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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Alice River

Code UCL315001 (UCL)
People 2,107
Male 1,066
Female 1,041
Median age 34
Families 594
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 680
Average people per household 3.2
Median weekly household income $1,925
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $370
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,107 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,066 50.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,041 49.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 38 1.8 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,107 people in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

Age Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 182 8.6 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 195 9.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 183 8.7 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 179 8.5 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 68 3.2 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 98 4.7 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 149 7.1 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 188 8.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 191 9.1 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 177 8.4 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 153 7.3 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 116 5.5 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 101 4.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 63 3.0 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 41 1.9 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 16 0.8 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3 0.1 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4 0.2 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,004 64.8 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 20 1.3 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 92 5.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 27 1.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 406 26.2 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 64.8% were married and 7.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 59 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 21 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 21 years.

Social marital status Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 885 64.1 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 146 10.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 349 25.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 20 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 26 3.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 160 23.2 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 78 11.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 27 3.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 88 12.8 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 56 8.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 22 3.2 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 39 5.7 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 65 9.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 9 1.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 119 17.3 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 689 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities) 32.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 38.5% were in primary school, 24.1% in secondary school and 15.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,812 86.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 255 12.8 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 116 5.8 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 87 4.4 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,535 77.0 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), 77.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Alice River % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 710 62.6 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 315 27.8 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 73 6.4 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 37 3.3 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,135 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,135 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 62.6% were employed full time, 27.8% were employed part-time and 3.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 106 9.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 84 7.7 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 125 11.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 164 14.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 549 50.0 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), 9.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 781 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,976 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,925 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities) was $781.

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

Unpaid work Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,183 76.4 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 599 38.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 159 10.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 248 16.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 38.7% provided care for children and 10.3% 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 Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 310 20.0 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 397 25.6 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 245 15.8 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 232 15.0 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 192 32.3 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 357 60.0 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 46 7.7 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), 60.0% were couple families with children, 32.3% were couple families without children and 7.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities) 20.5% of single parents were male and 79.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,284 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,374 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,374 and those without children was $2,284.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 146 26.6 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 13 2.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 134 24.4 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 71 12.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 24 4.4 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 50 9.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 37 6.7 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 74 13.5 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 26.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.4% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 626 94.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 34 5.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), 94.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 622 99.5 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), 99.5% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4 0.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 16 2.6 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 217 34.8 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 380 60.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 7 1.1 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 2.6% had 2 bedrooms and 34.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 3.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 157 25.1 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 416 66.5 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 44 7.0 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 9 1.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.1% were owned outright, 66.5% were owned with a mortgage and 7.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 582 93.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 39 6.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 0.5 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 93.3% were family households, 6.2% were single person households and 0.5% were group households.

Household income Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 7.3 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), 7.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.3% 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 Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 370 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.4 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.6 -- 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 Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 81.6 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 18.4 -- 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 Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
None 4 0.6 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 87 14.0 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 321 51.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 204 32.8 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 6 1.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), 14.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 51.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 32.8% 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 Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 39 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 21 53.8 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 18 46.2 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 13 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 39 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 21 (or 53.8%) were male and 18 (or 46.2%) were female. The median age was 13 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.8 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,050 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,050.

Mortgage and rent Alice River % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 450 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Alice River (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $450 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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