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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Chermside West

Code SSC30358 (SSC)
People 6,121
Male 2,972
Female 3,149
Median age 39
Families 1,750
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,397
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,493
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $365
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 Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Total 6,121 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,972 48.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,149 51.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 92 1.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,121 people in Chermside West (State Suburbs) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

Age Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 411 6.7 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 388 6.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 422 6.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 381 6.2 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 361 5.9 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 374 6.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 363 5.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 425 6.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 465 7.6 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 457 7.5 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 363 5.9 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 352 5.8 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 258 4.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 281 4.6 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 308 5.0 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 252 4.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 145 2.4 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 115 1.9 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Chermside West (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,611 53.2 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 124 2.5 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 353 7.2 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 288 5.9 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,528 31.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Chermside West (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 53.2% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Chermside West (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,483 53.3 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 396 8.5 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,777 38.2 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Chermside West (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 72 4.3 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 395 23.7 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 129 7.8 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 46 2.8 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 209 12.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 103 6.2 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 61 3.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 112 6.7 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 273 16.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 41 2.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 223 13.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,664 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Chermside West (State Suburbs) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.3% were in primary school, 22.4% in secondary school and 23.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 4,591 75.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,687 28.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 415 7.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 303 5.2 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,476 59.1 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), 59.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,901 60.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 902 28.7 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 201 6.4 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 144 4.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,148 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,148 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Chermside West (State Suburbs). Of these 60.4% were employed full time, 28.7% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 310 10.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 274 9.1 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 316 10.5 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 590 19.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,312 43.7 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Chermside West (State Suburbs), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Chermside West (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 662 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,709 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,493 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Chermside West (State Suburbs) was $662.

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

Unpaid work Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,858 78.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,529 31.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 638 13.0 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,072 21.9 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.2% provided care for children and 13.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,147 23.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,457 29.7 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 704 14.4 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 552 11.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Chermside West (State Suburbs), 29.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 668 38.2 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 789 45.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 260 14.9 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 32 1.8 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Chermside West (State Suburbs), 45.1% were couple families with children, 38.2% were couple families without children and 14.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.3 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.7 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Chermside West (State Suburbs) 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,200 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,398 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,398 and those without children was $2,200.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 340 23.3 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 51 3.5 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 318 21.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 197 13.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 53 3.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 335 22.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 113 7.7 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 55 3.8 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 21.8% 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 Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,240 95.2 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 114 4.8 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), 95.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,213 98.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 26 1.2 181,717 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 Chermside West (State Suburbs), 98.8% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 9 0.4 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 76 3.4 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,288 57.5 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 832 37.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 27 1.2 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.4% had 1 bedroom, 3.4% had 2 bedrooms and 57.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 958 42.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 803 35.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 423 18.9 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 11 0.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 45 2.0 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Chermside West (State Suburbs), 42.8% were owned outright, 35.8% were owned with a mortgage and 18.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,701 75.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 450 20.1 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 89 4.0 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.9% were family households, 20.1% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

Household income Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.4 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.9 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), 18.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.9% 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 Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 365 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
None 138 6.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 801 35.8 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 894 39.9 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 372 16.6 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 35 1.6 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), 35.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.6% 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 Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 94 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 43 45.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 51 54.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Chermside West (State Suburbs), there were 94 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 43 (or 45.7%) were male and 51 (or 54.3%) 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 Chermside West % 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 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,036 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,036.

Mortgage and rent Chermside West % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 360 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Chermside West (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $360 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,383.

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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