2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

West Gladstone

Code SSC31748 (SSC)
People 5,201
Male 2,699
Female 2,502
Median age 35
Families 1,333
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,318
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,469
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,850
Median weekly rent $290
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 West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Total 5,201 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,699 51.9 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,502 48.1 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 289 5.6 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,201 people in West Gladstone (State Suburbs) of these 51.9% were male and 48.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.6% of the population.

Age West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 364 7.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 312 6.0 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 360 6.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 376 7.2 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 382 7.3 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 408 7.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 370 7.1 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 347 6.7 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 362 7.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 400 7.7 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 342 6.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 292 5.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 261 5.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 230 4.4 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 164 3.2 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 109 2.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 80 1.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 42 0.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Gladstone (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.2% of the population.

Registered marital status West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,860 44.6 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 134 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 382 9.1 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 184 4.4 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,615 38.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Gladstone (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.6% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Gladstone (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,600 44.2 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 463 12.8 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,561 43.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Gladstone (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 39 2.6 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 302 20.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 71 4.7 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 32 2.1 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 231 15.4 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 32 2.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 9 0.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 88 5.9 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 105 7.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 29 1.9 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 563 37.5 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,501 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.9% were in primary school, 18.2% in secondary school and 13.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 4,016 77.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 827 17.9 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 281 6.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 201 4.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,321 71.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), 71.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,716 65.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 585 22.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 189 7.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 142 5.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,632 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,632 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Gladstone (State Suburbs). Of these 65.2% were employed full time, 22.2% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 194 7.8 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 159 6.4 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 227 9.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 367 14.8 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,352 54.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Gladstone (State Suburbs), 7.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 54.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 657 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,663 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,469 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Gladstone (State Suburbs) was $657.

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

Unpaid work West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,825 67.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,133 27.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 426 10.2 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 819 19.6 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 899 21.5 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,026 24.6 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 476 11.4 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 421 10.1 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Gladstone (State Suburbs), 24.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 536 40.2 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 528 39.6 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 241 18.1 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 28 2.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Gladstone (State Suburbs), 39.6% were couple families with children, 40.2% were couple families without children and 18.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 24.6 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 75.4 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs) 24.6% of single parents were male and 75.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,275 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,542 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,542 and those without children was $2,275.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 236 22.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 24 2.3 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 198 18.7 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 217 20.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 34 3.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 200 18.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 81 7.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 71 6.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), of couple families, 22.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.3% had both employed part-time and 18.7% 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 West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,882 90.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 191 9.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), 90.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,560 83.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 59 3.1 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 258 13.7 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.2 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Gladstone (State Suburbs), 83.0% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 52 2.8 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 310 16.5 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,002 53.3 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 471 25.1 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 44 2.3 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 16.5% had 2 bedrooms and 53.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 531 28.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 581 30.9 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 706 37.6 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 5 0.3 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 57 3.0 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Gladstone (State Suburbs), 28.2% were owned outright, 30.9% were owned with a mortgage and 37.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,292 68.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 498 26.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 91 4.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.7% were family households, 26.5% were single person households and 4.8% were group households.

Household income West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.5 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), 21.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.7% 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 Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,850 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
None 140 7.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 682 36.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 655 34.8 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 338 18.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 67 3.6 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), 36.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.0% 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 Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 289 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 143 49.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 146 50.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Gladstone (State Suburbs), there were 289 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 143 (or 49.5%) were male and 146 (or 50.5%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West Gladstone % 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 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,659 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,659.

Mortgage and rent West Gladstone % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 170 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In West Gladstone (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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