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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Highfields (Qld)

Code SSC30754 (SSC)
People 8,012
Male 3,912
Female 4,100
Median age 38
Families 2,316
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 2,816
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,560
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,863
Median weekly rent $355
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 8,012 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,912 48.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,100 51.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 116 1.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,012 people in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 558 7.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 737 9.2 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 768 9.6 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 583 7.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 269 3.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 275 3.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 391 4.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 582 7.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 735 9.2 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 572 7.1 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 571 7.1 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 467 5.8 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 473 5.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 380 4.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 267 3.3 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 179 2.2 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 132 1.6 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 71 0.9 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,135 69.5 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 121 2.0 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 316 5.3 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 204 3.4 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,172 19.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 69.5% were married and 7.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 20 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 20 years.

Social marital status Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,783 69.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 268 4.9 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,422 26.0 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 4.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 23 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 101 4.0 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 562 22.4 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 336 13.4 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 189 7.5 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 226 9.0 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 262 10.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 204 8.1 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 108 4.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 194 7.7 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 39 1.6 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 290 11.5 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,511 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs) 31.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 43.3% were in primary school, 27.5% in secondary school and 12.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 6,909 86.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 965 12.5 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 464 6.0 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 289 3.7 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,007 77.8 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), 77.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,367 59.8 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,224 30.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 228 5.8 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 136 3.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,955 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,955 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs). Of these 59.8% were employed full time, 30.9% were employed part-time and 3.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 461 12.1 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 353 9.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 412 10.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 638 16.7 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,728 45.2 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 648 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,684 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,560 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs) was $648.

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

Unpaid work Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,830 81.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,161 36.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 721 12.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,393 23.4 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Highfields (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, 36.3% 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, 23.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,265 21.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,705 28.7 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 969 16.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 892 15.0 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), 28.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 940 40.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,161 50.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 198 8.6 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 0.7 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), 50.2% were couple families with children, 40.6% were couple families without children and 8.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.1 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.9 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs) 19.1% of single parents were male and 80.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,043 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,337 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,337 and those without children was $2,043.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 446 21.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 58 2.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 528 25.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 303 14.4 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 77 3.7 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 393 18.7 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 129 6.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 168 8.0 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 25.1% 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 Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,592 93.6 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 178 6.4 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), 93.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,540 98.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 14 0.5 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 31 1.2 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 0.2 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), 98.0% were separate houses, 0.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 15 0.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 90 3.5 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 521 20.1 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,937 74.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 26 1.0 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 3.5% had 2 bedrooms and 20.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.9. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,004 38.7 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,156 44.6 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 374 14.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 27 1.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 30 1.2 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), 38.7% were owned outright, 44.6% were owned with a mortgage and 14.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,273 87.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 282 10.9 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 36 1.4 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), of all households, 87.7% were family households, 10.9% were single person households and 1.4% were group households.

Household income Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.6 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), 14.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.1% 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 Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 355 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.0 -- 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 Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,863 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.9 -- 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 Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
None 37 1.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 609 23.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,302 50.3 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 599 23.1 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 43 1.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), 23.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 50.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.1% 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 Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 120 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 60 50.0 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 60 50.0 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 15 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), there were 120 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 60 (or 50.0%) were male and 60 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 15 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.8 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,299 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,299.

Mortgage and rent Highfields (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 400 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,284 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Highfields (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $400 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,284.

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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