2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld)

Code SSC31158 (SSC)
People 4,751
Male 2,364
Female 2,387
Median age 40
Families 1,329
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,889
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,514
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,164
Median weekly rent $383
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 4,751 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,364 49.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,387 50.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 115 2.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,751 people in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

Age Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 312 6.6 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 296 6.2 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 336 7.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 323 6.8 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 260 5.5 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 295 6.2 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 277 5.8 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 279 5.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 322 6.8 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 307 6.5 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 325 6.8 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 306 6.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 281 5.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 237 5.0 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 210 4.4 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 162 3.4 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 141 3.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 80 1.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,220 58.2 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 104 2.7 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 208 5.5 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 230 6.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,050 27.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 58.2% were married and 8.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,943 57.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 274 8.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,164 34.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 42 3.2 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 246 18.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 86 6.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 55 4.1 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 180 13.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 105 7.9 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 62 4.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 84 6.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 91 6.8 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 23 1.7 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 355 26.7 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,329 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs) 28.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.1% were in primary school, 26.1% in secondary school and 13.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,747 78.9 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 870 19.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 236 5.3 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 197 4.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,124 70.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), 70.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,533 64.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 637 26.8 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 143 6.0 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 66 2.8 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,379 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,379 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs). Of these 64.4% were employed full time, 26.8% were employed part-time and 2.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 233 10.1 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 203 8.8 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 200 8.7 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 359 15.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,171 50.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 669 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,815 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,514 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs) was $669.

Travel to work, top responses Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,791 73.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,147 30.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 401 10.5 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 731 19.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.1% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 852 22.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 965 25.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 497 13.0 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 479 12.6 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 586 44.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 571 43.0 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 159 12.0 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 12 0.9 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), 43.0% were couple families with children, 44.1% were couple families without children and 12.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs) 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,345 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,744 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,744 and those without children was $2,345.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 252 21.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 26 2.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 249 21.5 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 161 13.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 33 2.9 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 260 22.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 63 5.4 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 112 9.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.2% had both employed part-time and 21.5% 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 Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,667 91.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 148 8.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), 91.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,567 93.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 19 1.1 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 82 4.9 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), 93.9% were separate houses, 1.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.4 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 11 0.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 158 9.5 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 828 49.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 642 38.5 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 1.4 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.7% had 1 bedroom, 9.5% had 2 bedrooms and 49.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 679 40.7 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 525 31.5 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 368 22.0 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 66 4.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 31 1.9 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), 40.7% were owned outright, 31.5% were owned with a mortgage and 22.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,286 77.0 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 331 19.8 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 53 3.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), of all households, 77.0% were family households, 19.8% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.6 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), 19.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.6% 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 Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 383 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,164 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
None 60 3.6 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 545 32.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 685 41.0 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 339 20.3 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 40 2.4 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), 32.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.3% 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 Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 117 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 64 54.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 53 45.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), there were 117 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 64 (or 54.7%) were male and 53 (or 45.3%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 370 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,492 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Pleasant (Mackay - Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $370 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,492.

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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