2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Mareeba

Code SSC31013 (SSC)
People 10,181
Male 5,043
Female 5,138
Median age 40
Families 2,741
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,481
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $899
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $190
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 Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Total 10,181 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,043 49.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,138 50.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,350 13.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,181 people in Mareeba (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 13.3% of the population.

Age Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 707 6.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 714 7.0 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 731 7.2 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 701 6.9 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 538 5.3 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 544 5.3 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 498 4.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 647 6.4 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 690 6.8 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 648 6.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 630 6.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 606 6.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 632 6.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 593 5.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 484 4.8 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 394 3.9 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 244 2.4 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 181 1.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mareeba (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,879 48.3 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 260 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 711 8.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 548 6.8 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,633 32.8 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mareeba (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.3% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mareeba (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,494 48.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 737 10.2 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,985 41.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mareeba (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 83 3.0 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 593 21.3 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 295 10.6 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 21 0.8 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 499 17.9 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 92 3.3 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 11 0.4 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 115 4.1 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 143 5.1 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 61 2.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 867 31.2 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,780 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mareeba (State Suburbs) 27.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.7% were in primary school, 21.7% in secondary school and 9.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 8,004 78.6 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,184 23.1 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 605 6.4 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 344 3.6 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,308 66.8 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), 66.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,648 59.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,207 27.1 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 283 6.4 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 313 7.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,451 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 4,451 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mareeba (State Suburbs). Of these 59.5% were employed full time, 27.1% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 382 9.2 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 334 8.1 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 486 11.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 819 19.8 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,832 44.3 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mareeba (State Suburbs), 9.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mareeba (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 476 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,115 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 899 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mareeba (State Suburbs) was $476.

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

Unpaid work Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,387 67.1 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,225 27.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 923 11.5 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,562 19.4 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.7% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,432 17.8 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,902 23.7 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,037 12.9 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,016 12.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mareeba (State Suburbs), 23.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,140 41.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,051 38.4 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 498 18.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 51 1.9 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mareeba (State Suburbs), 38.4% were couple families with children, 41.6% were couple families without children and 18.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Mareeba (State Suburbs) 15.5% of single parents were male and 84.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,614 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,862 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,862 and those without children was $1,614.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 466 21.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 60 2.7 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 374 17.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 274 12.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 120 5.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 557 25.4 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 134 6.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 208 9.5 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 17.1% 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 Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,802 91.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 376 9.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,321 87.3 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 88 2.3 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 266 7.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 128 3.4 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mareeba (State Suburbs), 87.3% were separate houses, 2.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.0% were flats, units or apartments and 3.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 30 0.8 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 232 6.1 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 610 16.0 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,798 47.3 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,009 26.5 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 125 3.3 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.1% had 1 bedroom, 16.0% had 2 bedrooms and 47.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,408 37.0 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 961 25.3 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,265 33.3 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 26 0.7 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 142 3.7 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mareeba (State Suburbs), 37.0% were owned outright, 25.3% were owned with a mortgage and 33.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,666 70.1 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,022 26.9 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 116 3.0 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), of all households, 70.1% were family households, 26.9% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), 32.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.1% 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 Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 190 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.0 -- 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 Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
None 372 9.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,286 33.8 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,316 34.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 643 16.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 187 4.9 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), 33.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.9% 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 Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,349 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 654 48.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 695 51.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mareeba (State Suburbs), there were 1,349 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 654 (or 48.5%) were male and 695 (or 51.5%) 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 Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 808 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $808.

Mortgage and rent Mareeba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,560 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Mareeba (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,560.

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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