Greater Brisbane

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 3GBRI
People 2,270,800
Male 49.2%
Female 50.8%
Median age 35
Families 591,505
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 901,797
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,562
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,861
Median weekly rent $355
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

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
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 1,117,452 49.2 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,153,351 50.8 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 54,158 2.4 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,270,800 people in Greater Brisbane. Of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

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Age Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 35 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 147,903 6.5 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 153,928 6.8 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 142,581 6.3 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 146,581 6.5 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 170,741 7.5 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 170,661 7.5 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 172,568 7.6 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 157,315 6.9 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 160,613 7.1 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 155,861 6.9 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 143,199 6.3 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 130,519 5.7 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 114,276 5.0 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 103,118 4.5 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 75,090 3.3 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 52,275 2.3 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 35,231 1.6 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 38,357 1.7 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Greater Brisbane was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 851,123 46.6 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 61,500 3.4 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 157,596 8.6 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 80,951 4.4 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 675,229 37.0 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Greater Brisbane aged 15 years and over, 46.6% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 756,868 46.4 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 186,432 11.4 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 689,405 42.2 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Greater Brisbane, of people aged 15 years and over, 46.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 28,756 4.0 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 135,392 19.0 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 36,200 5.1 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 23,219 3.3 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 81,747 11.5 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 32,502 4.6 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 30,827 4.3 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 40,356 5.7 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 133,192 18.7 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 20,209 2.8 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 148,893 20.9 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Greater Brisbane 31.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.4% were in primary school, 20.4% in secondary school and 24.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 418,270 22.9 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 167,153 9.2 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 52,538 2.9 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 246,848 13.5 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 325,802 17.8 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 72,093 3.9 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 204,727 11.2 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 1,090 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 210 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 115,240 6.3 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 9,276 0.5 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 167,619 9.2 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Greater Brisbane, 17.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
English 842,199 26.6 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 733,813 23.2 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 279,484 8.8 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 234,584 7.4 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
German 136,453 4.3 296,387 4.5 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Greater Brisbane were English 26.6%, Australian 23.2%, Irish 8.8%, Scottish 7.4% and German 4.3%.

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 Greater Brisbane (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 1,538,708 67.8 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 106,053 4.7 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
England 90,086 4.0 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 36,175 1.6 47,114 1.0 509,555 2.2
India 35,335 1.6 49,145 1.0 455,389 1.9
South Africa 22,068 1.0 40,131 0.9 162,449 0.7

In Greater Brisbane, 67.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.7%, England 4.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.6%, India 1.6% and South Africa 1.0%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 723,337 31.9 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 158,956 7.0 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 120,730 5.3 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,115,505 49.1 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Greater Brisbane, 49.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 1,241,760 54.7 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 145,182 6.4 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 122,475 5.4 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 49,716 2.2 64,856 1.4 704,658 3.0
India 48,530 2.1 67,903 1.4 616,939 2.6

In Greater Brisbane, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 54.7%, England 6.4%, New Zealand 5.4%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.2% and India 2.1%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 1,282,538 56.5 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 131,083 5.8 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 122,942 5.4 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 49,665 2.2 64,863 1.4 699,074 3.0
India 47,293 2.1 65,921 1.4 605,777 2.6

