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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Emerald

Code UCL313004 (UCL)
People 12,895
Male 6,717
Female 6,178
Median age 29
Families 3,074
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 5,200
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2,294
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $304
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Total 12,895 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,717 52.1 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,178 47.9 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 432 3.3 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,895 people in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 52.1% were male and 47.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.3% of the population.

Age Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,213 9.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,109 8.6 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 983 7.6 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 980 7.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 977 7.6 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,241 9.6 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,104 8.6 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,054 8.2 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,010 7.8 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 945 7.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 811 6.3 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 573 4.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 359 2.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 208 1.6 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 134 1.0 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 89 0.7 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 67 0.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 38 0.3 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 29 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) was 29 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,858 50.7 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 313 3.3 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 648 6.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 203 2.1 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,567 37.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 50.7% were married and 10.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,005 50.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,211 15.2 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,734 34.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 197 4.7 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 750 18.1 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 535 12.9 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 135 3.3 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 409 9.9 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 344 8.3 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 41 1.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 232 5.6 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 237 5.7 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 66 1.6 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,205 29.0 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,151 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) 32.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.2% were in primary school, 19.1% in secondary school and 11.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 10,087 78.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,962 16.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 631 5.4 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 510 4.3 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,626 73.5 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 73.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Emerald % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,129 70.1 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,558 21.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 452 6.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 179 2.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,318 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,318 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 70.1% were employed full time, 21.3% were employed part-time and 2.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 559 7.8 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 422 5.9 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 574 8.0 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 899 12.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,230 59.3 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 7.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 915 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,477 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,294 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) was $915.

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

Unpaid work Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,986 72.9 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,370 35.1 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 631 6.6 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,189 22.8 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 35.1% provided care for children and 6.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,265 23.6 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,616 27.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,056 11.0 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,048 10.9 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,021 33.2 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,694 55.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 314 10.2 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 43 1.4 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 55.1% were couple families with children, 33.2% were couple families without children and 10.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.8 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.2 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) 20.8% of single parents were male and 79.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,572 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,827 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,827 and those without children was $2,572.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 827 30.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 53 2.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 723 26.6 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 528 19.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 54 2.0 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 88 3.2 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 207 7.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 234 8.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 30.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.0% had both employed part-time and 26.6% 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 Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,857 83.4 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 765 16.6 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,085 79.9 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 217 5.6 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 444 11.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 106 2.7 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.9% were separate houses, 5.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.5% were flats, units or apartments and 2.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 39 1.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 127 3.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 414 10.7 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,534 39.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,687 43.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 60 1.6 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 10.7% had 2 bedrooms and 39.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 570 14.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,608 41.7 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,598 41.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 19 0.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 64 1.7 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 14.8% were owned outright, 41.7% were owned with a mortgage and 41.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 3,000 77.7 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 653 16.9 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 207 5.4 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 77.7% were family households, 16.9% were single person households and 5.4% were group households.

Household income Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 9.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 24.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 9.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 24.3% 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 Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 304 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
None 116 3.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,016 26.3 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,613 41.8 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,007 26.1 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 108 2.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.1% 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 Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 430 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 228 53.0 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 202 47.0 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 430 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 228 (or 53.0%) were male and 202 (or 47.0%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,053 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 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 $2,053.

Mortgage and rent Emerald % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 370 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,201 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $370 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,201.

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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