2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Biggera Waters

Code SSC30159 (SSC)
People 6,338
Male 3,032
Female 3,306
Median age 40
Families 1,645
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 3,424
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $893
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,831
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Total 6,338 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,032 47.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,306 52.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 76 1.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,338 people in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs) of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 355 5.6 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 285 4.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 283 4.5 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 324 5.1 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 470 7.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 510 8.0 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 476 7.5 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 464 7.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 446 7.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 404 6.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 411 6.5 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 385 6.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 406 6.4 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 318 5.0 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 277 4.4 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 188 3.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 181 2.9 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 156 2.5 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,113 39.1 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 237 4.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 738 13.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 367 6.8 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,954 36.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 39.1% were married and 18.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,851 39.0 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 600 12.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,295 48.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 39.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 60 3.7 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 259 15.8 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 43 2.6 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 51 3.1 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 161 9.8 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 14 0.9 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 66 4.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 120 7.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 243 14.8 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 43 2.6 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 581 35.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,641 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs) 25.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.5% were in primary school, 14.7% in secondary school and 22.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,901 61.6 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,301 39.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 384 6.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 335 5.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,776 47.9 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), 47.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 39.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,845 57.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 952 29.5 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 144 4.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 287 8.9 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,228 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,228 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs). Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 29.5% were employed part-time and 8.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 318 10.8 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 283 9.6 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 351 11.9 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 553 18.8 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,297 44.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 537 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,157 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 893 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs) was $537.

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

Unpaid work Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,569 66.0 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,226 22.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 490 9.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 716 13.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.7% 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, 13.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,207 22.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,377 25.5 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 587 10.9 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 396 7.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), 25.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 773 47.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 499 30.3 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 337 20.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 36 2.2 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), 30.3% were couple families with children, 47.0% were couple families without children and 20.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.3 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.7 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs) 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,888 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,940 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,940 and those without children was $1,888.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 276 21.7 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 57 4.5 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 223 17.5 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 191 15.0 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 77 6.1 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 277 21.8 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 59 4.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 111 8.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 17.5% 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 Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,743 87.2 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 402 12.8 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), 87.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 849 30.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 698 25.4 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,138 41.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 33 1.2 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), 30.9% were separate houses, 25.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 41.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 22 0.8 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 266 9.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,118 40.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 898 32.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 366 13.3 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 74 2.7 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 9.7% had 1 bedroom, 40.7% had 2 bedrooms and 32.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 615 22.4 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 686 25.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,351 49.3 513,413 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 72 2.6 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), 22.4% were owned outright, 25.0% were owned with a mortgage and 49.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,619 59.0 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 939 34.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 184 6.7 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.0% were family households, 34.2% were single person households and 6.7% were group households.

Household income Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.3 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), 31.3% 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 Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 73.7 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 26.3 -- 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 Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,831 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.2 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.8 -- 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 Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
None 239 8.7 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,321 48.1 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 849 30.9 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 245 8.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 90 3.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), 48.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.9% 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 Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 75 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 31 41.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 44 58.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), there were 75 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 31 (or 41.3%) were male and 44 (or 58.7%) 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 Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 949 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $949.

Mortgage and rent Biggera Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 340 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,100 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Biggera Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $340 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,100.

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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