2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Cook (S)

Code LGA32500 (LGA)
People 4,152
Male 2,430
Female 1,722
Median age 38
Families 857
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,274
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $831
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,000
Median weekly rent $140
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 4,152 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,430 58.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,722 41.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 831 20.0 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,152 people in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 58.5% were male and 41.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 20.0% of the population.

Age Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 301 7.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 239 5.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 215 5.2 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 173 4.2 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 251 6.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 355 8.5 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 309 7.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 323 7.8 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 295 7.1 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 306 7.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 344 8.3 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 316 7.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 292 7.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 207 5.0 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 119 2.9 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 45 1.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 45 1.1 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 18 0.4 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,167 34.4 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 110 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 359 10.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 136 4.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,624 47.8 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 34.4% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 66 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 854 37.2 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 453 19.8 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 986 43.0 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 37.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 19.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 50 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 57 4.0 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 278 19.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 4 0.3 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 108 7.7 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 0.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 9 0.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 47 3.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 43 3.1 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 13 0.9 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 844 59.9 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,409 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas) 34.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.0% were in primary school, 8.7% in secondary school and 6.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,855 68.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 604 18.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 192 5.8 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 153 4.6 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,372 71.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), 71.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,062 62.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 401 23.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 120 7.1 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 117 6.9 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,700 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,700 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.5% were employed full time, 23.6% were employed part-time and 6.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 120 7.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 111 7.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 169 10.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 278 17.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 782 49.2 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), 7.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 48 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 48 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 497 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,062 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 831 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas) was $497.

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

Unpaid work Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,919 56.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 654 19.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 247 7.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 665 19.6 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.3% provided care for children and 7.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 512 15.1 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 719 21.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 347 10.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 344 10.1 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), 21.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 396 46.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 295 34.3 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 149 17.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 19 2.2 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), 34.3% were couple families with children, 46.1% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.8 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 76.2 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas) 23.8% of single parents were male and 76.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,628 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,773 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,773 and those without children was $1,628.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 160 23.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 24 3.5 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 103 14.9 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 75 10.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 52 7.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 130 18.8 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 48 7.0 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 98 14.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 23.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 14.9% 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 Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,335 80.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 318 19.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), 80.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,106 82.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 31 2.3 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 90 6.7 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 97 7.3 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), 82.8% were separate houses, 2.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.7% were flats, units or apartments and 7.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 58 4.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 204 15.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 356 26.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 470 35.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 199 14.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 47 3.5 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 15.3% had 1 bedroom, 26.7% had 2 bedrooms and 35.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 432 32.4 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 268 20.1 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 550 41.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 26 1.9 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 58 4.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.4% were owned outright, 20.1% were owned with a mortgage and 41.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 834 62.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 453 34.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 47 3.5 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 62.5% were family households, 34.0% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

Household income Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.9 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), 35.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.7% 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 Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 140 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.4 -- 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 Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
None 149 11.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 536 40.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 386 28.9 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 192 14.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 71 5.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), 40.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.4% 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 Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 832 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 398 47.8 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 434 52.2 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 832 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 398 (or 47.8%) were male and 434 (or 52.2%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 850 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $850.

Mortgage and rent Cook (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 126 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,344 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Cook (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $126 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,344.

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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