2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Coolum Beach

Code SSC30411 (SSC)
People 7,905
Male 3,820
Female 4,085
Median age 39
Families 2,161
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 3,953
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,027
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,750
Median weekly rent $320
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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Total 7,905 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,820 48.3 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,085 51.7 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 139 1.8 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,905 people in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

Age Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 518 6.6 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 501 6.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 540 6.8 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 498 6.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 367 4.6 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 461 5.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 500 6.3 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 608 7.7 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 625 7.9 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 588 7.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 518 6.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 556 7.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 447 5.7 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 327 4.1 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 288 3.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 213 2.7 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 159 2.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 194 2.5 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,891 45.5 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 224 3.5 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 754 11.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 379 6.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,101 33.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.5% were married and 15.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,547 45.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 793 14.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,267 40.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 84 3.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 523 23.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 51 2.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 103 4.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 361 16.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 41 1.9 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 101 4.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 148 6.8 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 225 10.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 48 2.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 503 23.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,188 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) 27.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.9% were in primary school, 22.9% in secondary school and 17.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 6,141 77.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,578 21.4 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 586 8.0 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 453 6.1 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,754 64.5 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 64.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,997 50.8 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,425 36.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 236 6.0 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 274 7.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,932 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,932 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs). Of these 50.8% were employed full time, 36.2% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 480 13.1 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 403 11.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 545 14.9 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 567 15.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,427 39.0 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 13.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 540 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,239 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,027 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) was $540.

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

Unpaid work Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,707 74.1 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,924 30.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 605 9.5 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,251 19.7 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.3% provided care for children and 9.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,431 22.5 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,780 28.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 841 13.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 651 10.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 893 41.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 843 39.0 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 395 18.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 30 1.4 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 39.0% were couple families with children, 41.3% were couple families without children and 18.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.0 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.0 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs) 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,884 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,839 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,839 and those without children was $1,884.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 291 16.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 110 6.3 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 378 21.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 219 12.6 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 113 6.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 374 21.6 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 110 6.3 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 138 8.0 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.8% had both partners employed full-time, 6.3% had both employed part-time and 21.8% 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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,009 83.1 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 613 16.9 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 83.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,312 76.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 265 8.8 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 396 13.2 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 30 1.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 76.8% were separate houses, 8.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 95 3.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 585 19.4 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,431 47.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 850 28.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 39 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 19.4% had 2 bedrooms and 47.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 833 27.7 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 938 31.2 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,150 38.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 34 1.1 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 54 1.8 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 27.7% were owned outright, 31.2% were owned with a mortgage and 38.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,128 70.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 727 24.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 155 5.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), of all households, 70.7% were family households, 24.2% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

Household income Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.9 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.0 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 25.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.0% 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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.1 -- 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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,750 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
None 173 5.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,210 40.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,180 39.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 371 12.3 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 74 2.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), 40.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.3% 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 Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 140 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 70 50.0 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 70 50.0 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), there were 140 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 70 (or 50.0%) were male and 70 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 16 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Coolum Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.7 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,270 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Coolum Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,270.

Mortgage and rent Coolum Beach % 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 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Coolum Beach (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 $2,167.

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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