2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Palm Beach (Qld)

Code SSC31288 (SSC)
People 13,956
Male 6,846
Female 7,110
Median age 39
Families 3,626
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 7,461
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $957
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 13,956 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,846 49.1 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,110 50.9 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 271 1.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,956 people in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.9% of the population.

Age Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 834 6.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 735 5.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 766 5.5 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 828 5.9 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 870 6.2 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,042 7.5 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,031 7.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,020 7.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 940 6.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 964 6.9 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 963 6.9 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 832 6.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 836 6.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 641 4.6 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 514 3.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 436 3.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 369 2.6 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 336 2.4 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,507 38.8 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 480 4.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,552 13.4 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 716 6.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,365 37.6 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 38.8% were married and 17.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,061 38.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,264 12.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,137 49.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 38.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 167 4.5 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 674 18.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 139 3.7 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 161 4.3 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 471 12.7 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 72 1.9 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 140 3.8 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 287 7.7 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 449 12.1 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 92 2.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,062 28.6 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,714 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs) 26.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.2% were in primary school, 18.4% in secondary school and 19.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 10,846 77.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,695 20.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,061 8.2 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 735 5.7 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,499 65.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), 65.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,812 53.9 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,305 32.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 391 5.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 570 8.1 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,078 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,078 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs). Of these 53.9% were employed full time, 32.6% were employed part-time and 8.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 757 11.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 714 11.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 832 12.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,092 16.8 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,719 41.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 553 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,286 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 957 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs) was $553.

Travel to work, top responses Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,240 70.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,923 25.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,102 9.5 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,921 16.5 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.2% provided care for children and 9.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,787 24.0 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,121 26.9 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,296 11.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,036 8.9 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,487 41.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,257 34.7 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 798 22.0 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 85 2.3 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), 34.7% were couple families with children, 41.0% were couple families without children and 22.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.3 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.7 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs) 19.3% of single parents were male and 80.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,862 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,146 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,146 and those without children was $1,862.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 554 20.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 127 4.6 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 578 21.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 342 12.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 166 6.1 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 615 22.4 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 159 5.8 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 202 7.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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 Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,846 85.1 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,026 14.9 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), 85.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,912 49.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 879 15.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,938 33.2 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 113 1.9 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), 49.8% were separate houses, 15.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 33.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 81 1.4 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 398 6.8 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,140 36.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,112 36.1 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,015 17.4 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 99 1.7 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.8% had 1 bedroom, 36.6% had 2 bedrooms and 36.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,645 28.1 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,544 26.4 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,486 42.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 27 0.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 145 2.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), 28.1% were owned outright, 26.4% were owned with a mortgage and 42.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 3,576 61.1 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,896 32.4 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 376 6.4 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), of all households, 61.1% were family households, 32.4% were single person households and 6.4% were group households.

Household income Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.5 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), 30.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.1% 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 Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 78.7 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 21.3 -- 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 Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
None 546 9.3 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,386 40.8 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,996 34.1 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 693 11.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 225 3.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), 40.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.9% 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 Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 273 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 133 48.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 140 51.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), there were 273 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 133 (or 48.7%) were male and 140 (or 51.3%) 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 Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 836 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $836.

Mortgage and rent Palm Beach (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 285 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Palm Beach (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $285 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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