2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Northern Peninsula Area (R)

Code LGA35780 (LGA)
People 2,298
Male 1,115
Female 1,183
Median age 22
Families 492
Average children per family 2.4
All private dwellings 811
Average people per household 3.6
Median weekly household income $959
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $60
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,298 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,115 48.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,183 51.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,963 85.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,298 people in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 85.4% of the population.

Age Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 322 14.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 255 11.1 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 230 10.0 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 221 9.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 204 8.9 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 160 7.0 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 148 6.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 151 6.6 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 119 5.2 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 126 5.5 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 106 4.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 101 4.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 56 2.4 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 40 1.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 14 0.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 22 1.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 11 0.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 12 0.5 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 22 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas) was 22 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 35.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 348 23.4 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 29 1.9 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 33 2.2 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 44 3.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,035 69.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 23.4% were married and 4.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 56 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 270 20.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 376 28.4 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 679 51.2 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 20.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 28.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 41 5.2 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 347 44.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 7 0.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 161 20.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 10 1.3 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 7 0.9 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 37 4.7 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 20 2.5 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 12 1.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 145 18.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 787 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas) 34.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 45.0% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 7.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,253 98.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 77 3.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 28 1.3 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 30 1.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,028 93.8 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), 93.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 3.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 539 64.6 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 174 20.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 49 5.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 72 8.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 834 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 834 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 64.6% were employed full time, 20.9% were employed part-time and 8.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 26 3.4 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 46 6.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 105 13.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 257 33.8 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 282 37.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), 3.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 37.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 439 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 907 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 959 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas) was $439.

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

Unpaid work Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,140 76.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 608 40.9 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 152 10.2 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 246 16.6 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 40.9% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 485 32.6 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 384 25.8 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 122 8.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 149 10.0 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), 25.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 83 16.9 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 241 49.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 153 31.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 14 2.9 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), 49.1% were couple families with children, 16.9% were couple families without children and 31.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.4 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.6 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas) 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,042 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,782 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,782 and those without children was $2,042.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 91 28.1 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 13 4.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 41 12.7 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 50 15.4 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 29 9.0 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 66 20.4 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 15 4.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 19 5.9 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 28.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 12.7% 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 Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 562 93.4 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 40 6.6 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), 93.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 376 66.9 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 123 21.9 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 59 10.5 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), 66.9% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 21.9% were flats, units or apartments and 10.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 1.6 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 59 10.5 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 118 21.0 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 227 40.3 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 137 24.3 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 2.3 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 10.5% had 1 bedroom, 21.0% had 2 bedrooms and 40.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 3.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 12 2.1 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4 0.7 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 529 94.1 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 5 0.9 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 12 2.1 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), 2.1% were owned outright, 0.7% were owned with a mortgage and 94.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 438 77.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 111 19.7 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 14 2.5 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 77.8% were family households, 19.7% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.9 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), 24.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.9% 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 Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 60 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.8 -- 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 Northern Peninsula Area (R) % 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 Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 206 36.6 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 199 35.3 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 98 17.4 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 47 8.3 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 13 2.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), 35.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 17.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.3% 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 Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,962 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 923 47.0 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,039 53.0 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,962 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 923 (or 47.0%) were male and 1,039 (or 53.0%) 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 Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.6 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 904 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4, with 1.6 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $904.

Mortgage and rent Northern Peninsula Area (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 70 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Northern Peninsula Area (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $70 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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