2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

South Townsville

Code SSC31507 (SSC)
People 2,138
Male 1,162
Female 976
Median age 39
Families 483
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 1,264
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,170
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $290
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 South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,138 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,162 54.3 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 976 45.7 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 89 4.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,138 people in South Townsville (State Suburbs) of these 54.3% were male and 45.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.2% of the population.

Age South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 102 4.8 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 77 3.6 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 61 2.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 98 4.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 217 10.1 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 228 10.7 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 159 7.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 161 7.5 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 148 6.9 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 182 8.5 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 192 9.0 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 157 7.3 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 123 5.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 77 3.6 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 47 2.2 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 41 1.9 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 40 1.9 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 28 1.3 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Townsville (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 11.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.8% of the population.

Registered marital status South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 568 29.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 75 4.0 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 291 15.3 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 72 3.8 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 892 47.0 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Townsville (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 29.9% were married and 19.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Townsville (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 468 30.0 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 254 16.3 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 837 53.7 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 30.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Townsville (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 16 2.9 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 58 10.6 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 16 2.9 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 14 2.6 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 35 6.4 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 17 3.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 15 2.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 47 8.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 102 18.6 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 10 1.8 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 218 39.8 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 548 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Townsville (State Suburbs) 25.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 15.8% were in primary school, 12.0% in secondary school and 27.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,602 75.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 389 20.4 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 155 8.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 92 4.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,271 66.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), 66.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 866 67.0 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 270 20.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 73 5.7 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 83 6.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,292 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,292 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Townsville (State Suburbs). Of these 67.0% were employed full time, 20.9% were employed part-time and 6.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 96 7.9 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 73 6.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 103 8.5 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 252 20.8 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 614 50.7 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Townsville (State Suburbs), 7.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Townsville (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 754 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,678 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,170 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Townsville (State Suburbs) was $754.

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

Unpaid work South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,266 66.6 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 322 17.0 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 151 7.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 329 17.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 17.0% provided care for children and 7.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 481 25.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 493 26.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 181 9.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 111 5.8 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Townsville (State Suburbs), 26.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 5.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 246 50.9 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 133 27.5 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 89 18.4 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 15 3.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Townsville (State Suburbs), 27.5% were couple families with children, 50.9% were couple families without children and 18.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 27.3 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 72.7 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In South Townsville (State Suburbs) 27.3% of single parents were male and 72.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,211 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,390 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,390 and those without children was $2,211.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 133 35.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 12 3.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 62 16.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 55 14.6 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 19 5.0 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 38 10.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 24 6.3 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 35 9.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), of couple families, 35.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 16.4% 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 South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 941 83.5 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 186 16.5 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), 83.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 503 53.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 93 9.9 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 316 33.7 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 23 2.5 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in South Townsville (State Suburbs), 53.6% were separate houses, 9.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 33.7% were flats, units or apartments and 2.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 15 1.6 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 119 12.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 341 36.4 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 315 33.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 119 12.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 29 3.1 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 12.7% had 1 bedroom, 36.4% had 2 bedrooms and 33.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 200 21.3 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 246 26.3 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 455 48.6 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 1.1 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 26 2.8 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Townsville (State Suburbs), 21.3% were owned outright, 26.3% were owned with a mortgage and 48.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 473 50.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 373 39.7 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 94 10.0 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), of all households, 50.3% were family households, 39.7% were single person households and 10.0% were group households.

Household income South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.0 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), 26.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.1% 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 South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.1 -- 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 South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 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 South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
None 124 13.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 393 41.9 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 279 29.7 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 108 11.5 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 35 3.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), 41.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.5% 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 South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 88 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 42 47.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 46 52.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Townsville (State Suburbs), there were 88 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 42 (or 47.7%) were male and 46 (or 52.3%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 875 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $875.

Mortgage and rent South Townsville % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,777 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In South Townsville (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,777.

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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