2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Palm Island (S)

Code LGA35790 (LGA)
People 2,336
Male 1,225
Female 1,111
Median age 24
Families 443
Average children per family 2.6
All private dwellings 417
Average people per household 4.8
Median weekly household income $1,181
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $100
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,336 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,225 52.4 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,111 47.6 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,202 94.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,336 people in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 52.4% were male and 47.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 94.2% of the population.

Age Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 263 11.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 239 10.2 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 230 9.8 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 266 11.4 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 184 7.9 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 183 7.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 145 6.2 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 158 6.8 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 179 7.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 150 6.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 121 5.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 96 4.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 73 3.1 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 27 1.2 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 13 0.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 8 0.3 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 0.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 24 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas) was 24 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 31.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 158 9.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 30 1.9 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 18 1.1 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 37 2.3 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,358 84.8 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 9.9% were married and 3.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 55 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 62 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 61 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 103 7.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 377 27.4 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 896 65.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 7.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 27.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 32 5.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 226 36.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 130 20.8 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 86 13.7 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 17 2.7 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.5 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 35 5.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 19 3.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 13 2.1 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 65 10.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 626 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas) 26.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 57.1% were in primary school, 17.0% in secondary school and 8.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,320 99.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 45 1.9 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 27 1.2 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 8 0.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,240 96.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), 96.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 1.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 352 42.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 224 27.0 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 35 4.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 218 26.3 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 829 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 829 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 42.5% were employed full time, 27.0% were employed part-time and 26.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 68 11.1 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 47 7.7 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 111 18.2 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 90 14.7 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 261 42.7 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 290 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 954 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,181 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas) was $290.

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

Unpaid work Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,245 77.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 629 39.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 213 13.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 122 7.6 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 39.3% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 7.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 665 41.5 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 373 23.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 110 6.9 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 94 5.9 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), 23.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 52 11.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 190 42.9 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 179 40.4 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 22 5.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), 42.9% were couple families with children, 11.7% were couple families without children and 40.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.6 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.4 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas) 15.6% of single parents were male and 84.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,281 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,325 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,325 and those without children was $1,281.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 41 16.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 19 7.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 20 8.2 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 45 18.4 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 39 16.0 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 73 29.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 4 1.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 3 1.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.8% had both partners employed full-time, 7.8% had both employed part-time and 8.2% 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 Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 386 95.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 19 4.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), 95.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 290 74.7 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 74 19.1 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 24 6.2 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), 74.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.1% were flats, units or apartments and 6.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 1.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 18 4.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 77 19.9 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 157 40.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 122 31.6 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 8 2.1 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 4.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 19.9% had 2 bedrooms and 40.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 4.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18 4.6 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 0 0.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 360 92.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 1.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 7 1.8 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), 4.6% were owned outright, 0.0% were owned with a mortgage and 92.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 332 85.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 44 11.4 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 11 2.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 85.8% were family households, 11.4% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.0 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), 16.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.4% 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 Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 100 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.4 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.6 -- 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 Palm Island (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 Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
None 229 58.9 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 115 29.6 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 30 7.7 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 8 2.1 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 7 1.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), 29.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 7.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.1% 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 Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,203 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,152 52.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,051 47.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,203 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,152 (or 52.3%) were male and 1,051 (or 47.7%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.8 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,153 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 5, with 1.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,153.

Mortgage and rent Palm Island (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 105 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Palm Island (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $105 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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