2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Atherton

Code SSC30065 (SSC)
People 7,287
Male 3,398
Female 3,889
Median age 41
Families 1,952
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 3,415
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $817
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,570
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Total 7,287 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,398 46.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,889 53.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 627 8.6 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,287 people in Atherton (State Suburbs) of these 46.6% were male and 53.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.6% of the population.

Age Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 509 7.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 465 6.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 514 7.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 538 7.4 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 357 4.9 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 365 5.0 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 322 4.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 430 5.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 482 6.6 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 462 6.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 414 5.7 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 471 6.5 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 466 6.4 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 372 5.1 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 332 4.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 302 4.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 237 3.3 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 249 3.4 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Atherton (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,672 46.1 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 217 3.7 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 572 9.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 505 8.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,826 31.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Atherton (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.1% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Atherton (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,387 46.7 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 548 10.7 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,173 42.5 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Atherton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Atherton (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 94 4.5 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 509 24.4 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 89 4.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 22 1.1 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 414 19.9 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 53 2.5 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 17 0.8 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 85 4.1 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 113 5.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 46 2.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 643 30.8 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,085 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Atherton (State Suburbs) 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.8% were in primary school, 23.2% in secondary school and 9.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Atherton % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 5,833 80.1 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,273 18.9 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 487 7.2 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 375 5.6 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,612 68.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Atherton (State Suburbs), 68.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Atherton % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,741 54.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,048 32.8 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 211 6.6 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 199 6.2 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,199 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,199 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Atherton (State Suburbs). Of these 54.4% were employed full time, 32.8% were employed part-time and 6.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 390 13.0 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 284 9.5 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 381 12.7 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 531 17.7 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,208 40.2 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Atherton (State Suburbs), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Atherton (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 467 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,068 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 817 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Atherton (State Suburbs) was $467.

Travel to work, top responses Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,932 67.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,548 26.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 666 11.5 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,200 20.7 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Atherton (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.7% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,012 17.5 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,424 24.6 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 765 13.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 729 12.6 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Atherton (State Suburbs), 24.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 872 44.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 645 33.0 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 405 20.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 30 1.5 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Atherton (State Suburbs), 33.0% were couple families with children, 44.7% were couple families without children and 20.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Atherton (State Suburbs) 14.7% of single parents were male and 85.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,715 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,740 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Atherton (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,740 and those without children was $1,715.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 276 18.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 58 3.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 270 17.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 205 13.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 84 5.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 384 25.3 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 100 6.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 140 9.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Atherton (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 17.8% 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 Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,898 89.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 357 11.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Atherton (State Suburbs), 89.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,287 79.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 107 3.7 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 447 15.4 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 55 1.9 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Atherton (State Suburbs), 79.0% were separate houses, 3.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 17 0.6 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 118 4.1 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 577 19.9 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,406 48.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 662 22.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 115 4.0 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 Atherton (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 19.9% had 2 bedrooms and 48.6% 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 Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,002 34.6 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 640 22.1 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,105 38.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 19 0.7 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 129 4.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Atherton (State Suburbs), 34.6% were owned outright, 22.1% were owned with a mortgage and 38.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,922 66.4 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 899 31.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 75 2.6 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Atherton (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.4% were family households, 31.0% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.1 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Atherton (State Suburbs), 36.1% 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 Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.2 -- 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 Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,570 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.4 -- 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 Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
None 254 8.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,189 41.1 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 945 32.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 347 12.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 160 5.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Atherton (State Suburbs), 41.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.0% 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 Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 627 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 299 47.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 328 52.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Atherton (State Suburbs), there were 627 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 299 (or 47.7%) were male and 328 (or 52.3%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 884 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Atherton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $884.

Mortgage and rent Atherton % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 206 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Atherton (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $206 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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