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Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Weipa

Code UCL315100 (UCL)
People 3,334
Male 1,776
Female 1,558
Median age 30
Families 801
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,408
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,501
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $231
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Total 3,334 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,776 53.3 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,558 46.7 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 618 18.6 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,334 people in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 53.3% were male and 46.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 18.6% of the population.

Age Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 320 9.6 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 304 9.1 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 250 7.5 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 205 6.2 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 209 6.3 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 316 9.5 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 311 9.3 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 328 9.8 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 280 8.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 244 7.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 219 6.6 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 166 5.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 109 3.3 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 39 1.2 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 16 0.5 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 6 0.2 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 9 0.3 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 30 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities) was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,160 47.3 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 79 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 156 6.4 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 34 1.4 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,023 41.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 47.3% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 42 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 59 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 936 48.0 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 424 21.7 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 590 30.3 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 21.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 46 4.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 331 29.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 12 1.1 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 181 16.1 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.3 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 6 0.5 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 72 6.4 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 48 4.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 15 1.3 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 408 36.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,122 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities) 33.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.6% were in primary school, 16.8% in secondary school and 10.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,594 77.9 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 434 14.9 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 167 5.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 143 4.9 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,173 74.5 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), 74.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Weipa % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,400 74.1 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 295 15.6 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 147 7.8 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 48 2.5 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,890 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,890 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 74.1% were employed full time, 15.6% were employed part-time and 2.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 102 5.5 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 56 3.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 137 7.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 140 7.6 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,261 68.4 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), 5.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 3.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 68.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 34 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 34 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,240 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,647 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,501 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities) was $1,240.

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

Unpaid work Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,674 68.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 771 31.4 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 142 5.8 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 507 20.6 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.4% provided care for children and 5.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 526 21.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 719 29.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 252 10.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 179 7.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 297 37.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 408 50.9 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 88 11.0 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 1.0 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), 50.9% were couple families with children, 37.1% were couple families without children and 11.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 42.4 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 57.6 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities) 42.4% of single parents were male and 57.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,844 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,039 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,039 and those without children was $2,844.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 287 40.7 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 7 1.0 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 150 21.2 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 112 15.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 11 1.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 11 1.6 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 65 9.2 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 63 8.9 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 40.7% had both partners employed full-time, 1.0% had both employed part-time and 21.2% 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 Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,003 85.7 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 168 14.3 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 645 64.4 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 184 18.4 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 157 15.7 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 15 1.5 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), 64.4% were separate houses, 18.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.5 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 37 3.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 262 26.2 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 462 46.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 212 21.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 2.3 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 26.2% had 2 bedrooms and 46.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 71 7.1 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 310 31.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 594 59.4 513,413 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 25 2.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), 7.1% were owned outright, 31.0% were owned with a mortgage and 59.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 779 77.9 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 182 18.2 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 39 3.9 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 77.9% were family households, 18.2% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 3.9 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 30.6 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), 3.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 30.6% 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 Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 231 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
None 28 2.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 279 27.9 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 466 46.6 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 189 18.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 38 3.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.9% 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 Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 616 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 310 50.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 306 49.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 616 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 310 (or 50.3%) were male and 306 (or 49.7%) 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 Weipa % 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 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,287 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,287.

Mortgage and rent Weipa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 346 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Weipa (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $346 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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