2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Coopers Plains

Code SSC30416 (SSC)
People 4,208
Male 2,148
Female 2,060
Median age 34
Families 1,052
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,739
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,063
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $255
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 Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Total 4,208 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,148 51.0 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,060 49.0 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 79 1.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,208 people in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs) of these 51.0% were male and 49.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.9% of the population.

Age Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 238 5.7 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 221 5.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 221 5.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 251 6.0 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 410 9.7 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 426 10.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 362 8.6 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 308 7.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 293 7.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 277 6.6 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 233 5.5 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 203 4.8 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 194 4.6 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 182 4.3 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 151 3.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 95 2.3 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 83 2.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 58 1.4 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,503 42.6 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 110 3.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 287 8.1 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 179 5.1 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,451 41.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.6% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,325 40.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 269 8.2 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,681 51.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 43 3.2 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 234 17.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 41 3.1 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 15 1.1 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 129 9.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 49 3.7 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 21 1.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 98 7.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 383 28.6 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 51 3.8 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 276 20.6 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,340 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs) 31.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.6% were in primary school, 14.9% in secondary school and 36.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,398 57.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,904 48.3 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 299 7.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 177 4.5 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,562 39.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), 39.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 48.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,175 56.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 602 29.0 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 125 6.0 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 177 8.5 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,079 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,079 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs). Of these 56.5% were employed full time, 29.0% were employed part-time and 8.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 194 10.2 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 212 11.1 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 195 10.3 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 431 22.7 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 744 39.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), 10.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 32 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 32 years.

Occupation Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 489 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,230 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,063 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs) was $489.

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

Unpaid work Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,365 67.0 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 854 24.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 354 10.0 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 654 18.5 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.2% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 788 22.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 844 23.9 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 424 12.0 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 308 8.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), 23.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 392 37.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 418 39.7 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 207 19.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 35 3.3 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), 39.7% were couple families with children, 37.3% were couple families without children and 19.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.9 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.1 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs) 19.9% of single parents were male and 80.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,845 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,085 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,085 and those without children was $1,845.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 177 21.9 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 37 4.6 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 144 17.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 147 18.2 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 55 6.8 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 169 20.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 52 6.4 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 28 3.5 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 17.8% 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 Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,527 93.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 115 7.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), 93.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,426 93.3 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 57 3.7 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 45 2.9 181,717 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 Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), 93.3% were separate houses, 3.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.4 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 56 3.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 222 14.5 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 777 50.8 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 431 28.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 37 2.4 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 14.5% had 2 bedrooms and 50.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 425 27.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 428 28.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 620 40.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 0.4 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 51 3.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), 27.8% were owned outright, 28.0% were owned with a mortgage and 40.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,018 66.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 383 25.1 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 127 8.3 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.6% were family households, 25.1% were single person households and 8.3% were group households.

Household income Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.6 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.0 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), 25.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.0% 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 Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 255 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.2 -- 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 Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
None 175 11.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 633 41.4 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 445 29.1 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 227 14.8 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 50 3.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), 41.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.8% 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 Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 78 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 36 46.2 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 42 53.8 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), there were 78 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 36 (or 46.2%) were male and 42 (or 53.8%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,218 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,218.

Mortgage and rent Coopers Plains % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 320 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,538 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Coopers Plains (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $320 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,538.

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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