2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Bundaberg (R)

Code LGA31820 (LGA)
People 89,810
Male 44,228
Female 45,582
Median age 43
Families 25,054
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 40,961
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $833
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,350
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 89,810 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 44,228 49.2 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 45,582 50.8 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,980 3.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 89,810 people in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

Age Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,368 6.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,690 6.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 6,370 7.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 5,914 6.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,294 4.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 4,289 4.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,239 4.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 5,039 5.6 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 5,754 6.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 6,261 7.0 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 6,315 7.0 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 6,199 6.9 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 6,484 7.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 5,719 6.4 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,528 5.0 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,160 3.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,319 2.6 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,870 2.1 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 37,655 52.0 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,794 3.9 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 7,272 10.0 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 4,817 6.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 19,847 27.4 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.0% were married and 13.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 33,609 52.2 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,111 9.5 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 24,676 38.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 884 3.7 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 5,805 24.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,066 4.4 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 928 3.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,766 15.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,068 4.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 769 3.2 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,390 5.8 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,505 6.2 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 492 2.0 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 6,412 26.6 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 24,085 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas) 26.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.4% were in primary school, 23.3% in secondary school and 12.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 73,975 82.4 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 12,735 15.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 5,078 6.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,457 4.1 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 62,380 74.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), 74.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 20,565 55.1 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 11,192 30.0 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,256 6.0 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3,315 8.9 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 37,328 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 37,328 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.1% were employed full time, 30.0% were employed part-time and 8.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,800 11.2 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,115 9.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,275 12.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 6,321 18.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 14,243 41.9 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 423 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 980 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 833 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas) was $423.

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

Unpaid work Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 49,700 68.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 18,475 25.5 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,976 12.4 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 13,265 18.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.5% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 12,305 17.0 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 17,476 24.1 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 9,979 13.8 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 9,941 13.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 11,706 46.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 8,853 35.3 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,218 16.8 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 276 1.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), 35.3% were couple families with children, 46.7% were couple families without children and 16.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.0 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.0 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas) 17.0% of single parents were male and 83.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,629 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,894 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,894 and those without children was $1,629.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,259 15.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 727 3.5 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,383 16.5 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,778 13.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,180 5.7 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 6,440 31.3 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,003 4.9 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,793 8.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 15.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 16.5% 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 Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 34,032 87.7 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,753 12.3 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), 87.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 29,024 85.3 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,922 5.6 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,222 6.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 852 2.5 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), 85.3% were separate houses, 5.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats, units or apartments and 2.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 272 0.8 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,462 4.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,817 17.1 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 16,333 48.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 9,369 27.5 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 779 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 Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 17.1% had 2 bedrooms and 48.0% 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 Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 12,829 37.7 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 10,071 29.6 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 9,656 28.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 504 1.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 972 2.9 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), 37.7% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 28.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 24,611 72.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 8,324 24.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,096 3.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 72.3% were family households, 24.5% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.7 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.0 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), 34.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.0% 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 Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.6 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.4 -- 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 Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,350 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 2,412 7.1 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 13,220 38.8 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 12,132 35.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 5,076 14.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,193 3.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), 38.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.9% 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 Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,980 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,456 48.9 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,524 51.1 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,980 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,456 (or 48.9%) were male and 1,524 (or 51.1%) 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 Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 802 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $802.

Mortgage and rent Bundaberg (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 230 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bundaberg (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $230 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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