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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Greater Capital City Statistical Areas

Greater Brisbane

Code 3GBRI (GCCSA)
People 2,065,996
Male 1,019,555
Female 1,046,441
Median age 35
Families 548,496
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 821,059
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,388
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $325
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,065,996 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,019,555 49.3 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,046,441 50.7 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 41,905 2.0 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,065,996 people in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.0% of the population.

Age Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 144,171 7.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 135,705 6.6 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 134,627 6.5 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 143,337 6.9 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 156,608 7.6 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 158,408 7.7 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 148,101 7.2 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 153,922 7.5 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 151,643 7.3 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 141,899 6.9 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 131,232 6.4 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 116,232 5.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 107,322 5.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 78,255 3.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 56,642 2.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 41,867 2.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 33,738 1.6 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 32,289 1.6 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 781,845 47.3 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 52,025 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 141,131 8.5 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 77,097 4.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 599,397 36.3 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.3% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 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 Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 717,434 47.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 158,393 10.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 625,426 41.7 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 25,485 4.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 122,097 19.6 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 35,020 5.6 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 22,150 3.5 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 68,847 11.0 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 26,187 4.2 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 28,156 4.5 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 40,390 6.5 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 108,347 17.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 15,531 2.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 132,010 21.1 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 624,220 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.7% were in primary school, 19.7% in secondary school and 23.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,452,895 70.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 610,748 31.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 146,799 7.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 107,041 5.5 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,068,787 55.3 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 55.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 654,897 61.0 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 296,515 27.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 59,204 5.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 62,863 5.9 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,073,479 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,073,479 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas). Of these 61.0% were employed full time, 27.6% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 103,589 10.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 90,251 8.9 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 102,672 10.2 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 196,676 19.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 458,222 45.3 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Greater Brisbane % 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 Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 633 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,615 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,388 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) was $633.

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

Unpaid work Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,206,146 73.0 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 481,256 29.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 169,116 10.2 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 310,337 18.8 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% 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, 18.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 400,584 24.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 449,810 27.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 197,586 12.0 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 158,166 9.6 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 27.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 202,738 37.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 246,559 45.0 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 88,260 16.1 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 10,940 2.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 45.0% were couple families with children, 37.0% were couple families without children and 16.1% were one parent families.

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

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas) 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,143 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,378 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,378 and those without children was $2,143.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 110,926 24.7 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 15,479 3.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 97,092 21.6 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 73,406 16.3 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 21,388 4.8 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 74,061 16.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 28,606 6.4 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 28,337 6.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of couple families, 24.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 21.6% 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 Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 732,493 92.7 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 58,034 7.3 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 92.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 578,850 79.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 62,555 8.5 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 85,751 11.7 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4,983 0.7 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 79.0% were separate houses, 8.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3,296 0.4 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 29,270 4.0 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 112,232 15.3 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 303,368 41.4 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 272,090 37.1 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 12,239 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.0% had 1 bedroom, 15.3% had 2 bedrooms and 41.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 199,921 27.3 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 269,528 36.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 241,547 33.0 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 5,769 0.8 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 15,731 2.1 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 27.3% were owned outright, 36.8% were owned with a mortgage and 33.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 534,161 72.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 159,970 21.8 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 38,363 5.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), of all households, 72.9% were family households, 21.8% were single person households and 5.2% were group households.

Household income Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.7 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.5 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 19.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.5% 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 Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 325 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.7 -- 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 Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.0 -- 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 Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
None 56,935 7.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 259,623 35.4 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 270,981 37.0 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 125,335 17.1 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 19,620 2.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 35.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.1% 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 Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 41,904 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 20,678 49.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 21,226 50.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), there were 41,904 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 20,678 (or 49.3%) were male and 21,226 (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

Dwelling characteristics Greater Brisbane % 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 1,178 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), 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 $1,178.

Mortgage and rent Greater Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 290 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,907 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Greater Brisbane (Greater Capital City Statistical Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $290 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,907.

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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