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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Helensvale

Code SSC30742 (SSC)
People 15,987
Male 7,776
Female 8,211
Median age 40
Families 4,614
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 6,043
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,388
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $380
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Total 15,987 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,776 48.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,211 51.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 150 0.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 15,987 people in Helensvale (State Suburbs) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 902 5.6 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,011 6.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,228 7.7 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,249 7.8 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 885 5.5 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 720 4.5 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 806 5.0 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,100 6.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,307 8.2 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,324 8.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,218 7.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,052 6.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 925 5.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 751 4.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 533 3.3 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 397 2.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 298 1.9 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 281 1.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Helensvale (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,045 54.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 386 3.0 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,094 8.5 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 654 5.1 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,662 28.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Helensvale (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 Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Helensvale (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,623 55.6 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 988 8.3 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,299 36.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Helensvale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Helensvale (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 212 4.6 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 950 20.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 175 3.8 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 333 7.2 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 780 16.8 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 91 2.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 331 7.1 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 293 6.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 526 11.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 100 2.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 848 18.3 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,639 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Helensvale (State Suburbs) 29.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.4% were in primary school, 25.9% in secondary school and 17.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 10,392 65.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,687 37.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,095 7.2 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 872 5.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,482 49.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Helensvale (State Suburbs), 49.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 37.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,825 57.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,596 30.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 450 5.4 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 530 6.3 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,401 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,401 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Helensvale (State Suburbs). Of these 57.4% were employed full time, 30.9% were employed part-time and 6.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 843 10.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 764 9.7 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 990 12.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,281 16.3 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,543 45.0 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Helensvale (State Suburbs), 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Helensvale (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 582 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,544 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,388 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Helensvale (State Suburbs) was $582.

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

Unpaid work Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,395 73.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,860 30.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,260 9.8 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,826 14.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Helensvale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.1% provided care for children and 9.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,934 22.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,518 27.4 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,683 13.1 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,254 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 Helensvale (State Suburbs), 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% 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 Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,743 37.8 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,175 47.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 649 14.1 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 46 1.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Helensvale (State Suburbs), 47.1% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 14.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.4 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.6 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Helensvale (State Suburbs) 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,023 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,246 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Helensvale (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,246 and those without children was $2,023.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 868 22.1 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 164 4.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 888 22.7 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 557 14.2 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 203 5.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 748 19.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 223 5.7 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 268 6.8 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Helensvale (State Suburbs), of couple families, 22.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 22.7% 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 Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,490 93.4 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 391 6.6 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Helensvale (State Suburbs), 93.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,228 77.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 843 15.4 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 351 6.4 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 66 1.2 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Helensvale (State Suburbs), 77.0% were separate houses, 15.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 20 0.4 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 45 0.8 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 575 10.5 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,983 36.1 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,807 51.1 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 59 1.1 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 Helensvale (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.8% had 1 bedroom, 10.5% had 2 bedrooms and 36.1% 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 Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,600 29.1 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,569 46.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,142 20.8 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 89 1.6 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 89 1.6 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Helensvale (State Suburbs), 29.1% were owned outright, 46.8% were owned with a mortgage and 20.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 4,483 81.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 854 15.6 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 152 2.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Helensvale (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.7% were family households, 15.6% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.3 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.9 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Helensvale (State Suburbs), 19.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.9% 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 Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 380 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.9 -- 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 Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 83.2 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 16.8 -- 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 Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
None 196 3.6 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,544 28.1 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,412 43.9 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,223 22.3 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 115 2.1 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Helensvale (State Suburbs), 28.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.3% 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 Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 150 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 68 45.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 82 54.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Helensvale (State Suburbs), there were 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 68 (or 45.3%) were male and 82 (or 54.7%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Helensvale % 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 1,678 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Helensvale (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 $1,678.

Mortgage and rent Helensvale % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 410 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,648 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Helensvale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $410 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,648.

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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