2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Cooktown

Code SSC30403 (SSC)
People 2,339
Male 1,224
Female 1,115
Median age 42
Families 589
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,333
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $920
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,339 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,224 52.3 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,115 47.7 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 391 16.7 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,339 people in Cooktown (State Suburbs) of these 52.3% were male and 47.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 16.7% of the population.

Age Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 200 8.6 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 172 7.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 142 6.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 94 4.0 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 63 2.7 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 126 5.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 140 6.0 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 156 6.7 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 156 6.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 173 7.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 200 8.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 211 9.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 196 8.4 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 145 6.2 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 83 3.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 41 1.8 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 28 1.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 11 0.5 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cooktown (State Suburbs) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 729 39.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 73 4.0 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 236 12.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 99 5.4 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 688 37.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cooktown (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 39.9% were married and 16.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 36 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cooktown (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 36 years.

Social marital status Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 595 39.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 312 20.5 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 616 40.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 39.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 20.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cooktown (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 38 6.3 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 194 32.2 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.5 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 89 14.8 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 27 4.5 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 26 4.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 10 1.7 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 215 35.7 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 602 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cooktown (State Suburbs) 25.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.7% were in primary school, 14.8% in secondary school and 8.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,841 78.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 372 17.5 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 141 6.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 113 5.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,494 70.5 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), 70.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 631 59.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 293 27.5 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 77 7.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 64 6.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,065 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,065 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cooktown (State Suburbs). Of these 59.2% were employed full time, 27.5% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 79 7.9 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 80 8.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 134 13.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 179 18.0 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 451 45.2 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cooktown (State Suburbs), 7.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cooktown (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 544 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,142 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 920 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cooktown (State Suburbs) was $544.

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

Unpaid work Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,272 69.6 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 473 25.9 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 161 8.8 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 428 23.5 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.9% provided care for children and 8.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 302 16.5 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 503 27.5 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 246 13.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 220 12.0 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cooktown (State Suburbs), 27.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 280 47.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 197 33.5 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 98 16.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 13 2.2 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cooktown (State Suburbs), 33.5% were couple families with children, 47.6% were couple families without children and 16.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 27.0 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 73.0 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Cooktown (State Suburbs) 27.0% of single parents were male and 73.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,672 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,885 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,885 and those without children was $1,672.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 103 21.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 21 4.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 78 16.3 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 55 11.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 41 8.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 84 17.6 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 36 7.5 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 60 12.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 16.3% 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 Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 909 82.7 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 190 17.3 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), 82.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 727 80.1 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 30 3.3 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 89 9.8 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 59 6.5 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cooktown (State Suburbs), 80.1% were separate houses, 3.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.8% were flats, units or apartments and 6.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 32 3.5 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 128 14.1 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 248 27.3 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 335 36.9 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 138 15.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 27 3.0 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 14.1% had 1 bedroom, 27.3% had 2 bedrooms and 36.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 265 29.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 211 23.2 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 388 42.7 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 1.3 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 33 3.6 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cooktown (State Suburbs), 29.2% were owned outright, 23.2% were owned with a mortgage and 42.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 578 63.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 299 32.9 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 33 3.6 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), of all households, 63.5% were family households, 32.9% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

Household income Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.5 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.6 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), 31.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.6% 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 Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.7 -- 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 Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
None 101 11.1 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 373 41.0 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 286 31.5 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 117 12.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 32 3.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), 41.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.9% 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 Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 392 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 189 48.2 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 203 51.8 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cooktown (State Suburbs), there were 392 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 189 (or 48.2%) were male and 203 (or 51.8%) 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 Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 808 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $808.

Mortgage and rent Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Cooktown (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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