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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part)

Code UCL102001 (UCL)
People 35,878
Male 17,968
Female 17,910
Median age 35
Families 9,453
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 15,402
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,622
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $285
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Total 35,878 -- 6,917,658 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 17,968 50.1 3,408,878 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 17,910 49.9 3,508,780 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,122 3.1 172,621 2.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 35,878 people in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.1% of the population.

Age Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,551 7.1 458,736 6.6 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,329 6.5 434,608 6.3 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,382 6.6 439,168 6.3 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,289 6.4 443,416 6.4 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,489 6.9 449,685 6.5 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,874 8.0 473,160 6.8 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,663 7.4 468,336 6.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,793 7.8 488,124 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,096 8.6 483,502 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,850 7.9 481,428 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,428 6.8 469,024 6.8 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,031 5.7 419,612 6.1 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,627 4.5 390,678 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,083 3.0 304,327 4.4 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 846 2.4 237,362 3.4 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 608 1.7 186,032 2.7 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 505 1.4 150,724 2.2 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 436 1.2 139,735 2.0 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 38 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 13,297 46.5 2,758,854 49.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,006 3.5 170,428 3.1 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,545 8.9 461,145 8.3 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,318 4.6 324,518 5.8 949,634 5.5
Never married 10,445 36.5 1,870,203 33.5 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 46.5% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 12,171 46.8 2,514,378 50.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,890 11.1 418,721 8.3 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 10,941 42.1 2,096,245 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 34 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Pre-school 524 4.8 126,605 5.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,166 20.0 372,075 17.4 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 702 6.5 115,727 5.4 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 150 1.4 61,544 2.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,328 12.3 271,181 12.7 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 837 7.7 109,409 5.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 242 2.2 71,341 3.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,016 9.4 168,004 7.9 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,417 13.1 303,070 14.2 932,524 14.3
Other 235 2.2 50,619 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,217 20.5 486,539 22.8 1,511,694 23.2
Total 10,834 -- 2,136,114 -- 6,503,580 --

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.9% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 22.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Australia 27,123 75.6 4,747,372 68.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 9,158 27.2 2,363,793 36.7 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,533 7.5 433,840 6.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,702 5.1 294,595 4.6 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 20,236 60.2 3,342,215 51.9 10,757,087 53.7

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 60.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 27.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 14,050 68.7 2,007,924 60.2 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,540 22.2 939,465 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,275 6.2 190,944 5.7 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 594 2.9 196,525 5.9 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 20,459 -- 3,334,858 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 20,459 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 68.7% were employed full time, 22.2% were employed part-time and 2.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,472 7.4 326,514 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,391 7.0 304,830 9.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,682 8.5 308,122 9.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,526 22.8 569,665 18.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 9,525 47.9 1,438,260 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 7.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 41 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 835 -- 561 -- 577 --
Family 2,036 -- 1,477 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,622 -- 1,237 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $835.

Travel to work, top responses Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 21,198 74.1 3,839,135 68.7 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 8,550 29.9 1,537,775 27.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,855 10.0 638,615 11.4 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,593 16.1 942,085 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.9% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 7,038 24.6 1,226,912 22.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 8,619 30.1 1,391,598 24.9 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,274 11.4 660,872 11.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,265 7.9 559,753 10.0 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.4% 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,246 34.3 669,019 36.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 4,468 47.3 831,850 45.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,570 16.6 297,904 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 167 1.8 30,780 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 47.3% were couple families with children, 34.3% were couple families without children and 16.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.7 -- 17.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.3 -- 83.0 -- 82.4

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) 21.7% of single parents were male and 78.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Families without children 2,372 -- 2,120 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,755 -- 2,370 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,755 and those without children was $2,372.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,670 34.6 327,626 21.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 212 2.7 54,280 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,663 21.5 306,829 20.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 966 12.5 239,315 15.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 271 3.5 83,287 5.5 251,191 5.4
Both not working 848 11.0 308,233 20.5 899,598 19.2
Other 632 8.2 89,812 6.0 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 457 5.9 91,486 6.1 314,529 6.7

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 34.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 21.5% 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 13,495 92.1 2,471,299 90.3 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,159 7.9 265,338 9.7 934,470 10.7

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,881 65.8 1,717,699 69.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,158 16.0 263,926 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,380 17.6 465,189 18.8 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 66 0.5 21,140 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 65.8% were separate houses, 16.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 55 0.4 18,042 0.7 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 920 6.8 137,467 5.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,090 22.9 555,253 22.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,729 35.0 986,995 39.9 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,472 33.1 726,049 29.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 232 1.7 47,491 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 6.8% had 1 bedroom, 22.9% had 2 bedrooms and 35.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,364 24.9 820,006 33.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 5,270 39.0 824,292 33.4 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,485 33.2 743,050 30.1 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 79 0.6 20,418 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 298 2.2 63,530 2.6 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.9% were owned outright, 39.0% were owned with a mortgage and 33.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Family households 9,244 68.5 1,777,400 71.9 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,843 28.5 599,149 24.2 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 410 3.0 94,746 3.8 321,007 4.1

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 68.5% were family households, 28.5% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.6 -- 24.2 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.0 -- 12.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 16.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.0% 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median rent 285 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 88.4 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.2 -- 11.6 -- 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 89.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.9 -- 10.5 -- 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
None 918 6.8 258,153 10.4 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,855 36.0 933,953 37.8 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,931 36.5 840,655 34.0 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,410 17.9 360,074 14.6 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 382 2.8 78,462 3.2 234,292 3.0

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.9% 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,121 -- 172,620 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 556 49.6 85,080 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 565 50.4 87,540 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 21 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,121 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 556 (or 49.6%) were male and 565 (or 50.4%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,428 -- 941 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,428.

Mortgage and rent Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % New South Wales % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 251 -- 200 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,673 -- 1,647 --

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $251 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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