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BUDERIM  AREA:
62.1 sq kms
The Buderim Statistical Local Area (SLA) includes land on the Buderim Plateau & on the surrounding escarpment & foothill areas such as Sippy Downs, Mountain Creek & the Mooloolah River. The area is predominantly low density residential in nature, with important environmental & aesthetic values contained in undisturbed & protected areas.
Buderim is currently the fastest growing Statistical Local Area in Queensland

BUDERIM POPULATION:
• Oct 2006 — 34,454 (Latest Census data)
• Oct 2001 — 31,789 (Census data)
• Oct 2000 — 28,000+
• June 1996 — 25,062 (Census data)
• June 1991 — 14,841 (Census data
Buderim has a higher proportion of couples with young children & a lower proportion of elderly than the Shire average.

This is a snapshot of Buderim according to Australia’s Census data gathered in 2006
The next Census will be in 2011.

BUDERIM

• Total Residents: 34,454
Males: 16,143
Females: 18,311
Indigenous Residents: 263

Age breakup
• Average age is: 40

0-4 yrs: 1,945
5-14 yrs: 5,105
15-24 yrs: 4,349
25-54 yrs: 12,880
55-64 yrs: 3,818
65 yrs & over: 6,357

Buderim Families
• Total families: 9,478

Couple families with children: 4,039
Couple families without children: 4,139
One parent families: 1,227
Other families: 73

Buderim Households
Family household: 9,369
Lone person household: 2,654
Group household: 370

Citizenship
Australian citizenship: 29,898
Persons born overseas: 7,015
International Visitors: 552

Country of birth
Australia: 25,356
England: 2,416
New Zealand: 1,608
South Africa: 344
Scotland: 296
Germany: 291

Religious Affiliation
Anglican: 7,990
Catholic: 7,053
No Religion: 6,772
Uniting Church: 2,432
Presbyterian & Reformed: 1,502

Marital Status
Married: 15,573
Never Married: 6,954
Separated or Divorced: 2,994
Widowed: 1,879

Occupation
Professionals: 3,107
Clerical & Administrative Workers: 2,198
Technicians & Trades Workers: 2,188
Sales Workers: 2,038
Managers: 2,014
Community & Personal Service: 1,314
Labourers:  1,233
Machinery Operators & Drivers: 575

Main Industries of Employment
School/Education
Cafes, Restaurants & Takeaway
Food Services
Residential Building/Construction
Hospitals
Supermarket/Grocery Stores

Income
In Buderim, the median weekly individual income for persons aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $457, compared with $466 in Australia.

The median weekly household income was $1,025, compared with $1,027 in Australia. The median weekly family income was $1,151, compared with $1,171 in Australia.

Occupied Private Dwellings
Total private dwellings: 14,015

(includes unoccupied private dwellings)
Occupied private dwellings: 12,991
Separate house: 10,001
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc: 2,045
Flat, unit or apartment: 833
Other dwellings:  112

Rents & Mortgages
In Buderim, the median weekly rent was $280, compared to $190 in Australia.
The median monthly housing loan repayment was $1,500, compared to $1,300 in Australia.
The average household size was 2.6 and the average number of persons per bedroom was 1.0.

Homes
Fully owned: 4,583
Being purchased: 4,317
(includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme)
Rented (includes rent-free): 2,543
Other tenure type:  792
Not stated: 755

In Buderim, 35.3% of occupied private dwellings were fully owned, 33.2% were being purchased and 19.6% were rented

SUNSHINE COAST  POPULATION:
• Oct 2006 — 276,266 (Latest Census data)
3.7% increase from 2002
Maroochy Shire accounts for 3.6% of Queensland’s total population.
For the past 10 years the region’s population has been growing at an average annual rate of 3.9%, which is almost two times the 2.0% growth rate recorded in Queensland for the same period.
Double the State’s forecasted average annual population growth rate of 1.5%
KPMG has identified Maroochy Shire as the fifth fastest growing region in Australia over the last 10 years.

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QUEENSLAND  POPULATION:
• Oct 2006 — 3,904,532 (Latest Census data)
• Oct 2003 — 3,796,775
Queensland accounts for 19.1% of Australia’s total population
The fastest growing local government area between June 2002/2003 was Caloundra City 5.1% & Maroochy Shire 3.7%.

HOUSING — MAROOCHY REGION: MARCH QUARTER 2004
Total Residential Building Approvals — 597
Houses — 340
Other residential building — 257
Value of residential building approvals — $129,900,000 (an increase of 89.7% on March Quarter 2003)

BUSINESS ACTIVITY — as  at JUNE 2001
15,193 single business entities operating in Maroochy Shire

LOCATION:
22% — Buderim
17% — Nambour
16.8% — Maroochydore
11.5% — Mooloolaba

INDUSTRY
23.5 % — Construction Industry
21.9% — Property & Business Services
11.7% — Retail & Trade
6.5% — Agriculture

TOURISMSUNSHINE  COAST REGION
Year end JUNE 2004
In the year ended June 2004, there were 2,796,889 visitors to the Sunshine Coast region. Of these 92% (2,567,000) were domestic visitors & 8% (229,889) were international visitors.
There were a total  of 12,821,045 visitor nights spent in the Sunshine Coast region. Domestic visitors 84% (10,800,000) & International visitors 16% (2,021,045).

Between 2001 & 2004, domestic visitors to the Sunshine Coast region increased by 5.5%, with visitor nights increasing by 2.2%.
69%  (1,781,000) were intrastate (from Qld) visitors & 31% (786,000) were interstate visitors (from other parts of Australia).
The Sunshine Coast’s top 5 domestic markets were Brisbane (44%), rest of Queensland (26%), Sydney 10%, Melbourne (8%) & rest of NSW (7%).

Visitors from Sydney increased by 10.8% between 2001 & 2004.
The Sunshine Coastâ’s top 3 international markets were New Zealand (35%) the UK (26%) & Europe, excl. UK & Germany (12%), Germany (6%) & USA (6%).

International visitors stayed an average 8.8 nights on the Sunshine Coast.

Visitors from New Zealand increased 11% between 2001 & 2004.
The most popular activities for visitors in order were: Dining Out/Restaurants, visiting friends & relatives, going to the beach (swimming, surfing, diving), going shopping, general sightseeing & pubs, clubs & discos.

The Sunshine Coast is more dependent on tourism than other Qld regions, with the 4th largest share of Queensland tourism behind Brisbane, the Gold Coast & Tropical North Queensland.
20% of all employment on the Sunshine Coast (14,500 full-time equivalent positions) was related to tourism.

Tourism contributes $6.3 billion to the Queensland  economy.
Tourism employs over 150,000 Queenslanders, 9% of all persons employed. 80% of tourism workers are employed in small business.

MAROOCHY SHIRE  — 2003
Based on the Nambour DPI weather recording station, Maroochy Shire is the wettest place in South East Queensland with an average of 1,702mm of rain in a year.
Caloundra City recorded the highest rainfall with 1,956mm
Number of rain days — 148 (av. annual)
Daily maximum temp — 25.80 C (av. annual)
Daily minimum temp — 13.90 C (av. annual)

Credit for Data Sources:
Australian Bureau of Statistics (2001 Census Data)
www.abs.gov.au
Maroochy Shire Council Strategic Planning Services (2002)
Business Maroochy Facts & Figures (2004)
www.businessmaroochy.com
Office of Economic &  Statistical Research (2004)
www.oesr.qld.gov.au
Tourism Queensland (2004)
www.tq.com.au

 

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