Chelmer Demographics (QLD) Local Stats

Chelmer (4068) is a suburb of Brisbane, Southern Suburbs, Queensland. It is about 7 kms from QLD's capital city of Brisbane. Chelmer is in the federal electorate of Moreton.

In the 2011 census the population of Chelmer was 2,594 and is comprised of approximately 50.5% females and 49.5% males.

The median/average age of the population of Chelmer is 38 years of age.

77.0% of people living in the suburb of Chelmer were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 5.2% England, 2.3% New Zealand, 1.2% United States of America, 0.9% Scotland, 0.7% Malaysia, 0.7% Papua New Guinea, 0.6% India, 0.6% Netherlands, 0.5% Brazil, 0.5% South Africa, 0.4% Korea, Republic of , 0.4% China , 0.4% Kenya, 0.4% Vietnam.

89.5% of people living in Chelmer speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 3.7% Language spoken at home not stated, 1.1% Other, 0.6% Hindi, 0.4% Spanish, 0.4% Korean, 0.4% Indonesian, 0.3% Portuguese, 0.3% Cantonese, 0.3% Dutch.

The religious makeup of Chelmer is 24.1% Catholic, 23.9% No religion, 23.1% Anglican, 7.9% Uniting Church, 6.5% Religious affiliation not stated, 2.8% Presbyterian and Reformed, 1.4% Lutheran, 1.3% Christian, nfd, 1.1% Baptist, 1.0% Buddhism.

56.1% of people are married, 32.4% have never married and 5.2% are divorced and 2.1% are separated. There are 85 widowed people living in Chelmer.

58.3% of the people living in Chelmer over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 32.9% are working on a part time basis. Chelmer has an unemployment rate of 3.5%.

The main occupations of people living in Chelmer are 39.1% Professionals, 19.3% Managers, 14.5% Clerical & administrative workers, 7.4% Sales workers, 7.2% Community & personal service workers, 5.5% Technicians & trades workers, 3.6% Labourers, 1.7% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated, 1.6% Machinery operators & drivers.

The main industries people from Chelmer work in are 16.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 12.9% Health care and social assistance, 11.0% Education and training, 7.8% Retail trade, 7.2% Public administration and safety, 6.5% Financial and insurance services, 6.2% Construction, 4.8% Manufacturing, 4.5% Accommodation and food services.

41.7% of homes are fully owned, and 36.4% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 20.4% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $844 per week and the median household income is $2384 per week.

The median rent in Chelmer is $330 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $2500 per month.

Check out FY 2013 Tax Stats for Chelmer postcode 4068

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