Port population on rise
THE Adams family is among the swell of an extra 362 permanent residents who now call Port Douglas home compared to 2006, according to the latest census figures released this week.
David and Rowena Adams and their two children Piper, 11, and nine-year-old Elliot are “thriving” in their new home since moving from Sydney last year.
Mrs Adams said she loved the slower pace compared to the madness of Australia’s biggest city.
“The people are extremely friendly and there is so much more freedom for the kids and they both love their new school and have made good friends already,” she said.
If you live in Port Douglas you are one of 3205 permanent residents compared to 1732 in Mossman while 146 people call Daintree Village home.
Of the 3205 people living in Port Douglas, 1631 are men and 1574 are women and the median age is just 38.
The town has 737 families with an average of 1.6 children and 2.1 people to each household.
In Port Douglas, the youngest age group 0-4 years there are 178 children and in the oldest age group 85 years and over there are just 18 people.
The age group that has the most people represented is those from 25 to 29 with 334 people and the age group from 65 to 69 has 138 people.
There are just 53 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Port Douglas.
The number of people who said that they had English ancestry was 1148, Australian was 975, Irish was 339, Scottish 308 and German was 155.
If you live in the sugar belt of Mossman you are one of 1732 people and this is made up of 872 men and 860 women, and the median age is also 38.
Mossman’s population has dropped by eight permanent residents since the 2006 Census.
The average weekly income is $867 and the average monthly mortgage is $1820 while the average weekly rent is $165 and there are 1.5 vehicles to each dwelling.
There are 363 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Mossman.
In the youngest age group 0 to 4 years there are 160 children and in the oldest age group 85 years and over there are just 34 people.
The age group that has the most people represented is those from 35 to 39 with 134 people and the retired age group from 65 to 69 has 75 people.
The number of people who said that they had Australian ancestry was 751, English was 547, Irish was 161, Scottish was 145 and German was 102.
New to town: Rowena and David Adams with children Elliot and Piper