2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Statistical Area Level 4

Wide Bay

Code 319 (SA4)
People 273,267
Male 134,783
Female 138,484
Median age 43
Families 76,203
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 127,906
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $801
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,322
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Total 273,267 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 134,783 49.3 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 138,484 50.7 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 10,843 4.0 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 273,267 people in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.0% of the population.

Age Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 16,806 6.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 17,750 6.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 19,536 7.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 17,171 6.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 12,054 4.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 12,097 4.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 12,909 4.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 15,440 5.7 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 17,390 6.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 18,602 6.8 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 19,279 7.1 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 19,184 7.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 20,916 7.7 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 18,217 6.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 13,969 5.1 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 9,610 3.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 6,763 2.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 5,573 2.0 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 113,632 51.8 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 8,599 3.9 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 22,896 10.4 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 14,641 6.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 59,401 27.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4) aged 15 years and over, 51.8% were married and 14.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 101,594 52.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 19,481 10.0 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 73,813 37.9 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 2,700 3.7 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 18,162 24.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,349 4.6 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,684 3.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 11,893 16.2 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,752 3.7 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,025 2.8 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,589 6.2 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,036 5.5 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 1,470 2.0 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 19,820 27.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 73,480 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4) 26.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.9% were in primary school, 22.7% in secondary school and 11.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 225,393 82.5 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 38,594 15.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 15,274 6.0 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 10,881 4.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 189,732 74.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), 74.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 59,295 54.0 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 33,967 30.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 6,905 6.3 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 9,696 8.8 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 109,863 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 109,863 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4). Of these 54.0% were employed full time, 30.9% were employed part-time and 8.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 11,582 11.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 9,406 9.4 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 12,980 13.0 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 18,015 18.0 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 41,281 41.2 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 407 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 944 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 801 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4) was $407.

Travel to work, top responses Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 151,646 69.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 55,944 25.5 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 27,974 12.8 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 42,906 19.6 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.5% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 36,585 16.7 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 52,874 24.1 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 30,680 14.0 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 31,507 14.4 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.4% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 36,131 47.4 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 26,482 34.8 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 12,717 16.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 873 1.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), 34.8% were couple families with children, 47.4% were couple families without children and 16.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,549 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,834 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,834 and those without children was $1,549.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 9,461 15.1 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 2,306 3.7 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 9,914 15.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 8,056 12.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3,959 6.3 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 20,293 32.4 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 3,230 5.2 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 5,395 8.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), of couple families, 15.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 15.8% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 104,328 86.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 16,523 13.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), 86.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 91,900 88.1 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,468 3.3 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6,434 6.2 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 2,443 2.3 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), 88.1% were separate houses, 3.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.2% were flats, units or apartments and 2.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 765 0.7 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4,195 4.0 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 17,821 17.1 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 48,705 46.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 30,427 29.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 2,413 2.3 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), of occupied private dwellings 4.0% had 1 bedroom, 17.1% had 2 bedrooms and 46.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 40,181 38.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 30,174 28.9 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 29,666 28.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 1,244 1.2 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,061 2.9 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), 38.5% were owned outright, 28.9% were owned with a mortgage and 28.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 74,880 71.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 26,191 25.1 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3,256 3.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), of all households, 71.8% were family households, 25.1% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.0 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), 36.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.4% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.5 -- 11.9 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,322 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 9.7 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
None 7,243 6.9 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 41,037 39.3 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 36,109 34.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 16,191 15.5 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3,746 3.6 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), 39.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 10,842 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5,391 49.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 5,451 50.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), there were 10,842 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5,391 (or 49.7%) were male and 5,451 (or 50.3%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 791 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $791.

Mortgage and rent Wide Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Wide Bay (Statistical Area Level 4), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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