2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Queensland Urban Centres and Localities

Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part)

Code UCL302001 (UCL) Search for a Community Profile
People 540,559
Male 48.6%
Female 51.4%
Median age 38
Families 141,330
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 233,098
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,400
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $395
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education cultural & language diversity employment

People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Male 262,469 48.6 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 278,089 51.4 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 8,983 1.7 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 540,559 people in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

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Age Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Median age 38 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 32,218 6.0 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 33,837 6.3 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 31,953 5.9 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 33,265 6.2 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 36,525 6.8 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 37,372 6.9 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 37,642 7.0 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 36,289 6.7 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 38,215 7.1 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 37,537 6.9 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 34,704 6.4 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 32,645 6.0 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 29,173 5.4 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 29,046 5.4 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 22,292 4.1 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 15,844 2.9 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 10,514 1.9 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 11,505 2.1 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Married 200,174 45.2 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 16,281 3.7 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 47,204 10.7 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 22,224 5.0 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 156,674 35.4 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.2% were married and 14.3% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Registered marriage 175,146 45.1 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 48,255 12.4 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 164,897 42.5 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Preschool 7,386 4.5 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 28,250 17.1 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 5,840 3.5 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 8,368 5.1 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 19,450 11.8 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 4,249 2.6 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 8,944 5.4 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 9,936 6.0 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 25,170 15.2 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 4,842 2.9 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 42,717 25.9 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.7% were in primary school, 19.8% in secondary school and 21.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 76,473 17.3 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 45,623 10.3 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 13,461 3.0 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 68,338 15.4 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 77,849 17.6 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 20,253 4.6 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 51,899 11.7 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 229 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 25 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 24,522 5.5 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 1,183 0.3 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 49,164 11.1 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 17.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 344,104 63.7 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 182,245 33.7 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 38,031 7.0 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 31,047 5.7 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 245,377 45.4 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Worked full-time 151,812 55.7 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 89,365 32.8 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 12,024 4.4 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 19,179 7.0 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 272,380 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 55.7% were employed full time, 32.8% were employed part-time and 7.0% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 29,482 11.6 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 25,906 10.2 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 33,982 13.4 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 47,343 18.7 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 104,470 41.3 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Personal 665 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,652 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,400 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $665.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 303,673 68.6 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 121,243 27.4 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 43,373 9.8 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 65,492 14.8 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.4% provided care for children and 9.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 104,860 23.7 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 115,934 26.2 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 48,210 10.9 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 34,662 7.8 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 55,712 39.4 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 59,002 41.7 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 24,549 17.4 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 2,068 1.5 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.7% were couple families with children, 39.4% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Male -- 17.3 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.7 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 25,091 21.9 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 5,613 4.9 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 25,817 22.5 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 15,988 13.9 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 7,157 6.2 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 22,588 19.7 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 5,448 4.7 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 7,015 6.1 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families with children, 21.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 22.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 193,754 89.5 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 22,819 10.5 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.5% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Separate house 111,081 57.3 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 40,989 21.2 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 39,459 20.4 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 1,320 0.7 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 57.3% were separate houses, 21.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 20.4% were flat or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 839 0.4 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 10,304 5.3 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 41,271 21.3 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 70,168 36.2 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 66,246 34.2 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 4,927 2.5 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 5.3% had 1 bedroom, 21.3% had 2 bedrooms and 36.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Owned outright 50,489 26.1 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 64,548 33.3 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 71,750 37.0 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 1,439 0.7 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 5,532 2.9 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.1% were owned outright, 33.3% were owned with a mortgage and 37.0% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 137,605 71.0 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 45,093 23.3 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 11,058 5.7 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 71.0% were family households, 23.3% were single person households and 5.7% were group households.

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Household income Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 19.0 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 13.4 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 19.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.4% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 395 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 82.9 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 17.1 -- 12.8 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.8 -- 6.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
None 9,989 5.2 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 67,885 35.0 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 74,569 38.5 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 34,621 17.9 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 6,697 3.5 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 22,328 11.5 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 165,947 85.6 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 5,482 2.8 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.6% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Male 4,355 48.5 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 4,631 51.5 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 48.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.5% were female. The median age was 23 years.

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Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,464 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,464.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 390 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Gold Coast - Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $390 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 23 October 2017 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 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census