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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

South Burnett (R)

Code LGA36630 (LGA)
People 31,028
Male 15,432
Female 15,596
Median age 42
Families 8,511
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 14,606
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $789
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $190
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 31,028 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 15,432 49.7 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 15,596 50.3 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,361 4.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 31,028 people in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.4% of the population.

Age South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,145 6.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,181 7.0 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,302 7.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,874 6.0 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,418 4.6 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,346 4.3 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,499 4.8 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,803 5.8 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,947 6.3 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,041 6.6 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,091 6.7 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,202 7.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,410 7.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,990 6.4 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,459 4.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,022 3.3 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 694 2.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 605 1.9 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.6% of the population.

Registered marital status South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 12,811 52.5 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 940 3.9 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,471 10.1 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,654 6.8 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,523 26.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.5% were married and 14.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 11,544 52.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,149 9.8 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,189 37.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 326 3.9 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,284 27.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 339 4.1 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 325 3.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,709 20.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 122 1.5 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 49 0.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 682 8.2 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 353 4.2 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 129 1.6 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,989 23.9 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,307 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas) 26.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.5% were in primary school, 22.6% in secondary school and 12.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 26,619 85.8 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,461 11.9 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,603 5.5 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,154 4.0 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 22,921 78.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), 78.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,179 56.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,950 31.0 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 789 6.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 821 6.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,739 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 12,739 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 56.4% were employed full time, 31.0% were employed part-time and 6.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,346 11.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,037 8.7 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,573 13.2 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,962 16.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,211 43.7 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 397 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 952 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 789 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas) was $397.

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

Unpaid work South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 17,135 70.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,510 26.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,184 13.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,396 22.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.7% provided care for children and 13.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,014 16.5 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,912 24.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,476 14.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,731 15.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), 24.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,973 46.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,082 36.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,335 15.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 123 1.4 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), 36.2% were couple families with children, 46.7% were couple families without children and 15.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.6 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.4 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas) 20.6% of single parents were male and 79.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,447 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,786 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,786 and those without children was $1,447.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,153 16.3 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 253 3.6 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,270 18.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 958 13.6 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 421 6.0 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,046 29.0 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 369 5.2 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 591 8.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 18.0% 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 South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,859 84.9 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,115 15.1 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), 84.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 10,928 92.2 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 69 0.6 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 668 5.6 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 164 1.4 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), 92.2% were separate houses, 0.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 82 0.7 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 434 3.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,094 17.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,507 46.4 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,437 29.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 303 2.6 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 17.7% had 2 bedrooms and 46.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,606 38.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,566 30.1 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,225 27.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 78 0.7 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 382 3.2 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), 38.8% were owned outright, 30.1% were owned with a mortgage and 27.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 8,411 70.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,073 25.9 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 374 3.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.9% were family households, 25.9% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.6 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), 36.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.7% 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 South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 190 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.7 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.3 -- 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 South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 669 5.6 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,460 37.6 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,064 34.3 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,213 18.7 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 452 3.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), 37.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.7% 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 South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,360 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 672 49.4 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 688 50.6 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,360 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 672 (or 49.4%) were male and 688 (or 50.6%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 783 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $783.

Mortgage and rent South Burnett (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In South Burnett (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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