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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Lowood

Code SSC30974 (SSC)
People 3,336
Male 1,607
Female 1,729
Median age 35
Families 891
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,393
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $904
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,454
Median weekly rent $270
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 Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Total 3,336 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,607 48.2 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,729 51.8 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 130 3.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,336 people in Lowood (State Suburbs) of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.9% of the population.

Age Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 293 8.8 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 272 8.2 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 278 8.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 252 7.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 181 5.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 189 5.7 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 186 5.6 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 204 6.1 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 189 5.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 229 6.9 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 230 6.9 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 169 5.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 199 6.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 159 4.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 142 4.3 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 70 2.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 54 1.6 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 41 1.2 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Lowood (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,107 44.4 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 80 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 299 12.0 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 158 6.3 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 852 34.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Lowood (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.4% were married and 15.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 44 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 70 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Lowood (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,026 45.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 322 14.3 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 907 40.2 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Lowood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Lowood (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 47 4.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 318 32.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 0.6 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 10 1.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 190 19.4 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 12 1.2 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 25 2.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 44 4.5 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 43 4.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 13 1.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 270 27.6 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 978 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Lowood (State Suburbs) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.1% were in primary school, 23.2% in secondary school and 9.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,805 84.1 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 409 13.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 205 6.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 142 4.6 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,345 75.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Lowood (State Suburbs), 75.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Lowood % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 737 57.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 350 27.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 73 5.7 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 121 9.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,281 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,281 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lowood (State Suburbs). Of these 57.5% were employed full time, 27.3% were employed part-time and 9.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 113 9.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 111 9.6 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 123 10.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 214 18.4 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 523 45.0 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Lowood (State Suburbs), 9.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Lowood (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 454 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,002 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 904 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Lowood (State Suburbs) was $454.

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

Unpaid work Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,698 68.1 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 766 30.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 295 11.8 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 475 19.0 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Lowood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.7% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 430 17.2 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 576 23.1 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 339 13.6 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 351 14.1 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Lowood (State Suburbs), 23.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 327 36.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 359 40.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 194 21.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 13 1.5 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Lowood (State Suburbs), 40.2% were couple families with children, 36.6% were couple families without children and 21.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.6 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.4 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Lowood (State Suburbs) 16.6% of single parents were male and 83.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,790 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,878 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lowood (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,878 and those without children was $1,790.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 119 17.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 10 1.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 108 15.7 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 136 19.7 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 58 8.4 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 180 26.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 33 4.8 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 46 6.7 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Lowood (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.2% had both partners employed full-time, 1.4% had both employed part-time and 15.7% 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 Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,159 87.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 168 12.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Lowood (State Suburbs), 87.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,065 91.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 16 1.4 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 30 2.6 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 45 3.9 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Lowood (State Suburbs), 91.9% were separate houses, 1.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.6% were flats, units or apartments and 3.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 34 2.9 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 125 10.8 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 456 39.3 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 506 43.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 34 2.9 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 Lowood (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 10.8% had 2 bedrooms and 39.3% 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 Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 317 27.3 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 374 32.2 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 429 36.9 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.3 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 39 3.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Lowood (State Suburbs), 27.3% were owned outright, 32.2% were owned with a mortgage and 36.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 869 75.0 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 261 22.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 29 2.5 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Lowood (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.0% were family households, 22.5% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.8 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lowood (State Suburbs), 31.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.8% 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 Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.7 -- 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 Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,454 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.6 -- 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 Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
None 72 6.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 425 36.6 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 415 35.7 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 209 18.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 40 3.4 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Lowood (State Suburbs), 36.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.0% 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 Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 128 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 56 43.8 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 72 56.2 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 13 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Lowood (State Suburbs), there were 128 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 56 (or 43.8%) were male and 72 (or 56.2%) were female. The median age was 13 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 811 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Lowood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $811.

Mortgage and rent Lowood % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 263 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,972 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Lowood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $263 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,972.

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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