2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Broadbeach Waters

Code SSC30239 (SSC)
People 7,534
Male 3,724
Female 3,810
Median age 42
Families 1,997
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 3,487
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,257
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,392
Median weekly rent $420
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Total 7,534 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,724 49.4 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,810 50.6 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 40 0.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,534 people in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 409 5.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 415 5.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 382 5.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 382 5.1 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 477 6.3 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 437 5.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 426 5.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 492 6.5 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 587 7.8 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 579 7.7 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 512 6.8 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 475 6.3 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 556 7.4 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 428 5.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 334 4.4 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 273 3.6 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 201 2.7 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 170 2.3 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,092 48.8 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 196 3.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 666 10.5 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 340 5.4 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,038 32.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.8% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,654 48.7 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 596 10.9 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,203 40.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 85 3.9 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 196 9.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 173 7.9 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 172 7.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 115 5.3 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 55 2.5 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 176 8.1 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 104 4.8 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 233 10.7 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 40 1.8 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 835 38.2 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,184 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs) 29.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.8% were in primary school, 15.8% in secondary school and 15.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 4,848 64.4 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,291 34.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 534 8.0 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 428 6.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,445 51.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), 51.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 34.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,005 55.0 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,194 32.7 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 211 5.8 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 238 6.5 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,648 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,648 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs). Of these 55.0% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 6.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 423 12.4 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 348 10.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 422 12.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 431 12.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,576 46.2 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), 12.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 604 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,463 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,257 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs) was $604.

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

Unpaid work Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,326 68.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,521 24.0 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 663 10.5 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 909 14.4 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.0% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,460 23.1 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,569 24.8 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 748 11.8 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 548 8.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 911 45.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 763 38.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 287 14.4 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 35 1.8 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), 38.2% were couple families with children, 45.6% were couple families without children and 14.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.4 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.6 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs) 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,094 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,516 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,516 and those without children was $2,094.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 326 19.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 77 4.6 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 337 20.2 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 191 11.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 94 5.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 420 25.2 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 101 6.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 122 7.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 20.2% 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 Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,737 86.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 418 13.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), 86.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,105 77.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 339 12.4 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 291 10.6 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), 77.0% were separate houses, 12.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 32 1.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 420 15.3 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,138 41.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,080 39.5 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 64 2.3 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.2% had 1 bedroom, 15.3% had 2 bedrooms and 41.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,034 37.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 975 35.6 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 624 22.8 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 9 0.3 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 94 3.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), 37.8% were owned outright, 35.6% were owned with a mortgage and 22.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,948 71.2 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 597 21.8 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 192 7.0 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), of all households, 71.2% were family households, 21.8% were single person households and 7.0% were group households.

Household income Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.7 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), 22.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.1% 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 Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 420 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.2 -- 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 Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,392 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.6 -- 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 Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
None 120 4.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 890 32.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,126 41.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 495 18.1 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 105 3.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), 32.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.1% 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 Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 41 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 23 56.1 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 18 43.9 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 41 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), there were 41 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 23 (or 56.1%) were male and 18 (or 43.9%) were female. The median age was 41 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,062 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,062.

Mortgage and rent Broadbeach Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 500 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Broadbeach Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $500 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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