2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

The Gemfields

Code SSC31613 (SSC)
People 1,630
Male 893
Female 737
Median age 54
Families 403
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,371
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $562
Median monthly mortgage repayments $867
Median weekly rent $80
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Total 1,630 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 893 54.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 737 45.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 40 2.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,630 people in The Gemfields (State Suburbs) of these 54.8% were male and 45.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5% of the population.

Age The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 74 4.5 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 71 4.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 87 5.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 54 3.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 45 2.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 56 3.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 48 2.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 58 3.6 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 97 6.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 116 7.1 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 144 8.8 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 179 11.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 215 13.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 166 10.2 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 124 7.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 55 3.4 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 24 1.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 16 1.0 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 54 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in The Gemfields (State Suburbs) was 54 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.9% of the population.

Registered marital status The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 644 46.1 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 84 6.0 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 256 18.3 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 73 5.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 341 24.4 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in The Gemfields (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.1% were married and 24.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 59 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 60 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 36 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in The Gemfields (State Suburbs) was 59 years and the median age of people never married was 36 years.

Social marital status The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 527 45.9 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 139 12.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 482 42.0 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 59 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 51 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 56 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in The Gemfields (State Suburbs) was 59 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 51 years.

Education The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 5 1.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 86 19.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 9 2.1 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 34 7.8 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 12 2.8 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 16 3.7 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 10 2.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 4 0.9 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 260 59.6 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 436 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs) 26.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.0% were in primary school, 10.3% in secondary school and 6.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,096 67.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 335 24.4 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 78 5.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 53 3.9 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 909 66.1 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs), 66.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 314 61.7 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 108 21.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 39 7.7 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 48 9.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 509 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 509 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in The Gemfields (State Suburbs). Of these 61.7% were employed full time, 21.2% were employed part-time and 9.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 43 9.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 37 8.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 32 6.9 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 48 10.4 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 265 57.5 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in The Gemfields (State Suburbs), 9.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 57.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 52 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in The Gemfields (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 52 years.

Occupation The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 353 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 790 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 562 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in The Gemfields (State Suburbs) was $353.

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

Unpaid work The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 826 59.0 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 194 13.9 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 159 11.4 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 255 18.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 13.9% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 163 11.6 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 266 19.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 171 12.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 226 16.1 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in The Gemfields (State Suburbs), 19.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 16.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 253 62.9 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 91 22.6 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 55 13.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.7 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in The Gemfields (State Suburbs), 22.6% were couple families with children, 62.9% were couple families without children and 13.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.6 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.4 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs) 19.6% of single parents were male and 80.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,607 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,139 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,139 and those without children was $1,607.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 57 16.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 9 2.6 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 34 9.9 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 38 11.0 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 17 4.9 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 142 41.2 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 15 4.3 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 33 9.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 9.9% 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 The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 695 71.4 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 278 28.6 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs), 71.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 28.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 519 74.7 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 6 0.9 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 170 24.5 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in The Gemfields (State Suburbs), 74.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.9% were flats, units or apartments and 24.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 52 7.5 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 206 29.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 205 29.5 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 139 20.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 65 9.3 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 29 4.2 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 29.6% had 1 bedroom, 29.5% had 2 bedrooms and 20.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.9. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 385 55.3 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 96 13.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 128 18.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 50 7.2 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 37 5.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in The Gemfields (State Suburbs), 55.3% were owned outright, 13.8% were owned with a mortgage and 18.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 403 57.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 265 38.1 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 28 4.0 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs), of all households, 57.9% were family households, 38.1% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

Household income The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 52.6 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs), 52.6% 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 The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 80 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.4 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.6 -- 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 The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.8 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.2 -- 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 The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
None 52 7.5 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 282 40.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 205 29.5 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 117 16.8 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 40 5.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs), 40.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.8% 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 The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 37 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 16 43.2 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 21 56.8 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in The Gemfields (State Suburbs), there were 37 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 16 (or 43.2%) were male and 21 (or 56.8%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics The Gemfields % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 633 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In The Gemfields (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $633.

Mortgage and rent The Gemfields % 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 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In The Gemfields (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 $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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