Queensland

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State/Territory
Area code 3
People 4,703,193
Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%
Median age 37
Families 1,221,148
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 1,987,313
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,402
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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People

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Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Male 2,321,889 49.4 2,148,221 49.6 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,381,308 50.6 2,184,520 50.4 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 186,482 4.0 155,826 3.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 4,703,193 people in Queensland. Of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.0% of the population.

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Age Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median age 37 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 296,466 6.3 297,895 6.9 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 317,138 6.7 286,990 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 299,097 6.4 290,982 6.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 296,287 6.3 293,919 6.8 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 316,860 6.7 293,845 6.8 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 320,753 6.8 300,709 6.9 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 325,943 6.9 286,696 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 305,218 6.5 308,180 7.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 322,901 6.9 312,568 7.2 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 322,982 6.9 302,744 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 308,727 6.6 288,140 6.7 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 292,198 6.2 257,964 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 260,685 5.5 243,125 5.6 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 242,192 5.1 185,758 4.3 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 180,406 3.8 136,884 3.2 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 126,084 2.7 99,571 2.3 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 83,731 1.8 76,973 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 85,528 1.8 69,799 1.6 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Queensland was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Married 1,775,920 46.9 1,655,244 47.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 134,953 3.6 114,431 3.3 608,059 3.2
Divorced 354,382 9.3 314,680 9.1 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 184,671 4.9 173,468 5.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,340,580 35.4 1,199,051 34.7 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Queensland aged 15 years and over, 46.9% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,546,502 46.7 1,487,139 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 394,739 11.9 342,985 11.2 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,367,026 41.3 1,239,440 40.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Queensland, of people aged 15 years and over, 46.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Preschool 56,639 3.9 50,611 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 276,468 19.1 258,616 20.2 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 73,844 5.1 72,714 5.7 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 50,202 3.5 48,448 3.8 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 176,138 12.2 154,132 12.0 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 63,080 4.4 51,966 4.1 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 58,927 4.1 52,452 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 76,992 5.3 79,243 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 213,221 14.8 173,432 13.5 1,160,626 16.1
Other 37,517 2.6 28,840 2.2 198,383 2.8
Not stated 360,888 25.0 311,790 24.3 1,707,023 23.7

In Queensland 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.7% were in primary school, 20.6% in secondary school and 20.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 693,412 18.3 -- -- 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 330,619 8.7 -- -- 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 111,975 3.0 -- -- 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 576,295 15.2 -- -- 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 625,959 16.5 -- -- 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 163,394 4.3 -- -- 941,531 4.9
Year 10 488,554 12.9 -- -- 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 2,602 0.1 -- -- 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 418 0.0 -- -- 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 275,376 7.3 -- -- 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 15,700 0.4 -- -- 145,844 0.8
Not stated 409,227 10.8 -- -- 1,974,794 10.4

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

Of people aged 15 and over in Queensland, 16.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
English 1,794,999 27.5 1,629,463 28.1 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 1,649,284 25.3 1,587,992 27.4 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 564,334 8.7 484,929 8.4 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 486,648 7.5 421,004 7.3 2,023,470 6.4
German 296,387 4.5 270,890 4.7 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Queensland were English 27.5%, Australian 25.3%, Irish 8.7%, Scottish 7.5% and German 4.5%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Queensland (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Australia 3,343,657 71.1 3,192,114 73.7 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 201,206 4.3 192,036 4.4 518,466 2.2
England 180,775 3.8 179,495 4.1 907,570 3.9
India 49,145 1.0 30,259 0.7 455,389 1.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 47,114 1.0 27,036 0.6 509,555 2.2
South Africa 40,131 0.9 35,549 0.8 162,449 0.7

In Queensland, 71.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.3%, England 3.8%, India 1.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.0% and South Africa 0.9%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 1,225,441 26.1 1,057,881 24.4 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 302,904 6.4 282,588 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 234,425 5.0 210,570 4.9 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,575,201 54.8 2,471,958 57.1 11,070,538 47.3

In Queensland, 54.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Australia 2,824,420 60.1 -- -- 12,231,150 52.3
England 287,091 6.1 -- -- 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 236,403 5.0 -- -- 617,331 2.6
India 67,903 1.4 -- -- 616,939 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 64,856 1.4 -- -- 704,658 3.0

2011 comparison data is not available for this table. For the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses, only whether a person's father was born in Australia or overseas was collected. In 2016, this question expanded to collect the actual country of birth of a person's father.

