2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Proserpine

Code SSC31358 (SSC)
People 3,390
Male 1,677
Female 1,713
Median age 39
Families 903
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,487
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $929
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $230
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 Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Total 3,390 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,677 49.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,713 50.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 222 6.6 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,390 people in Proserpine (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.6% of the population.

Age Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 254 7.5 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 233 6.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 248 7.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 203 6.0 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 161 4.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 194 5.7 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 185 5.5 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 217 6.4 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 234 6.9 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 221 6.5 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 251 7.4 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 208 6.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 185 5.5 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 162 4.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 136 4.0 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 108 3.2 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 96 2.8 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 93 2.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Proserpine (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,237 46.6 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 102 3.8 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 258 9.7 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 227 8.6 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 828 31.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Proserpine (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.6% were married and 13.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 44 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Proserpine (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,085 47.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 284 12.5 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 903 39.7 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Proserpine (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 35 3.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 226 24.4 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 83 9.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 9 1.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 174 18.8 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 9 1.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 57 6.2 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 42 4.5 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 16 1.7 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 274 29.6 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 925 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Proserpine (State Suburbs) 27.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.2% were in primary school, 19.8% in secondary school and 10.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,885 85.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 417 13.3 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 175 5.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 137 4.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,396 76.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), 76.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 946 61.9 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 425 27.8 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 80 5.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 78 5.1 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,529 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,529 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Proserpine (State Suburbs). Of these 61.9% were employed full time, 27.8% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 131 9.0 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 121 8.3 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 172 11.9 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 261 18.0 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 685 47.2 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Proserpine (State Suburbs), 9.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 520 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,193 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 929 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Proserpine (State Suburbs) was $520.

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

Unpaid work Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,780 67.1 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 755 28.5 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 274 10.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 524 19.8 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.5% provided care for children and 10.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 450 17.0 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 666 25.1 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 359 13.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 305 11.5 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Proserpine (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 364 40.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 353 39.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 173 19.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 13 1.4 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Proserpine (State Suburbs), 39.1% were couple families with children, 40.3% were couple families without children and 19.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.3 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.7 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Proserpine (State Suburbs) 15.3% of single parents were male and 84.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,732 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,910 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,910 and those without children was $1,732.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 144 20.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 17 2.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 164 23.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 104 14.6 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 30 4.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 147 20.6 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 38 5.3 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 70 9.8 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.4% had both employed part-time and 23.0% 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 Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,281 90.6 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 133 9.4 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), 90.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,011 78.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 19 1.5 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 223 17.4 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 24 1.9 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Proserpine (State Suburbs), 78.9% were separate houses, 1.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.9 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 71 5.5 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 267 20.8 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 612 47.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 285 22.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 37 2.9 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.5% had 1 bedroom, 20.8% had 2 bedrooms and 47.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 380 29.6 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 361 28.1 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 493 38.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 0.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 42 3.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Proserpine (State Suburbs), 29.6% were owned outright, 28.1% were owned with a mortgage and 38.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 889 69.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 370 28.9 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 23 1.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), of all households, 69.3% were family households, 28.9% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

Household income Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.0 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), 31.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.0 -- 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 Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
None 121 9.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 532 41.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 411 32.1 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 162 12.6 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 56 4.4 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), 41.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.6% 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 Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 223 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 106 47.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 117 52.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 14 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Proserpine (State Suburbs), there were 223 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 106 (or 47.5%) were male and 117 (or 52.5%) were female. The median age was 14 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 974 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $974.

Mortgage and rent Proserpine % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 230 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 953 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Proserpine (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $230 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $953.

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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