2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Main Beach

Code SSC30996 (SSC)
People 3,496
Male 1,791
Female 1,705
Median age 47
Families 777
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 2,787
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,356
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,400
Median weekly rent $430
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Total 3,496 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,791 51.2 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,705 48.8 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 11 0.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,496 people in Main Beach (State Suburbs) of these 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 75 2.1 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 72 2.1 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 93 2.7 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 108 3.1 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 313 9.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 346 9.9 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 245 7.0 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 207 5.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 212 6.1 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 184 5.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 255 7.3 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 285 8.2 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 323 9.2 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 261 7.5 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 194 5.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 131 3.7 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 106 3.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 84 2.4 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Main Beach (State Suburbs) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,326 40.7 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 118 3.6 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 417 12.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 181 5.6 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,214 37.3 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Main Beach (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 40.7% were married and 16.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 60 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 54 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Main Beach (State Suburbs) was 60 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 973 39.6 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 347 14.1 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,138 46.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 39.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 61 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Main Beach (State Suburbs) was 61 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 16 1.5 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 21 1.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 0.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 40 3.6 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 18 1.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.3 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 37 3.4 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 44 4.0 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 190 17.2 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 21 1.9 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 706 64.1 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,102 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Main Beach (State Suburbs) 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 6.1% were in primary school, 5.3% in secondary school and 21.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,980 56.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 943 33.9 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 192 6.9 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 128 4.6 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,518 54.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), 54.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,096 62.7 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 477 27.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 71 4.1 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 103 5.9 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,747 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,747 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Main Beach (State Suburbs). Of these 62.7% were employed full time, 27.3% were employed part-time and 5.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 159 9.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 130 7.9 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 185 11.2 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 258 15.7 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 839 51.0 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Main Beach (State Suburbs), 9.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Main Beach (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

Occupation Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 803 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,732 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,356 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Main Beach (State Suburbs) was $803.

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

Unpaid work Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,991 61.1 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 423 13.0 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 252 7.7 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 461 14.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 13.0% provided care for children and 7.7% 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 Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 844 25.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 745 22.9 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 251 7.7 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 153 4.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Main Beach (State Suburbs), 22.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 554 71.2 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 124 15.9 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 80 10.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 20 2.6 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Main Beach (State Suburbs), 15.9% were couple families with children, 71.2% were couple families without children and 10.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Main Beach (State Suburbs) 20.5% of single parents were male and 79.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,327 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,750 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,750 and those without children was $2,327.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 170 24.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 36 5.3 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 92 13.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 68 9.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 39 5.7 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 199 29.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 24 3.5 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 57 8.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% had both employed part-time and 13.4% 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 Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,479 64.7 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 807 35.3 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), 64.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 35.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 88 5.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 67 4.5 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,299 87.8 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 25 1.7 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Main Beach (State Suburbs), 5.9% were separate houses, 4.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 87.8% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 147 9.9 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 907 61.3 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 323 21.8 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 57 3.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 40 2.7 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 9.9% had 1 bedroom, 61.3% had 2 bedrooms and 21.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.2. The average household size was 1.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 516 34.9 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 278 18.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 629 42.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 0.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 49 3.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Main Beach (State Suburbs), 34.9% were owned outright, 18.8% were owned with a mortgage and 42.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 778 52.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 566 38.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 136 9.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), of all households, 52.6% were family households, 38.2% were single person households and 9.2% were group households.

Household income Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.0 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.2 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), 20.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.2% 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 Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 430 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.2 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.8 -- 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 Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
None 110 7.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 724 49.0 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 482 32.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 113 7.6 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 50 3.4 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), 49.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.6% 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 Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 37.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 5 62.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 46 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Main Beach (State Suburbs), there were 8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 37.5%) were male and 5 (or 62.5%) were female. The median age was 46 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,333 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,333.

Mortgage and rent Main Beach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 275 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Main Beach (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $275 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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