Sunshine Coast

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 316
People 346,522
Male 48.3%
Female 51.7%
Median age 44
Families 95,178
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 156,753
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,260
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,777
Median weekly rent $370
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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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
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 167,304 48.3 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 179,214 51.7 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 6,502 1.9 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 346,522 people in Sunshine Coast. Of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.9% of the population.

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Age Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 44 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 17,827 5.1 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 21,890 6.3 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 22,111 6.4 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 20,537 5.9 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 17,161 5.0 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 16,648 4.8 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 18,436 5.3 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 19,689 5.7 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 23,537 6.8 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 24,611 7.1 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 24,475 7.1 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 24,153 7.0 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 22,969 6.6 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 23,200 6.7 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 18,316 5.3 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 12,927 3.7 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 8,966 2.6 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 9,082 2.6 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Sunshine Coast was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 143,159 50.3 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 10,062 3.5 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 31,419 11.0 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 16,507 5.8 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 83,550 29.3 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Sunshine Coast aged 15 years and over, 50.3% were married and 14.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 125,730 50.1 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 28,262 11.3 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 96,734 38.6 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Sunshine Coast, of people aged 15 years and over, 50.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 3,805 3.9 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 19,926 20.5 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,370 3.5 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 5,345 5.5 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 13,461 13.8 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3,274 3.4 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 5,385 5.5 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,946 5.1 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 12,509 12.9 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 2,361 2.4 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 22,934 23.6 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Sunshine Coast 28.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.4% were in primary school, 22.7% in secondary school and 17.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 48,561 17.1 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 29,254 10.3 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 9,671 3.4 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 47,901 16.8 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 43,158 15.2 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 12,933 4.5 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 37,549 13.2 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 166 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 26 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 18,153 6.4 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 486 0.2 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 28,060 9.9 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Sunshine Coast, 15.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
English 156,339 32.2 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 126,851 26.1 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 45,446 9.3 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 42,518 8.7 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
German 23,037 4.7 296,387 4.5 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Sunshine Coast were English 32.2%, Australian 26.1%, Irish 9.3%, Scottish 8.7% and German 4.7%.

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 Sunshine Coast (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 255,489 73.7 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 21,601 6.2 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 15,561 4.5 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
South Africa 3,342 1.0 40,131 0.9 162,449 0.7
Germany 2,305 0.7 20,387 0.4 102,595 0.4
Scotland 2,140 0.6 21,879 0.5 119,417 0.5

In Sunshine Coast, 73.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 6.2%, New Zealand 4.5%, South Africa 1.0%, Germany 0.7% and Scotland 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 79,044 22.8 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 25,055 7.2 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 19,265 5.6 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 199,433 57.6 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Sunshine Coast, 57.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 22.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 219,833 63.4 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 30,606 8.8 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 18,301 5.3 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
Scotland 5,150 1.5 54,350 1.2 276,038 1.2
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 4,030 1.2 33,883 0.7 177,536 0.8

In Sunshine Coast, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 63.4%, England 8.8%, New Zealand 5.3%, Scotland 1.5% and United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 1.2%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 226,007 65.2 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 29,097 8.4 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 18,400 5.3 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
Scotland 4,452 1.3 46,925 1.0 245,915 1.1
South Africa 3,959 1.1 46,654 1.0 193,412 0.8

