2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

North Ward

Code SSC31250 (SSC)
People 5,097
Male 2,577
Female 2,520
Median age 34
Families 1,093
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 3,015
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,276
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $285
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Total 5,097 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,577 50.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,520 49.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 150 2.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,097 people in North Ward (State Suburbs) of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.9% of the population.

Age North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 214 4.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 207 4.1 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 283 5.6 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 362 7.1 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 519 10.2 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 550 10.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 398 7.8 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 370 7.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 369 7.2 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 367 7.2 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 368 7.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 314 6.2 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 266 5.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 208 4.1 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 112 2.2 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 88 1.7 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 57 1.1 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 45 0.9 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in North Ward (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.0% of the population.

Registered marital status North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,390 31.7 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 198 4.5 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 499 11.4 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 147 3.3 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,157 49.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in North Ward (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 31.7% were married and 15.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 69 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in North Ward (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,137 33.0 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 536 15.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,769 51.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In North Ward (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 33.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in North Ward (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 38 2.2 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 136 8.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 63 3.7 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 61 3.6 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 41 2.4 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 82 4.8 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 221 13.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 110 6.5 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 291 17.2 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 24 1.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 629 37.1 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,696 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In North Ward (State Suburbs) 33.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 15.3% were in primary school, 20.3% in secondary school and 23.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,381 66.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,300 29.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 288 6.5 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 260 5.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,611 58.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In North Ward (State Suburbs), 58.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses North Ward % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,938 66.6 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 645 22.1 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 172 5.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 157 5.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,912 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,912 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Ward (State Suburbs). Of these 66.6% were employed full time, 22.1% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 193 7.0 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 192 7.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 258 9.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 478 17.4 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,457 53.0 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in North Ward (State Suburbs), 7.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in North Ward (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 828 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,801 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,276 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Ward (State Suburbs) was $828.

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

Unpaid work North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,972 67.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 847 19.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 312 7.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 851 19.4 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In North Ward (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.3% provided care for children and 7.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,135 25.8 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,200 27.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 389 8.9 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 248 5.6 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Ward (State Suburbs), 27.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 578 52.9 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 314 28.7 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 178 16.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 23 2.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in North Ward (State Suburbs), 28.7% were couple families with children, 52.9% were couple families without children and 16.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.2 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.8 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In North Ward (State Suburbs) 21.2% of single parents were male and 78.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,331 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,758 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Ward (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,758 and those without children was $2,331.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 248 27.9 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 25 2.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 183 20.6 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 119 13.4 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 49 5.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 88 9.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 56 6.3 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 121 13.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In North Ward (State Suburbs), of couple families, 27.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 20.6% 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 North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,141 79.1 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 564 20.9 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In North Ward (State Suburbs), 79.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 534 25.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 343 16.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,253 58.6 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 7 0.3 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in North Ward (State Suburbs), 25.0% were separate houses, 16.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 58.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.6 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 190 8.9 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,153 53.9 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 497 23.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 229 10.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 59 2.8 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.4 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In North Ward (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.9% had 1 bedroom, 53.9% had 2 bedrooms and 23.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.4. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 397 18.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 380 17.7 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,299 60.7 513,413 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 62 2.9 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in North Ward (State Suburbs), 18.5% were owned outright, 17.7% were owned with a mortgage and 60.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,083 50.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 866 40.4 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 192 9.0 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In North Ward (State Suburbs), of all households, 50.6% were family households, 40.4% were single person households and 9.0% were group households.

Household income North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.8 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Ward (State Suburbs), 18.8% 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 North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 285 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.0 -- 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 North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
None 206 9.6 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,040 48.6 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 632 29.5 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 188 8.8 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 75 3.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In North Ward (State Suburbs), 48.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.8% 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 North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 152 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 54 35.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 98 64.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in North Ward (State Suburbs), there were 152 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 54 (or 35.5%) were male and 98 (or 64.5%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,292 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In North Ward (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.9, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,292.

Mortgage and rent North Ward % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 290 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In North Ward (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $290 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,600.

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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