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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Tennyson (Qld)

Code SSC31598 (SSC)
People 859
Male 421
Female 438
Median age 41
Families 222
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 455
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $2,521
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,400
Median weekly rent $595
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 859 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 421 49.0 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 438 51.0 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3 0.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 859 people in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 47 5.5 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 42 4.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 44 5.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 54 6.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 61 7.1 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 66 7.7 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 49 5.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 42 4.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 83 9.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 65 7.6 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 75 8.7 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 84 9.8 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 56 6.5 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 45 5.2 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 22 2.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 9 1.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 0.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 12 1.4 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 378 52.6 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 21 2.9 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 62 8.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 18 2.5 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 240 33.4 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 52.6% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 319 51.6 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 61 9.9 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 238 38.5 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 8 2.9 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 29 10.6 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 22 8.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 10 3.6 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 12 4.4 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 18 6.6 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 15 5.5 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 14 5.1 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 60 21.9 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 9 3.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 77 28.1 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 274 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs) 31.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.3% were in primary school, 16.4% in secondary school and 27.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 610 70.8 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 214 27.1 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 67 8.5 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 42 5.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 466 59.1 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), 59.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 27.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 318 65.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 140 28.7 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 24 4.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 6 1.2 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 488 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 488 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs). Of these 65.2% were employed full time, 28.7% were employed part-time and 1.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 50 10.4 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 51 10.6 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 36 7.5 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 55 11.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 261 54.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 54.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,063 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,702 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,521 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs) was $1,063.

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

Unpaid work Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 548 76.5 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 195 27.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 70 9.7 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 190 26.5 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.2% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 207 28.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 215 30.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 76 10.6 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 50 7.0 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), 30.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 94 42.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 101 45.5 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 27 12.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), 45.5% were couple families with children, 42.3% were couple families without children and 12.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 28.0 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 72.0 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs) 28.0% of single parents were male and 72.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 3,115 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,954 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,954 and those without children was $3,115.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 50 25.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 4 2.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 49 25.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 30 15.3 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 16 8.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 22 11.2 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 16 8.2 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 9 4.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 25.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.0% had both employed part-time and 25.0% 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 Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 311 73.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 115 27.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), 73.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 27.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 173 55.3 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 11 3.5 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 129 41.2 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), 55.3% were separate houses, 3.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 41.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 7 2.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 53 17.0 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 177 56.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 75 24.0 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.2% had 1 bedroom, 17.0% had 2 bedrooms and 56.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 84 27.0 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 110 35.4 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 112 36.0 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 5 1.6 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), 27.0% were owned outright, 35.4% were owned with a mortgage and 36.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 221 70.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 68 21.7 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 24 7.7 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), of all households, 70.6% were family households, 21.7% were single person households and 7.7% were group households.

Household income Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 5.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 32.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), 5.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 32.1% 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 Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 595 -- 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 Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.0 -- 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 Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
None 10 3.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 95 30.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 143 46.0 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 59 19.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 4 1.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), 30.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.0% 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 Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 100.0 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 0 0.0 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 0 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), there were 3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 100.0%) were male and 0 (or 0.0%) were female. The median age was 0 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Tennyson (Qld) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

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

In Tennyson (Qld) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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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