2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Kowanyama (S)

Code LGA34420 (LGA)
People 1,031
Male 502
Female 529
Median age 28
Families 252
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 271
Average people per household 4.1
Median weekly household income $1,077
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $45
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 1,031 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 502 48.7 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 529 51.3 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 938 91.1 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,031 people in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 91.1% of the population.

Age Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 118 11.5 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 91 8.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 78 7.6 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 88 8.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 82 8.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 74 7.2 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 65 6.3 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 91 8.8 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 96 9.3 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 65 6.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 56 5.4 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 57 5.5 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 39 3.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 13 1.3 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 9 0.9 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 0 0.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 0 0.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 7 0.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 28 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas) was 28 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 28.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 3.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 70 9.5 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 15 2.0 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 16 2.2 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 20 2.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 617 83.6 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 9.5% were married and 4.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 55 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 35 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 35 years.

Social marital status Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 6.6 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 250 36.0 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 399 57.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 6.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 36.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 30 12.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 134 57.3 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 38 16.2 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4 1.7 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 2.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3 1.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 19 8.1 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 234 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas) 22.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 57.3% were in primary school, 17.9% in secondary school and 3.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,030 100.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 28 2.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 6 0.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 10 1.0 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 989 95.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), 95.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 2.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 191 56.7 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 89 26.4 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 17 5.0 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 40 11.9 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 337 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 337 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 56.7% were employed full time, 26.4% were employed part-time and 11.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 23 7.8 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 42 14.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 23 7.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 118 39.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 72 24.3 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), 7.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 14.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 24.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 286 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 760 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,077 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas) was $286.

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

Unpaid work Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 665 89.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 385 52.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 94 12.7 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 120 16.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 89.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 52.2% provided care for children and 12.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 277 37.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 164 22.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 137 18.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 88 11.9 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), 22.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 18.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 47 18.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 100 39.7 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 92 36.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 13 5.2 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), 39.7% were couple families with children, 18.7% were couple families without children and 36.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.9 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.1 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas) 14.9% of single parents were male and 85.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 733 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,149 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,149 and those without children was $733.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 24 16.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 13 8.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 17 11.5 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 34 23.0 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 12 8.1 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 38 25.7 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 3 2.0 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 7 4.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.2% had both partners employed full-time, 8.8% had both employed part-time and 11.5% 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 Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 231 93.9 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 15 6.1 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 156 67.2 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 76 32.8 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), 67.2% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 32.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 1.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 6 2.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 61 26.3 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 125 53.9 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 37 15.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 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 4.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.6% had 1 bedroom, 26.3% had 2 bedrooms and 53.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 4.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 0 0.0 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 0 0.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 230 100.0 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), 0.0% were owned outright, 0.0% were owned with a mortgage and 100.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 187 80.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 35 15.1 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 10 4.3 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 80.6% were family households, 15.1% were single person households and 4.3% were group households.

Household income Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.7 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.6 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), 14.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.6% 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 Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 45 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
None 138 59.5 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 58 25.0 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 27 11.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 9 3.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 0 0.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 11.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 3.9% 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 Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 938 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 452 48.2 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 486 51.8 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 938 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 452 (or 48.2%) were male and 486 (or 51.8%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.6 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.7 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,042 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.6, with 1.7 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,042.

Mortgage and rent Kowanyama (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 45 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Kowanyama (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $45 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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