2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Forest Lake

Code SSC30619 (SSC)
People 22,426
Male 10,777
Female 11,649
Median age 33
Families 6,268
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 8,027
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,597
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Total 22,426 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,777 48.1 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,649 51.9 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 372 1.7 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 22,426 people in Forest Lake (State Suburbs) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

Age Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,888 8.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,764 7.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,731 7.7 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,716 7.7 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,455 6.5 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,597 7.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,738 7.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,897 8.5 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,953 8.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,746 7.8 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,352 6.0 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,017 4.5 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 884 3.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 633 2.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 424 1.9 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 295 1.3 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 181 0.8 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 155 0.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Forest Lake (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,849 51.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 541 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,512 8.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 566 3.3 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,575 32.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Forest Lake (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.9% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Forest Lake (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,318 51.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,746 10.9 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,992 37.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Forest Lake (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 316 4.5 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,828 26.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 174 2.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 342 4.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,060 15.1 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 237 3.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 368 5.2 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 531 7.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 970 13.8 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 168 2.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,035 14.7 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,029 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs) 31.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.3% were in primary school, 23.6% in secondary school and 21.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 13,685 61.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 9,878 46.3 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,502 7.0 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,159 5.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,818 41.3 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), 41.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,043 65.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,979 24.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 586 4.8 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 694 5.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,302 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 12,302 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Forest Lake (State Suburbs). Of these 65.4% were employed full time, 24.2% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,010 8.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 905 7.8 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,068 9.2 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,678 23.1 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,359 46.2 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Forest Lake (State Suburbs), 8.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Forest Lake (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 712 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,721 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,597 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Forest Lake (State Suburbs) was $712.

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

Unpaid work Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,912 75.8 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,128 36.0 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,685 9.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,883 16.9 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 36.0% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,323 25.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,017 29.4 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,998 11.7 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,572 9.2 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Forest Lake (State Suburbs), 29.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,899 30.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,256 52.0 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,028 16.4 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 84 1.3 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Forest Lake (State Suburbs), 52.0% were couple families with children, 30.3% were couple families without children and 16.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.3 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.7 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs) 13.3% of single parents were male and 86.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,112 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,271 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,271 and those without children was $2,112.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,594 30.9 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 109 2.1 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,138 22.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 932 18.1 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 207 4.0 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 572 11.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 305 5.9 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 296 5.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), of couple families, 30.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.1% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,454 94.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 410 5.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), 94.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,172 96.2 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 139 1.9 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 140 1.9 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Forest Lake (State Suburbs), 96.2% were separate houses, 1.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 17 0.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 32 0.4 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 265 3.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,391 45.5 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,688 49.5 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 60 0.8 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.4% had 1 bedroom, 3.6% had 2 bedrooms and 45.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,348 18.1 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,528 47.3 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,474 33.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 0.2 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 89 1.2 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Forest Lake (State Suburbs), 18.1% were owned outright, 47.3% were owned with a mortgage and 33.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 6,090 81.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,128 15.1 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 237 3.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.7% were family households, 15.1% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 11.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.2 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), 11.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.2% 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 Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.6 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.4 -- 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 Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.6 -- 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 Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
None 221 3.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,676 35.9 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,247 43.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,181 15.8 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 129 1.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), 35.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.8% 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 Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 371 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 182 49.1 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 189 50.9 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Forest Lake (State Suburbs), there were 371 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 182 (or 49.1%) were male and 189 (or 50.9%) 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 Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,691 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,691.

Mortgage and rent Forest Lake % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 352 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,253 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Forest Lake (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $352 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,253.

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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