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Cooktown

Code UCL315025 (UCL)
People 1,617
Male 829
Female 788
Median age 40
Families 382
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 960
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $907
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Total 1,617 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 829 51.3 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 788 48.7 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 361 22.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,617 people in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 51.3% were male and 48.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 22.3% of the population.

Age Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 144 8.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 115 7.1 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 105 6.5 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 70 4.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 48 3.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 102 6.3 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 106 6.5 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 111 6.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 96 5.9 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 115 7.1 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 125 7.7 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 141 8.7 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 131 8.1 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 96 5.9 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 60 3.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 22 1.4 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 22 1.4 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 11 0.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 492 39.3 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 51 4.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 139 11.1 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 75 6.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 495 39.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 39.3% were married and 15.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 61 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 70 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 36 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 36 years.

Social marital status Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 394 38.3 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 185 18.0 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 451 43.8 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 38.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 49 -- 33 -- 33 --

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

Education Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 31 7.5 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 129 31.2 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 60 14.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 16 3.9 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 22 5.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 6 1.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 150 36.2 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 414 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities) 25.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.1% were in primary school, 14.7% in secondary school and 9.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,277 78.9 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 252 17.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 99 6.8 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 76 5.2 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,038 70.9 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), 70.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 432 59.6 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 190 26.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 48 6.6 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 55 7.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 725 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 725 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 59.6% were employed full time, 26.2% were employed part-time and 7.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 57 8.5 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 44 6.6 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 88 13.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 131 19.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 309 46.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), 8.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 546 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,221 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 907 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities) was $546.

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

Unpaid work Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 849 67.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 318 25.4 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 111 8.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 288 23.0 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.4% provided care for children and 8.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 223 17.8 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 346 27.7 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 156 12.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 129 10.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 177 46.5 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 128 33.6 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 71 18.6 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 1.3 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.6% were couple families with children, 46.5% were couple families without children and 18.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.4 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.6 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities) 19.4% of single parents were male and 80.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,680 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,957 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,957 and those without children was $1,680.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 68 22.7 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 13 4.3 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 45 15.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 34 11.3 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 28 9.3 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 56 18.7 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 22 7.3 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 34 11.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 22.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 15.0% 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 Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 627 83.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 126 16.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 469 74.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 32 5.1 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 90 14.3 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 35 5.6 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), 74.6% were separate houses, 5.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.3% were flats, units or apartments and 5.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 2.1 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 85 13.5 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 163 26.0 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 246 39.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 97 15.4 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 24 3.8 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 13.5% had 1 bedroom, 26.0% had 2 bedrooms and 39.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 151 24.0 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 125 19.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 325 51.6 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 1.1 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 22 3.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.0% were owned outright, 19.8% were owned with a mortgage and 51.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 377 59.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 229 36.3 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 24 3.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 59.8% were family households, 36.3% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.3 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.4% 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 Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.1 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.9 -- 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 Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
None 89 14.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 280 44.6 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 168 26.8 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 66 10.5 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 25 4.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 26.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.5% 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 Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 359 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 170 47.4 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 189 52.6 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 359 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 170 (or 47.4%) were male and 189 (or 52.6%) 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 Cooktown % 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 756 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), 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 $756.

Mortgage and rent Cooktown % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Cooktown (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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