2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Chelmer

Code SSC30355 (SSC)
People 2,594
Male 1,284
Female 1,310
Median age 38
Families 671
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 987
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,384
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $330
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 Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,594 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,284 49.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,310 50.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 13 0.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,594 people in Chelmer (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 159 6.1 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 202 7.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 205 7.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 207 8.0 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 192 7.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 115 4.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 106 4.1 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 163 6.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 217 8.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 196 7.6 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 208 8.0 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 152 5.9 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 151 5.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 94 3.6 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 70 2.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 55 2.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 64 2.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 39 1.5 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Chelmer (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,144 56.2 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 42 2.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 109 5.4 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 85 4.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 657 32.3 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Chelmer (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.2% were married and 7.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Chelmer (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,033 56.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 135 7.3 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 674 36.6 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 24 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Chelmer (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 46 5.0 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 156 16.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 66 7.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 61 6.6 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 36 3.9 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 42 4.6 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 120 13.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 34 3.7 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 220 23.8 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 13 1.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 129 14.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 923 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Chelmer (State Suburbs) 35.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.7% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 27.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,999 77.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 545 22.0 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 182 7.3 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 175 7.1 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,576 63.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), 63.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 22.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 775 58.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 434 32.8 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 73 5.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 42 3.2 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,324 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,324 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Chelmer (State Suburbs). Of these 58.5% were employed full time, 32.8% were employed part-time and 3.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 184 14.4 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 139 10.9 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 112 8.7 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 140 10.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 632 49.3 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Chelmer (State Suburbs), 14.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Chelmer (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 844 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,698 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,384 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Chelmer (State Suburbs) was $844.

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

Unpaid work Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,691 83.0 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 681 33.4 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 209 10.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 633 31.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 83.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.4% provided care for children and 10.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 31.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 568 27.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 563 27.6 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 324 15.9 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 237 11.6 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Chelmer (State Suburbs), 27.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 222 33.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 376 56.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 61 9.1 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 11 1.6 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Chelmer (State Suburbs), 56.1% were couple families with children, 33.1% were couple families without children and 9.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 12.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 87.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Chelmer (State Suburbs) 12.7% of single parents were male and 87.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 3,087 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,390 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,390 and those without children was $3,087.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 120 20.1 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 19 3.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 158 26.5 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 125 20.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 35 5.9 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 76 12.7 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 29 4.9 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 35 5.9 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 26.5% 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 Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 855 89.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 97 10.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), 89.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 800 93.7 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 10 1.2 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 44 5.2 181,717 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 Chelmer (State Suburbs), 93.7% were separate houses, 1.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 22 2.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 88 10.3 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 300 35.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 443 51.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.6% had 1 bedroom, 10.3% had 2 bedrooms and 35.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 356 41.7 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 312 36.5 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 173 20.3 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 13 1.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Chelmer (State Suburbs), 41.7% were owned outright, 36.5% were owned with a mortgage and 20.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 665 77.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 161 18.8 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 29 3.4 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), of all households, 77.8% were family households, 18.8% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 11.9 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 31.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), 11.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 31.1% 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 Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.8 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.2 -- 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 Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
None 40 4.7 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 281 32.9 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 358 41.9 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 161 18.8 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 15 1.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), 32.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.8% 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 Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 14 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5 35.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 9 64.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 12 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Chelmer (State Suburbs), there were 14 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5 (or 35.7%) were male and 9 (or 64.3%) were female. The median age was 12 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Chelmer % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.6 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,750 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.6, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,750.

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

In Chelmer (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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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