2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Brisbane City

Code SSC30237 (SSC)
People 7,888
Male 4,217
Female 3,671
Median age 29
Families 1,526
Average children per family 1.4
All private dwellings 4,516
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,828
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,400
Median weekly rent $530
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Total 7,888 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,217 53.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,671 46.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 26 0.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,888 people in Brisbane City (State Suburbs) of these 53.5% were male and 46.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 172 2.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 87 1.1 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 102 1.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 385 4.9 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,540 19.5 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,725 21.9 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,006 12.8 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 507 6.4 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 387 4.9 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 391 5.0 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 443 5.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 425 5.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 315 4.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 172 2.2 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 103 1.3 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 62 0.8 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 40 0.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 27 0.3 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 29 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brisbane City (State Suburbs) was 29 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 4.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,466 32.8 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 140 1.9 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 490 6.5 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 101 1.3 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,327 57.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brisbane City (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 32.8% were married and 8.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,764 31.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 773 13.9 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,009 54.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 31.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brisbane City (State Suburbs) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 29 0.9 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 56 1.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 15 0.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 12 0.4 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 23 0.7 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 31 0.9 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 47 1.4 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 185 5.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,244 37.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 240 7.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,445 43.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,327 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs) 42.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 2.5% were in primary school, 3.0% in secondary school and 43.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,630 33.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,087 63.5 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 251 3.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 242 3.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,855 28.8 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), 28.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 63.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,988 65.8 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,058 23.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 176 3.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 320 7.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,542 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,542 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brisbane City (State Suburbs). Of these 65.8% were employed full time, 23.3% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 360 8.5 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 400 9.5 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 300 7.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 681 16.1 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,304 54.6 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brisbane City (State Suburbs), 8.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 54.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 33 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 28 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Brisbane City (State Suburbs) was 33 years and for people who were employed part-time was 28 years.

Occupation Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 859 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,386 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,828 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brisbane City (State Suburbs) was $859.

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

Unpaid work Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,255 56.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 643 8.5 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 330 4.4 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,083 14.4 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 8.5% provided care for children and 4.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,070 27.5 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,600 21.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 383 5.1 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 201 2.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brisbane City (State Suburbs), 21.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,027 67.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 287 18.8 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 111 7.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 102 6.7 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brisbane City (State Suburbs), 18.8% were couple families with children, 67.3% were couple families without children and 7.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,889 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,187 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,187 and those without children was $2,889.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 446 33.9 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 56 4.3 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 177 13.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 235 17.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 61 4.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 148 11.2 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 66 5.0 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 127 9.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), of couple families, 33.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 13.4% 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 Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,080 83.5 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 608 16.5 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), 83.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3 0.1 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 15 0.5 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3,040 98.7 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 19 0.6 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brisbane City (State Suburbs), 0.1% were separate houses, 0.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 98.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 57 1.9 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 661 21.5 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,568 50.9 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 604 19.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 50 1.6 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 140 4.5 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 21.5% had 1 bedroom, 50.9% had 2 bedrooms and 19.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 518 16.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 726 23.6 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,678 54.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 13 0.4 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 145 4.7 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brisbane City (State Suburbs), 16.8% were owned outright, 23.6% were owned with a mortgage and 54.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,524 49.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,102 35.8 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 455 14.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), of all households, 49.5% were family households, 35.8% were single person households and 14.8% were group households.

Household income Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.6 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), 17.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.7% 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 Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 530 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 75.2 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 24.8 -- 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 Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.8 -- 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 Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
None 1,034 33.6 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,476 47.9 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 350 11.4 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 69 2.2 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 150 4.9 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), 47.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 11.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.2% 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 Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 28 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 15 53.6 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 13 46.4 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 29 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brisbane City (State Suburbs), there were 28 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 15 (or 53.6%) were male and 13 (or 46.4%) were female. The median age was 29 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,750 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,750.

Mortgage and rent Brisbane City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 450 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,955 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Brisbane City (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $450 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,955.

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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