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Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Bundaberg

Code UCL312001 (UCL)
People 49,750
Male 23,924
Female 25,826
Median age 40
Families 13,370
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 21,632
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $809
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,400
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Total 49,750 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 23,924 48.1 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 25,826 51.9 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,018 4.1 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 49,750 people in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.1% of the population.

Age Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,192 6.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,163 6.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,468 7.0 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,418 6.9 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,860 5.7 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,903 5.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,548 5.1 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,797 5.6 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,991 6.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,160 6.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,085 6.2 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,880 5.8 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,949 5.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,849 5.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,472 5.0 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,987 4.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,588 3.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,441 2.9 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 19,106 47.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,620 4.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,954 9.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,243 8.1 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 12,002 30.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 47.9% were married and 14.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 17,057 48.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,288 9.3 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 15,137 42.7 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 540 4.0 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,173 23.4 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 637 4.7 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 463 3.4 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,025 15.0 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 624 4.6 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 342 2.5 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 830 6.1 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 898 6.6 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 299 2.2 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,713 27.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 13,544 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.6% were in primary school, 22.1% in secondary school and 12.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 41,615 83.6 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,173 13.4 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,793 6.1 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,798 3.9 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 35,369 76.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), 76.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 11,199 54.5 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 6,209 30.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,202 5.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,932 9.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 20,542 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 20,542 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 54.5% were employed full time, 30.2% were employed part-time and 9.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,057 11.1 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,682 9.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,469 13.3 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,888 20.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 7,311 39.3 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 427 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 987 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 809 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities) was $427.

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

Unpaid work Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 26,675 66.8 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 10,357 25.9 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,937 12.4 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 6,907 17.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.9% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,965 17.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 9,571 24.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,148 12.9 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 4,992 12.5 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,781 43.2 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 4,714 35.3 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,700 20.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 175 1.3 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.3% were couple families with children, 43.2% were couple families without children and 20.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities) 15.5% of single parents were male and 84.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,676 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,907 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,907 and those without children was $1,676.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,675 16.0 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 335 3.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,819 17.3 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,454 13.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 590 5.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,246 30.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 516 4.9 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 860 8.2 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 16.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 17.3% 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 Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 19,095 91.6 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,743 8.4 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 15,378 80.5 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,519 8.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,893 9.9 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 303 1.6 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), 80.5% were separate houses, 8.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 107 0.6 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 842 4.4 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,538 18.5 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 9,352 49.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,749 24.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 507 2.7 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 18.5% had 2 bedrooms and 49.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,590 34.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 5,226 27.4 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,347 33.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 304 1.6 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 628 3.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.5% were owned outright, 27.4% were owned with a mortgage and 33.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 13,139 68.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,265 27.6 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 692 3.6 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 68.8% were family households, 27.6% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

Household income Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.8 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.4% 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 Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.1 -- 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 Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,400 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
None 1,876 9.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,847 41.1 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 6,245 32.7 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,383 12.5 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 743 3.9 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.5% 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 Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,018 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 957 47.4 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,061 52.6 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 2,018 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 957 (or 47.4%) were male and 1,061 (or 52.6%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bundaberg % 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 780 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bundaberg (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 $780.

Mortgage and rent Bundaberg % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,387 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bundaberg (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,387.

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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