2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Pelican Waters

Code SSC31311 (SSC)
People 5,046
Male 2,466
Female 2,580
Median age 46
Families 1,628
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,086
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,260
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $450
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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Total 5,046 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,466 48.9 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,580 51.1 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 22 0.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,046 people in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.4% of the population.

Age Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 270 5.3 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 356 7.1 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 354 7.0 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 268 5.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 133 2.6 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 89 1.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 162 3.2 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 346 6.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 425 8.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 336 6.7 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 332 6.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 355 7.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 509 10.1 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 504 10.0 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 307 6.1 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 177 3.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 87 1.7 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 38 0.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 46 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) was 46 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,930 72.1 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 69 1.7 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 227 5.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 174 4.3 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 662 16.3 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 72.1% were married and 7.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,713 72.0 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 220 5.8 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 836 22.2 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 47 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 47 years.

Education Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 73 6.0 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 217 17.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 77 6.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 204 16.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 140 11.4 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 40 3.3 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 125 10.2 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 38 3.1 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 103 8.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 23 1.9 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 184 15.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,224 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) 24.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 40.7% were in primary school, 24.9% in secondary school and 11.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,607 71.5 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,474 30.0 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 357 7.3 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 259 5.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,816 57.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 57.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,181 53.8 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 752 34.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 130 5.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 132 6.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,195 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,195 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs). Of these 53.8% were employed full time, 34.3% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 281 13.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 216 10.5 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 258 12.5 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 297 14.4 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 881 42.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 13.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 553 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,375 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,260 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

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

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

Unpaid work Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,183 78.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,225 30.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 445 10.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 817 20.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.1% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 809 19.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,096 27.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 709 17.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 571 14.1 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 17.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 886 54.4 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 635 39.0 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 98 6.0 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 10 0.6 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 39.0% were couple families with children, 54.4% were couple families without children and 6.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.0 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 87.0 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs) 13.0% of single parents were male and 87.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,080 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,344 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,344 and those without children was $2,080.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 207 13.6 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 57 3.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 264 17.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 162 10.7 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 90 5.9 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 544 35.8 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 66 4.3 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 130 8.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), of couple families, 13.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 17.4% 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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,837 88.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 232 11.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 88.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,661 90.4 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 57 3.1 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 120 6.5 181,717 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 Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 90.4% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 5 0.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 75 4.1 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 442 24.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,305 71.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 11 0.6 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.8 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.3% had 1 bedroom, 4.1% had 2 bedrooms and 24.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.8. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 870 47.3 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 642 34.9 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 298 16.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.2 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 25 1.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 47.3% were owned outright, 34.9% were owned with a mortgage and 16.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,610 87.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 203 11.1 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 24 1.3 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), of all households, 87.6% were family households, 11.1% were single person households and 1.3% were group households.

Household income Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.1 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.8 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 18.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.8% 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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 450 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.5 -- 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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
None 26 1.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 576 31.3 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 936 50.9 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 274 14.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 28 1.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), 31.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 50.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.9% 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 Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 23 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 8 34.8 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 15 65.2 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 6 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), there were 23 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 8 (or 34.8%) were male and 15 (or 65.2%) were female. The median age was 6 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 3,083 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $3,083.

Mortgage and rent Pelican Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Pelican Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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