2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Brisbane (C)

Code LGA31000 (LGA)
People 873,780
Male 424,946
Female 448,834
Australian citizenship 766,235
People born overseas 198,630
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 14,669
Families 225,185
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 364,587
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Total 873,780 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 424,946 48.6 9,270,466 49.4
Female 448,834 51.4 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 11,898 1.4 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 873,780 people were counted in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Of the total population 1.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Brisbane (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 53,439 6.1 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 105,884 12.1 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 139,281 15.9 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 391,443 44.8 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 76,819 8.8 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 106,914 12.2 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) there were 159,323 children aged 0-14 years and 183,733 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 766,235 87.7 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 198,630 22.7 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 14,669 1.7 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 766,235 people were Australian citizens, 198,630 were born overseas and 14,669 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Brisbane (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 334,294 46.8 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 78,447 11.0 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 43,079 6.0 919,904 6.2
Never married 258,637 36.2 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 46.8% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 11.0% were separated or divorced, 6.0% were widowed and 36.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Australia 635,873 72.8 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Brisbane (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Brisbane (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Brisbane (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 276,259 60.7 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 135,644 29.8 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 10,980 2.4 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 32,066 7.0 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 234,821 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 454,949 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 454,949 people aged 15 years and over in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 60.7% worked full-time, 29.8% worked part-time, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.0% were unemployed. 234,821 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 83,523 37.1 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 99,863 44.3 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 35,263 15.7 762,632 15.4
Other family 6,536 2.9 88,864 1.8
Total families 225,185 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 225,185 families were counted: of these, 37.1% were couple families without children, 44.3% were couple families with children, 15.7% were one parent families and 2.9% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 340,667 93.4 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 364,587 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 340,667 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 254,389 74.7 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 22,724 6.7 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 58,428 17.2 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 3,187 0.9 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 1,939 0.6 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 74.7% were separate houses, 6.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 124,401 36.5 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 86,771 25.5 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 110,273 32.4 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 6,695 2.0 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 12,527 3.7 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 36.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 25.5% were being purchased and 32.4% were rented.

Landlord type Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 49,806 45.2 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 13,863 12.6 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 45,419 41.2 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 1,185 1.1 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 45.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 12.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 41.2% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 222,408 65.3 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 85,753 25.2 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 21,717 6.4 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 65.3% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.2% were single (or lone) person households and 6.4% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2001 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. www.abs.gov.au/census

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