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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Gladstone (R)

Code LGA33360 (LGA)
People 57,891
Male 30,096
Female 27,795
Median age 35
Families 15,220
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 24,943
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,724
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 57,891 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 30,096 52.0 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 27,795 48.0 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,048 3.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 57,891 people in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 52.0% were male and 48.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.

Age Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,582 7.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,360 7.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,293 7.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,955 6.8 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,476 6.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,955 6.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,884 6.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,406 7.6 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,470 7.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,445 7.7 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,312 7.4 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,512 6.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,969 5.1 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,026 3.5 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,340 2.3 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 870 1.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 618 1.1 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 419 0.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 22,961 51.4 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,520 3.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,826 8.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,656 3.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 14,696 32.9 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.4% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 19,966 51.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 5,434 14.0 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 13,444 34.6 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 568 3.4 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,174 24.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,119 6.6 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 378 2.2 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,740 16.2 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 465 2.7 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 193 1.1 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,021 6.0 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,009 6.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 322 1.9 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 4,924 29.1 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 16,913 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas) 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.5% were in primary school, 20.1% in secondary school and 12.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 46,314 80.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 8,552 16.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,108 5.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,394 4.5 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 38,773 73.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), 73.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 19,632 66.3 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 6,717 22.7 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,936 6.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,332 4.5 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 29,617 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 29,617 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 66.3% were employed full time, 22.7% were employed part-time and 4.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,356 8.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,914 6.8 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,444 8.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,541 12.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 16,089 56.9 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), 8.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 56.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 689 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,941 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,724 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas) was $689.

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

Unpaid work Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 31,804 71.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 14,035 31.4 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,779 8.5 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 8,636 19.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.4% provided care for children and 8.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 9,382 21.0 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 11,479 25.7 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,576 12.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 5,370 12.0 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), 25.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,826 38.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 7,279 47.8 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,941 12.8 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 173 1.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), 47.8% were couple families with children, 38.3% were couple families without children and 12.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 24.6 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 75.4 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas) 24.6% of single parents were male and 75.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,352 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,677 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,677 and those without children was $2,352.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 3,202 24.4 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 268 2.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,880 22.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,771 21.1 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 426 3.3 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,675 12.8 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 929 7.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 954 7.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 24.4% had both partners employed full-time, 2.0% had both employed part-time and 22.0% 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 Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 19,406 86.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,944 13.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), 86.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 17,051 87.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 600 3.1 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,154 5.9 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 580 3.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), 87.9% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.9% were flats, units or apartments and 3.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 182 0.9 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 681 3.5 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,461 12.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 8,491 43.8 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 7,189 37.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 403 2.1 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 12.7% had 2 bedrooms and 43.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,205 26.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 7,753 40.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 5,892 30.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 79 0.4 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 477 2.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), 26.8% were owned outright, 40.0% were owned with a mortgage and 30.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 14,872 76.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,839 19.8 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 696 3.6 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 76.6% were family households, 19.8% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

Household income Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.3 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.8 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), 18.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.8% 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 Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 774 4.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 5,604 28.9 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 8,024 41.4 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,417 22.8 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 586 3.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), 28.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.8% 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 Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,051 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,022 49.8 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,029 50.2 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,051 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,022 (or 49.8%) were male and 1,029 (or 50.2%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Gladstone (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 1,619 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gladstone (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 $1,619.

Mortgage and rent Gladstone (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Gladstone (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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