2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Carrara

Code SSC30333 (SSC)
People 11,569
Male 5,641
Female 5,928
Median age 38
Families 3,239
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,979
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,196
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $350
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 Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Total 11,569 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,641 48.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,928 51.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 141 1.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,569 people in Carrara (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 748 6.5 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 671 5.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 687 5.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 734 6.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 739 6.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 821 7.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 778 6.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 822 7.1 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 820 7.1 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 806 7.0 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 886 7.7 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 768 6.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 714 6.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 620 5.4 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 417 3.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 281 2.4 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 162 1.4 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 93 0.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Carrara (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,526 47.8 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 326 3.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,080 11.4 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 355 3.8 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,177 33.6 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Carrara (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.8% were married and 14.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Carrara (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,137 47.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 972 11.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,621 41.5 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Carrara (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Carrara (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 164 5.2 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 522 16.6 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 140 4.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 230 7.3 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 320 10.2 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 87 2.8 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 207 6.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 207 6.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 400 12.8 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 76 2.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 784 25.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,137 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Carrara (State Suburbs) 27.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.4% were in primary school, 19.6% in secondary school and 19.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 7,634 66.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,807 35.4 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 870 8.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 646 6.0 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,419 50.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Carrara (State Suburbs), 50.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 35.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Carrara % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,507 56.7 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,933 31.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 316 5.1 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 434 7.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,190 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,190 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Carrara (State Suburbs). Of these 56.7% were employed full time, 31.2% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 651 11.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 555 9.6 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 723 12.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,072 18.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,436 42.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Carrara (State Suburbs), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Carrara (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 582 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,386 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,196 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Carrara (State Suburbs) was $582.

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

Unpaid work Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,811 71.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,678 28.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 965 10.2 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,395 14.7 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Carrara (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.3% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,245 23.7 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,675 28.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,089 11.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 803 8.5 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Carrara (State Suburbs), 28.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,288 39.8 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,328 41.0 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 579 17.9 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 44 1.4 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Carrara (State Suburbs), 41.0% were couple families with children, 39.8% were couple families without children and 17.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.2 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.8 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Carrara (State Suburbs) 14.2% of single parents were male and 85.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,847 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,019 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Carrara (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,019 and those without children was $1,847.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 587 22.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 141 5.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 578 22.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 380 14.6 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 145 5.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 471 18.0 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 148 5.7 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 161 6.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Carrara (State Suburbs), of couple families, 22.5% had both partners employed full-time, 5.4% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,388 91.9 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 386 8.1 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Carrara (State Suburbs), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,497 56.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,289 29.4 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 224 5.1 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 379 8.6 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Carrara (State Suburbs), 56.9% were separate houses, 29.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.1% were flats, units or apartments and 8.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 34 0.8 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 207 4.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 654 14.9 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,290 52.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,147 26.1 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 57 1.3 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Carrara (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 14.9% had 2 bedrooms and 52.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,157 26.4 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,739 39.6 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,397 31.8 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 15 0.3 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 79 1.8 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Carrara (State Suburbs), 26.4% were owned outright, 39.6% were owned with a mortgage and 31.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 3,176 72.4 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 983 22.4 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 229 5.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Carrara (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.4% were family households, 22.4% were single person households and 5.2% were group households.

Household income Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.5 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.9 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Carrara (State Suburbs), 22.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.9% 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 Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.0 -- 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 Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.7 -- 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 Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
None 206 4.7 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,597 36.4 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,775 40.5 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 691 15.7 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 119 2.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Carrara (State Suburbs), 36.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.7% 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 Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 144 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 70 48.6 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 74 51.4 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Carrara (State Suburbs), there were 144 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 70 (or 48.6%) were male and 74 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Carrara % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,487 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Carrara (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,487.

Mortgage and rent Carrara % 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 1,800 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Carrara (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 $1,800.

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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