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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Southport (Qld)

Code SSC31512 (SSC)
People 28,315
Male 13,744
Female 14,571
Median age 36
Families 6,506
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 14,518
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $881
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 28,315 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 13,744 48.5 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 14,571 51.5 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 380 1.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 28,315 people in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs) of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,354 4.8 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,084 3.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,180 4.2 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,934 6.8 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,196 11.3 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,883 10.2 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,117 7.5 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,934 6.8 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,701 6.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,575 5.6 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,615 5.7 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,490 5.3 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,501 5.3 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,319 4.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,062 3.8 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 808 2.9 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 762 2.7 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 801 2.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,320 33.7 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 910 3.7 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,007 12.2 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,582 6.4 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 10,883 44.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 33.7% were married and 15.9% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,059 33.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,430 11.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 11,426 54.6 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 33.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 255 2.6 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 824 8.3 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 232 2.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 285 2.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 617 6.2 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 92 0.9 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 596 6.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 738 7.5 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,735 27.6 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 267 2.7 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,263 32.9 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 9,904 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs) 35.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 13.5% were in primary school, 13.2% in secondary school and 35.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 15,627 55.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,237 44.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,624 6.5 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,374 5.5 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,936 43.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), 43.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 44.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,965 52.3 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,307 32.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 753 5.7 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,300 9.8 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 13,325 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 13,325 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs). Of these 52.3% were employed full time, 32.3% were employed part-time and 9.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,506 12.5 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,227 10.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,571 13.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,171 18.1 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,793 39.9 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 34 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 34 years.

Occupation Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 468 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,113 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 881 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs) was $468.

Travel to work, top responses Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,199 61.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,591 18.6 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,123 8.6 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,767 15.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.6% provided care for children and 8.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,764 23.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,675 23.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,127 8.6 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,634 6.6 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), 23.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,983 45.8 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,877 28.9 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,443 22.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 203 3.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), 28.9% were couple families with children, 45.8% were couple families without children and 22.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs) 15.7% of single parents were male and 84.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,716 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,933 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,933 and those without children was $1,716.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 908 18.7 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 275 5.7 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 821 16.9 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 758 15.6 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 375 7.7 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,122 23.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 256 5.3 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 348 7.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.7% had both employed part-time and 16.9% 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 Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,533 87.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,720 13.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), 87.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,789 32.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,626 22.8 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,064 43.9 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 46 0.4 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), 32.9% were separate houses, 22.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 43.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 123 1.1 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,688 14.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,054 35.2 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,961 34.3 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,311 11.4 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 396 3.4 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 14.6% had 1 bedroom, 35.2% had 2 bedrooms and 34.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,381 20.6 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,364 20.5 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,205 53.8 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 127 1.1 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 455 3.9 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), 20.6% were owned outright, 20.5% were owned with a mortgage and 53.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 6,403 55.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,885 33.7 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,245 10.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), of all households, 55.5% were family households, 33.7% were single person households and 10.8% were group households.

Household income Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.4 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.6 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), 33.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.6% 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 Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 71.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 29.0 -- 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 Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
None 1,593 13.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 5,275 45.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,093 26.8 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 964 8.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 607 5.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), 45.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 26.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.4% 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 Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 381 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 180 47.2 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 201 52.8 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), there were 381 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 180 (or 47.2%) were male and 201 (or 52.8%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Southport (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 903 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Southport (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $903.

Mortgage and rent Southport (Qld) % 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 1,700 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Southport (Qld) (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 $1,700.

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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