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Hervey Bay

Code UCL312003 (UCL)
People 48,680
Male 23,254
Female 25,426
Median age 45
Families 13,823
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 22,992
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $772
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Total 48,680 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 23,254 47.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 25,426 52.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,639 3.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 48,680 people in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.8% were male and 52.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.4% of the population.

Age Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,884 5.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,023 6.2 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,405 7.0 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,960 6.1 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,025 4.2 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,961 4.0 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,241 4.6 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,674 5.5 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,934 6.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,106 6.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,188 6.5 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,091 6.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,765 7.7 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,548 7.3 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,036 6.2 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,169 4.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,470 3.0 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,197 2.5 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 20,536 52.2 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,527 3.9 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,209 10.7 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,995 7.6 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 10,105 25.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 52.2% were married and 14.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 18,315 52.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,381 9.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 13,454 38.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 58 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) was 58 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 545 4.2 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,832 21.9 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 807 6.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 541 4.2 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,800 13.9 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 621 4.8 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 459 3.5 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 805 6.2 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 958 7.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 292 2.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,274 25.3 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 12,934 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) 26.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.3% were in primary school, 22.3% in secondary school and 13.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 37,832 77.7 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 9,781 21.5 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,991 6.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,186 4.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 30,592 67.2 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 67.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,031 50.1 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 5,819 32.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,118 6.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,042 11.3 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 18,010 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 18,010 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 50.1% were employed full time, 32.3% were employed part-time and 11.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,984 12.4 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,618 10.1 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,216 13.9 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,949 18.5 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,079 38.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 397 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 901 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 772 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) was $397.

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

Unpaid work Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 27,075 68.8 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,541 24.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,015 12.7 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 6,806 17.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.2% provided care for children and 12.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,717 17.1 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 9,592 24.4 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 5,505 14.0 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 5,262 13.4 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,766 48.9 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 4,430 32.0 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,507 18.1 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 121 0.9 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.0% were couple families with children, 48.9% were couple families without children and 18.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.6 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.4 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) 13.6% of single parents were male and 86.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,651 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,913 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,913 and those without children was $1,651.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,436 12.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 422 3.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,494 13.3 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,226 10.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 769 6.9 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,404 39.3 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 516 4.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 931 8.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 12.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 13.3% 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 Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 19,011 88.4 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,493 11.6 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 15,898 83.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 905 4.8 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,738 9.1 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 458 2.4 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.6% were separate houses, 4.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.1% were flats, units or apartments and 2.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 115 0.6 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 595 3.1 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,104 16.3 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 8,177 43.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 6,632 34.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 387 2.0 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 16.3% had 2 bedrooms and 43.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,197 37.9 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,565 24.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,393 33.6 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 386 2.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 470 2.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.9% were owned outright, 24.0% were owned with a mortgage and 33.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 13,583 71.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,784 25.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 642 3.4 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 71.5% were family households, 25.2% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 37.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.3% 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 Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.3 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.7 -- 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 Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
None 1,557 8.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 8,687 45.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5,998 31.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,138 11.2 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 631 3.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.2% 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 Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,637 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 788 48.1 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 849 51.9 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,637 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 788 (or 48.1%) were male and 849 (or 51.9%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Hervey Bay % 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 752 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Hervey Bay (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 $752.

Mortgage and rent Hervey Bay % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,777 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,777.

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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