2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

McDowall

Code SSC31028 (SSC)
People 6,818
Male 3,325
Female 3,493
Median age 38
Families 1,974
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,498
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,938
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $395
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Total 6,818 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,325 48.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,493 51.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 53 0.8 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,818 people in McDowall (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 466 6.8 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 501 7.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 511 7.5 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 484 7.1 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 402 5.9 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 353 5.2 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 369 5.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 491 7.2 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 558 8.2 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 504 7.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 577 8.5 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 458 6.7 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 418 6.1 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 279 4.1 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 204 3.0 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 120 1.8 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 81 1.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 41 0.6 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in McDowall (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.6% of the population.

Registered marital status McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,189 59.8 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 124 2.3 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 355 6.7 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 165 3.1 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,504 28.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in McDowall (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 59.8% were married and 8.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in McDowall (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,040 59.7 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 360 7.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,694 33.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In McDowall (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in McDowall (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 87 4.5 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 409 21.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 217 11.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 87 4.5 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 145 7.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 197 10.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 126 6.5 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 110 5.7 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 338 17.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 37 1.9 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 190 9.8 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,943 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In McDowall (State Suburbs) 28.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.7% were in primary school, 24.1% in secondary school and 22.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 5,348 78.5 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,743 26.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 541 8.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 363 5.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,015 60.3 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In McDowall (State Suburbs), 60.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses McDowall % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,389 61.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,180 30.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 214 5.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 123 3.1 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,906 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,906 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in McDowall (State Suburbs). Of these 61.2% were employed full time, 30.2% were employed part-time and 3.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 454 12.0 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 353 9.3 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 378 10.0 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 618 16.3 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,772 46.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in McDowall (State Suburbs), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in McDowall (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 777 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,118 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,938 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in McDowall (State Suburbs) was $777.

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

Unpaid work McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,350 81.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,875 35.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 618 11.6 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,285 24.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In McDowall (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 81.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 35.1% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,384 25.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,594 29.9 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 797 14.9 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 576 10.8 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in McDowall (State Suburbs), 29.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 688 34.9 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,055 53.4 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 205 10.4 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 26 1.3 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in McDowall (State Suburbs), 53.4% were couple families with children, 34.9% were couple families without children and 10.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.3 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.7 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In McDowall (State Suburbs) 20.3% of single parents were male and 79.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,301 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,726 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In McDowall (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,726 and those without children was $2,301.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 440 25.3 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 54 3.1 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 436 25.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 264 15.2 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 84 4.8 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 240 13.8 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 123 7.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 100 5.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In McDowall (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 25.0% 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 McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,327 94.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 149 6.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In McDowall (State Suburbs), 94.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,150 92.4 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 140 6.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 34 1.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in McDowall (State Suburbs), 92.4% were separate houses, 6.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 7 0.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 71 3.1 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 834 35.9 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,398 60.1 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 12 0.5 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In McDowall (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.3% had 1 bedroom, 3.1% had 2 bedrooms and 35.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 886 38.1 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 995 42.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 414 17.8 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.1 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 29 1.2 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in McDowall (State Suburbs), 38.1% were owned outright, 42.8% were owned with a mortgage and 17.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,946 83.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 314 13.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 66 2.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In McDowall (State Suburbs), of all households, 83.7% were family households, 13.5% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 8.9 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 20.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In McDowall (State Suburbs), 8.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 20.4% 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 McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 395 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.5 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.5 -- 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 McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.9 -- 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 McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
None 41 1.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 693 29.8 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,082 46.5 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 490 21.1 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 21 0.9 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In McDowall (State Suburbs), 29.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.1% 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 McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 53 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 28 52.8 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 25 47.2 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in McDowall (State Suburbs), there were 53 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 28 (or 52.8%) were male and 25 (or 47.2%) 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 McDowall % 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 2,305 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In McDowall (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 $2,305.

Mortgage and rent McDowall % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 395 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In McDowall (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $395 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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