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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Aurukun (S)

Code LGA30250 (LGA)
People 1,294
Male 640
Female 654
Median age 25
Families 287
Average children per family 2.2
All private dwellings 266
Average people per household 5
Median weekly household income $1,153
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $80
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 1,294 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 640 49.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 654 50.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,193 92.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,294 people in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 92.2% of the population.

Age Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 130 10.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 152 11.7 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 110 8.5 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 113 8.7 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 134 10.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 86 6.6 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 116 9.0 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 115 8.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 99 7.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 60 4.6 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 55 4.3 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 44 3.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 22 1.7 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 35 2.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 5 0.4 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 9 0.7 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3 0.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 6 0.5 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 25 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas) was 25 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 30.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 87 9.6 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 13 1.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 17 1.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 29 3.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 758 83.8 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 9.6% were married and 3.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 37 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 37 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 69 8.0 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 282 32.7 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 512 59.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 8.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 32.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 39 11.3 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 182 52.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 4 1.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 51 14.8 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.9 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 0 0.0 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 7 2.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 6 1.7 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 49 14.2 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 344 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas) 26.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 55.2% were in primary school, 15.7% in secondary school and 1.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,294 100.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 28 2.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4 0.3 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 10 0.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,244 96.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), 96.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 2.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 156 51.8 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 50 16.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 27 9.0 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 68 22.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 301 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 301 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.8% were employed full time, 16.6% were employed part-time and 22.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 10 4.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 11 4.7 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 30 12.9 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 34 14.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 121 51.9 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), 4.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 30 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 30 years.

Occupation Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 259 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 633 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,153 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas) was $259.

Travel to work, top responses Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 519 57.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 417 46.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 175 19.4 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 162 18.0 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 46.2% provided care for children and 19.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 240 26.6 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 180 20.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 86 9.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 13 1.4 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), 20.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 1.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 44 15.4 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 129 45.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 110 38.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 1.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), 45.1% were couple families with children, 15.4% were couple families without children and 38.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.2 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.8 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas) 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,333 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 824 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $824 and those without children was $2,333.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 15 8.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 7 4.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4 2.3 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 32 18.1 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 10 5.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 84 47.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 17 9.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 8 4.5 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 8.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 2.3% 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 Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 222 86.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 36 14.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), 86.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 215 97.3 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 2.7 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), 97.3% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3 1.4 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 51 23.1 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 92 41.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 72 32.6 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 1.4 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 5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.4% had 1 bedroom, 23.1% had 2 bedrooms and 41.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3 1.4 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 0 0.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 217 98.6 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), 1.4% were owned outright, 0.0% were owned with a mortgage and 98.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 185 83.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 27 12.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 9 4.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 83.7% were family households, 12.2% were single person households and 4.1% were group households.

Household income Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.5 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.2 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), 20.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.2% 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 Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 80 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
None 154 69.7 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 53 24.0 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5 2.3 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3 1.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 6 2.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 2.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 1.4% 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 Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,193 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 590 49.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 603 50.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,193 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 590 (or 49.5%) were male and 603 (or 50.5%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 5.6 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.9 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,076 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 5.6, with 1.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,076.

Mortgage and rent Aurukun (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 90 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Aurukun (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $90 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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