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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Whitfield (Qld)

Code SSC31764 (SSC)
People 4,176
Male 2,008
Female 2,168
Median age 41
Families 1,103
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,860
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,256
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $250
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 Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 4,176 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,008 48.1 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,168 51.9 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 275 6.6 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,176 people in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.6% of the population.

Age Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 265 6.3 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 309 7.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 278 6.7 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 214 5.1 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 159 3.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 173 4.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 232 5.6 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 308 7.4 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 374 9.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 353 8.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 322 7.7 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 274 6.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 239 5.7 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 196 4.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 119 2.8 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 102 2.4 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 126 3.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 135 3.2 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,518 45.7 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 93 2.8 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 352 10.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 231 7.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,125 33.9 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.7% were married and 13.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,359 46.9 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 381 13.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,158 40.0 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 45 3.6 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 239 19.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 115 9.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 34 2.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 132 10.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 64 5.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 24 1.9 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 58 4.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 130 10.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 32 2.6 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 381 30.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,254 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs) 30.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.0% were in primary school, 17.6% in secondary school and 14.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,101 74.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 985 25.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 290 7.5 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 276 7.2 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,291 59.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), 59.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,332 61.0 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 618 28.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 128 5.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 105 4.8 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,183 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,183 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs). Of these 61.0% were employed full time, 28.3% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 199 9.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 168 8.1 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 253 12.2 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 371 17.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 956 46.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), 9.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 704 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,643 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,256 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs) was $704.

Travel to work, top responses Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,448 73.8 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 955 28.8 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 361 10.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 750 22.6 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.8% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 677 20.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,003 30.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 441 13.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 324 9.8 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), 30.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 470 42.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 435 39.5 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 185 16.8 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 12 1.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), 39.5% were couple families with children, 42.6% were couple families without children and 16.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.2 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.8 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs) 14.2% of single parents were male and 85.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,179 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,265 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,265 and those without children was $2,179.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 243 26.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 45 5.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 199 21.9 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 103 11.3 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 47 5.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 137 15.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 49 5.4 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 85 9.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 26.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 21.9% 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 Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,608 90.6 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 167 9.4 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), 90.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 991 61.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 244 15.2 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 370 23.0 181,717 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 Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), 61.6% were separate houses, 15.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 23.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 35 2.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 385 24.0 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 628 39.1 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 521 32.4 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 35 2.2 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.2% had 1 bedroom, 24.0% had 2 bedrooms and 39.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 523 32.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 553 34.4 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 459 28.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 35 2.2 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 38 2.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), 32.5% were owned outright, 34.4% were owned with a mortgage and 28.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,089 67.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 462 28.7 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 56 3.5 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.8% were family households, 28.7% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

Household income Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.3 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), 21.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.7% 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 Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.2 -- 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 Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.1 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.9 -- 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 Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
None 92 5.7 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 647 40.3 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 607 37.8 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 203 12.6 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 57 3.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), 40.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.6% 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 Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 273 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 127 46.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 146 53.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), there were 273 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 127 (or 46.5%) were male and 146 (or 53.5%) 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 Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,144 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,144.

Mortgage and rent Whitfield (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 260 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,374 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Whitfield (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $260 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,374.

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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