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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Central Highlands (R)

Code LGA32270 (LGA)
People 28,715
Male 15,393
Female 13,322
Median age 31
Families 6,962
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 13,341
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,998
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $112
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 28,715 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 15,393 53.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 13,322 46.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,020 3.6 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 28,715 people in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 53.6% were male and 46.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

Age Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,699 9.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,321 8.1 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,046 7.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,898 6.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,949 6.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,515 8.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,302 8.0 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,293 8.0 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,204 7.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,118 7.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,930 6.7 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,561 5.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,111 3.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 719 2.5 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 496 1.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 277 1.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 163 0.6 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 112 0.4 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 11,424 52.8 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 726 3.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,614 7.5 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 513 2.4 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 7,373 34.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.8% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 70 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9,512 53.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,528 14.2 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,779 32.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 407 4.7 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,101 24.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 683 7.8 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 179 2.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 974 11.1 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 476 5.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 72 0.8 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 489 5.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 439 5.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 135 1.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,781 31.8 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,736 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas) 30.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.9% were in primary school, 17.4% in secondary school and 10.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 23,139 80.6 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,542 13.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,267 4.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,050 4.0 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 20,149 77.5 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), 77.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 11,069 70.7 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,181 20.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,019 6.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 387 2.5 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 15,656 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 15,656 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 70.7% were employed full time, 20.3% were employed part-time and 2.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,154 7.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 954 6.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,071 7.0 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,545 10.1 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 9,524 62.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), 7.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 62.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 831 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,321 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,998 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas) was $831.

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

Unpaid work Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,089 69.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,142 33.0 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,524 7.0 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,186 24.0 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.0% provided care for children and 7.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,619 21.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,453 25.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,347 10.8 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,669 12.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), 25.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,565 36.8 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,685 52.9 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 639 9.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 73 1.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), 52.9% were couple families with children, 36.8% were couple families without children and 9.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 25.6 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 74.4 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas) 25.6% of single parents were male and 74.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,450 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,747 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,747 and those without children was $2,450.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,823 29.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 117 1.9 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,523 24.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,293 20.7 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 124 2.0 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 371 5.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 469 7.5 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 529 8.5 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 29.2% had both partners employed full-time, 1.9% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,971 79.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,345 20.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), 79.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,698 85.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 257 2.9 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 552 6.2 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 439 4.9 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), 85.8% were separate houses, 2.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.2% were flats, units or apartments and 4.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 124 1.4 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 502 5.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,043 11.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,799 42.4 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,319 37.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 182 2.0 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.6% had 1 bedroom, 11.6% had 2 bedrooms and 42.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,993 22.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,630 29.3 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,988 44.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 143 1.6 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 214 2.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), 22.2% were owned outright, 29.3% were owned with a mortgage and 44.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 6,839 76.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,755 19.6 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 375 4.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 76.3% were family households, 19.6% were single person households and 4.2% were group households.

Household income Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.4 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 21.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), 14.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 21.3% 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 Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 112 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 310 3.5 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,302 25.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,568 39.8 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,501 27.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 287 3.2 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), 25.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.9% 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 Central Highlands (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,022 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 558 54.6 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 464 45.4 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Central Highlands (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,022 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 558 (or 54.6%) were male and 464 (or 45.4%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Central Highlands (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 1,886 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Central Highlands (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 $1,886.

Mortgage and rent Central Highlands (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 2,184 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Central Highlands (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 $2,184.

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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