2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Palen Creek

Code SSC31285 (SSC)
People 219
Male 150
Female 69
Median age 41
Families 38
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 87
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $809
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,759
Median weekly rent $50
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Total 219 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 150 68.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 69 31.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 7 3.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 219 people in Palen Creek (State Suburbs) of these 68.5% were male and 31.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.2% of the population.

Age Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 7 3.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 10 4.6 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 12 5.5 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 9 4.1 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 8 3.7 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 19 8.7 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 19 8.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 18 8.2 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 15 6.8 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 15 6.8 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 29 13.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 16 7.3 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 12 5.5 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 10 4.6 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3 1.4 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 9 4.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 1.8 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4 1.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Palen Creek (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 100 51.0 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 7 3.6 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 12 6.1 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 9 4.6 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 68 34.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Palen Creek (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.0% were married and 8.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 85 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Palen Creek (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 58 54.7 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6 5.7 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 42 39.6 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 43 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 50 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Palen Creek (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 43 years.

Education Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 0 0.0 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 13 11.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 2.7 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 9 8.0 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3 2.7 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 0 0.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 85 75.2 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 113 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs) 50.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 14.2% were in primary school, 8.0% in secondary school and 2.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 189 86.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 15 10.8 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 0 0.0 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 13 9.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 111 79.9 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), 79.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 51 66.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 20 26.0 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3 3.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3 3.9 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 77 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 77 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Palen Creek (State Suburbs). Of these 66.2% were employed full time, 26.0% were employed part-time and 3.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4 5.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 6 8.5 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 10 14.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 11 15.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 37 52.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Palen Creek (State Suburbs), 5.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 52 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 56 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Palen Creek (State Suburbs) was 52 years and for people who were employed part-time was 56 years.

Occupation Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 393 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 937 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 809 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Palen Creek (State Suburbs) was $393.

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

Unpaid work Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 87 44.8 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 29 14.9 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 12 6.2 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 29 14.8 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 14.9% provided care for children and 6.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 21 10.8 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 29 14.9 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 22 11.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 16 8.2 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Palen Creek (State Suburbs), 14.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 18 47.4 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 14 36.8 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 6 15.8 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Palen Creek (State Suburbs), 36.8% were couple families with children, 47.4% were couple families without children and 15.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 42.9 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 57.1 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs) 42.9% of single parents were male and 57.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,625 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,250 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,250 and those without children was $1,625.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 10 31.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 0 0.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 7 21.9 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5 15.6 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 0 0.0 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 10 31.2 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 0 0.0 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 0 0.0 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), of couple families, 31.2% had both partners employed full-time, 0.0% had both employed part-time and 21.9% 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 Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 59 70.2 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 25 29.8 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), 70.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 29.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 54 91.5 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 5 8.5 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Palen Creek (State Suburbs), 91.5% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 8.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 5 8.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 10 16.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 27 45.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 18 30.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.3% had 1 bedroom, 16.7% had 2 bedrooms and 45.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 29 49.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 13 22.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 17 28.8 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Palen Creek (State Suburbs), 49.2% were owned outright, 22.0% were owned with a mortgage and 28.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 41 69.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 18 30.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.5% were family households, 30.5% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 43.6 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 0.0 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), 43.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 0.0% 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 Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 50 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,759 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
None 0 0.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 18 30.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 22 37.3 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 19 32.2 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 0 0.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), 30.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 32.2% 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 Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5 62.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 3 37.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 34 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Palen Creek (State Suburbs), there were 8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5 (or 62.5%) were male and 3 (or 37.5%) were female. The median age was 34 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 500 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $500.

Mortgage and rent Palen Creek % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 50 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Palen Creek (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $50 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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