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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Ferny Hills

Code SSC30605 (SSC)
People 8,721
Male 4,352
Female 4,369
Median age 36
Families 2,538
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 3,198
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,713
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $360
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 Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Total 8,721 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,352 49.9 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,369 50.1 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 86 1.0 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,721 people in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 702 8.1 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 605 6.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 573 6.6 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 591 6.8 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 474 5.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 472 5.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 648 7.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 814 9.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 731 8.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 609 7.0 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 519 6.0 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 460 5.3 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 584 6.7 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 425 4.9 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 213 2.4 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 100 1.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 97 1.1 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 103 1.2 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,941 57.6 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 194 2.8 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 448 6.5 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 280 4.1 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,978 28.9 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.6% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,738 58.6 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 563 8.8 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,079 32.6 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 122 5.0 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 585 23.8 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 179 7.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 86 3.5 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 332 13.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 134 5.4 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 102 4.1 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 154 6.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 404 16.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 60 2.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 305 12.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,463 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs) 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.6% were in primary school, 23.1% in secondary school and 22.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 7,204 82.6 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,609 19.1 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 742 8.8 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 540 6.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,549 65.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), 65.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,950 59.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,491 30.1 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 324 6.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 195 3.9 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,960 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,960 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs). Of these 59.5% were employed full time, 30.1% were employed part-time and 3.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 534 11.2 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 438 9.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 515 10.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 839 17.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,115 44.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 747 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,893 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,713 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs) was $747.

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

Unpaid work Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,624 82.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,573 37.6 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 761 11.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,576 23.0 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 82.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 37.6% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,737 25.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,123 31.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,093 16.0 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 673 9.8 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), 31.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 906 35.7 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,297 51.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 312 12.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 23 0.9 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), 51.1% were couple families with children, 35.7% were couple families without children and 12.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs) 21.5% of single parents were male and 78.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,303 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,434 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,434 and those without children was $2,303.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 520 23.6 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 85 3.9 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 575 26.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 343 15.6 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 101 4.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 282 12.8 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 177 8.0 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 119 5.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 26.1% 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 Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,021 95.6 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 138 4.4 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), 95.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,873 95.1 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 123 4.1 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 26 0.9 181,717 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 Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), 95.1% were separate houses, 4.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.1 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 7 0.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 172 5.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,770 58.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,046 34.6 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 0.8 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 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.2% had 1 bedroom, 5.7% had 2 bedrooms and 58.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 981 32.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,559 51.6 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 411 13.6 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 31 1.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 40 1.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), 32.5% were owned outright, 51.6% were owned with a mortgage and 13.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,487 82.4 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 471 15.6 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 62 2.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), of all households, 82.4% were family households, 15.6% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.4 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), 12.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.4% 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 Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.1 -- 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 Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.2 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.8 -- 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 Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
None 62 2.1 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 966 32.0 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,395 46.1 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 556 18.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 44 1.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), 32.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.4% 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 Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 88 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 47 53.4 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 41 46.6 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), there were 88 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 47 (or 53.4%) were male and 41 (or 46.6%) 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 Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,899 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,899.

Mortgage and rent Ferny Hills % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 330 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,625 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Ferny Hills (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $330 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,625.

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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