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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Wavell Heights

Code SSC31738 (SSC)
People 9,435
Male 4,560
Female 4,875
Median age 36
Families 2,618
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 3,905
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,663
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Total 9,435 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,560 48.3 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,875 51.7 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 120 1.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,435 people in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs) of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 788 8.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 652 6.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 535 5.7 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 507 5.4 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 508 5.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 634 6.7 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 769 8.1 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 901 9.5 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 760 8.1 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 611 6.5 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 587 6.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 523 5.5 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 419 4.4 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 275 2.9 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 210 2.2 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 237 2.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 257 2.7 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 263 2.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,637 48.7 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 187 2.5 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 670 9.0 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 420 5.6 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,547 34.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.7% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,417 48.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 800 11.4 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,791 39.8 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 137 5.4 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 449 17.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 345 13.7 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 57 2.3 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 192 7.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 206 8.2 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 73 2.9 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 165 6.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 448 17.8 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 57 2.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 385 15.3 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,514 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs) 26.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.9% were in primary school, 18.7% in secondary school and 24.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 7,407 78.5 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,137 23.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 741 8.2 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 528 5.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,648 62.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), 62.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,286 63.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,419 27.4 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 274 5.3 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 204 3.9 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,183 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,183 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs). Of these 63.4% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 3.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 506 10.2 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 406 8.1 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 505 10.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 860 17.3 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,432 48.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), 10.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 770 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,001 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,663 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs) was $770.

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

Unpaid work Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,889 78.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,456 32.9 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 841 11.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,563 20.9 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.9% provided care for children and 11.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,951 26.1 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,241 30.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 923 12.4 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 774 10.4 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), 30.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 961 36.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,209 46.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 391 14.9 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 57 2.2 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), 46.2% were couple families with children, 36.7% were couple families without children and 14.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.9 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.1 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs) 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,424 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,687 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,687 and those without children was $2,424.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 576 26.6 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 73 3.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 540 25.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 328 15.2 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 70 3.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 293 13.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 150 6.9 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 133 6.1 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), of couple families, 26.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 25.0% 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 Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,573 93.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 267 7.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), 93.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,320 92.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 65 1.8 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 186 5.2 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), 92.9% were separate houses, 1.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 50 1.4 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 530 14.8 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,926 53.9 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,000 28.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 56 1.6 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.4% had 1 bedroom, 14.8% had 2 bedrooms and 53.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,137 31.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,414 39.6 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 931 26.1 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.3 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 80 2.2 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), 31.8% were owned outright, 39.6% were owned with a mortgage and 26.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,571 72.0 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 833 23.3 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 169 4.7 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), of all households, 72.0% were family households, 23.3% were single person households and 4.7% were group households.

Household income Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.4 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), 17.4% 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 Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.6 -- 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 Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
None 244 6.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,320 36.9 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,436 40.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 488 13.7 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 87 2.4 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), 36.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.7% 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 Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 119 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 61 51.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 58 48.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), there were 119 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 61 (or 51.3%) were male and 58 (or 48.7%) 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 Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,727 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,727.

Mortgage and rent Wavell Heights % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 340 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Wavell Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $340 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,100.

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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