2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Plainland

Code SSC31336 (SSC)
People 1,672
Male 798
Female 874
Median age 37
Families 490
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 658
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,055
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Total 1,672 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 798 47.7 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 874 52.3 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 75 4.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,672 people in Plainland (State Suburbs) of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.5% of the population.

Age Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 147 8.8 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 109 6.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 141 8.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 109 6.5 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 84 5.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 107 6.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 113 6.8 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 96 5.7 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 111 6.6 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 121 7.2 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 101 6.0 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 102 6.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 104 6.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 101 6.0 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 60 3.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 35 2.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 23 1.4 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 8 0.5 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Plainland (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 640 50.2 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 55 4.3 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 122 9.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 54 4.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 405 31.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Plainland (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.2% were married and 13.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 40 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Plainland (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 601 50.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 134 11.3 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 449 37.9 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Plainland (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 33 -- 33 --

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

Education Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 26 5.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 113 22.2 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 23 4.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 13 2.6 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 90 17.7 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 1.2 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 21 4.1 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 38 7.5 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 46 9.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 11 2.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 122 24.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 509 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Plainland (State Suburbs) 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.3% were in primary school, 23.2% in secondary school and 16.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,373 82.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 215 14.0 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 102 6.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 72 4.7 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,142 74.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Plainland (State Suburbs), 74.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Plainland % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 392 56.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 206 29.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 42 6.0 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 55 7.9 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 695 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 695 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Plainland (State Suburbs). Of these 56.4% were employed full time, 29.6% were employed part-time and 7.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 57 8.9 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 75 11.7 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 76 11.9 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 121 18.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 272 42.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Plainland (State Suburbs), 8.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Plainland (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 450 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,091 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,055 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Plainland (State Suburbs) was $450.

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

Unpaid work Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 893 70.0 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 382 30.0 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 178 14.0 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 207 16.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Plainland (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.0% provided care for children and 14.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 235 18.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 314 24.6 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 147 11.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 195 15.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Plainland (State Suburbs), 24.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 206 42.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 174 35.5 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 102 20.8 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 1.6 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Plainland (State Suburbs), 35.5% were couple families with children, 42.0% were couple families without children and 20.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 11.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 88.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Plainland (State Suburbs) 11.7% of single parents were male and 88.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,553 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,026 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Plainland (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,026 and those without children was $1,553.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 78 20.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 8 2.1 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 65 17.3 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 47 12.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 25 6.7 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 105 28.0 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 19 5.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 28 7.5 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Plainland (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.8% had both partners employed full-time, 2.1% had both employed part-time and 17.3% 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 Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 575 91.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 55 8.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Plainland (State Suburbs), 91.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 572 99.5 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 3 0.5 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Plainland (State Suburbs), 99.5% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.5 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4 0.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 38 6.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 211 36.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 292 50.8 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 27 4.7 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Plainland (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.7% had 1 bedroom, 6.6% had 2 bedrooms and 36.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 180 31.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 233 40.4 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 137 23.7 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 24 4.2 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Plainland (State Suburbs), 31.2% were owned outright, 40.4% were owned with a mortgage and 23.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 461 80.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 93 16.3 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 18 3.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Plainland (State Suburbs), of all households, 80.6% were family households, 16.3% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.5 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Plainland (State Suburbs), 27.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.7% 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 Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 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 Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.6 -- 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 Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
None 11 1.9 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 181 31.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 225 39.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 136 23.7 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 21 3.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Plainland (State Suburbs), 31.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.7% 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 Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 75 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 31 41.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 44 58.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Plainland (State Suburbs), there were 75 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 31 (or 41.3%) were male and 44 (or 58.7%) were female. The median age was 16 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 766 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Plainland (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $766.

Mortgage and rent Plainland % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 267 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,050 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Plainland (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $267 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,050.

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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