2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Bracken Ridge

Code SSC30221 (SSC)
People 16,799
Male 8,192
Female 8,607
Median age 35
Families 4,816
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 6,159
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,511
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $355
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Total 16,799 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,192 48.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,607 51.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 396 2.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 16,799 people in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

Age Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,181 7.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,086 6.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,187 7.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,324 7.9 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,205 7.2 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,098 6.5 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,161 6.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,242 7.4 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,201 7.1 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,172 7.0 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,150 6.8 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,042 6.2 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,013 6.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 701 4.2 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 453 2.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 301 1.8 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 173 1.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 108 0.6 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,920 51.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 446 3.3 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,083 8.1 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 472 3.5 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,421 33.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.9% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,440 51.9 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,183 9.5 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,779 38.5 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 211 4.4 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 930 19.2 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 537 11.1 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 68 1.4 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 658 13.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 365 7.5 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 83 1.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 380 7.8 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 604 12.5 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 91 1.9 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 919 19.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,846 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.7% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 20.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 12,535 74.6 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,273 27.0 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,118 7.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 875 5.5 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,555 60.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), 60.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 27.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,727 62.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,510 27.4 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 491 5.4 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 442 4.8 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,170 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,170 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs). Of these 62.5% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 820 9.4 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 773 8.9 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 921 10.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,999 22.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,723 42.7 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), 9.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 658 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,629 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,511 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs) was $658.

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

Unpaid work Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,099 75.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,288 32.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,486 11.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,229 16.7 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.1% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,246 24.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,872 29.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,684 12.6 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,296 9.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), 29.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,696 35.2 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,211 45.9 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 830 17.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 79 1.6 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), 45.9% were couple families with children, 35.2% were couple families without children and 17.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,060 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,254 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,254 and those without children was $2,060.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,035 26.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 113 2.9 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 850 21.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 628 16.1 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 166 4.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 626 16.0 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 239 6.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 251 6.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), of couple families, 26.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 21.8% 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 Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,726 95.9 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 246 4.1 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), 95.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,145 89.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 554 9.7 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 23 0.4 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), 89.9% were separate houses, 9.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 16 0.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 144 2.5 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,961 51.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,546 44.5 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 56 1.0 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.3% had 1 bedroom, 2.5% had 2 bedrooms and 51.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,727 30.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,389 41.7 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,472 25.7 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 46 0.8 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 90 1.6 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), 30.2% were owned outright, 41.7% were owned with a mortgage and 25.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 4,679 81.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 863 15.1 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 182 3.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.7% were family households, 15.1% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), 14.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.4% 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 Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 355 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
None 184 3.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,900 33.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,425 42.4 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,115 19.5 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 101 1.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), 33.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.5% 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 Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 395 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 183 46.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 212 53.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), there were 395 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 183 (or 46.3%) were male and 212 (or 53.7%) 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 Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,367 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,367.

Mortgage and rent Bracken Ridge % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 350 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bracken Ridge (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 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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