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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Currumbin Waters

Code SSC30462 (SSC)
People 8,883
Male 4,279
Female 4,604
Median age 42
Families 2,485
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 3,632
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,044
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $340
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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Total 8,883 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,279 48.2 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,604 51.8 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 191 2.2 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,883 people in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.2% of the population.

Age Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 548 6.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 567 6.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 640 7.2 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 628 7.1 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 396 4.5 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 329 3.7 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 408 4.6 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 626 7.0 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 635 7.2 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 686 7.7 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 661 7.4 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 546 6.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 571 6.4 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 444 5.0 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 354 4.0 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 313 3.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 259 2.9 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 270 3.0 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,581 50.2 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 232 3.3 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 731 10.3 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 542 7.6 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,042 28.6 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 50.2% were married and 13.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,304 50.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 597 9.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,637 40.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 108 4.2 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 586 22.6 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 128 4.9 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 76 2.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 432 16.7 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 61 2.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 85 3.3 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 161 6.2 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 225 8.7 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 66 2.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 662 25.6 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,590 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.5% were in primary school, 22.3% in secondary school and 14.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 6,816 76.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,828 22.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 613 7.4 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 518 6.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,293 64.1 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 64.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 22.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,271 53.8 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,393 33.0 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 251 5.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 309 7.3 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,224 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,224 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs). Of these 53.8% were employed full time, 33.0% were employed part-time and 7.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 509 13.0 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 416 10.6 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 466 11.9 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 655 16.7 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,621 41.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 511 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,263 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,044 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) was $511.

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

Unpaid work Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,141 72.1 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,078 29.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 813 11.4 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,088 15.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,501 21.1 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,903 26.7 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 984 13.8 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 754 10.6 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 26.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 954 38.4 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,051 42.3 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 442 17.8 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 37 1.5 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 42.3% were couple families with children, 38.4% were couple families without children and 17.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.4 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.6 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs) 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,817 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,985 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,985 and those without children was $1,817.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 368 18.4 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 90 4.5 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 411 20.6 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 267 13.4 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 128 6.4 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 463 23.2 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 131 6.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 140 7.0 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 20.6% 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,292 93.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 246 7.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 93.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,409 73.2 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 660 20.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 203 6.2 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 17 0.5 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 73.2% were separate houses, 20.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 18 0.5 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 95 2.9 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 453 13.8 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,636 49.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,028 31.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 61 1.9 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 13.8% had 2 bedrooms and 49.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,128 34.3 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,249 37.9 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 787 23.9 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 39 1.2 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 90 2.7 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 34.3% were owned outright, 37.9% were owned with a mortgage and 23.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,441 74.2 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 732 22.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 117 3.6 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), of all households, 74.2% were family households, 22.2% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

Household income Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.6 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 27.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.1% 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 340 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.0 -- 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.9 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.1 -- 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
None 180 5.5 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,143 34.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,284 39.0 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 575 17.5 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 109 3.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), 34.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 191 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 101 52.9 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 90 47.1 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), there were 191 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 101 (or 52.9%) were male and 90 (or 47.1%) 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 Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 814 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $814.

Mortgage and rent Currumbin Waters % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 350 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Currumbin Waters (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 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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