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Gympie

Code UCL313005 (UCL)
People 17,285
Male 8,209
Female 9,076
Median age 39
Families 4,539
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 7,683
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $801
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,387
Median weekly rent $230
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 Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Total 17,285 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,209 47.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,076 52.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 574 3.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 17,285 people in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.5% were male and 52.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

Age Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,276 7.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,283 7.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,231 7.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,147 6.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 965 5.6 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,005 5.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 977 5.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 978 5.7 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,043 6.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,018 5.9 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,032 6.0 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 987 5.7 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,000 5.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 881 5.1 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 737 4.3 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 638 3.7 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 556 3.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 529 3.1 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,164 45.7 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 594 4.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,469 10.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,146 8.5 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,120 30.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.7% were married and 15.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,556 46.3 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,218 10.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,230 43.6 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 168 3.3 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,260 24.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 226 4.4 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 189 3.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 738 14.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 157 3.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 151 3.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 379 7.4 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 229 4.5 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 108 2.1 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,488 29.2 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,093 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.9% were in primary school, 20.5% in secondary school and 12.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 14,463 83.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,869 11.8 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,022 6.4 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 774 4.9 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 12,238 77.0 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), 77.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Gympie % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,746 53.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,287 32.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 411 5.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 563 8.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,007 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 7,007 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 53.5% were employed full time, 32.6% were employed part-time and 8.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 790 12.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 647 10.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 852 13.2 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,243 19.3 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,506 38.9 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 444 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 971 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 801 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities) was $444.

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

Unpaid work Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,298 68.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,753 27.8 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,626 12.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,894 21.4 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.8% provided care for children and 12.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,392 17.7 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,318 24.6 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,792 13.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,795 13.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,894 41.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,593 35.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 977 21.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 75 1.7 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.1% were couple families with children, 41.7% were couple families without children and 21.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.0 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.0 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities) 14.0% of single parents were male and 86.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,624 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,782 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,782 and those without children was $1,624.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 544 15.6 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 136 3.9 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 644 18.5 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 497 14.3 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 248 7.1 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 971 27.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 163 4.7 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 281 8.1 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 15.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 18.5% 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 Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,709 90.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 746 10.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,851 87.3 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 230 3.4 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 538 8.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 81 1.2 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.3% were separate houses, 3.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 29 0.4 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 242 3.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,061 15.8 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,279 48.9 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,927 28.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 169 2.5 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 Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 15.8% had 2 bedrooms and 48.9% 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 Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,204 32.9 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,870 27.9 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,381 35.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 29 0.4 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 221 3.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.9% were owned outright, 27.9% were owned with a mortgage and 35.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 4,481 66.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,989 29.7 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 236 3.5 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 66.8% were family households, 29.7% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

Household income Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.4 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.8 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.8% 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 Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.7 -- 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 Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
None 679 10.1 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,778 41.4 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,185 32.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 776 11.6 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 289 4.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.6% 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 Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 572 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 272 47.6 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 300 52.4 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 15 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 572 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 272 (or 47.6%) were male and 300 (or 52.4%) were female. The median age was 15 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Gympie % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 781 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $781.

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

In Gympie (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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