Cooktown Demographics (QLD) Local Stats
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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