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Bowen

Code UCL314006 (UCL)
People 8,604
Male 4,513
Female 4,091
Median age 39
Families 2,119
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,333
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,077
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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Total 8,604 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,513 52.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,091 47.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 643 7.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,604 people in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 52.5% were male and 47.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.5% of the population.

Age Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 545 6.3 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 541 6.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 538 6.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 529 6.1 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 541 6.3 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 632 7.3 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 499 5.8 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 494 5.7 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 530 6.2 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 622 7.2 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 671 7.8 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 596 6.9 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 561 6.5 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 430 5.0 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 312 3.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 237 2.8 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 173 2.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 154 1.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,161 45.3 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 220 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 716 10.3 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 457 6.5 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,428 34.8 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.3% were married and 13.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,658 46.2 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 743 12.9 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,357 40.9 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 68 2.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 564 23.4 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 70 2.9 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 13 0.5 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 376 15.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4 0.2 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 22 0.9 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 151 6.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 60 2.5 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 32 1.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,055 43.7 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,415 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) 28.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.8% were in primary school, 16.6% in secondary school and 8.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 6,471 75.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,336 17.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 395 5.2 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 335 4.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,476 72.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 72.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bowen % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,594 62.9 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,031 25.0 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 271 6.6 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 228 5.5 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,124 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 4,124 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 62.9% were employed full time, 25.0% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 350 9.0 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 244 6.3 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 434 11.2 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 672 17.3 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,916 49.2 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 9.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 552 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,352 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,077 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) was $552.

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

Unpaid work Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,280 61.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,571 22.5 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 615 8.8 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,195 17.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.5% provided care for children and 8.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,200 17.2 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,561 22.4 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 791 11.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 729 10.4 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 950 44.8 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 808 38.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 336 15.9 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 25 1.2 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.1% were couple families with children, 44.8% were couple families without children and 15.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.1 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.9 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) 22.1% of single parents were male and 77.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,771 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,212 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,212 and those without children was $1,771.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 427 24.3 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 57 3.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 336 19.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 245 13.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 74 4.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 349 19.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 118 6.7 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 152 8.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 24.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 19.1% 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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,062 88.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 419 12.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,421 79.1 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 100 3.3 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 353 11.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 175 5.7 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.1% were separate houses, 3.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.5% were flats, units or apartments and 5.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 92 3.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 200 6.5 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 636 20.8 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,326 43.3 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 710 23.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 99 3.2 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 Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 6.5% had 1 bedroom, 20.8% had 2 bedrooms and 43.3% 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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 982 32.1 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 766 25.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,185 38.7 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 15 0.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 115 3.8 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.1% were owned outright, 25.0% were owned with a mortgage and 38.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,088 68.2 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 820 26.8 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 155 5.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 68.2% were family households, 26.8% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

Household income Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.7 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.1% 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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.6 -- 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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
None 227 7.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,106 36.1 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,137 37.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 465 15.2 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 125 4.1 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.2% 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 Bowen % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 643 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 335 52.1 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 308 47.9 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 643 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 335 (or 52.1%) were male and 308 (or 47.9%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bowen % 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 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,215 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,215.

Mortgage and rent Bowen % 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 1,539 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bowen (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 $1,539.

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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