Brisbane (C)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA31000
People 1,131,155
Male 49.2%
Female 50.8%
Median age 35
Families 286,093
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 463,601
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,746
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $390
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

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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
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 556,440 49.2 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 574,720 50.8 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 17,070 1.5 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,131,155 people in Brisbane (C). Of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

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Age Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 35 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 67,922 6.0 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 68,178 6.0 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 63,170 5.6 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 69,948 6.2 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 98,289 8.7 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 99,259 8.8 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 96,438 8.5 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 83,881 7.4 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 82,078 7.3 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 77,571 6.9 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 69,207 6.1 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 61,496 5.4 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 52,501 4.6 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 45,180 4.0 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 33,137 2.9 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 24,358 2.2 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 17,634 1.6 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 20,904 1.8 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Brisbane (C) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 422,590 45.3 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 24,985 2.7 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 72,859 7.8 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 38,514 4.1 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 372,941 40.0 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Brisbane (C) aged 15 years and over, 45.3% were married and 10.5% 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 373,320 45.1 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 91,098 11.0 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 363,965 43.9 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Brisbane (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 13,908 3.8 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 57,717 15.7 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 20,412 5.6 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 8,479 2.3 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 32,120 8.7 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 19,091 5.2 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 15,213 4.1 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 20,228 5.5 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 97,776 26.6 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 11,128 3.0 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 71,240 19.4 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Brisbane (C) 32.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.6% were in primary school, 18.1% in secondary school and 32.1% in 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 303,971 32.6 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 86,416 9.3 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 22,311 2.4 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 91,858 9.9 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 173,554 18.6 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 28,834 3.1 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 74,475 8.0 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 341 0.0 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 90 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 43,698 4.7 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 4,983 0.5 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 80,036 8.6 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Brisbane (C), 18.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 12.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
English 380,409 24.3 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 317,306 20.2 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 151,447 9.7 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 116,454 7.4 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
Chinese 81,200 5.2 136,389 2.1 1,213,903 3.9

The most common ancestries in Brisbane (C) were English 24.3%, Australian 20.2%, Irish 9.7%, Scottish 7.4% and Chinese 5.2%.

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).

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Country of birth Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 719,105 63.6 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 40,686 3.6 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
England 39,323 3.5 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 32,113 2.8 47,114 1.0 509,555 2.2
India 27,666 2.4 49,145 1.0 455,389 1.9
Vietnam 13,911 1.2 19,544 0.4 219,355 0.9

In Brisbane (C), 63.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.6%, England 3.5%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.8%, India 2.4% and Vietnam 1.2%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 417,879 36.9 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 78,539 6.9 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 60,167 5.3 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 500,576 44.3 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Brisbane (C), 44.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 562,858 49.8 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 62,929 5.6 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 46,932 4.1 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 43,491 3.8 64,856 1.4 704,658 3.0
India 36,947 3.3 67,903 1.4 616,939 2.6

In Brisbane (C), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 49.8%, England 5.6%, New Zealand 4.1%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.8% and India 3.3%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 582,370 51.5 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 55,102 4.9 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 46,944 4.1 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 43,461 3.8 64,863 1.4 699,074 3.0
India 36,302 3.2 65,921 1.4 605,777 2.6

In Brisbane (C), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 51.5%, England 4.9%, New Zealand 4.1%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.8% and India 3.2%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 357,554 31.6 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 261,474 23.1 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 124,975 11.0 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 104,660 9.3 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 45,159 4.0 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Brisbane (C) were No Religion, so described 31.6%, Catholic 23.1%, Anglican 11.0%, Not stated 9.3% and Uniting Church 4.0%. In Brisbane (C), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (55.3%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Mandarin 46,699 4.1 69,474 1.5 596,711 2.5
Vietnamese 18,582 1.6 25,914 0.6 277,400 1.2
Cantonese 16,997 1.5 24,900 0.5 280,943 1.2
Korean 11,081 1.0 19,620 0.4 108,997 0.5
Spanish 10,544 0.9 21,006 0.4 140,817 0.6
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English only spoken at home 812,201 71.8 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 102,407 24.0 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Brisbane (C) 71.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 4.1%, Vietnamese 1.6%, Cantonese 1.5%, Korean 1.0% and Spanish 0.9%.

