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Australia | State/Territory

Queensland

Code 3 (STE)
People 4,332,739
Male 2,148,221
Female 2,184,518
Median age 36
Families 1,148,176
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,826,449
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,235
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,850
Median weekly rent $300
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 Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Total 4,332,739 -- 3,904,533 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,148,221 49.6 1,935,379 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,184,518 50.4 1,969,154 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 155,825 3.6 127,582 3.3 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,332,739 people in Queensland (State/Territory) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

Age Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
People
0-4 years 297,893 6.9 257,077 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 286,989 6.6 267,917 6.9 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 290,982 6.7 281,540 7.2 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 293,917 6.8 270,301 6.9 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 293,845 6.8 268,904 6.9 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 300,709 6.9 248,948 6.4 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 286,697 6.6 274,654 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 308,180 7.1 287,141 7.4 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 312,567 7.2 288,429 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 302,744 7.0 281,947 7.2 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 288,140 6.7 257,239 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 257,962 6.0 245,735 6.3 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 243,125 5.6 191,811 4.9 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 185,758 4.3 146,425 3.8 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 136,885 3.2 113,003 2.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 99,572 2.3 96,474 2.5 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 76,971 1.8 70,330 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 69,801 1.6 56,657 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Queensland (State/Territory) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,655,245 47.9 1,519,607 49.1 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 114,427 3.3 102,907 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 314,681 9.1 278,846 9.0 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 173,469 5.0 167,309 5.4 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,199,054 34.7 1,029,328 33.2 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Queensland (State/Territory) aged 15 years and over, 47.9% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 47 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 51 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 24 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Queensland (State/Territory) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,487,139 48.4 1,369,704 49.9 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 342,988 11.2 283,558 10.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,239,440 40.4 1,092,048 39.8 6,413,399 41.3

In Queensland (State/Territory), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Queensland (State/Territory) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Pre-school 50,615 3.9 58,749 4.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 258,616 20.2 248,337 20.8 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 72,713 5.7 59,604 5.0 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 48,450 3.8 40,573 3.4 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 154,133 12.0 145,465 12.2 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 51,966 4.1 45,082 3.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 52,454 4.1 46,138 3.9 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 79,238 6.2 68,105 5.7 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 173,433 13.5 137,846 11.5 932,524 14.3
Other 28,841 2.2 22,536 1.9 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 311,791 24.3 323,528 27.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,282,250 -- 1,195,963 -- 6,503,580 --

In Queensland (State/Territory) 29.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.6% were in primary school, 20.2% in secondary school and 19.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Queensland % 2006 % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Australia 3,192,114 73.7 2,935,259 75.2 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,057,879 26.3 849,130 23.6 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 282,588 7.0 256,617 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 210,570 5.2 182,410 5.1 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,471,958 61.4 2,310,733 64.2 10,757,087 53.7

In Queensland (State/Territory), 61.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Queensland % 2006 % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Queensland % 2006 % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,302,955 60.0 1,180,890 61.6 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 611,296 28.2 530,503 27.7 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 125,025 5.8 113,605 5.9 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 131,798 6.1 90,950 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,171,074 -- 1,915,948 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,171,074 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Queensland (State/Territory). Of these 60.0% were employed full time, 28.2% were employed part-time and 6.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 211,872 10.4 186,889 10.2 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 179,614 8.8 153,059 8.4 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 219,806 10.8 190,555 10.4 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 369,264 18.1 307,729 16.9 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 933,696 45.8 873,161 47.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Queensland (State/Territory), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 38 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Queensland (State/Territory) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 587 -- 476 -- 577 --
Family 1,453 -- 1,154 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,235 -- 1,032 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Queensland (State/Territory) was $587.

Travel to work, top responses Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,474,102 71.6 2,205,310 71.2 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 986,298 28.5 872,814 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 353,373 10.2 293,725 9.5 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 645,543 18.7 568,230 18.3 3,090,874 17.8

In Queensland (State/Territory), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.5% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 772,078 22.3 670,829 21.7 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 915,272 26.5 777,858 25.1 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 425,045 12.3 387,061 12.5 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 361,710 10.5 369,563 11.9 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Queensland (State/Territory), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Couple family without children 453,102 39.5 403,855 39.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 491,200 42.8 446,741 43.3 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 184,547 16.1 164,219 15.9 901,637 15.9
Other family 19,330 1.7 17,219 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Queensland (State/Territory), 42.8% were couple families with children, 39.5% were couple families without children and 16.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.9 -- 17.1 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.1 -- 82.9 -- 82.4

In Queensland (State/Territory) 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Families without children 2,011 -- 1,545 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,256 -- 1,753 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Queensland (State/Territory), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,256 and those without children was $2,011.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 216,006 22.9 195,536 23.0 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 34,300 3.6 28,292 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 197,353 20.9 177,531 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 144,966 15.4 134,032 15.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 47,188 5.0 38,792 4.6 251,191 5.4
Both not working 174,355 18.5 161,609 19.0 899,598 19.2
Other 58,603 6.2 51,939 6.1 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 71,530 7.6 62,864 7.4 314,529 6.7

In Queensland (State/Territory), of couple families, 22.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 20.9% 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 Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,547,303 89.7 1,391,633 90.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 177,911 10.3 152,226 9.9 934,470 10.7

In Queensland (State/Territory), 89.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,215,302 78.5 1,106,877 79.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 129,429 8.4 105,919 7.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 181,717 11.7 156,296 11.2 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 19,575 1.3 21,501 1.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Queensland (State/Territory), 78.5% were separate houses, 8.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8,676 0.6 7,630 0.5 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 64,983 4.2 55,834 4.0 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 260,607 16.8 241,392 17.3 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 651,208 42.1 626,657 45.0 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 532,756 34.4 431,408 31.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 29,075 1.9 28,715 2.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Queensland (State/Territory), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 16.8% had 2 bedrooms and 42.1% 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 Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 448,615 29.0 439,676 31.6 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 533,870 34.5 470,120 33.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 513,413 33.2 432,295 31.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14,306 0.9 11,723 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 37,100 2.4 37,824 2.7 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Queensland (State/Territory), 29.0% were owned outright, 34.5% were owned with a mortgage and 33.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Family households 1,120,828 72.4 1,011,977 72.7 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 353,509 22.8 316,788 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 72,967 4.7 62,865 4.5 321,007 4.1

In Queensland (State/Territory), of all households, 72.4% were family households, 22.8% were single person households and 4.7% were group households.

Household income Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.8 -- 29.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.2 -- 4.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Queensland (State/Territory), 22.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.2% 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 Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 89.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 10.3 -- 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 Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,850 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 92.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 7.7 -- 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 Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
None 110,842 7.2 109,755 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 547,575 35.4 508,493 36.5 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 575,735 37.2 507,741 36.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 267,081 17.3 217,726 15.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 46,071 3.0 47,922 3.4 234,292 3.0

In Queensland (State/Territory), 35.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.3% 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 Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 155,825 -- 127,582 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 76,744 49.3 62,689 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 79,081 50.7 64,893 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Queensland (State/Territory), there were 155,825 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 76,744 (or 49.3%) were male and 79,081 (or 50.7%) 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. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present

Dwelling characteristics Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,066 -- 899 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Queensland (State/Territory), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,066.

Mortgage and rent Queensland % 2006 % Australia %
Median weekly rent 220 -- 150 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,192 -- 1,647 --

In Queensland (State/Territory), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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