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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Sunshine Coast (R)

Code LGA36710 (LGA)
People 306,909
Male 148,643
Female 158,266
Median age 42
Families 86,304
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 141,954
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,010
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,863
Median weekly rent $320
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 Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 306,909 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 148,643 48.4 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 158,266 51.6 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,589 1.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 306,909 people in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

Age Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 17,747 5.8 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 19,580 6.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 20,751 6.8 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 19,491 6.4 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 14,797 4.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 14,699 4.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 15,777 5.1 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 19,980 6.5 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 22,062 7.2 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 22,784 7.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 21,875 7.1 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 20,656 6.7 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 20,883 6.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 17,594 5.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 13,496 4.4 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 10,010 3.3 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 7,696 2.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 7,030 2.3 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 127,821 51.4 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 8,563 3.4 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 26,698 10.7 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 14,778 5.9 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 70,974 28.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.4% were married and 14.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 115,385 51.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 23,638 10.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 83,712 37.6 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 3,515 4.2 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 18,161 21.6 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,254 3.9 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 5,164 6.2 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 12,126 14.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,313 2.8 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 4,740 5.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,814 5.7 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 9,351 11.1 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 2,016 2.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 18,436 22.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 83,890 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) 27.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.7% were in primary school, 22.9% in secondary school and 16.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 230,951 75.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 69,453 24.1 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 22,296 7.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 16,473 5.7 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 180,023 62.5 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 62.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 76,132 52.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 50,780 34.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 8,167 5.6 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 10,266 7.1 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 145,345 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 145,345 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 52.4% were employed full time, 34.9% were employed part-time and 7.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 17,897 13.2 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 14,502 10.7 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 18,376 13.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 21,517 15.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 54,611 40.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 13.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 519 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,219 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,010 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) was $519.

Travel to work, top responses Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 184,846 74.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 70,122 28.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 27,096 10.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 50,371 20.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 51,700 20.8 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 68,544 27.5 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 35,564 14.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 29,035 11.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 27.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 38,814 45.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 33,174 38.4 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 13,368 15.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 947 1.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 38.4% were couple families with children, 45.0% were couple families without children and 15.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.4 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.6 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas) 17.4% of single parents were male and 82.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,736 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,968 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,968 and those without children was $1,736.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 11,707 16.3 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 3,708 5.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 14,551 20.2 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 8,892 12.4 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 4,747 6.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 18,585 25.8 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 3,915 5.4 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 5,880 8.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.3% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 20.2% 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 Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 116,711 86.5 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 18,159 13.5 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 86.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 89,324 76.5 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 11,739 10.1 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 13,390 11.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 2,202 1.9 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 76.5% were separate houses, 10.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 641 0.5 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4,273 3.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 20,603 17.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 49,301 42.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 40,028 34.3 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,864 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 17.7% had 2 bedrooms and 42.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 39,462 33.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 38,378 32.9 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 34,348 29.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 1,888 1.6 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,635 2.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 33.8% were owned outright, 32.9% were owned with a mortgage and 29.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 84,729 72.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 27,373 23.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 4,610 3.9 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 72.6% were family households, 23.5% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.2 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 27.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.2% 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 Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.2 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.8 -- 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 Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,863 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.6 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.4 -- 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 Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 6,526 5.6 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 44,011 37.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 44,850 38.4 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 18,183 15.6 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3,140 2.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), 37.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.6% 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 Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4,589 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,282 49.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 2,307 50.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 4,589 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,282 (or 49.7%) were male and 2,307 (or 50.3%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,073 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,073.

Mortgage and rent Sunshine Coast (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 320 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Sunshine Coast (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $320 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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