In Greater Brisbane, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 56.5%, England 5.8%, New Zealand 5.4%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.2% and India 2.1%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 695,088 30.6 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 488,563 21.5 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 303,083 13.3 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 209,874 9.2 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 103,332 4.6 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Greater Brisbane were No Religion, so described 30.6%, Catholic 21.5%, Anglican 13.3%, Not stated 9.2% and Uniting Church 4.6%. In Greater Brisbane, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (59.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Mandarin 53,492 2.4 69,474 1.5 596,711 2.5
Vietnamese 22,573 1.0 25,914 0.6 277,400 1.2
Cantonese 19,624 0.9 24,900 0.5 280,943 1.2
Spanish 14,807 0.7 21,006 0.4 140,817 0.6
Hindi 14,560 0.6 18,163 0.4 159,652 0.7
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English only spoken at home 1,771,105 78.0 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 150,707 18.1 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Greater Brisbane 78.0% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 2.4%, Vietnamese 1.0%, Cantonese 0.9%, Spanish 0.7% and Hindi 0.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 681,706 58.8 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 339,295 29.3 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 52,783 4.6 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 85,640 7.4 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,159,424 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Brisbane. Of these 58.8% were employed full time, 29.3% were employed part-time and 7.4% 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
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 115,627 10.8 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 102,096 9.5 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 121,569 11.3 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 218,629 20.4 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 463,070 43.1 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Greater Brisbane, 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Professionals 246,294 22.9 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 158,546 14.8 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 139,054 13.0 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 127,222 11.8 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 116,612 10.9 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 101,412 9.4 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 99,974 9.3 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 67,242 6.3 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Greater Brisbane included Professionals 22.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.8%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.0%, Managers 11.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.9%, Labourers 9.4%, Sales Workers 9.3% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 47,630 4.4 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 25,847 2.4 54,394 2.5 231,198 2.2
Cafes and Restaurants 25,165 2.3 49,488 2.3 253,385 2.4
State Government Administration 24,722 2.3 36,185 1.7 158,980 1.5
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 24,631 2.3 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4

Of the employed people in Greater Brisbane, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.4%, Primary Education 2.4%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.3%, State Government Administration 2.3% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 703 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,821 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,562 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Greater Brisbane was $703.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 657,654 61.2 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 53,563 5.0 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Bus 49,938 4.7 63,829 3.0 323,201 3.0
Worked at home 49,157 4.6 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Train 39,105 3.6 42,306 2.0 488,012 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 124,295 11.6 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 740,745 69.0 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Greater Brisbane, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 61.2%, Car, as passenger 5.0%, Bus 4.7%, Worked at home 4.6% and Train 3.6%. On the day, 11.6% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 69.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,312,615 71.9 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 530,593 29.1 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 196,784 10.8 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 339,835 18.6 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Greater Brisbane, of people aged 15 years and over, 71.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.1% provided care for children and 10.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.6% 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
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 443,640 24.3 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 502,065 27.5 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 210,175 11.5 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 156,732 8.6 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Greater Brisbane, 27.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 217,362 36.7 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 266,696 45.1 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 96,326 16.3 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 11,119 1.9 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Greater Brisbane, 45.1% were couple families with children, 36.7% were couple families without children and 16.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.3 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.7 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Greater Brisbane, 18.3% of single parents were male and 81.7% 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
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 117,641 24.3 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 17,780 3.7 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 105,304 21.8 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 75,249 15.5 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 26,833 5.5 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 87,081 18.0 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 25,621 5.3 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 28,548 5.9 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Greater Brisbane, of couple families with children, 24.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 21.8% 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 Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 789,472 92.0 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 68,401 8.0 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Greater Brisbane, 92.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 602,947 76.4 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 79,228 10.0 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 99,679 12.6 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 4,659 0.6 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Brisbane, 76.4% were separate houses, 10.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.6% were flats or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 3,045 0.4 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 33,404 4.2 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 121,145 15.3 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 307,055 38.9 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 307,538 39.0 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 17,273 2.2 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Greater Brisbane, of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 15.3% had 2 bedrooms and 38.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 208,811 26.4 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 281,867 35.7 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 272,751 34.5 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 6,656 0.8 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 19,374 2.5 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Brisbane, 26.4% were owned outright, 35.7% were owned with a mortgage and 34.5% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 574,438 72.8 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 173,424 22.0 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 41,605 5.3 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Greater Brisbane, of all households, 72.8% were family households, 22.0% were single person households and 5.3% were group households.

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Household income Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 17.1 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.6 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Greater Brisbane, 17.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 17.6% 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 Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 355 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.1 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.9 -- 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 Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,861 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.4 -- 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 Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 51,381 6.5 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 269,903 34.2 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 294,816 37.3 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 149,893 19.0 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 23,470 3.0 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Greater Brisbane, 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 88,107 11.2 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 682,188 86.4 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 19,164 2.4 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Greater Brisbane, 86.4% 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.
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 26,813 49.5 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 27,347 50.5 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Greater Brisbane, 49.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.5% 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
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,386 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Greater Brisbane, 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 $1,386.

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
Greater Brisbane % Greater Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 330 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,777 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Greater Brisbane, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $330 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,777.

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.