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Mackay is located in east Queensland and has a population of around 3,800 (54.2% male, 45.8% female). Around 801 families live in the area and of those 38.5% have one or more children under the age of 15. 25.6% of families have only a single parent while 40.4% of couples have no children. Mackay covers an area of approximately 397 hectares (982 acres).
The most common income bracket for people living in Mackay is between $400-$599 per week (14.4% of people). 4.8% have no income and high income earners ($2000 or more per week) account for 2.4% of the population.
Of the 1541 private dwellings in Mackay 18% are owned outright by their occupiers, 15% are being purchased (eg. by mortgage) and 62% are being rented. On average there are around 2.5 people per private dwelling in the area. The composition of occupied private dwellings in Mackay is as follows: 33.2% separate houses, 19.3% semi-detached houses (eg. townhouses, row or terrace houses), 44.1% flats (including units and apartments).
In terms of people aged 15 years or more living in Mackay 27% are married, 14% are divorced, 5% are separated, 7% are widowed and 47% have never married.
Mackay varies in altitude/elevation from about 1 m (highlight point) to 15 m (highlight point) above sea level.
The postcode for Mackay is 4740.
Neighbouring suburbs/regional areas of Mackay include East Mackay, South Mackay and West Mackay.
Bonzle users have said that the facilities in Mackay include an airport, caravan park or parks, child care centre, children's playground, cricket pitch, dentist, fire station, high school, library, medical centre, playing fields, police station, pre school, primary school, public toilets, railway station, service station, shops, sportsground, swimming pool and tennis courts. Do you know of other facilities available in Mackay? Is this list accurate? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.
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