2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Carpentaria (S)

Code LGA32250 (LGA)
People 2,053
Male 1,075
Female 978
Median age 37
Families 439
Average children per family 2.2
All private dwellings 1,371
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $997
Median monthly mortgage repayments $898
Median weekly rent $110
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 Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,053 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,075 52.4 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 978 47.6 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 756 36.8 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,053 people in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 52.4% were male and 47.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 36.8% of the population.

Age Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 162 7.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 140 6.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 144 7.0 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 106 5.2 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 129 6.3 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 148 7.2 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 135 6.6 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 117 5.7 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 145 7.1 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 178 8.7 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 172 8.4 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 111 5.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 138 6.7 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 107 5.2 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 67 3.3 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 29 1.4 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 19 0.9 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 6 0.3 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 608 37.6 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 82 5.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 141 8.7 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 63 3.9 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 724 44.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 37.6% were married and 13.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 437 36.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 242 20.2 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 519 43.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 20.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 22 3.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 128 22.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 7 1.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 19 3.3 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 32 5.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 5 0.9 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 7 1.2 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 10 1.7 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 12 2.1 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 7 1.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 332 57.1 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 581 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas) 28.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.5% were in primary school, 7.6% in secondary school and 4.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,605 78.1 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 156 9.0 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 54 3.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 63 3.6 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,469 84.3 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), 84.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 634 70.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 139 15.4 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 78 8.7 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 50 5.5 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 901 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 901 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 70.4% were employed full time, 15.4% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 49 5.8 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 48 5.6 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 43 5.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 93 10.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 539 63.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), 5.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 63.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 590 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,310 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 997 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas) was $590.

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

Unpaid work Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 845 52.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 336 20.8 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 102 6.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 254 15.7 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.8% provided care for children and 6.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 274 17.0 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 309 19.1 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 133 8.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 131 8.1 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), 19.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 202 46.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 160 36.5 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 68 15.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 1.8 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), 36.5% were couple families with children, 46.1% were couple families without children and 15.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.9 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.1 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas) 16.9% of single parents were male and 83.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,852 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,012 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,012 and those without children was $1,852.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 120 33.1 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 14 3.9 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 39 10.7 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 27 7.4 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 9 2.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 67 18.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 19 5.2 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 68 18.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 33.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 10.7% 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 Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 643 84.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 120 15.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), 84.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 461 71.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 13 2.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 64 10.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 99 15.4 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), 71.9% were separate houses, 2.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.0% were flats, units or apartments and 15.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 14 2.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 88 13.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 151 23.5 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 241 37.5 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 98 15.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 51 7.9 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 13.7% had 1 bedroom, 23.5% had 2 bedrooms and 37.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 162 25.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 82 12.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 336 52.3 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 8 1.2 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 54 8.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.2% were owned outright, 12.8% were owned with a mortgage and 52.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 427 66.4 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 199 30.9 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 17 2.6 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 66.4% were family households, 30.9% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.6 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), 28.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.3% 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 Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 110 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.2 -- 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 Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 898 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 99.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.7 -- 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 Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
None 85 13.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 220 34.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 173 26.9 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 99 15.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 66 10.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 26.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.4% 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 Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 758 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 350 46.2 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 408 53.8 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 29 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 758 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 350 (or 46.2%) were male and 408 (or 53.8%) were female. The median age was 29 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.7 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 893 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.7, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $893.

Mortgage and rent Carpentaria (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 800 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Carpentaria (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $800.

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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