2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Walkerston

Code SSC31712 (SSC)
People 3,089
Male 1,596
Female 1,493
Median age 32
Families 878
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,118
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,838
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $350
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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Total 3,089 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,596 51.7 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,493 48.3 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 70 2.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,089 people in Walkerston (State Suburbs) of these 51.7% were male and 48.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

Age Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 299 9.7 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 214 6.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 213 6.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 191 6.2 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 222 7.2 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 289 9.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 220 7.1 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 238 7.7 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 243 7.9 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 222 7.2 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 206 6.7 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 126 4.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 150 4.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 86 2.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 53 1.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 53 1.7 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 47 1.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 18 0.6 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Walkerston (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,323 56.2 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 73 3.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 149 6.3 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 82 3.5 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 729 30.9 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Walkerston (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.2% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 49 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Walkerston (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,182 57.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 243 11.7 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 646 31.2 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Walkerston (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 46 5.6 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 203 24.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 83 10.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 13 1.6 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 110 13.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 58 7.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 14 1.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 39 4.8 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 55 6.7 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 15 1.8 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 180 22.1 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 816 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Walkerston (State Suburbs) 26.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.6% were in primary school, 22.3% in secondary school and 11.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,748 88.9 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 294 10.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 177 6.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 100 3.5 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,325 80.3 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 80.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 10.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,117 67.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 378 22.8 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 123 7.4 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 43 2.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,661 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,661 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Walkerston (State Suburbs). Of these 67.2% were employed full time, 22.8% were employed part-time and 2.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 132 8.2 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 120 7.4 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 128 7.9 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 261 16.2 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 853 52.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Walkerston (State Suburbs), 8.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Walkerston (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 748 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,957 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,838 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Walkerston (State Suburbs) was $748.

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

Unpaid work Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,672 70.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 859 36.4 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 223 9.5 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 371 15.8 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 36.4% provided care for children and 9.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 504 21.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 586 24.9 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 267 11.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 315 13.4 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Walkerston (State Suburbs), 24.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 319 36.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 442 50.3 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 101 11.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 1.8 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Walkerston (State Suburbs), 50.3% were couple families with children, 36.3% were couple families without children and 11.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.2 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.8 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Walkerston (State Suburbs) 20.2% of single parents were male and 79.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,340 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,471 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,471 and those without children was $2,340.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 156 20.6 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 14 1.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 181 23.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 132 17.4 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 14 1.8 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 88 11.6 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 62 8.2 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 112 14.8 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.6% had both partners employed full-time, 1.8% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,038 93.5 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 72 6.5 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 93.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 981 94.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 21 2.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 35 3.4 181,717 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 Walkerston (State Suburbs), 94.6% were separate houses, 2.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 14 1.4 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 102 9.9 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 465 44.9 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 439 42.4 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 15 1.4 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.4% had 1 bedroom, 9.9% had 2 bedrooms and 44.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 297 28.6 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 487 47.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 229 22.1 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.3 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 21 2.0 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Walkerston (State Suburbs), 28.6% were owned outright, 47.0% were owned with a mortgage and 22.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 865 83.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 149 14.4 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 24 2.3 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), of all households, 83.3% were family households, 14.4% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.1 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 15.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.7% 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.8 -- 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
None 38 3.7 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 234 22.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 486 46.8 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 244 23.5 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 36 3.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), 22.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.5% 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 70 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 33 47.1 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 37 52.9 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Walkerston (State Suburbs), there were 70 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 33 (or 47.1%) were male and 37 (or 52.9%) 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 Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,300 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,300.

Mortgage and rent Walkerston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 300 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Walkerston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,800.

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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