2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Palm Cove

Code SSC31289 (SSC)
People 1,658
Male 835
Female 823
Median age 45
Families 456
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 1,275
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,051
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,842
Median weekly rent $295
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Total 1,658 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 835 50.4 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 823 49.6 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 24 1.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,658 people in Palm Cove (State Suburbs) of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 89 5.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 77 4.7 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 72 4.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 69 4.2 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 65 3.9 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 101 6.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 88 5.3 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 125 7.6 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 150 9.1 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 153 9.2 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 134 8.1 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 151 9.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 142 8.6 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 107 6.5 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 81 4.9 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 20 1.2 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 19 1.1 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 12 0.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Palm Cove (State Suburbs) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 742 52.3 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 47 3.3 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 168 11.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 42 3.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 419 29.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Palm Cove (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.3% were married and 15.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Palm Cove (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 615 52.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 148 12.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 408 34.8 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Palm Cove (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 12 2.9 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 31 7.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 25 6.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 32 7.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 25 6.0 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 18 4.3 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 30 7.2 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 45 10.8 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 4 1.0 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 190 45.8 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 415 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs) 25.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.2% were in primary school, 11.1% in secondary school and 17.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 971 58.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 587 40.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 98 6.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 61 4.2 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 713 48.9 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 48.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 541 60.3 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 230 25.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 72 8.0 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 54 6.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 897 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 897 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Palm Cove (State Suburbs). Of these 60.3% were employed full time, 25.6% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 68 8.1 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 75 8.9 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 83 9.9 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 124 14.7 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 419 49.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 8.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Palm Cove (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

Occupation Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 645 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,346 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,051 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Palm Cove (State Suburbs) was $645.

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

Unpaid work Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,008 71.0 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 285 20.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 104 7.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 215 15.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.1% provided care for children and 7.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 316 22.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 414 29.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 178 12.6 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 98 6.9 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 29.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 291 63.8 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 116 25.4 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 45 9.9 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 0.9 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 25.4% were couple families with children, 63.8% were couple families without children and 9.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.9 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 76.1 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs) 23.9% of single parents were male and 76.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,812 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,963 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,963 and those without children was $1,812.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 102 25.0 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 24 5.9 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 57 14.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 49 12.0 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 19 4.7 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 76 18.6 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 31 7.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 50 12.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.9% had both employed part-time and 14.0% 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 Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 677 69.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 304 31.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 69.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 31.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 372 54.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 83 12.2 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 207 30.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 13 1.9 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 54.9% were separate houses, 12.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 30.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 1.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 54 8.0 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 178 26.3 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 248 36.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 176 26.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 1.9 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.0% had 1 bedroom, 26.3% had 2 bedrooms and 36.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 156 23.0 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 181 26.7 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 313 46.1 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 1.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 22 3.2 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 23.0% were owned outright, 26.7% were owned with a mortgage and 46.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 452 66.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 184 27.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 41 6.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.8% were family households, 27.2% were single person households and 6.1% were group households.

Household income Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.4 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.6 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 22.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.6% 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 Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 295 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.7 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.3 -- 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 Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
None 55 8.1 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 286 42.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 249 36.7 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 69 10.2 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 19 2.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), 42.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.2% 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 Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 22 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 10 45.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 12 54.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Palm Cove (State Suburbs), there were 22 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 10 (or 45.5%) were male and 12 (or 54.5%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 820 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $820.

Mortgage and rent Palm Cove % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Palm Cove (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 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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