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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Wacol

Code SSC31709 (SSC)
People 2,957
Male 2,387
Female 570
Median age 35
Families 168
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 268
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,064
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,603
Median weekly rent $161
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,957 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,387 80.7 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 570 19.3 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 384 13.0 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,957 people in Wacol (State Suburbs) of these 80.7% were male and 19.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 13.0% of the population.

Age Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 41 1.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 29 1.0 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 32 1.1 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 164 5.5 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 411 13.9 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 409 13.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 392 13.3 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 386 13.1 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 307 10.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 232 7.8 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 172 5.8 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 115 3.9 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 112 3.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 64 2.2 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 48 1.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 23 0.8 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 13 0.4 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 6 0.2 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wacol (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 3.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 902 31.7 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 137 4.8 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 221 7.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 51 1.8 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,536 54.0 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wacol (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 31.7% were married and 12.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 39 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 43 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wacol (State Suburbs) was 39 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 193 41.2 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 60 12.8 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 216 46.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Wacol (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 27 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wacol (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 27 years.

Education Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 9 0.4 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 23 1.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 15 0.6 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 30 1.3 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 5 0.2 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 4 0.2 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 20 0.8 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 23 1.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 6 0.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,255 94.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,390 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wacol (State Suburbs) 80.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 1.6% were in primary school, 1.7% in secondary school and 1.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,262 76.5 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 266 40.2 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 51 7.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 33 5.0 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 312 47.1 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Wacol (State Suburbs), 47.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wacol % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 192 63.8 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 67 22.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 16 5.3 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 26 8.6 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 301 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 301 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wacol (State Suburbs). Of these 63.8% were employed full time, 22.3% were employed part-time and 8.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 15 5.5 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 22 8.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 33 12.0 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 82 29.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 108 39.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wacol (State Suburbs), 5.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Wacol (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 410 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,175 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,064 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wacol (State Suburbs) was $410.

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

Unpaid work Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 395 13.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 131 4.6 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 53 1.9 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 77 2.7 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Wacol (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 13.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 4.6% provided care for children and 1.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 2.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 135 4.7 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 125 4.4 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 70 2.5 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 64 2.2 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wacol (State Suburbs), 4.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 2.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 57 33.9 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 69 41.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 37 22.0 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 3.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wacol (State Suburbs), 41.1% were couple families with children, 33.9% were couple families without children and 22.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 8.6 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 91.4 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Wacol (State Suburbs) 8.6% of single parents were male and 91.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,028 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,750 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wacol (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,750 and those without children was $2,028.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 24 18.3 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 5 3.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 28 21.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 21 16.0 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 9 6.9 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 31 23.7 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 6 4.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 7 5.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Wacol (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 21.4% 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 Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 240 94.1 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 15 5.9 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Wacol (State Suburbs), 94.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 237 98.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 1.2 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wacol (State Suburbs), 98.8% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 1.7 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3 1.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 16 6.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 177 73.8 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 40 16.7 532,756 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wacol (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.2% had 1 bedroom, 6.7% had 2 bedrooms and 73.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 80 33.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 67 27.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 91 37.8 513,413 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 3 1.2 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wacol (State Suburbs), 33.2% were owned outright, 27.8% were owned with a mortgage and 37.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 166 68.6 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 61 25.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 15 6.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Wacol (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.6% were family households, 25.2% were single person households and 6.2% were group households.

Household income Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.9 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wacol (State Suburbs), 27.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.9% 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 Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 161 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,603 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
None 19 7.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 93 38.3 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 83 34.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 45 18.5 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 1.2 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Wacol (State Suburbs), 38.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.5% 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 Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 384 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 315 82.0 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 69 18.0 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 29 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wacol (State Suburbs), there were 384 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 315 (or 82.0%) were male and 69 (or 18.0%) were female. The median age was 29 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wacol % 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 1,125 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wacol (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 $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Wacol % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 70 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Wacol (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $70 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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