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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

West End (Brisbane - Qld)

Code SSC31746 (SSC)
People 8,061
Male 4,029
Female 4,032
Median age 33
Families 1,757
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,070
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,485
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,597
Median weekly rent $367
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 8,061 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,029 50.0 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,032 50.0 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 124 1.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,061 people in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs) of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

Age West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 292 3.6 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 309 3.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 326 4.0 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 435 5.4 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 861 10.7 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,163 14.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 907 11.3 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 641 8.0 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 606 7.5 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 518 6.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 494 6.1 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 435 5.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 359 4.5 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 224 2.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 171 2.1 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 121 1.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 100 1.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 100 1.2 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 11.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.8% of the population.

Registered marital status West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,203 30.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 203 2.8 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 629 8.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 230 3.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,869 54.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 30.9% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,874 30.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 884 14.4 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,379 55.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 30.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 59 2.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 318 11.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 55 2.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 20 0.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 259 9.4 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 33 1.2 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 36 1.3 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 175 6.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,000 36.2 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 92 3.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 713 25.8 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,760 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs) 34.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 14.2% were in primary school, 11.9% in secondary school and 42.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 4,564 56.6 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,344 45.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 553 7.5 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 386 5.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,049 41.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), 41.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 45.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,926 60.3 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,364 28.1 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 225 4.6 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 338 7.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,853 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 4,853 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs). Of these 60.3% were employed full time, 28.1% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 500 11.1 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 417 9.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 441 9.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 745 16.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,181 48.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 31 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 35 years and for people who were employed part-time was 31 years.

Occupation West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 726 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,061 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,485 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs) was $726.

Travel to work, top responses West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,226 73.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,333 18.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 561 7.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,687 23.6 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.7% provided care for children and 7.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,211 31.0 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,083 29.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 592 8.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 341 4.8 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), 29.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 819 46.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 601 34.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 277 15.8 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 60 3.4 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), 34.2% were couple families with children, 46.6% were couple families without children and 15.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.0 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.0 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs) 22.0% of single parents were male and 78.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,610 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,986 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,986 and those without children was $2,610.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 433 30.6 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 72 5.1 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 261 18.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 224 15.8 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 78 5.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 177 12.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 81 5.7 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 91 6.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 30.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 18.4% 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 West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,301 88.1 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 447 11.9 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), 88.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,217 36.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 259 7.8 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,798 54.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 23 0.7 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), 36.9% were separate houses, 7.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 54.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 42 1.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 592 17.9 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,300 39.4 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 840 25.5 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 453 13.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 72 2.2 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.4 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 17.9% had 1 bedroom, 39.4% had 2 bedrooms and 25.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.4. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 595 18.0 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 624 18.9 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,951 59.1 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 46 1.4 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 84 2.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), 18.0% were owned outright, 18.9% were owned with a mortgage and 59.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,728 52.4 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,140 34.6 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 431 13.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), of all households, 52.4% were family households, 34.6% were single person households and 13.1% were group households.

Household income West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.5 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), 22.5% 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 West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 367 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 20.7 -- 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 West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,597 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
None 676 20.5 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,508 45.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 770 23.3 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 231 7.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 115 3.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), 45.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.0% 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 West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 124 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 51 41.1 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 73 58.9 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), there were 124 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 51 (or 41.1%) were male and 73 (or 58.9%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 630 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $630.

Mortgage and rent West End (Brisbane - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 103 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,800 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In West End (Brisbane - Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $103 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,800.

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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