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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Australian Capital Territory | State Suburbs

Gowrie (ACT)

Code SSC80043 (SSC)
People 3,072
Male 1,499
Female 1,573
Median age 38
Families 903
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,155
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,141
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,946
Median weekly rent $375
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 3,072 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,499 48.8 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,573 51.2 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 48 1.6 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,072 people in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population.

Age Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 185 6.0 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 189 6.2 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 204 6.6 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 220 7.2 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 212 6.9 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 179 5.8 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 196 6.4 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 184 6.0 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 245 8.0 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 195 6.4 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 293 9.5 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 266 8.7 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 219 7.1 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 110 3.6 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 72 2.3 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 52 1.7 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 32 1.0 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 17 0.6 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,323 53.3 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 74 3.0 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 220 8.9 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 86 3.5 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 780 31.4 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 53.3% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,227 53.1 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 170 7.4 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 913 39.5 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 37 4.2 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 138 15.7 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 99 11.2 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 26 3.0 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 95 10.8 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 102 11.6 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 26 3.0 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 77 8.7 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 126 14.3 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 17 1.9 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 138 15.7 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 881 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs) 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.9% were in primary school, 25.2% in secondary school and 23.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 2,371 77.2 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 768 26.4 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 222 7.6 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 168 5.8 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,755 60.2 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), 60.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,137 63.6 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 468 26.2 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 130 7.3 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 53 3.0 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,788 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,788 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs). Of these 63.6% were employed full time, 26.2% were employed part-time and 3.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 162 9.3 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 133 7.7 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 177 10.2 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 334 19.3 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 801 46.2 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), 9.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 915 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 2,296 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,141 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs) was $915.

Travel to work, top responses Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,986 79.9 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 744 29.9 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 290 11.7 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 461 18.6 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.9% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 597 24.0 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 844 34.0 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 347 14.0 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 195 7.9 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), 34.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 287 31.8 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 431 47.8 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 170 18.8 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 14 1.6 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), 47.8% were couple families with children, 31.8% were couple families without children and 18.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.5 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.5 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs) 22.5% of single parents were male and 77.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 2,625 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,009 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,009 and those without children was $2,625.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 195 27.2 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 26 3.6 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 172 24.0 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 88 12.3 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 33 4.6 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 95 13.3 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 66 9.2 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 41 5.7 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 27.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 24.0% 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 Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,071 96.3 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 41 3.7 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), 96.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 3.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,067 99.6 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4 0.4 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 16,071 12.4 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 228 0.2 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), 99.6% were separate houses, 0.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 10 0.9 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 18 1.7 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 461 43.0 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 578 53.9 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 6 0.6 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 1.7% had 2 bedrooms and 43.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 376 35.0 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 511 47.6 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 174 16.2 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 0.6 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 7 0.7 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), 35.0% were owned outright, 47.6% were owned with a mortgage and 16.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 888 82.8 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 161 15.0 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 23 2.1 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), of all households, 82.8% were family households, 15.0% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 9.7 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 25.8 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), 9.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 25.8% 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 Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 375 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.3 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.7 -- 8.0 -- 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 Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,946 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 7.8 -- 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 Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 31 2.9 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 293 27.4 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 488 45.6 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 250 23.3 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 9 0.8 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), 27.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.3% 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 Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 47 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 21 44.7 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 26 55.3 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), there were 47 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 21 (or 44.7%) were male and 26 (or 55.3%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent Gowrie (ACT) % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 443 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,308 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In Gowrie (ACT) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $443 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,308.

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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