2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

West Mackay

Code SSC31750 (SSC)
People 6,507
Male 3,228
Female 3,279
Median age 38
Families 1,621
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,755
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,293
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $300
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 Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Total 6,507 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,228 49.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,279 50.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 215 3.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,507 people in West Mackay (State Suburbs) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

Age West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 445 6.8 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 376 5.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 410 6.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 382 5.9 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 379 5.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 464 7.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 467 7.2 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 449 6.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 438 6.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 425 6.5 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 433 6.7 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 375 5.8 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 301 4.6 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 240 3.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 213 3.3 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 226 3.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 249 3.8 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 236 3.6 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Mackay (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.9% of the population.

Registered marital status West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,352 44.5 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 185 3.5 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 510 9.7 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 488 9.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,747 33.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Mackay (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.5% were married and 13.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Mackay (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,978 44.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 512 11.4 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,998 44.5 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In West Mackay (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Mackay (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 70 4.2 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 295 17.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 188 11.4 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 21 1.3 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 187 11.3 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 144 8.7 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 17 1.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 125 7.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 121 7.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 24 1.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 456 27.7 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,648 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Mackay (State Suburbs) 25.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.6% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 14.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 5,272 81.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,014 16.8 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 337 5.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 274 4.5 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,401 73.0 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In West Mackay (State Suburbs), 73.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,234 67.8 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 777 23.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 171 5.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 115 3.5 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,297 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,297 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Mackay (State Suburbs). Of these 67.8% were employed full time, 23.6% were employed part-time and 3.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 267 8.4 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 216 6.8 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 290 9.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 581 18.3 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,652 52.0 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Mackay (State Suburbs), 8.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 670 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,705 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,293 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Mackay (State Suburbs) was $670.

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

Unpaid work West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,494 66.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,415 26.8 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 508 9.6 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 837 15.8 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In West Mackay (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.8% provided care for children and 9.6% 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 West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,068 20.2 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,293 24.5 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 596 11.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 537 10.2 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Mackay (State Suburbs), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 650 40.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 655 40.4 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 280 17.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 35 2.2 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Mackay (State Suburbs), 40.4% were couple families with children, 40.1% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In West Mackay (State Suburbs) 13.7% of single parents were male and 86.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,218 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,460 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Mackay (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,460 and those without children was $2,218.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 339 25.9 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 30 2.3 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 267 20.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 195 14.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 44 3.4 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 213 16.3 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 73 5.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 146 11.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In West Mackay (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.9% had both partners employed full-time, 2.3% had both employed part-time and 20.4% 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 Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,431 91.4 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 229 8.6 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In West Mackay (State Suburbs), 91.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,939 79.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 176 7.2 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 283 11.6 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 25 1.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Mackay (State Suburbs), 79.8% were separate houses, 7.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 21 0.9 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 131 5.4 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 536 22.1 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,156 47.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 535 22.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 51 2.1 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Mackay (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.4% had 1 bedroom, 22.1% had 2 bedrooms and 47.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 770 31.7 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 691 28.4 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 885 36.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.4 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 75 3.1 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Mackay (State Suburbs), 31.7% were owned outright, 28.4% were owned with a mortgage and 36.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,593 65.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 716 29.4 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 123 5.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In West Mackay (State Suburbs), of all households, 65.5% were family households, 29.4% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

Household income West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Mackay (State Suburbs), 24.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.7% 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 Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
None 233 9.6 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 905 37.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 831 34.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 368 15.1 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 95 3.9 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In West Mackay (State Suburbs), 37.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.1% 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 Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 214 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 112 52.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 102 47.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Mackay (State Suburbs), there were 214 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 112 (or 52.3%) were male and 102 (or 47.7%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West Mackay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,062 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Mackay (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,062.

Mortgage and rent West Mackay % 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 1,100 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In West Mackay (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 $1,100.

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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