2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Freshwater (Qld)

Code SSC30629 (SSC)
People 2,104
Male 993
Female 1,111
Median age 39
Families 596
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 975
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,354
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,104 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 993 47.2 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,111 52.8 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 62 2.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,104 people in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs) of these 47.2% were male and 52.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.9% of the population.

Age Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 136 6.5 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 144 6.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 146 6.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 126 6.0 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 98 4.7 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 114 5.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 134 6.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 154 7.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 196 9.3 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 181 8.6 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 173 8.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 163 7.8 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 129 6.1 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 97 4.6 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 37 1.8 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 36 1.7 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 14 0.7 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 23 1.1 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 729 43.4 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 61 3.6 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 196 11.7 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 47 2.8 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 645 38.4 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 43.4% were married and 15.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 658 43.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 243 16.0 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 615 40.6 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 34 5.5 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 162 26.2 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 16 2.6 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 11 1.8 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 63 10.2 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 53 8.6 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 20 3.2 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 33 5.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 81 13.1 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 20 3.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 126 20.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 619 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs) 29.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.4% were in primary school, 21.8% in secondary school and 18.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,582 75.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 511 25.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 156 7.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 160 8.1 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,160 58.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), 58.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 755 62.7 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 330 27.4 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 65 5.4 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 55 4.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,205 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,205 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs). Of these 62.7% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 123 10.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 94 8.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 114 9.9 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 201 17.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 548 47.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 750 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,610 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,354 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs) was $750.

Travel to work, top responses Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,363 81.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 496 29.5 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 170 10.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 458 27.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 81.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.5% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 434 25.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 540 32.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 222 13.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 165 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 Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), 32.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% 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 Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 248 41.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 229 38.4 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 113 19.0 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 6 1.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), 38.4% were couple families with children, 41.6% were couple families without children and 19.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.2 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.8 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs) 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,113 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,442 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,442 and those without children was $2,113.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 124 25.9 216,006 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 106 22.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 60 12.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 18 3.8 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 57 11.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 34 7.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 59 12.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% 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 Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 858 91.2 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 83 8.8 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), 91.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 496 57.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 186 21.7 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 172 20.1 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.4 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), 57.9% were separate houses, 21.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 20.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 19 2.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 306 35.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 280 32.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 245 28.5 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 9 1.0 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.2% had 1 bedroom, 35.6% had 2 bedrooms and 32.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 251 29.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 315 36.7 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 278 32.4 513,413 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 15 1.7 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), 29.2% were owned outright, 36.7% were owned with a mortgage and 32.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 592 69.2 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 235 27.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 29 3.4 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.2% were family households, 27.5% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.0 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.8 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), 17.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.8% 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 Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 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 Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
None 27 3.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 355 41.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 339 39.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 116 13.6 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 19 2.2 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), 41.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.6% 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 Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 61 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 25 41.0 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 36 59.0 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), there were 61 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 25 (or 41.0%) were male and 36 (or 59.0%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,291 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,291.

Mortgage and rent Freshwater (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 278 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,160 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Freshwater (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $278 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,160.

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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