2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

West End (Townsville - Qld)

Code SSC31747 (SSC)
People 4,242
Male 2,193
Female 2,049
Median age 35
Families 985
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 2,213
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,116
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 4,242 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,193 51.7 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,049 48.3 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 264 6.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,242 people in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs) of these 51.7% were male and 48.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.2% of the population.

Age West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 234 5.5 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 210 5.0 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 179 4.2 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 237 5.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 404 9.5 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 450 10.6 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 380 9.0 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 322 7.6 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 293 6.9 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 310 7.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 333 7.9 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 254 6.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 221 5.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 125 2.9 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 123 2.9 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 87 2.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 49 1.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 31 0.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.8% of the population.

Registered marital status West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,124 31.1 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 160 4.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 414 11.4 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 135 3.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,784 49.3 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 31.1% were married and 15.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 974 32.3 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 455 15.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,585 52.6 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 32.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 24 1.9 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 176 14.2 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 53 4.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 28 2.3 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 89 7.2 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 27 2.2 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 32 2.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 81 6.5 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 201 16.2 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 28 2.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 504 40.5 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,243 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.7% were in primary school, 11.9% in secondary school and 22.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,095 72.9 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 792 21.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 289 7.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 194 5.2 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,455 65.8 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), 65.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,510 64.6 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 521 22.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 154 6.6 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 151 6.5 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,336 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,336 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs). Of these 64.6% were employed full time, 22.3% were employed part-time and 6.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 170 7.8 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 166 7.6 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 184 8.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 439 20.1 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,072 49.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), 7.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 697 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,536 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,116 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs) was $697.

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

Unpaid work West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,495 69.0 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 770 21.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 315 8.7 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 651 18.0 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.3% provided care for children and 8.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 870 24.1 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,037 28.7 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 363 10.0 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 225 6.2 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), 28.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.2% 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 (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 443 45.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 310 31.5 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 199 20.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 33 3.4 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), 31.5% were couple families with children, 45.0% were couple families without children and 20.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.4 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.6 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs) 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,107 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,487 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,487 and those without children was $2,107.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 214 28.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 24 3.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 134 17.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 106 14.1 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 29 3.9 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 92 12.3 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 67 8.9 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 85 11.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 28.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 17.8% 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 West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,798 90.1 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 198 9.9 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), 90.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 892 49.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 195 10.9 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 688 38.3 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 19 1.1 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), 49.6% were separate houses, 10.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 38.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.7 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 144 8.0 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 809 45.0 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 560 31.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 210 11.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 61 3.4 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.0% had 1 bedroom, 45.0% had 2 bedrooms and 31.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 321 17.9 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 490 27.3 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 909 50.6 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 0.3 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 70 3.9 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), 17.9% were owned outright, 27.3% were owned with a mortgage and 50.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 976 54.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 678 37.7 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 145 8.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), of all households, 54.3% were family households, 37.7% were single person households and 8.1% were group households.

Household income West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.5 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), 24.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.5% 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 (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.2 -- 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 (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
None 207 11.5 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 770 42.8 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 561 31.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 178 9.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 81 4.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), 42.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.9% 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 (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 264 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 139 52.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 125 47.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), there were 264 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 139 (or 52.7%) were male and 125 (or 47.3%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 984 -- 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 (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $984.

Mortgage and rent West End (Townsville - Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 243 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,430 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In West End (Townsville - Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $243 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,430.

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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