Brisbane (C)

2016 Census Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA31000
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 17,071
Male 50.2%
Female 49.8%
Median age 25
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households 8,569
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,495
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $360

(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

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

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

People Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Aboriginal 14,744 86.4 148,940 79.9 590,062 90.9
Torres Strait Islander 1,264 7.4 21,056 11.3 32,344 5.0
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,063 6.2 16,487 8.8 26,767 4.1

For the 2016 Census in Brisbane (C), there were 17,071 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female.

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Age Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --
0-4 years 1,507 8.8 21,857 11.7 73,265 11.3
5-14 years 3,171 18.6 44,223 23.7 147,134 22.7
15-24 years 3,748 21.9 35,876 19.2 123,719 19.1
25-34 years 2,687 15.7 24,524 13.2 88,861 13.7
35-44 years 2,099 12.3 20,754 11.1 72,394 11.2
45-54 years 1,891 11.1 18,739 10.0 67,415 10.4
55-64 years 1,210 7.1 12,308 6.6 45,433 7.0
65 years and over 764 4.5 8,194 4.4 30,952 4.8

In Brisbane (C), the median age of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people was 25 years. Of the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 27.4% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 4.5% were people aged 65 years and over.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 2,579 20.8 26,266 21.8 105,086 24.5
Separated 549 4.4 5,219 4.3 19,112 4.5
Divorced 943 7.6 7,870 6.5 28,796 6.7
Widowed 322 2.6 3,492 2.9 13,794 3.2
Never married 7,997 64.5 77,564 64.4 261,980 61.1

In Brisbane (C), 20.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,238 20.8 22,449 21.1 86,716 23.1
De facto marriage 1,534 14.2 18,992 17.9 60,051 16.0
Not married 7,001 65.0 64,807 61.0 228,281 60.9

In Brisbane (C), 20.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 14.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education attendance Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Pre-school 271 4.0 3,597 4.9 16,698 6.4
Primary 2,059 30.4 29,132 39.8 97,859 37.5
Secondary 1,648 24.3 19,602 26.8 65,208 25.0
Technical or further education institution 393 5.8 3,177 4.3 14,227 5.5
University or tertiary institution 1,105 16.3 4,645 6.3 15,489 5.9
Other 176 2.6 1,750 2.4 5,047 1.9
Not stated 1,120 16.5 11,357 15.5 46,428 17.8

Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Brisbane (C), 39.7% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.4% were attending a primary school, 24.3% were attending a secondary school and 22.1% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,548 12.5 6,490 5.4 24,911 5.8
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,021 8.2 7,156 5.9 23,795 5.5
Certificate level IV 434 3.5 3,808 3.2 14,308 3.3
Certificate level III 1,750 14.1 17,714 14.7 56,625 13.2
Year 12 2,554 20.6 21,285 17.7 59,949 14.0
Year 11 709 5.7 9,701 8.1 34,674 8.1
Year 10 1,550 12.5 21,474 17.8 77,265 18.0
Certificate level II 23 0.2 280 0.2 1,215 0.3
Certificate level I 3 0.0 58 0.0 241 0.1
Year 9 or below 1,161 9.4 15,282 12.7 64,604 15.1
No educational attainment 78 0.6 920 0.8 4,256 1.0
Not stated 1,286 10.4 13,484 11.2 56,698 13.2

Of people aged 15 and over in Brisbane (C), 20.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Australian Indigenous language, top responses Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Yumplatok (Torres Strait Creole) 81 0.5 5,742 3.1 6,000 0.9
Aboriginal English, so described 30 0.2 183 0.1 625 0.1
Wik Mungkan 10 0.1 440 0.2 444 0.1
Lardil 8 0.0 65 0.0 65 0.0
Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec 8 0.0 57 0.0 347 0.1
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English only spoken at home 15,564 91.2 161,165 86.4 544,491 83.9

English was the only language spoken at home by 91.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Brisbane (C). Indigenous languages spoken at home include Yumplatok (Torres Strait Creole) 0.5%, Aboriginal English, so described 0.2%, Wik Mungkan 0.1%, Lardil 0.0% and Other Australian Indigenous Languages, nec 0.0%.

