2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Thornlands

Code SSC31626 (SSC)
People 12,807
Male 6,280
Female 6,527
Median age 38
Families 3,605
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,401
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,704
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,200
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Total 12,807 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,280 49.0 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,527 51.0 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 155 1.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,807 people in Thornlands (State Suburbs) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 801 6.3 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 974 7.6 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,059 8.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,019 8.0 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 722 5.6 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 622 4.9 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 567 4.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 893 7.0 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,041 8.1 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,072 8.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,023 8.0 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 787 6.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 640 5.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 503 3.9 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 352 2.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 263 2.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 231 1.8 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 236 1.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Thornlands (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,735 57.5 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 235 2.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 694 7.0 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 514 5.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,795 28.0 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Thornlands (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.5% were married and 9.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Thornlands (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,378 58.2 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 786 8.5 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,083 33.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Thornlands (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 179 4.5 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 790 19.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 205 5.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 374 9.4 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 434 10.9 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 202 5.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 349 8.8 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 243 6.1 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 449 11.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 85 2.1 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 654 16.5 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,964 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Thornlands (State Suburbs) 31.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.5% were in primary school, 24.9% in secondary school and 17.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 8,985 70.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,841 31.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 915 7.5 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 649 5.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,727 55.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), 55.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,207 61.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,011 29.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 335 4.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 299 4.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,852 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,852 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Thornlands (State Suburbs). Of these 61.4% were employed full time, 29.3% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 721 11.0 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 600 9.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 687 10.5 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,138 17.4 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,070 46.9 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Thornlands (State Suburbs), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Thornlands % 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 Thornlands (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 662 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,831 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,704 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Thornlands (State Suburbs) was $662.

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

Unpaid work Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,549 75.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,262 32.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,011 10.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,902 19.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.7% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,350 23.6 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,857 28.6 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,339 13.4 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,008 10.1 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Thornlands (State Suburbs), 28.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,228 34.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,935 53.7 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 414 11.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 28 0.8 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Thornlands (State Suburbs), 53.7% were couple families with children, 34.1% were couple families without children and 11.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Thornlands (State Suburbs) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,120 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,434 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,434 and those without children was $2,120.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 820 25.9 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 105 3.3 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 803 25.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 449 14.2 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 130 4.1 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 483 15.3 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 174 5.5 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 202 6.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 25.4% 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 Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,100 94.9 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 219 5.1 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), 94.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,896 95.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 201 4.9 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.1 181,717 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 Thornlands (State Suburbs), 95.0% were separate houses, 4.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 43 1.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 49 1.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 185 4.5 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,035 25.3 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,740 66.8 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 47 1.1 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 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.2% had 1 bedroom, 4.5% had 2 bedrooms and 25.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,131 27.6 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,009 49.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 807 19.7 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 82 2.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 71 1.7 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Thornlands (State Suburbs), 27.6% were owned outright, 49.0% were owned with a mortgage and 19.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 3,513 85.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 509 12.4 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 79 1.9 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.7% were family households, 12.4% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), 14.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.3% 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 Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.1 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.9 -- 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 Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
None 131 3.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 956 23.3 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,825 44.5 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,114 27.2 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 75 1.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), 23.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.2% 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 Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 156 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 76 48.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 80 51.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Thornlands (State Suburbs), there were 156 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 76 (or 48.7%) were male and 80 (or 51.3%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.9 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,016 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.9, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,016.

Mortgage and rent Thornlands % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 350 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,110 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Thornlands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,110.

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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