2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Wilston

Code SSC31777 (SSC)
People 3,872
Male 1,931
Female 1,941
Median age 35
Families 958
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,509
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $2,049
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $340
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Total 3,872 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,931 49.9 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,941 50.1 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 30 0.8 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,872 people in Wilston (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

Age Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 278 7.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 322 8.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 268 6.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 239 6.2 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 300 7.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 294 7.6 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 230 5.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 333 8.6 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 419 10.8 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 320 8.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 253 6.5 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 174 4.5 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 164 4.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 66 1.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 68 1.8 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 55 1.4 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 44 1.1 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 42 1.1 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wilston (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,404 46.7 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 45 1.5 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 228 7.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 87 2.9 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,243 41.3 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wilston (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.7% were married and 9.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wilston (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,309 47.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 275 10.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,152 42.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Wilston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wilston (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 67 5.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 262 20.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 130 10.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 21 1.6 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 36 2.8 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 78 6.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 123 9.4 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 69 5.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 325 24.9 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 18 1.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 174 13.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,303 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wilston (State Suburbs) 33.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.7% were in primary school, 18.2% in secondary school and 30.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,943 76.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 885 23.9 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 326 8.8 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 206 5.6 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,287 61.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Wilston (State Suburbs), 61.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wilston % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,381 62.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 659 29.7 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 109 4.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 72 3.2 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,221 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,221 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wilston (State Suburbs). Of these 62.2% were employed full time, 29.7% were employed part-time and 3.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 240 11.2 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 204 9.5 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 217 10.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 312 14.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,067 49.7 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wilston (State Suburbs), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wilston (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 893 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,595 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,049 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wilston (State Suburbs) was $893.

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

Unpaid work Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,425 80.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 986 32.8 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 328 10.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 772 25.7 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Wilston (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 80.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.8% 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, 25.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 898 29.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 928 30.9 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 346 11.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 255 8.5 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wilston (State Suburbs), 30.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 310 32.4 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 514 53.7 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 101 10.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 33 3.4 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wilston (State Suburbs), 53.7% were couple families with children, 32.4% were couple families without children and 10.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Wilston (State Suburbs) 15.7% of single parents were male and 84.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,736 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,242 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wilston (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,242 and those without children was $2,736.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 210 25.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 29 3.5 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 227 27.6 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 136 16.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 27 3.3 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 75 9.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 52 6.3 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 66 8.0 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Wilston (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 27.6% 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 Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,375 93.5 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 96 6.5 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Wilston (State Suburbs), 93.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 986 71.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 136 9.9 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 251 18.3 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wilston (State Suburbs), 71.8% were separate houses, 9.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 18.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 59 4.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 358 26.1 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 468 34.1 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 464 33.8 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 22 1.6 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wilston (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 26.1% had 2 bedrooms and 34.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 394 28.7 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 466 33.9 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 490 35.7 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 5 0.4 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 19 1.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wilston (State Suburbs), 28.7% were owned outright, 33.9% were owned with a mortgage and 35.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 943 68.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 309 22.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 122 8.9 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Wilston (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.6% were family households, 22.5% were single person households and 8.9% were group households.

Household income Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.9 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 26.6 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wilston (State Suburbs), 13.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 26.6% 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 Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 340 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
None 96 7.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 536 39.1 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 545 39.7 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 178 13.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 17 1.2 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Wilston (State Suburbs), 39.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.0% 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 Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 30 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 16 53.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 14 46.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 31 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wilston (State Suburbs), there were 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 16 (or 53.3%) were male and 14 (or 46.7%) were female. The median age was 31 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,208 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wilston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,208.

Mortgage and rent Wilston % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 380 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Wilston (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $380 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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