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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Mackay (R)

Code LGA34770 (LGA)
People 112,798
Male 58,237
Female 54,561
Median age 36
Families 30,169
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 45,551
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,578
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $310
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 112,798 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 58,237 51.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 54,561 48.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,913 4.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 112,798 people in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.6% were male and 48.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.4% of the population.

Age Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,129 7.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 7,779 6.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 8,054 7.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 7,749 6.9 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7,274 6.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 8,127 7.2 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 7,603 6.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 8,014 7.1 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 8,587 7.6 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 8,724 7.7 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 8,301 7.4 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 6,776 6.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 5,568 4.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 4,044 3.6 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,945 2.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,209 2.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,635 1.4 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,279 1.1 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44,748 50.4 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,825 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 7,570 8.5 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 4,088 4.6 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 29,608 33.3 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.4% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 38,791 50.7 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 9,849 12.9 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 27,846 36.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 1,120 3.5 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 7,301 23.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,309 7.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 881 2.8 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 4,118 13.0 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,901 6.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 847 2.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,896 6.0 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,955 6.2 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 490 1.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 8,815 27.9 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 31,633 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas) 28.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.2% were in primary school, 21.7% in secondary school and 12.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 92,101 81.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 16,148 15.5 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 6,048 5.8 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 4,572 4.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 77,127 74.2 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), 74.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 39,805 66.9 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 13,752 23.1 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,787 6.4 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,139 3.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 59,483 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 59,483 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 66.9% were employed full time, 23.1% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,787 8.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,890 6.8 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 5,073 8.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 8,970 15.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 30,833 53.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), 8.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mackay (R) % 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 Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 705 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,821 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,578 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas) was $705.

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

Unpaid work Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 61,765 69.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 26,877 30.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,098 9.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 14,082 15.9 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.3% provided care for children and 9.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 18,556 20.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 22,548 25.4 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 10,373 11.7 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 10,289 11.6 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), 25.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 11,783 39.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 13,986 46.4 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,990 13.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 410 1.4 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), 46.4% were couple families with children, 39.1% were couple families without children and 13.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas) 20.5% of single parents were male and 79.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,240 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,513 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,513 and those without children was $2,240.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 6,216 24.1 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 529 2.1 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,560 21.6 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 4,270 16.6 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 838 3.3 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,373 13.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,731 6.7 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 3,251 12.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 24.1% had both partners employed full-time, 2.1% had both employed part-time and 21.6% 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 Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 38,561 89.5 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,525 10.5 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), 89.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 32,841 85.2 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,913 5.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,968 7.7 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 793 2.1 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), 85.2% were separate houses, 5.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.7% were flats, units or apartments and 2.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 260 0.7 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,651 4.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,917 15.3 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 17,239 44.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 12,688 32.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 807 2.1 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 15.3% had 2 bedrooms and 44.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,472 29.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 14,374 37.3 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 11,362 29.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 371 1.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 982 2.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), 29.8% were owned outright, 37.3% were owned with a mortgage and 29.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 29,431 76.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 7,754 20.1 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,377 3.6 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 76.3% were family households, 20.1% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

Household income Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.7 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.8 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), 18.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.8% 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 Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 310 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 1,889 4.9 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 11,133 28.9 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 15,502 40.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 8,766 22.7 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,271 3.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), 28.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.7% 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 Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4,908 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,438 49.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 2,470 50.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 4,908 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,438 (or 49.7%) were male and 2,470 (or 50.3%) 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 Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,413 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,413.

Mortgage and rent Mackay (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 270 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Mackay (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 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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