2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Scarborough (Qld)

Code SSC31458 (SSC)
People 7,986
Male 3,807
Female 4,179
Median age 45
Families 2,171
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 4,007
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $966
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,840
Median weekly rent $295
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 7,986 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,807 47.7 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,179 52.3 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 135 1.7 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,986 people in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs) of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

Age Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 420 5.3 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 430 5.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 404 5.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 466 5.8 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 380 4.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 354 4.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 377 4.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 508 6.4 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 538 6.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 577 7.2 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 575 7.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 546 6.8 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 623 7.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 519 6.5 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 373 4.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 329 4.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 245 3.1 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 320 4.0 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,070 45.6 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 261 3.9 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 884 13.1 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 586 8.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,927 28.6 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.6% were married and 17.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,860 46.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 569 9.3 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,721 44.2 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 94 5.0 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 286 15.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 195 10.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 89 4.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 181 9.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 127 6.7 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 87 4.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 140 7.4 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 206 10.9 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 80 4.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 412 21.7 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,897 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs) 23.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.1% were in primary school, 20.7% in secondary school and 18.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 5,692 71.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,290 30.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 603 7.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 440 5.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,260 56.1 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), 56.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,176 57.6 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,139 30.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 209 5.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 251 6.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,775 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,775 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs). Of these 57.6% were employed full time, 30.2% were employed part-time and 6.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 367 10.4 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 328 9.3 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 446 12.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 639 18.1 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,541 43.7 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 530 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,346 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 966 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs) was $530.

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

Unpaid work Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,838 71.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,642 24.4 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 761 11.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,305 19.4 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.4% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,491 22.2 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,811 26.9 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 882 13.1 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 655 9.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,020 47.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 743 34.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 379 17.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 29 1.3 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), 34.2% were couple families with children, 47.0% were couple families without children and 17.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.3 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.7 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs) 18.3% of single parents were male and 81.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,172 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,356 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,356 and those without children was $2,172.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 334 19.0 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 65 3.7 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 330 18.7 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 263 14.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 102 5.8 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 444 25.2 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 95 5.4 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 128 7.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 18.7% 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 Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,414 89.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 424 11.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), 89.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,233 65.4 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 425 12.4 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 691 20.2 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 65 1.9 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), 65.4% were separate houses, 12.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 20.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 41 1.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 232 6.8 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 887 26.0 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,421 41.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 752 22.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 79 2.3 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.8% had 1 bedroom, 26.0% had 2 bedrooms and 41.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,047 30.7 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 899 26.3 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,196 35.0 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 188 5.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 83 2.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), 30.7% were owned outright, 26.3% were owned with a mortgage and 35.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,137 62.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,151 33.7 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 128 3.7 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.6% were family households, 33.7% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

Household income Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.5 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.9 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), 31.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.9% 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 Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 295 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.5 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.5 -- 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 Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,840 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
None 386 11.3 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,408 41.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,088 31.9 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 418 12.2 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 115 3.4 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), 41.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.2% 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 Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 132 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 72 54.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 60 45.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), there were 132 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 72 (or 54.5%) were male and 60 (or 45.5%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,054 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,054.

Mortgage and rent Scarborough (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 290 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,492 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Scarborough (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $290 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,492.

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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