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Mareeba Shire, QLD

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The Shire of Mareeba is a local government area in Far North Queensland, inland from Cairns. The local property market is affordable with a wide variety of properties to choose from. The LGA is showing signs of growth as people move to the area for the affordable homes and good quality of life.

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The LGA is a popular destination for tourists, who come to enjoy the town’s relaxed atmosphere and the many natural attractions in the area.

The Mareeba QLD economy is based on agriculture, tourism, and mining. Agriculture is the main industry, with sugarcane, maize, and beef cattle the primary crops and livestock. Tourism is a significant contributor to the economy, with Mareeba’s many natural attractions, including the Atherton Tableland, the Daintree Rainforest, and the Great Barrier Reef. Mining is also important, with gold, copper, and coal the main minerals mined.

The most common jobs in Mareeba are laborers (18.3 %), technicians and trades workers (14.1 %), community and personal service workers (12.9 %), managers (12.8 %), and clerical and administrative workers (12.1 %).Mareeba residents aged 15 and above earn $555 per week on average.

Separate homes account for 89.0 % of occupied private residences in Mareeba, while semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses, and other buildings account for 2.3 %, flats or apartments account for 5.5 %, and other dwellings account for 2.6 %.

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Property Market Snapshot

This page provides an overview of the LGA real estate market. The data in this snapshot illustrates typical price, median rent and gross yield metrics for this council area. You are able to drill down to suburb-level data and charts which visualise these 3 key metrics as well as other important indicators in the dashboard section that follows.

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How was this calculated? Typical Price is a continuous metric calculated via a process called data fitting. Median Rent is weekly advertised rent based on rentals over the preceding 12 months. Gross Yield is Median Rent x 52 x 100 / Typical Price. To discover additional information, click the “i” icon in the top left corner of each graph or visit the Data Dictionary page.

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Property Market in Mareeba Shire, QLD

What other property markets are there near Mareeba Shire, QLD?

Mareeba Shire is surrounded by 2 other council areas – Tablelands, Douglas.

How many people live in Mareeba Shire, QLD?

There are approximately 8000 people living in roughly 3500 dwellings in total, with an average household size of 2.4.

What are current and planned infrastructure projects in Mareeba Shire, QLD?

Among the main projects there are Solar Project Charging Ahead, More Parking for Mareeba CBD.
Rail Trail Feasibility Study, Kuranda Wayfinding Signage, Therwine Street Upgrade, Mareeba CBD Traffic Management Study, Bicentennial Lakes Revitalisation, Kuranda Village Revitalisation.

What major retailers are there in Mareeba Shire, QLD?

There are main retailers such as Mareeba Square, Kmart K Hub, Rivers Australia, Rockmans, CNC City n Country Clothing Co., Coles.

What is the main industry in Mareeba Shire, QLD?

Such sectors as Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Construction, Retail Trade, Public Administration and Safety, Education and Training take the largest part of the employment.

What are the dominant demographic groups in Mareeba Shire, QLD?

Among approximately 8000 people in Mareeba Shire males and females make roughly 49% and 51% respectively. The median age of people is 41 years. Children aged 0-14 years account for approximately 19% of the population, and those aged 65+ years account for 23%.

How is unemployment rate trending in Mareeba Shire, QLD?

Among approximately 3000 people employed, roughly 54% work full-time, 30% work part-time, and an estimated 10% are unemployed.

Suburbs/localities in this Local Government Area: Forty Mile 4872, Fossilbrook 4871, Gamboola 4892, Glen Russell 4880, Groganville 4892, Highbury 4892, Hurricane 4871, Irvinebank 4887, Julatten 4871, Koah 4881, Kuranda 4881, Lyndside 4892, Mareeba 4880, Barwidgi 4872, Mona Mona 4881, Mount Carbine 4871, Mount Molloy 4871, Mount Mulgrave 4892, Mount Mulligan 4871, Munderra 4872, Bellevue 4892, Nychum 4871, Paddys Green 4880, Petford 4871, Ravensworth 4892, Red River 4892, Biboohra 4880, Rookwood 4871, Southedge 4871, Speewah 4881, Springfield 4871, Staaten 4892, Thornborough 4871, Watsonville 4887, Bolwarra 4871, Wrotham 4892, Mutchilba 4872, Bulleringa 4871, Almaden 4871, Amber 4871, Chewko 4880, Chillagoe 4871, Arbouin 4892, Crystalbrook 4871, Desailly 4871, Dimbulah 4872, Arriga 4880

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