2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Section of State

QLD Major Urban

Code SOS30 (SOS)
People 2,853,439
Male 1,401,704
Female 1,451,735
Median age 35
Families 756,209
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,180,384
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,325
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,989
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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People — demographics & education
People QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,853,439 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,401,704 49.1 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,451,735 50.9 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 67,952 2.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,853,439 people in QLD Major Urban (Section of State) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

Age QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 196,141 6.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 184,140 6.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 183,869 6.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 195,486 6.9 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 214,600 7.5 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 217,408 7.6 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 203,423 7.1 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 211,753 7.4 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 208,544 7.3 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 195,838 6.9 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 181,863 6.4 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 160,497 5.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 148,933 5.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 110,662 3.9 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 81,736 2.9 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 61,133 2.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 49,850 1.7 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 47,561 1.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in QLD Major Urban (Section of State) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.3% of the population.

Registered marital status QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,063,063 46.4 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 73,902 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 207,566 9.1 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 110,504 4.8 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 834,251 36.4 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in QLD Major Urban (Section of State) aged 15 years and over, 46.4% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in QLD Major Urban (Section of State) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 968,456 47.0 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 228,071 11.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 866,120 42.0 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in QLD Major Urban (Section of State) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 35,270 4.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 160,781 18.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 48,299 5.6 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 33,806 3.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 95,519 11.1 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 34,251 4.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 38,444 4.5 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 55,664 6.5 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 144,442 16.8 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 21,136 2.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 194,364 22.5 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 861,976 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.2% were in primary school, 19.5% in secondary school and 23.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,987,354 69.6 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 842,647 31.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 201,105 7.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 150,222 5.7 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,464,267 55.1 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), 55.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 885,987 59.9 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 420,208 28.4 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 81,084 5.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 91,641 6.2 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,478,920 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,478,920 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in QLD Major Urban (Section of State). Of these 59.9% were employed full time, 28.4% were employed part-time and 6.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 145,935 10.5 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 125,336 9.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 148,928 10.7 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 264,697 19.1 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 621,297 44.8 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in QLD Major Urban (Section of State), 10.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status QLD Major Urban % 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 QLD Major Urban (Section of State) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 623 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,550 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,325 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in QLD Major Urban (Section of State) was $623.

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

Unpaid work QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,656,692 72.4 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 655,622 28.6 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 226,363 9.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 409,993 17.9 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.6% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 550,453 24.0 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 623,130 27.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 271,330 11.9 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 211,781 9.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in QLD Major Urban (Section of State), 27.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 286,185 37.8 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 329,554 43.6 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 125,955 16.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 14,515 1.9 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in QLD Major Urban (Section of State), 43.6% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 16.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,088 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,319 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,319 and those without children was $2,088.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 147,653 24.0 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 22,843 3.7 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 132,427 21.5 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 96,295 15.6 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 30,666 5.0 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 104,989 17.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 38,177 6.2 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 42,687 6.9 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), of couple families, 24.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 21.5% 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 QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,027,146 91.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 97,925 8.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), 91.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 755,518 73.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 113,218 11.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 149,685 14.6 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 8,078 0.8 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in QLD Major Urban (Section of State), 73.6% were separate houses, 11.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4,948 0.5 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 43,562 4.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 178,674 17.4 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 420,731 41.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 361,497 35.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 17,736 1.7 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 17.4% had 2 bedrooms and 41.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 272,046 26.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 363,854 35.4 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 359,293 35.0 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 9,044 0.9 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 22,913 2.2 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in QLD Major Urban (Section of State), 26.5% were owned outright, 35.4% were owned with a mortgage and 35.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 738,015 71.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 232,672 22.7 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 56,460 5.5 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), of all households, 71.9% were family households, 22.7% were single person households and 5.5% were group households.

Household income QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.6 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.2 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), 20.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.2% 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 QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.7 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.3 -- 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 QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,989 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.2 -- 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 QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
None 78,471 7.6 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 374,144 36.4 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 383,630 37.3 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 162,282 15.8 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 28,623 2.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), 36.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.8% 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 QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 67,953 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 33,127 48.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 34,826 51.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in QLD Major Urban (Section of State), there were 67,953 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 33,127 (or 48.7%) were male and 34,826 (or 51.3%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics QLD Major Urban % 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 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,146 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,146.

Mortgage and rent QLD Major Urban % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 285 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In QLD Major Urban (Section of State), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $285 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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