2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Upper Coomera

Code SSC31686 (SSC)
People 21,136
Male 10,349
Female 10,787
Median age 29
Families 5,667
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 7,128
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $1,513
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,383
Median weekly rent $380
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Total 21,136 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,349 49.0 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,787 51.0 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 350 1.7 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 21,136 people in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

Age Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,411 11.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,013 9.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,805 8.5 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,478 7.0 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,273 6.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,888 8.9 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,044 9.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,000 9.5 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,726 8.2 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,196 5.7 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 931 4.4 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 699 3.3 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 618 2.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 402 1.9 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 251 1.2 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 144 0.7 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 108 0.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 148 0.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 29 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs) was 29 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 29.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,386 49.5 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 560 3.8 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,174 7.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 379 2.5 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,409 36.3 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.5% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 41 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 48 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,835 49.9 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,191 16.0 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,672 34.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 456 6.6 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,040 29.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 224 3.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 311 4.5 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,154 16.7 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 163 2.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 283 4.1 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 407 5.9 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 528 7.6 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 163 2.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,188 17.2 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,917 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs) 32.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.3% were in primary school, 23.1% in secondary school and 13.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 13,873 65.6 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,559 38.0 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,542 7.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,209 6.1 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,595 48.2 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), 48.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 38.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,625 61.7 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,787 25.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 513 4.8 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 821 7.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,746 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 10,746 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs). Of these 61.7% were employed full time, 25.9% were employed part-time and 7.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 875 8.8 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 774 7.8 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,136 11.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,925 19.4 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,700 47.3 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), 8.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs) was 36 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

Occupation Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 662 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,542 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,513 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

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

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

Unpaid work Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 11,212 75.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,249 41.9 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,320 8.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,931 13.0 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 41.9% provided care for children and 8.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,504 23.5 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,360 29.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,831 12.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,515 10.2 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), 29.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,642 29.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,995 52.8 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 984 17.4 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 46 0.8 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), 52.8% were couple families with children, 29.0% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs) 15.5% of single parents were male and 84.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,984 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,026 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,026 and those without children was $1,984.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,274 27.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 146 3.1 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,111 23.9 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 908 19.6 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 204 4.4 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 424 9.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 278 6.0 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 296 6.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), of couple families, 27.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 23.9% 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 Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,383 92.7 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 505 7.3 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), 92.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,265 82.5 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,069 16.7 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 47 0.7 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), 82.5% were separate houses, 16.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 17 0.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 71 1.1 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 185 2.9 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,998 31.3 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,044 63.3 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 69 1.1 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.1% had 1 bedroom, 2.9% had 2 bedrooms and 31.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 623 9.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,662 41.7 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,963 46.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 62 1.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 73 1.1 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), 9.8% were owned outright, 41.7% were owned with a mortgage and 46.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 5,499 86.2 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 637 10.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 246 3.9 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), of all households, 86.2% were family households, 10.0% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.3 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.2 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), 12.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.2% 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 Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 380 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.5 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.5 -- 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 Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.7 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.3 -- 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 Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
None 157 2.5 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,692 26.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,266 51.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,160 18.2 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 109 1.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), 26.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 51.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.2% 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 Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 350 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 167 47.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 183 52.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), there were 350 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 167 (or 47.7%) were male and 183 (or 52.3%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Upper Coomera % 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 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,364 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,364.

Mortgage and rent Upper Coomera % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 390 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Upper Coomera (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $390 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,383.

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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