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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Cassowary Coast (R)

Code LGA32260 (LGA)
People 27,668
Male 14,281
Female 13,387
Median age 42
Families 7,447
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 13,618
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $931
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
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 Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 27,668 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 14,281 51.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 13,387 48.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,595 9.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 27,668 people in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.6% were male and 48.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.4% of the population.

Age Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,722 6.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,750 6.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,945 7.0 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,755 6.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,347 4.9 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,411 5.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,368 4.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,609 5.8 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,862 6.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,130 7.7 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,301 8.3 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,058 7.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,823 6.6 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,478 5.3 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,160 4.2 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 856 3.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 618 2.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 473 1.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,971 49.3 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 768 3.5 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,075 9.3 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,344 6.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 7,093 31.9 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.3% were married and 12.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9,731 49.7 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,275 11.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,556 38.6 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 218 3.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,634 23.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 597 8.4 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 61 0.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,083 15.3 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 498 7.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 50 0.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 360 5.1 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 286 4.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 180 2.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,124 30.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,091 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) 25.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.3% were in primary school, 23.0% in secondary school and 9.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 22,426 81.1 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,291 20.5 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,747 6.8 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,252 4.9 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 17,462 67.8 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 67.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,745 58.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,798 28.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 931 7.0 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 799 6.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 13,273 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 13,273 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 58.4% were employed full time, 28.6% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,198 9.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,142 9.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,462 11.7 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,084 16.7 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,657 45.3 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 9.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 503 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,145 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 931 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) was $503.

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

Unpaid work Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,146 68.1 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,624 25.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,455 11.0 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,260 19.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.3% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,817 17.2 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,306 23.8 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,987 13.4 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,035 13.6 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 23.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,329 44.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,845 38.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,162 15.6 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 112 1.5 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 38.2% were couple families with children, 44.7% were couple families without children and 15.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.4 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.6 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) 21.4% of single parents were male and 78.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,569 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,814 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,814 and those without children was $1,569.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,295 21.0 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 260 4.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,202 19.5 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 835 13.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 321 5.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,344 21.8 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 418 6.8 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 500 8.1 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 21.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 19.5% 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 Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,309 85.6 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,732 14.4 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 85.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,858 85.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 190 1.8 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 931 9.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 321 3.1 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 85.9% were separate houses, 1.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.0% were flats, units or apartments and 3.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 132 1.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 566 5.5 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,071 20.1 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,004 48.5 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,226 21.6 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 311 3.0 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.5% had 1 bedroom, 20.1% had 2 bedrooms and 48.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,882 37.6 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,699 26.2 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,298 32.0 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 66 0.6 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 366 3.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 37.6% were owned outright, 26.2% were owned with a mortgage and 32.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 7,311 70.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,655 25.7 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 345 3.3 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.9% were family households, 25.7% were single person households and 3.3% were group households.

Household income Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.1 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 30.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.4% 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 Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 752 7.3 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,680 35.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,729 36.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,710 16.6 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 438 4.2 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 35.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.6% 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 Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,594 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,222 47.1 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,372 52.9 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,594 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,222 (or 47.1%) were male and 1,372 (or 52.9%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 900 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

Mortgage and rent Cassowary Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,389 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Cassowary Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,389.

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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