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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 363,026 59.3 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 181,322 29.6 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 26,104 4.3 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 41,774 6.8 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 612,226 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brisbane (C). Of these 59.3% were employed full time, 29.6% were employed part-time and 6.8% 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.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 63,549 11.1 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 56,958 10.0 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 60,814 10.7 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 110,684 19.4 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 252,344 44.2 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Brisbane (C), 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.2% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Professionals 170,408 29.9 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 83,218 14.6 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 74,499 13.1 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Technicians and Trades Workers 60,094 10.5 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 57,786 10.1 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 50,309 8.8 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 41,841 7.3 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 23,423 4.1 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Brisbane (C) included Professionals 29.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.6%, Managers 13.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 10.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.1%, Sales Workers 8.8%, Labourers 7.3% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.1%.

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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) 29,086 5.1 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 17,406 3.1 49,488 2.3 253,385 2.4
State Government Administration 16,393 2.9 36,185 1.7 158,980 1.5
Higher Education 14,720 2.6 28,546 1.3 155,985 1.5
Primary Education 12,854 2.3 54,394 2.5 231,198 2.2

Of the employed people in Brisbane (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.1%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.1%, State Government Administration 2.9%, Higher Education 2.6% and Primary Education 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 770 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 2,091 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,746 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brisbane (C) was $770.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 317,388 55.6 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Bus 42,554 7.5 63,829 3.0 323,201 3.0
Worked at home 27,211 4.8 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 27,181 4.8 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Train 26,823 4.7 42,306 2.0 488,012 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 90,517 15.9 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 359,820 63.1 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Brisbane (C), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 55.6%, Bus 7.5%, Worked at home 4.8%, Car, as passenger 4.8% and Train 4.7%. On the day, 15.9% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 63.1% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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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) 677,512 72.7 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 252,076 27.1 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 92,415 9.9 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 190,187 20.4 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Brisbane (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.4% 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
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 247,415 26.6 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 260,457 27.9 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 100,841 10.8 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 68,799 7.4 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brisbane (C), 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 108,119 37.8 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 130,602 45.6 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 40,520 14.2 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 6,857 2.4 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Brisbane (C), 45.6% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 14.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.6 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.4 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Brisbane (C), 18.6% of single parents were male and 81.4% 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
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 62,231 26.1 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 9,414 3.9 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 53,806 22.5 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 36,147 15.1 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 13,018 5.5 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 37,288 15.6 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 12,243 5.1 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 14,573 6.1 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Brisbane (C), of couple families with children, 26.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 22.5% 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

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 404,162 91.6 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 36,949 8.4 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Brisbane (C), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 272,437 67.4 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 42,117 10.4 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 86,022 21.3 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 1,810 0.4 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Brisbane (C), 67.4% were separate houses, 10.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 21.3% were flats or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 1,874 0.5 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 24,161 6.0 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 80,871 20.0 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 149,616 37.0 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 138,692 34.3 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 8,939 2.2 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brisbane (C), of occupied private dwellings 6.0% had 1 bedroom, 20.0% had 2 bedrooms and 37.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 107,159 26.5 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 134,609 33.3 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 149,187 36.9 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3,217 0.8 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 9,982 2.5 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Brisbane (C), 26.5% were owned outright, 33.3% were owned with a mortgage and 36.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 279,271 69.1 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 95,700 23.7 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 29,186 7.2 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Brisbane (C), of all households, 69.1% were family households, 23.7% were single person households and 7.2% were group households.

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Household income Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 16.0 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.6 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Brisbane (C), 16.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 22.6% 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 Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 390 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.9 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.1 -- 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 Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 32,882 8.1 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 149,517 37.0 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 147,487 36.5 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 62,808 15.5 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 11,462 2.8 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Brisbane (C), 37.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 38,683 9.6 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 355,642 88.0 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 9,835 2.4 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Brisbane (C), 88.0% 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.
Brisbane (C) % Brisbane (C) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 8,570 50.2 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 8,495 49.8 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Brisbane (C), 50.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.8% were female. The median age was 25 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
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 --
Median weekly household income 1,495 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

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. The median household income was $1,495.

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Mortgage and rent
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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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.