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Toogoom Demographics Local Stats

Toogoom (4655) is a suburb of Central Coast, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, Queensland. It is about 248 kms from QLD’s capital city of Brisbane. Toogoom is in the federal electorate of Hinkler.

In the 2011 census the population of Toogoom was 1,872 and is comprised of approximately 51.0% females and 49.0% males.

The median/average age of the people in Toogoom is 41 years of age.

79.6% of people living in the suburb of Toogoom were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.4% England, 3.5% New Zealand, 0.5% Netherlands, 0.5% Scotland, 0.5% United States of America, 0.4% Angola, 0.3% Germany, 0.3% Mauritius, 0.3% Philippines, 0.2% Hungary, 0.2% China , 0.2% Austria, 0.2% Ireland, 0.2% Argentina.

91.6% of people living in Toogoom speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 7.0% Language spoken at home not stated, 0.4% Other, 0.3% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.2% Dutch, 0.2% Japanese, 0.2% French, 0.2% Serbian.

The religious makeup of Toogoom is 25.9% No religion, 22.5% Anglican, 15.0% Catholic, 11.9% Religious affiliation not stated, 7.5% Uniting Church, 4.4% Presbyterian and Reformed, 4.2% Christian, nfd, 2.1% Lutheran, 1.2% Baptist, 0.8% Other religious affiliation .

54.4% of people are married, 25.0% have never married and 11.5% are divorced and 4.2% are separated. There are 70 widowed people living in Toogoom.

48.1% of the people living in Toogoom over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 34.4% are working on a part time basis. Toogoom has an unemployment rate of 12.9%.

The main occupations of people living in Toogoom are 17.9% Technicians & trades workers, 14.6% Professionals, 12.9% Community & personal service workers, 12.2% Clerical & administrative workers, 11.6% Labourers, 10.1% Sales workers, 8.9% Machinery operators & drivers, 8.9% Managers, 2.9% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Toogoom work in are 15.7% Health care and social assistance, 12.3% Retail trade, 11.6% Construction, 7.8% Manufacturing, 7.6% Education and training, 7.4% Accommodation and food services, 4.6% Wholesale trade, 4.4% Transport, postal and warehousing, 4.2% Other services.

36.5% of homes are fully owned, and 22.5% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 38.6% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $415 per week and the median household income is $828 per week.

The median rent in Toogoom is $275 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1593 per month

 In the 2011 census the population of Toogoom was 1,872 and is comprised of approximately 51.0% females and 49.0% males.

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