In Sunshine Coast, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 65.2%, England 8.4%, New Zealand 5.3%, Scotland 1.3% and South Africa 1.1%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 117,737 34.0 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 63,023 18.2 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 58,167 16.8 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 31,599 9.1 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 18,021 5.2 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Sunshine Coast were No Religion, so described 34.0%, Catholic 18.2%, Anglican 16.8%, Not stated 9.1% and Uniting Church 5.2%. In Sunshine Coast, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (59.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
German 2,034 0.6 16,488 0.4 79,353 0.3
French 1,073 0.3 11,988 0.3 70,873 0.3
Italian 979 0.3 20,009 0.4 271,597 1.2
Afrikaans 911 0.3 12,525 0.3 43,741 0.2
Dutch 881 0.3 7,157 0.2 33,835 0.1
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English only spoken at home 308,716 89.1 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 9,865 7.1 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Sunshine Coast 89.1% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 0.6%, French 0.3%, Italian 0.3%, Afrikaans 0.3% and Dutch 0.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 84,897 52.0 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 58,912 36.1 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 7,834 4.8 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 11,559 7.1 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 163,202 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sunshine Coast. Of these 52.0% were employed full time, 36.1% were employed part-time and 7.1% 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
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 20,271 13.4 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 16,678 11.0 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 21,964 14.5 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 24,875 16.4 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 60,022 39.6 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Sunshine Coast, 13.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Professionals 28,965 19.1 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 24,380 16.1 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 19,240 12.7 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 18,474 12.2 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 18,051 11.9 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Sales Workers 16,936 11.2 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 15,808 10.4 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 7,500 4.9 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Sunshine Coast included Professionals 19.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 16.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.2%, Managers 11.9%, Sales Workers 11.2%, Labourers 10.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.9%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 6,430 4.2 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 4,995 3.3 49,488 2.3 253,385 2.4
Aged Care Residential Services 4,027 2.7 40,967 1.9 211,621 2.0
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 4,024 2.7 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4
Primary Education 3,650 2.4 54,394 2.5 231,198 2.2

Of the employed people in Sunshine Coast, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.2%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.3%, Aged Care Residential Services 2.7%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.7% and Primary Education 2.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 612 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,478 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,260 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sunshine Coast was $612.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 102,212 67.4 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 11,647 7.7 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 6,988 4.6 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 3,914 2.6 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Bus 1,927 1.3 63,829 3.0 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 3,552 2.3 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 111,005 73.2 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Sunshine Coast, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 67.4%, Worked at home 7.7%, Car, as passenger 4.6%, Walked only 2.6% and Bus 1.3%. On the day, 2.3% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 73.2% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 208,779 73.3 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 77,894 27.4 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 31,824 11.2 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 58,992 20.7 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Sunshine Coast, of people aged 15 years and over, 73.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.4% provided care for children and 11.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.7% 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
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 61,126 21.5 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 80,508 28.3 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 38,455 13.5 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 28,684 10.1 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sunshine Coast, 28.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 42,688 44.9 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 36,743 38.6 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 14,712 15.5 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 1,029 1.1 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Sunshine Coast, 38.6% were couple families with children, 44.9% were couple families without children and 15.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.4 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.6 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Sunshine Coast, 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% 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
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 13,379 16.8 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 4,170 5.3 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 17,029 21.4 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 9,327 11.7 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 5,304 6.7 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 21,052 26.5 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 3,688 4.6 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 5,471 6.9 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Sunshine Coast, of couple families with children, 16.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% had both employed part-time and 21.4% 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 Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 128,714 87.6 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 18,230 12.4 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Sunshine Coast, 87.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 95,936 74.5 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 15,955 12.4 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 14,364 11.2 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 1,723 1.3 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Sunshine Coast, 74.5% were separate houses, 12.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.2% were flats or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 663 0.5 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 4,698 3.6 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 22,510 17.5 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 51,286 39.8 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 46,742 36.3 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 2,835 2.2 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Sunshine Coast, of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 17.5% had 2 bedrooms and 39.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 43,792 34.0 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 42,222 32.8 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 37,216 28.9 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 2,284 1.8 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 3,214 2.5 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Sunshine Coast, 34.0% were owned outright, 32.8% were owned with a mortgage and 28.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 93,058 72.3 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 30,433 23.6 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 5,237 4.1 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Sunshine Coast, of all households, 72.3% were family households, 23.6% were single person households and 4.1% were group households.

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Household income Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 21.2 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.2 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Sunshine Coast, 21.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.2% 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 Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 370 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.8 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.2 -- 12.8 -- 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 Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,777 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.3 -- 6.4 -- 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 Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 5,492 4.3 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 44,964 34.9 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 50,109 38.9 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 24,167 18.8 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3,989 3.1 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Sunshine Coast, 34.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 15,326 11.9 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 110,265 85.7 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 3,142 2.4 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Sunshine Coast, 85.7% 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.
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 3,272 50.3 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 3,228 49.7 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Sunshine Coast, 50.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.7% were female. The median age was 22 years.

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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
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,357 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Sunshine Coast, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,357.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Sunshine Coast % Sunshine Coast Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 365 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,863 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Sunshine Coast, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $365 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,863.

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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.