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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Brisbane

Code UCL301001 (UCL)
People 1,874,427
Male 923,330
Female 951,097
Median age 34
Families 495,131
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 741,101
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,418
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,993
Median weekly rent $330
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 Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Total 1,874,427 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 923,330 49.3 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 951,097 50.7 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 36,693 2.0 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,874,427 people in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.0% of the population.

Age Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 132,107 7.0 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 122,220 6.5 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 120,160 6.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 130,127 6.9 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 147,957 7.9 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 150,130 8.0 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 138,576 7.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 141,080 7.5 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 137,280 7.3 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 127,372 6.8 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 117,334 6.3 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 103,040 5.5 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 93,631 5.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 67,115 3.6 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 49,078 2.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 36,937 2.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 30,521 1.6 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 29,761 1.6 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 699,840 46.7 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 46,608 3.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 126,593 8.4 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 69,722 4.6 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 557,180 37.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 46.7% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 642,639 47.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 144,621 10.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 577,448 42.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 23,425 4.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 108,566 19.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 32,626 5.7 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 19,778 3.5 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 60,889 10.7 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 24,433 4.3 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 25,282 4.4 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 37,521 6.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 104,304 18.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 14,518 2.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 118,306 20.8 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 569,648 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) 30.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.3% were in primary school, 19.4% in secondary school and 24.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,300,723 69.4 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 576,198 32.8 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 133,895 7.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 97,562 5.6 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 947,875 54.0 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 54.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 604,042 61.3 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 270,345 27.4 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 53,771 5.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 57,511 5.8 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 985,669 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 985,669 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 61.3% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 94,499 10.2 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 82,553 8.9 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 93,294 10.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 182,841 19.7 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 421,199 45.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 647 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,655 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,418 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) was $647.

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

Unpaid work Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,096,529 73.1 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 436,962 29.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 151,059 10.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 280,584 18.7 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 371,856 24.8 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 410,864 27.4 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 175,803 11.7 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 138,004 9.2 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 179,931 36.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 223,866 45.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 80,894 16.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 10,439 2.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.2% were couple families with children, 36.3% were couple families without children and 16.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.7% of single parents were male and 82.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,169 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,401 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,401 and those without children was $2,169.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 101,975 25.3 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 13,745 3.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 88,070 21.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 66,537 16.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 18,902 4.7 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 63,510 15.7 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 25,809 6.4 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 25,248 6.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 25.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 21.8% 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 Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 665,629 93.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 48,032 6.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 93.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 516,377 77.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 61,061 9.2 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 84,044 12.6 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3,846 0.6 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 77.6% were separate houses, 9.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 2,986 0.4 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 27,144 4.1 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 103,908 15.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 276,942 41.6 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 243,644 36.6 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 11,005 1.7 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.1% had 1 bedroom, 15.6% had 2 bedrooms and 41.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 176,231 26.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 243,115 36.5 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 226,931 34.1 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 5,206 0.8 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 14,145 2.1 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.5% were owned outright, 36.5% were owned with a mortgage and 34.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 482,314 72.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 146,670 22.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 36,645 5.5 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 72.5% were family households, 22.0% were single person households and 5.5% were group households.

Household income Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.1 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.9 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 19.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.9% 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 Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 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 Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,993 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
None 54,115 8.1 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 239,708 36.0 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 245,828 36.9 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 108,308 16.3 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 17,671 2.7 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.3% 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 Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 36,691 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 18,066 49.2 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 18,625 50.8 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 36,691 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 18,066 (or 49.2%) were male and 18,625 (or 50.8%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,199 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,199.

Mortgage and rent Brisbane % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 300 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,907 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,907.

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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