In Queensland, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 60.1%, England 6.1%, New Zealand 5.0%, India 1.4% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.4%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Australia 2,897,343 61.6 -- -- 12,643,365 54.0
England 264,169 5.6 -- -- 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 236,930 5.0 -- -- 608,329 2.6
India 65,921 1.4 -- -- 605,777 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 64,863 1.4 -- -- 699,074 3.0

2011 comparison data is not available for this table. For the 2001, 2006 and 2011 Censuses, only whether a person's mother was born in Australia or overseas was collected. In 2016, this question expanded to collect the actual country of birth of a person's mother.

In Queensland, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 61.6%, England 5.6%, New Zealand 5.0%, India 1.4% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.4%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,374,427 29.2 935,310 21.6 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 1,022,514 21.7 1,032,927 23.8 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 719,718 15.3 817,833 18.9 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 468,042 10.0 421,566 9.7 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 238,313 5.1 276,317 6.4 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Queensland were No Religion, so described 29.2%, Catholic 21.7%, Anglican 15.3%, Not stated 10.0% and Uniting Church 5.1%. In Queensland, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (62.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Mandarin 69,474 1.5 38,116 0.9 596,711 2.5
Vietnamese 25,914 0.6 21,852 0.5 277,400 1.2
Cantonese 24,900 0.5 22,258 0.5 280,943 1.2
Spanish 21,006 0.4 15,602 0.4 140,817 0.6
Italian 20,009 0.4 21,711 0.5 271,597 1.2
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 3,820,632 81.2 3,675,958 84.8 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 242,052 13.5 185,644 12.0 1,971,011 22.2

In Queensland 81.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 1.5%, Vietnamese 0.6%, Cantonese 0.5%, Spanish 0.4% and Italian 0.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,333,193 57.7 1,302,955 60.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 691,751 29.9 611,294 28.2 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 111,509 4.8 125,023 5.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 175,665 7.6 131,800 6.1 787,452 6.9

There were 2,312,118 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Queensland. Of these 57.7% were employed full time, 29.9% were employed part-time and 7.6% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 235,001 11.0 211,873 10.4 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 201,035 9.4 179,613 8.8 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 255,714 12.0 219,806 10.8 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 410,236 19.2 369,264 18.1 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 922,958 43.2 933,695 45.8 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Queensland, 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Professionals 423,917 19.8 385,580 18.9 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 305,441 14.3 304,565 14.9 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 291,317 13.6 299,327 14.7 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 258,509 12.1 245,607 12.0 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 241,956 11.3 202,980 10.0 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 225,268 10.5 215,232 10.6 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 207,795 9.7 199,633 9.8 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 147,636 6.9 149,322 7.3 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Queensland included Professionals 19.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.6%, Managers 12.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.3%, Labourers 10.5%, Sales Workers 9.7% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.9%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 91,756 4.3 82,191 4.0 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 54,394 2.5 46,588 2.3 231,198 2.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 52,291 2.4 49,388 2.4 254,275 2.4
Cafes and Restaurants 49,488 2.3 34,406 1.7 253,385 2.4
Takeaway Food Services 41,958 2.0 45,001 2.2 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Queensland, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.3%, Primary Education 2.5%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.4%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.3% and Takeaway Food Services 2.0%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Personal 660 -- 587 -- 662 --
Family 1,661 -- 1,453 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,402 -- 1,235 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Queensland was $660.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,368,965 64.1 1,248,542 61.2 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 112,508 5.3 125,269 6.1 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 112,422 5.3 99,371 4.9 503,582 4.7
Walked only 70,471 3.3 75,560 3.7 370,427 3.5
Bus 63,829 3.0 67,192 3.3 323,201 3.0
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 152,230 7.1 154,773 7.6 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,523,756 71.3 1,416,601 69.5 7,305,271 68.4

