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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Noosa Heads

Code SSC31231 (SSC)
People 3,999
Male 1,953
Female 2,046
Median age 50
Families 1,099
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 2,668
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,037
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,820
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Total 3,999 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,953 48.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,046 51.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 28 0.7 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,999 people in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 144 3.6 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 189 4.7 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 187 4.7 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 199 5.0 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 159 4.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 173 4.3 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 172 4.3 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 248 6.2 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 225 5.6 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 281 7.0 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 310 7.8 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 312 7.8 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 400 10.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 357 8.9 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 223 5.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 157 3.9 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 126 3.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 136 3.4 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 50 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs) was 50 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 24.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,793 51.5 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 94 2.7 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 381 11.0 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 237 6.8 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 974 28.0 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.5% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 59 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs) was 59 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,499 52.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 342 11.9 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,034 36.0 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 60 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 44 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs) was 60 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 44 years.

Education Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 38 3.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 128 13.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 47 4.8 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 68 6.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 84 8.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 40 4.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 60 6.1 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 68 6.9 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 99 10.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 28 2.8 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 328 33.2 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 988 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs) 24.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.5% were in primary school, 18.5% in secondary school and 17.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,643 66.1 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,144 31.5 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 278 7.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 226 6.2 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,978 54.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), 54.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 915 50.1 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 697 38.1 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 93 5.1 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 123 6.7 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,828 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,828 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs). Of these 50.1% were employed full time, 38.1% were employed part-time and 6.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 234 13.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 201 11.8 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 263 15.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 210 12.3 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 706 41.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), 13.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

Occupation Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 580 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,276 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,037 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs) was $580.

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

Unpaid work Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,470 70.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 720 20.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 306 8.8 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 700 20.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.7% provided care for children and 8.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 711 20.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 962 27.6 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 430 12.4 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 364 10.5 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), 27.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 661 60.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 288 26.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 141 12.8 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 10 0.9 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), 26.2% were couple families with children, 60.1% were couple families without children and 12.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Noosa Heads % 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 Noosa Heads (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 Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,750 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,916 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,916 and those without children was $1,750.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 121 12.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 49 5.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 158 16.6 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 105 11.1 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 85 9.0 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 314 33.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 46 4.8 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 71 7.5 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), of couple families, 12.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 16.6% 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 Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,590 66.4 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 805 33.6 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), 66.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 33.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,157 72.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 98 6.2 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 329 20.7 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.2 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), 72.8% were separate houses, 6.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 20.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 62 3.9 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 343 21.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 748 47.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 409 25.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 26 1.6 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.9% had 1 bedroom, 21.6% had 2 bedrooms and 47.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 609 38.3 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 389 24.5 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 549 34.5 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.3 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 39 2.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), 38.3% were owned outright, 24.5% were owned with a mortgage and 34.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,095 68.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 398 25.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 96 6.0 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.9% were family households, 25.0% were single person households and 6.0% were group households.

Household income Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.0 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), 26.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.1% 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 Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.2 -- 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 Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,820 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
None 102 6.4 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 680 42.8 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 608 38.3 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 150 9.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 49 3.1 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), 42.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.4% 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 Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 30 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 13 43.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 17 56.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 15 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), there were 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 13 (or 43.3%) were male and 17 (or 56.7%) were female. The median age was 15 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Noosa Heads % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 582 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Noosa Heads (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $582.

Mortgage and rent Noosa Heads % 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 Noosa Heads (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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