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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Brisbane (C)

Code LGA31000 (LGA)
People 1,041,839
Male 513,710
Female 528,129
Median age 34
Families 267,869
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 426,827
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,547
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,100
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 1,041,839 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 513,710 49.3 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 528,129 50.7 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 14,632 1.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,041,839 people in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 65,840 6.3 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 60,896 5.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 59,028 5.7 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 67,789 6.5 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 91,656 8.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 93,525 9.0 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 82,637 7.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 81,157 7.8 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 77,218 7.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 70,297 6.7 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 64,483 6.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 56,232 5.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 49,932 4.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 35,898 3.4 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 26,888 2.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 21,285 2.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 18,391 1.8 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 18,690 1.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 387,807 45.3 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 22,715 2.7 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 67,949 7.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 39,496 4.6 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 338,108 39.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 45.3% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 353,126 45.7 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 78,592 10.2 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 340,599 44.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 12,478 3.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 51,864 15.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 20,426 6.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 8,638 2.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 26,753 8.2 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 15,530 4.8 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 14,026 4.3 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 20,935 6.4 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 81,021 24.9 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 8,881 2.7 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 65,153 20.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 325,705 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) 31.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.8% were in primary school, 17.3% in secondary school and 31.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 694,257 66.6 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 351,184 36.0 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 74,308 7.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 53,417 5.5 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 496,884 50.9 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 50.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 352,268 61.7 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 158,404 27.8 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 29,714 5.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 30,175 5.3 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 570,561 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 570,561 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.7% were employed full time, 27.8% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 57,220 10.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 49,835 9.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 51,352 9.5 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 100,609 18.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 251,660 46.6 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 696 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,873 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,547 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) was $696.

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

Unpaid work Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 631,284 73.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 229,677 26.8 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 82,386 9.6 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 176,462 20.6 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.8% provided care for children and 9.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 227,106 26.5 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 237,728 27.8 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 95,732 11.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 70,718 8.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 102,307 38.2 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 119,336 44.6 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 39,051 14.6 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 7,174 2.7 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 44.6% were couple families with children, 38.2% were couple families without children and 14.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.1 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.9 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) 18.1% of single parents were male and 81.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,317 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,657 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,657 and those without children was $2,317.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 58,703 26.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 8,145 3.7 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 49,060 22.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 35,229 15.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 10,149 4.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 32,553 14.7 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 13,785 6.2 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 14,020 6.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 26.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 380,774 93.1 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 28,362 6.9 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 93.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 269,880 70.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 36,976 9.7 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 71,596 18.8 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 2,143 0.6 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 70.9% were separate houses, 9.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 18.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 2,166 0.6 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 20,430 5.4 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 75,221 19.8 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 150,967 39.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 125,743 33.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 6,249 1.6 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.4% had 1 bedroom, 19.8% had 2 bedrooms and 39.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 105,532 27.7 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 128,588 33.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 135,751 35.7 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 2,897 0.8 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 8,007 2.1 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.7% were owned outright, 33.8% were owned with a mortgage and 35.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 261,971 68.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 91,384 24.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 27,422 7.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.8% were family households, 24.0% were single person households and 7.2% were group households.

Household income Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.1 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 18.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.3% 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 (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.2 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.8 -- 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 (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 (C) % Queensland % Australia %
None 36,162 9.5 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 145,158 38.1 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 135,956 35.7 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 53,847 14.1 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 9,653 2.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.1% 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 Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 14,630 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 7,352 50.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 7,278 49.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 14,630 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 7,352 (or 50.3%) were male and 7,278 (or 49.7%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,299 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,299.

Mortgage and rent Brisbane (C) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 310 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $310 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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