2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Bundaberg West

Code SSC30261 (SSC)
People 2,529
Male 1,236
Female 1,293
Median age 40
Families 588
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,349
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $646
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,529 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,236 48.9 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,293 51.1 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 130 5.1 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,529 people in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.1% of the population.

Age Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 151 6.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 125 4.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 132 5.2 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 186 7.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 182 7.2 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 198 7.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 131 5.2 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 152 6.0 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 150 5.9 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 155 6.1 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 159 6.3 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 171 6.8 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 155 6.1 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 129 5.1 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 117 4.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 107 4.2 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 70 2.8 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 63 2.5 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 753 35.4 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 100 4.7 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 314 14.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 170 8.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 790 37.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 35.4% were married and 19.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 638 34.0 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 201 10.7 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,038 55.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 28 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 28 years.

Education Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 26 4.0 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 112 17.3 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 32 4.9 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 15 2.3 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 83 12.8 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 26 4.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 16 2.5 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 58 9.0 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 65 10.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 15 2.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 200 30.9 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 648 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs) 25.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.5% were in primary school, 19.3% in secondary school and 19.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,962 77.5 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 445 19.1 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 155 6.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 112 4.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,614 69.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), 69.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 523 49.1 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 309 29.0 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 74 6.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 159 14.9 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,065 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,065 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs). Of these 49.1% were employed full time, 29.0% were employed part-time and 14.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 102 11.2 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 73 8.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 133 14.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 156 17.1 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 367 40.3 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 390 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 922 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 646 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs) was $390.

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

Unpaid work Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,368 64.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 486 22.8 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 251 11.8 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 379 17.8 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.8% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 373 17.5 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 539 25.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 245 11.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 211 9.9 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 257 43.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 178 30.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 145 24.6 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 9 1.5 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), 30.2% were couple families with children, 43.6% were couple families without children and 24.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bundaberg West % 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 Bundaberg West (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 Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,419 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,903 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,903 and those without children was $1,419.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 72 16.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 18 4.1 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 58 13.3 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 77 17.7 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 29 6.7 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 127 29.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 23 5.3 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 32 7.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 13.3% 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 Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,128 90.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 125 10.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), 90.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 518 46.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 210 18.6 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 364 32.3 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 35 3.1 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), 46.0% were separate houses, 18.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 32.3% were flats, units or apartments and 3.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 1.4 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 146 13.0 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 413 36.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 378 33.5 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 133 11.8 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 41 3.6 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 13.0% had 1 bedroom, 36.6% had 2 bedrooms and 33.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 222 19.7 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 168 14.9 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 689 61.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 8 0.7 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 39 3.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), 19.7% were owned outright, 14.9% were owned with a mortgage and 61.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 580 51.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 487 43.3 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 59 5.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), of all households, 51.5% were family households, 43.3% were single person households and 5.2% were group households.

Household income Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 47.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.8 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), 47.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.8% 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 Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 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 Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.6 -- 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 Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
None 223 19.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 525 46.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 239 21.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 97 8.6 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 44 3.9 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), 46.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 21.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.6% 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 Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 134 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 64 47.8 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 70 52.2 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), there were 134 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 64 (or 47.8%) were male and 70 (or 52.2%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bundaberg West % 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 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 700 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $700.

Mortgage and rent Bundaberg West % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,217 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bundaberg West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,217.

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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