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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Varsity Lakes

Code SSC31697 (SSC)
People 14,366
Male 6,867
Female 7,499
Median age 32
Families 3,724
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 5,917
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,136
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $395
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Total 14,366 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,867 47.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,499 52.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 204 1.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,366 people in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs) of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 965 6.7 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 943 6.6 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 924 6.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,206 8.4 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,430 10.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,231 8.6 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,119 7.8 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,102 7.7 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,070 7.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 858 6.0 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 764 5.3 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 646 4.5 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 593 4.1 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 479 3.3 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 368 2.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 284 2.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 181 1.3 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 201 1.4 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,639 40.2 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 427 3.7 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,171 10.2 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 475 4.1 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,817 41.8 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 40.2% were married and 13.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,162 41.2 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,254 12.4 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,692 46.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 205 4.0 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 938 18.4 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 105 2.1 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 140 2.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 755 14.8 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 70 1.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 107 2.1 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 314 6.1 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,301 25.5 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 109 2.1 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,064 20.8 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,108 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs) 35.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.2% were in primary school, 18.2% in secondary school and 31.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 8,772 61.1 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,505 41.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 965 7.3 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 773 5.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,979 45.2 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), 45.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,885 54.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,286 32.1 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 371 5.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 586 8.2 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,128 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,128 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs). Of these 54.5% were employed full time, 32.1% were employed part-time and 8.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 808 12.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 591 9.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 891 13.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,177 18.0 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,710 41.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

Occupation Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 522 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,298 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,136 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs) was $522.

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

Unpaid work Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,870 68.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,146 27.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 937 8.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,670 14.5 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.3% provided care for children and 8.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,892 25.1 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,895 25.1 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,153 10.0 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 928 8.1 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,256 33.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,523 40.9 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 851 22.9 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 93 2.5 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), 40.9% were couple families with children, 33.7% were couple families without children and 22.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.8 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.2 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs) 13.8% of single parents were male and 86.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,953 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,988 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,988 and those without children was $1,953.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 595 21.4 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 133 4.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 576 20.7 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 464 16.7 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 152 5.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 523 18.8 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 165 5.9 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 171 6.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 20.7% 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 Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,085 91.5 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 472 8.5 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), 91.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,608 51.3 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,637 32.2 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 832 16.4 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 0.1 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), 51.3% were separate houses, 32.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 16.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 28 0.6 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 242 4.8 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 685 13.5 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,755 54.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,320 25.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 57 1.1 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.8% had 1 bedroom, 13.5% had 2 bedrooms and 54.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 965 19.0 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,680 33.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,344 46.1 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 0.4 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 76 1.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), 19.0% were owned outright, 33.0% were owned with a mortgage and 46.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 3,635 71.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,065 20.9 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 385 7.6 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), of all households, 71.5% were family households, 20.9% were single person households and 7.6% were group households.

Household income Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.5 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.9 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), 24.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.9% 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 Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 395 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 76.6 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 23.4 -- 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 Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.7 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.3 -- 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 Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
None 274 5.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,071 40.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,002 39.4 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 628 12.3 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 111 2.2 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), 40.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.3% 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 Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 203 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 107 52.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 96 47.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), there were 203 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 107 (or 52.7%) were male and 96 (or 47.3%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 941 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $941.

Mortgage and rent Varsity Lakes % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 360 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,080 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Varsity Lakes (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $360 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,080.

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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