2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Paroo (S)

Code LGA35800 (LGA)
People 1,857
Male 948
Female 909
Median age 39
Families 450
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,101
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $875
Median monthly mortgage repayments $520
Median weekly rent $90
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 1,857 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 948 51.1 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 909 48.9 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 572 30.8 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,857 people in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 30.8% of the population.

Age Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 165 8.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 154 8.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 98 5.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 88 4.7 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 103 5.5 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 111 6.0 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 108 5.8 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 113 6.1 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 108 5.8 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 129 6.9 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 160 8.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 112 6.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 134 7.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 101 5.4 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 72 3.9 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 53 2.9 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 30 1.6 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 19 1.0 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 622 43.3 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 49 3.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 110 7.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 97 6.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 560 38.9 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 43.3% were married and 10.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 59 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 518 42.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 175 14.5 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 518 42.8 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 19 4.3 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 85 19.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 72 16.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 49 11.2 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 1.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 23 5.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 16 3.7 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 6 1.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 155 35.5 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 437 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas) 23.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.6% were in primary school, 13.3% in secondary school and 9.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,658 89.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 83 4.9 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 53 3.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 39 2.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,525 89.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), 89.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 4.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 584 65.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 181 20.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 72 8.1 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 54 6.1 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 891 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 891 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 65.5% were employed full time, 20.3% were employed part-time and 6.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 64 7.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 38 4.5 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 74 8.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 81 9.7 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 505 60.2 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), 7.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 60.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 501 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,165 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 875 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas) was $501.

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

Unpaid work Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 892 62.1 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 345 24.0 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 131 9.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 365 25.4 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.0% 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, 25.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 219 15.2 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 363 25.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 160 11.1 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 148 10.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 195 43.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 169 37.6 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 80 17.8 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 6 1.3 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), 37.6% were couple families with children, 43.3% were couple families without children and 17.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.3 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.7 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas) 18.3% of single parents were male and 81.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,487 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,711 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,711 and those without children was $1,487.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 111 31.0 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 15 4.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 68 19.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 29 8.1 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 15 4.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 62 17.3 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 28 7.8 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 30 8.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 31.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 19.0% 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 Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 706 77.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 202 22.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), 77.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 22.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 656 92.8 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 16 2.3 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 28 4.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), 92.8% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats, units or apartments and 4.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 14 2.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 54 7.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 170 24.0 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 257 36.4 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 189 26.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 3.3 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 7.6% had 1 bedroom, 24.0% had 2 bedrooms and 36.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 299 42.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 117 16.5 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 252 35.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 9 1.3 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 32 4.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), 42.2% were owned outright, 16.5% were owned with a mortgage and 35.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 445 62.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 251 35.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 12 1.7 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 62.9% were family households, 35.5% were single person households and 1.7% were group households.

Household income Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.9 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.2 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), 34.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.2% 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 Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 90 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.4 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.6 -- 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 Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 520 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.5 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.5 -- 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 Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
None 64 9.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 258 36.4 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 195 27.5 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 152 21.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 40 5.6 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), 36.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 27.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.4% 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 Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 571 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 255 44.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 316 55.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 571 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 255 (or 44.7%) were male and 316 (or 55.3%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 887 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $887.

Mortgage and rent Paroo (S) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 93 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 542 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Paroo (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $93 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $542.

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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