In Queensland, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 64.1%, Car, as passenger 5.3%, Worked at home 5.3%, Walked only 3.3% and Bus 3.0%. On the day, 7.1% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 71.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,671,858 70.5 2,474,105 71.6 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,063,450 28.1 986,297 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 407,168 10.7 353,374 10.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 714,138 18.8 645,544 18.7 3,620,726 19.0

In Queensland, of people aged 15 years and over, 70.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.1% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 853,120 22.5 772,078 22.3 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,017,232 26.8 915,273 26.5 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 448,338 11.8 425,045 12.3 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 353,168 9.3 361,709 10.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Queensland, 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 481,451 39.4 453,101 39.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 518,494 42.5 491,198 42.8 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 201,308 16.5 184,548 16.1 959,543 15.8
Other family 19,898 1.6 19,330 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Queensland, 42.5% were couple families with children, 39.4% were couple families without children and 16.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.5 -- 17.9 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.5 -- 82.1 -- 81.8

In Queensland, 18.5% of single parents were male and 81.5% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 225,032 22.5 216,005 22.9 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 39,193 3.9 34,301 3.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 212,524 21.3 197,351 20.9 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 144,839 14.5 144,967 15.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 57,595 5.8 47,188 5.0 302,037 6.0
Both not working 200,661 20.1 174,356 18.5 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 52,525 5.3 58,601 6.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 67,574 6.8 71,530 7.6 311,381 6.2

In Queensland, of couple families with children, 22.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 21.3% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,656,828 89.4 1,547,301 89.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 195,570 10.6 177,912 10.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Queensland, 89.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,269,653 76.6 1,215,305 78.5 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 174,984 10.6 129,429 8.4 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 186,780 11.3 181,717 11.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 16,809 1.0 19,572 1.3 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Queensland, 76.6% were separate houses, 10.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.3% were flats or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 8,306 0.5 8,677 0.6 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 70,628 4.3 64,982 4.2 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 275,203 16.6 260,606 16.8 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 657,978 39.7 651,209 42.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 604,269 36.5 532,756 34.4 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 40,448 2.4 29,072 1.9 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Queensland, of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 16.6% had 2 bedrooms and 39.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Owned outright 471,407 28.5 448,614 29.0 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 558,439 33.7 533,870 34.5 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 566,478 34.2 513,413 33.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 15,566 0.9 14,305 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 44,944 2.7 37,100 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Queensland, 28.5% were owned outright, 33.7% were owned with a mortgage and 34.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Family households 1,189,859 71.8 1,120,829 72.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 389,076 23.5 353,509 22.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 77,898 4.7 72,966 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Queensland, of all households, 71.8% were family households, 23.5% were single person households and 4.7% were group households.

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Household income Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 19.5 -- 22.8 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.4 -- 10.2 -- 16.4

In Queensland, 19.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 14.4% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median rent 330 -- 300 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.2 -- 88.1 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.8 -- 11.9 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,850 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 90.3 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.4 -- 9.7 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
None 99,133 6.0 110,842 7.2 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 566,233 34.2 547,574 35.4 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 620,096 37.4 575,735 37.2 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 315,106 19.0 267,080 17.3 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 56,263 3.4 46,070 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Queensland, 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 224,855 13.6 281,465 18.2 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,387,499 83.7 1,211,884 78.3 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 44,482 2.7 53,948 3.5 221,494 2.7

In Queensland, 83.7% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Male 92,176 49.4 76,743 49.2 322,171 49.6
Female 94,311 50.6 79,082 50.8 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 20 -- 23 --

In Queensland, 49.4% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.6% were female. The median age was 22 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.4 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- (a) -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,222 -- 1,066 -- 1,203 --

a) There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Queensland, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,222.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Queensland % Queensland 2011 % 2011 Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 270 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Queensland, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.