2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Burleigh Heads

Code SSC30272 (SSC)
People 9,188
Male 4,390
Female 4,798
Median age 40
Families 2,383
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 5,045
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,073
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Total 9,188 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,390 47.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,798 52.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 111 1.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,188 people in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs) of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 483 5.3 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 413 4.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 392 4.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 462 5.0 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 575 6.3 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 760 8.3 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 748 8.1 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 642 7.0 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 603 6.6 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 562 6.1 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 631 6.9 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 594 6.5 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 621 6.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 443 4.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 391 4.3 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 284 3.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 288 3.1 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 296 3.2 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,153 39.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 297 3.8 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 917 11.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 592 7.5 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,934 37.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 39.9% were married and 15.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,762 40.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 898 13.2 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,161 46.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 92 3.6 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 309 12.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 77 3.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 134 5.2 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 181 7.0 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 87 3.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 110 4.3 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 175 6.8 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 375 14.6 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 79 3.1 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 955 37.1 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,574 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs) 28.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.2% were in primary school, 14.7% in secondary school and 21.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 6,368 69.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,194 26.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 647 7.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 515 6.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,871 59.2 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), 59.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,677 56.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,490 31.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 250 5.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 350 7.3 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,767 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,767 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs). Of these 56.2% were employed full time, 31.3% were employed part-time and 7.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 493 11.2 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 439 9.9 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 557 12.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 707 16.0 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,973 44.6 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 602 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,365 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,073 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs) was $602.

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

Unpaid work Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,444 69.0 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,827 23.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 761 9.6 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,207 15.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.1% provided care for children and 9.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,903 24.1 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,088 26.5 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 865 11.0 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 586 7.4 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,145 48.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 745 31.3 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 441 18.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 51 2.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), 31.3% were couple families with children, 48.1% were couple families without children and 18.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.6 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.4 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs) 20.6% of single parents were male and 79.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,975 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,229 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,229 and those without children was $1,975.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 410 21.7 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 94 5.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 377 20.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 237 12.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 118 6.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 405 21.4 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 97 5.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 151 8.0 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 20.0% 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 Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,805 83.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 737 16.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), 83.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,516 39.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 515 13.5 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,730 45.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 40 1.1 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), 39.8% were separate houses, 13.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 45.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.5 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 212 5.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,563 41.1 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,163 30.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 730 19.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 118 3.1 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.6% had 1 bedroom, 41.1% had 2 bedrooms and 30.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,201 31.6 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,056 27.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,386 36.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 23 0.6 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 138 3.6 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), 31.6% were owned outright, 27.8% were owned with a mortgage and 36.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,344 61.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,171 30.8 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 288 7.6 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), of all households, 61.6% were family households, 30.8% were single person households and 7.6% were group households.

Household income Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.6 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.8 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), 25.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.8% 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 Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 82.7 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 17.3 -- 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 Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.7 -- 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 Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
None 307 8.1 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,622 42.6 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,290 33.9 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 440 11.6 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 145 3.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), 42.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.6% 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 Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 111 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 57 51.4 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 54 48.6 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), there were 111 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 57 (or 51.4%) were male and 54 (or 48.6%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,421 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,421.

Mortgage and rent Burleigh Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 333 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Burleigh Heads (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $333 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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