from Cooktown work in are 16.5% Public administration and safety, 13.1% Health care and social assistance, 12.1% Construction, 9.9% Accommodation and food services, 9.8% Retail trade, 8.0% Education and training, 4.5% Transport, postal and warehousing, 3.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 3.1% Inadequately described/Not stated.
29.2% of homes are fully owned, and 23.3% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 42.7% of homes are rented.
The median individual income is $544 per week and the median household income is $920 per week.
The median rent in Cooktown is $180 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1083 per month.
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