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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Benowa

Code SSC30149 (SSC)
People 7,979
Male 3,821
Female 4,158
Median age 42
Families 2,250
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 3,149
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,387
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $405
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Total 7,979 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,821 47.9 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,158 52.1 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 76 1.0 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,979 people in Benowa (State Suburbs) of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 416 5.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 512 6.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 661 8.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 593 7.4 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 410 5.1 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 290 3.6 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 339 4.2 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 481 6.0 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 642 8.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 682 8.5 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 577 7.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 537 6.7 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 513 6.4 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 423 5.3 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 298 3.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 206 2.6 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 176 2.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 221 2.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Benowa (State Suburbs) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,505 54.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 168 2.6 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 562 8.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 397 6.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,758 27.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Benowa (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.9% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Benowa (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,208 55.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 396 6.8 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,218 38.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Benowa (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 6.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 44 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Benowa (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 44 years.

Education Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 132 5.4 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 315 12.8 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 167 6.8 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 270 11.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 315 12.8 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 59 2.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 250 10.2 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 116 4.7 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 311 12.6 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 36 1.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 489 19.9 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,460 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Benowa (State Suburbs) 30.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.6% were in primary school, 25.3% in secondary school and 17.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 5,004 62.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,101 41.5 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 491 6.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 456 6.1 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,431 45.9 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Benowa (State Suburbs), 45.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Benowa % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,153 55.0 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,283 32.8 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 217 5.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 258 6.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,911 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,911 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Benowa (State Suburbs). Of these 55.0% were employed full time, 32.8% were employed part-time and 6.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 476 13.0 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 367 10.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 437 12.0 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 545 14.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,610 44.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Benowa (State Suburbs), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Benowa (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 574 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,609 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,387 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Benowa (State Suburbs) was $574.

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

Unpaid work Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,544 71.1 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,892 29.6 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 653 10.2 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,039 16.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Benowa (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.6% 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, 16.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,442 22.6 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,664 26.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 794 12.4 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 643 10.1 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Benowa (State Suburbs), 26.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 781 34.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,073 47.7 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 367 16.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 29 1.3 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Benowa (State Suburbs), 47.7% were couple families with children, 34.7% were couple families without children and 16.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Benowa (State Suburbs) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,168 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,496 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Benowa (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,496 and those without children was $2,168.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 376 20.3 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 89 4.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 390 21.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 269 14.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 104 5.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 376 20.3 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 114 6.2 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 134 7.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Benowa (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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 Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,738 90.7 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 280 9.3 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Benowa (State Suburbs), 90.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,767 64.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 922 33.7 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 47 1.7 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Benowa (State Suburbs), 64.6% were separate houses, 33.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 43 1.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 209 7.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,093 40.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,348 49.3 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 35 1.3 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Benowa (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.6% had 1 bedroom, 7.6% had 2 bedrooms and 40.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 978 35.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,064 38.9 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 589 21.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 41 1.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 63 2.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Benowa (State Suburbs), 35.8% were owned outright, 38.9% were owned with a mortgage and 21.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,200 80.4 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 466 17.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 72 2.6 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Benowa (State Suburbs), of all households, 80.4% were family households, 17.0% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.2 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Benowa (State Suburbs), 20.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.2% 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 Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 405 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.5 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.5 -- 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 Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
None 106 3.9 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 787 28.8 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,243 45.4 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 533 19.5 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 66 2.4 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Benowa (State Suburbs), 28.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.5% 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 Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 75 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 31 41.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 44 58.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Benowa (State Suburbs), there were 75 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 31 (or 41.3%) were male and 44 (or 58.7%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Benowa % 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 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,874 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Benowa (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,874.

Mortgage and rent Benowa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 460 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Benowa (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $460 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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