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Ancestry, top responses Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australian 11,047 43.6 114,137 43.5 399,843 45.0
English 4,430 17.5 41,381 15.8 152,758 17.2
Australian Aboriginal 2,495 9.9 36,062 13.8 140,480 15.8
Irish 1,881 7.4 13,013 5.0 45,887 5.2
Scottish 1,160 4.6 8,935 3.4 30,843 3.5

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

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Brisbane (C), the most common ancestries were Australian 43.6%, English 17.5%, Australian Aboriginal 9.9%, Irish 7.4% and Scottish 4.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 4,042 53.2 30,836 46.8 106,960 48.0
Worked part-time 2,032 26.8 17,867 27.1 61,049 27.4
Away from work 397 5.2 3,935 6.0 14,143 6.4
Unemployed 1,125 14.8 13,259 20.1 40,486 18.2
Not in the labour force 4,577 36.9 51,070 42.4 190,132 44.3

There were 7,596 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brisbane (C). Of these 53.2% were employed full time, 26.8% were employed part-time and 14.8% 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.

For information on the Community Development Programme (CDP) please refer to the Census Data Dictionary. CDP data is available in TableBuilder.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,152 17.8 6,728 12.8 23,174 12.7
Professionals 1,142 17.6 6,202 11.8 24,339 13.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 969 15.0 8,935 17.0 30,991 17.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 780 12.0 7,056 13.4 24,399 13.4
Labourers 680 10.5 8,925 17.0 27,814 15.3
Sales Workers 600 9.3 4,797 9.1 15,791 8.7
Managers 538 8.3 3,333 6.3 12,844 7.1
Machinery Operators and Drivers 441 6.8 5,130 9.7 16,774 9.2

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Brisbane (C), the most common occupations were Clerical and Administrative Workers 17.8%, Professionals 17.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 15.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 12.0%, Labourers 10.5%, Sales Workers 9.3%, Managers 8.3% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 245 3.9 1,812 3.4 5,542 3.0
State Government Administration 232 3.7 1,052 2.0 4,176 2.3
Central Government Administration 222 3.5 968 1.8 3,808 2.1
Takeaway Food Services 170 2.7 1,338 2.5 4,469 2.5
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 147 2.3 1,674 3.2 5,555 3.1

For Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Brisbane (C), the most common industries of employment were Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.9%, State Government Administration 3.7%, Central Government Administration 3.5%, Takeaway Food Services 2.7% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 562 -- 453 -- 441 --
Household 1,495 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Brisbane (C) was $562 and the median weekly household income was $1,495.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,000 64.5 75,703 62.9 263,334 61.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,180 25.7 38,265 31.8 136,079 31.7
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,490 12.0 15,171 12.6 58,541 13.7
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,219 17.9 18,300 15.2 63,303 14.8

In Brisbane (C), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 64.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.7% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Dwellings

dwelling characteristics | dwelling structure

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7 -- 1.7 -- 1.7 --

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 Brisbane (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom and 1.7 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

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Housing costs
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 360 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Brisbane (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $360 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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Family household composition
Counts the types of families within family households at the dwelling level
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
One family household: Couple family with no children 1,594 18.6 11,886 15.9 42,536 16.2
One family household: Couple family with children 2,200 25.7 23,609 31.6 80,803 30.7
One family household: One parent family 1,848 21.6 19,239 25.8 67,528 25.7
One family household: Other family 234 2.7 1,624 2.2 5,547 2.1
Multiple family household: Couple family with no children 51 0.6 576 0.8 2,223 0.8
Multiple family household: Couple family with children 107 1.2 1,381 1.8 4,951 1.9
Multiple family household: One parent family 134 1.6 1,702 2.3 5,768 2.2
Multiple family household: Other family 13 0.2 117 0.2 471 0.2
Other household 2,394 27.9 14,572 19.5 53,195 20.2

In Brisbane (C), of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households, 19.2% were a couple family with no children, 26.9% were a couple family with children and 23.1% were a one parent family.

In multiple family households, only the family composition of the primary family is recorded. Other household includes lone person households and group households.

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 5,924 69.5 60,179 80.9 211,205 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 911 10.7 6,987 9.4 27,017 10.3
Flat or apartment 1,602 18.8 6,288 8.5 20,580 7.9
Other dwelling 88 1.0 909 1.2 2,897 1.1

In Brisbane (C) there were 8,569 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Where a dwelling type was stated, 69.5% were separate houses, 10.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 18.8% were flats or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 864 10.1 7,727 10.3 32,045 12.2
Owned with a mortgage 2,024 23.6 17,634 23.6 68,085 25.9
Rented 5,343 62.3 46,197 61.8 150,832 57.3
Other tenure type 30 0.3 409 0.5 1,888 0.7
Tenure type not stated 313 3.7 2,743 3.7 10,182 3.9

In Brisbane (C), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, 10.1% were owned outright, 23.6% were owned with a mortgage and 62.3% were rented.

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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.