Cooktown Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Cooktown (4895) is a suburb of Northern, Far North, Queensland. It is about 1557 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Cooktown is in the federal electorate of Leichhardt.

In the 2011 Census the population of Cooktown is 2,339 and is comprised of 47.7% females and 52.3% males.

The median/average age of the Cooktown population is 42 years of age, 5 years above the Australian average.

78.7% of people living in Cooktown were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 3.7%, New Zealand 2.5%, Germany 0.8%, Philippines 0.7%, Papua New Guinea 0.7%.

85.2% of people speak English as their first language 3.1% Guugu Yimidhirr, 0.5% German, 0.4% Dutch, 0.3% Maori (New Zealand), 0.3% Japanese.

The religious make up of Cooktown is 25.2% No Religion, 19.9% Anglican, 16.9% Catholic, 7.1% Lutheran, 4.6% Uniting Church.

39.9% of people are married, 37.7% have never married and 12.9% are divorced and 4% are separated. There are 99 widowed people living in Cooktown.

59.2% of the people living in Cooktown are employed full time, 27.5% are working on a part time basis. Cooktown has an unemployment rate of 6%.

The main occupations of people from Cooktown are Professionals 16.1%, Labourers 14.8%, Managers 14.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.9%, Machinery Operators And Drivers 9.4%, Sales Workers 6.8%.

The median individual income is $544.00 per week and the median household income is $920.00 per week.

29.2% of homes are fully owned, and 23.2% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 42.7% of homes are rented.

The median rent in Cooktown is $180 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1083 per month.

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