2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Blackwater

Code SSC30177 (SSC)
People 5,100
Male 2,774
Female 2,326
Median age 30
Families 1,205
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,380
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2,682
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,820
Median weekly rent $62
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Total 5,100 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,774 54.4 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,326 45.6 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 247 4.8 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,100 people in Blackwater (State Suburbs) of these 54.4% were male and 45.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.8% of the population.

Age Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 508 10.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 417 8.2 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 374 7.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 346 6.8 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 393 7.7 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 482 9.5 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 459 9.0 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 446 8.7 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 402 7.9 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 372 7.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 353 6.9 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 275 5.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 153 3.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 67 1.3 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 26 0.5 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 12 0.2 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 12 0.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3 0.1 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 30 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Blackwater (State Suburbs) was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,974 51.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 122 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 263 6.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 41 1.1 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,403 36.9 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Blackwater (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.9% were married and 10.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 49 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Blackwater (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,607 51.2 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 486 15.5 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,044 33.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Blackwater (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 80 5.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 499 31.6 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 0.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 0.4 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 273 17.3 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 29 1.8 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 7 0.4 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 72 4.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 91 5.8 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 18 1.1 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 500 31.7 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,578 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Blackwater (State Suburbs) 30.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.2% were in primary school, 19.6% in secondary school and 10.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 4,208 82.5 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 516 11.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 226 4.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 197 4.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,669 79.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), 79.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,031 71.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 535 18.8 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 219 7.7 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 61 2.1 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,846 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,846 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Blackwater (State Suburbs). Of these 71.4% were employed full time, 18.8% were employed part-time and 2.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 186 6.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 176 6.3 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 169 6.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 226 8.1 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,809 64.9 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Blackwater (State Suburbs), 6.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 64.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Blackwater (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,145 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,751 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,682 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Blackwater (State Suburbs) was $1,145.

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

Unpaid work Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,614 68.8 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,291 34.0 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 225 5.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 812 21.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.0% provided care for children and 5.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 822 21.6 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 995 26.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 355 9.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 443 11.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Blackwater (State Suburbs), 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 386 32.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 690 57.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 119 9.9 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 11 0.9 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Blackwater (State Suburbs), 57.2% were couple families with children, 32.0% were couple families without children and 9.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 34.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 65.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Blackwater (State Suburbs) 34.5% of single parents were male and 65.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 3,172 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,094 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,094 and those without children was $3,172.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 307 28.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 19 1.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 263 24.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 272 25.3 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 20 1.9 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 27 2.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 94 8.7 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 75 7.0 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), of couple families, 28.5% had both partners employed full-time, 1.8% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,523 73.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 554 26.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), 73.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 26.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,449 95.1 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 22 1.4 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 22 1.4 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 27 1.8 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Blackwater (State Suburbs), 95.1% were separate houses, 1.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.7 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 30 2.0 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 70 4.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 908 59.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 481 31.6 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 24 1.6 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.0% had 1 bedroom, 4.6% had 2 bedrooms and 59.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 216 14.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 335 22.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 934 61.3 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.7 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 28 1.8 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Blackwater (State Suburbs), 14.2% were owned outright, 22.0% were owned with a mortgage and 61.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,195 78.4 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 265 17.4 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 65 4.3 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), of all households, 78.4% were family households, 17.4% were single person households and 4.3% were group households.

Household income Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 8.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 31.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), 8.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 31.1% 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 Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 62 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,820 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.6 -- 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 Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
None 49 3.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 369 24.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 631 41.4 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 431 28.3 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 45 3.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), 24.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 28.3% 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 Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 247 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 138 55.9 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 109 44.1 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Blackwater (State Suburbs), there were 247 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 138 (or 55.9%) were male and 109 (or 44.1%) 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 Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,446 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,446.

Mortgage and rent Blackwater % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 100 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Blackwater (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $100 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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