2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Bluewater

Code SSC30184 (SSC)
People 696
Male 355
Female 341
Median age 40
Families 212
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 284
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,337
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,058
Median weekly rent $315
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Total 696 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 355 51.0 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 341 49.0 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 26 3.7 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 696 people in Bluewater (State Suburbs) of these 51.0% were male and 49.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.7% of the population.

Age Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 61 8.8 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 38 5.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 47 6.8 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 34 4.9 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 28 4.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 42 6.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 53 7.6 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 34 4.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 47 6.8 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 55 7.9 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 60 8.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 62 8.9 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 53 7.6 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 42 6.1 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 17 2.4 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 14 2.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3 0.4 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4 0.6 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bluewater (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 278 50.8 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 16 2.9 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 67 12.2 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 21 3.8 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 165 30.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bluewater (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.8% were married and 15.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 68 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bluewater (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 258 51.6 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 87 17.4 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 155 31.0 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bluewater (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 11 6.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 52 28.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 7 3.9 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 15 8.3 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 11 6.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 1.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 7 3.9 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 5 2.8 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 13 7.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 57 31.5 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 181 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bluewater (State Suburbs) 26.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.4% were in primary school, 15.9% in secondary school and 7.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 561 81.1 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 113 17.8 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 44 6.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 24 3.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 454 71.5 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), 71.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 203 60.6 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 91 27.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 26 7.8 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 15 4.5 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 335 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 335 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bluewater (State Suburbs). Of these 60.6% were employed full time, 27.2% were employed part-time and 4.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 19 5.9 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 32 9.9 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 35 10.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 48 14.8 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 157 48.5 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bluewater (State Suburbs), 5.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bluewater (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 634 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,445 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,337 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bluewater (State Suburbs) was $634.

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

Unpaid work Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 403 73.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 149 27.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 72 13.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 66 12.0 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.2% 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, 12.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 92 16.8 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 150 27.5 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 67 12.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 92 16.8 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bluewater (State Suburbs), 27.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 16.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 96 45.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 91 42.7 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 26 12.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bluewater (State Suburbs), 42.7% were couple families with children, 45.1% were couple families without children and 12.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 28.0 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 72.0 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Bluewater (State Suburbs) 28.0% of single parents were male and 72.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,028 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,849 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,849 and those without children was $2,028.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 35 19.0 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 10 5.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 25 13.6 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 39 21.2 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 10 5.4 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 29 15.8 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 11 6.0 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 25 13.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.4% had both employed part-time and 13.6% 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 Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 247 93.9 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 16 6.1 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 233 93.6 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 0 0.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 16 6.4 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bluewater (State Suburbs), 93.6% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 6.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 1.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 7 2.8 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 38 15.2 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 125 50.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 70 28.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 7 2.8 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 15.2% had 2 bedrooms and 50.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 78 31.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 133 53.6 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 29 11.7 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 8 3.2 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bluewater (State Suburbs), 31.5% were owned outright, 53.6% were owned with a mortgage and 11.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 206 82.4 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 37 14.8 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 7 2.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), of all households, 82.4% were family households, 14.8% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.7 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), 21.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.1% 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 Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 315 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.1 -- 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 Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,058 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 82.9 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 17.1 -- 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 Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
None 3 1.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 50 20.0 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 126 50.4 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 60 24.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 11 4.4 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), 20.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 50.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.0% 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 Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 26 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 17 65.4 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 9 34.6 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bluewater (State Suburbs), there were 26 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 17 (or 65.4%) were male and 9 (or 34.6%) were female. The median age was 30 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bluewater % 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 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,749 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,749.

Mortgage and rent Bluewater % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 285 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,275 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bluewater (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $285 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,275.

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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