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Preston (Toowoomba - Qld)

Code SSC31353 (SSC)
People 763
Male 380
Female 383
Median age 39
Families 220
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 273
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,613
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,820
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 763 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 380 49.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 383 50.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 0 0.0 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 763 people in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.0% of the population.

Age Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 58 7.6 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 69 9.1 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 75 9.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 55 7.2 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 23 3.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 21 2.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 34 4.5 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 53 7.0 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 72 9.5 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 79 10.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 62 8.1 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 47 6.2 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 45 5.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 29 3.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 21 2.8 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 7 0.9 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 0.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 7 0.9 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 377 67.0 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 18 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 36 6.4 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 17 3.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 115 20.4 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 67.0% were married and 9.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 42 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 48 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 69 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 19 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 19 years.

Social marital status Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 354 67.9 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 43 8.3 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 124 23.8 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 48 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 22 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 48 years.

Education Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 14 5.5 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 37 14.6 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 25 9.8 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 33 13.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 23 9.1 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 18 7.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 22 8.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 10 3.9 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 34 13.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 5 2.0 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 33 13.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 254 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs) 33.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.4% were in primary school, 24.8% in secondary school and 16.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 637 83.6 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 105 14.4 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 48 6.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 38 5.2 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 539 73.8 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), 73.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 227 54.6 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 144 34.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 28 6.7 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 17 4.1 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 416 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 416 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs). Of these 54.6% were employed full time, 34.6% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 58 14.4 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 35 8.7 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 50 12.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 58 14.4 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 172 42.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), 14.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 676 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,695 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,613 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs) was $676.

Travel to work, top responses Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 486 86.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 228 40.4 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 79 14.0 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 162 28.7 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 86.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 40.4% 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, 28.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 133 23.6 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 157 27.9 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 110 19.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 87 15.5 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 19.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 84 38.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 121 54.8 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 16 7.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), 54.8% were couple families with children, 38.0% were couple families without children and 7.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 41.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 58.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs) 41.7% of single parents were male and 58.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,777 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,461 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,461 and those without children was $1,777.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 37 18.0 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 11 5.3 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 72 35.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 24 11.7 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 8 3.9 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 21 10.2 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 16 7.8 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 17 8.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% had both employed part-time and 35.0% 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 Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 251 96.2 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 10 3.8 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), 96.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 3.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 251 100.0 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 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3 1.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 19 7.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 77 30.8 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 143 57.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 8 3.2 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.2% had 1 bedroom, 7.6% had 2 bedrooms and 30.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 85 33.9 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 134 53.4 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 21 8.4 513,413 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 11 4.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), 33.9% were owned outright, 53.4% were owned with a mortgage and 8.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 215 84.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 36 14.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 1.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), of all households, 84.6% were family households, 14.2% were single person households and 1.2% were group households.

Household income Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), 13.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.4% 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 Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.4 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.6 -- 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 Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,820 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.7 -- 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 Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
None 6 2.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 38 15.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 118 47.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 76 30.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 12 4.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), 15.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 47.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 30.4% 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 Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 0 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 0 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), there were 0 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 0 (or 0.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 0 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

Mortgage and rent Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) % 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 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Preston (Toowoomba - Qld) (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 $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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