2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Ferny Grove

Code SSC30604 (SSC)
People 5,609
Male 2,779
Female 2,830
Median age 38
Families 1,613
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,027
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,791
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $345
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 Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Total 5,609 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,779 49.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,830 50.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 94 1.7 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,609 people in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

Age Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 358 6.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 374 6.7 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 400 7.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 423 7.5 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 366 6.5 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 283 5.0 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 320 5.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 441 7.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 420 7.5 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 408 7.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 403 7.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 433 7.7 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 402 7.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 229 4.1 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 110 2.0 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 71 1.3 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 76 1.4 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 93 1.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,570 57.5 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 107 2.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 307 6.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 182 4.1 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,305 29.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.5% were married and 9.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 43 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,384 57.6 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 305 7.4 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,450 35.0 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 33 -- 33 --

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

Education Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 67 4.3 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 364 23.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 136 8.6 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 34 2.2 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 279 17.7 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 91 5.8 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 27 1.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 100 6.4 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 256 16.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 39 2.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 181 11.5 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,574 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs) 28.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.0% were in primary school, 25.2% in secondary school and 22.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 4,421 78.8 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,271 23.4 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 417 7.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 291 5.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,451 63.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), 63.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,896 60.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 930 29.5 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 179 5.7 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 145 4.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,150 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,150 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs). Of these 60.2% were employed full time, 29.5% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 346 11.5 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 295 9.8 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 290 9.7 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 610 20.3 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,285 42.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), 11.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 724 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,986 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,791 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs) was $724.

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

Unpaid work Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,599 80.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,504 33.6 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 539 12.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 986 22.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 80.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.6% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,121 25.1 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,403 31.4 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 635 14.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 439 9.8 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), 31.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 572 35.4 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 809 50.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 214 13.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 19 1.2 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), 50.1% were couple families with children, 35.4% were couple families without children and 13.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.3 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.7 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs) 18.3% of single parents were male and 81.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,376 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,616 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,616 and those without children was $2,376.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 343 24.9 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 47 3.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 332 24.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 208 15.1 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 64 4.7 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 208 15.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 98 7.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 75 5.5 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 24.1% 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 Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,902 95.2 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 95 4.8 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), 95.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,727 90.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 170 8.9 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5 0.3 181,717 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 Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), 90.8% were separate houses, 8.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 12 0.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 126 6.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 761 40.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 984 51.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 16 0.8 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 Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 6.6% had 2 bedrooms and 40.0% 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 Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 682 35.9 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 794 41.7 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 404 21.2 513,413 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 22 1.2 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), 35.9% were owned outright, 41.7% were owned with a mortgage and 21.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,583 83.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 277 14.6 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 40 2.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), of all households, 83.3% were family households, 14.6% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 11.1 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), 11.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.3% 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 Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 345 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 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 Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
None 63 3.3 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 656 34.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 775 40.7 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 380 20.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 28 1.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), 34.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.0% 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 Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 93 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 52 55.9 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 41 44.1 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), there were 93 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 52 (or 55.9%) were male and 41 (or 44.1%) 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 Ferny Grove % 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 1,843 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ferny Grove (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 $1,843.

Mortgage and rent Ferny Grove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 420 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 800 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Ferny Grove (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $420 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $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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