Palm Island

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC32279
People 2,455
Male 49.6%
Female 50.4%
Median age 24
Families 495
Average children per family
for families with children 2.5
for all households (a) 1.6
All private dwellings 518
Average people per household 4.3
Median weekly household income $1,122
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $120
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 0.6

(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
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 1,218 49.6 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,237 50.4 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,298 93.8 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,455 people in Palm Island. Of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 93.8% of the population.

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Age Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 24 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 324 13.2 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 265 10.8 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 197 8.0 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 223 9.1 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 232 9.4 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 180 7.3 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 171 7.0 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 129 5.2 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 142 5.8 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 176 7.2 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 145 5.9 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 113 4.6 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 82 3.3 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 49 2.0 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 19 0.8 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 12 0.5 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 0 0.0 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Palm Island was 24 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 32.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 3.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 171 10.3 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 23 1.4 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 26 1.6 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 29 1.7 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,415 85.0 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Palm Island aged 15 years and over, 10.3% were married and 3.1% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 120 8.0 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 419 28.0 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 959 64.0 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Palm Island, of people aged 15 years and over, 8.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 28.0% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 33 5.2 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 219 34.4 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 118 18.6 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 4 0.6 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 91 14.3 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 30 4.7 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 6 0.9 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 13 2.0 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 12 1.9 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 8 1.3 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 102 16.0 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Palm Island 25.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 54.9% were in primary school, 20.4% in secondary school and 4.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 81 4.9 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 44 2.6 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 38 2.3 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 129 7.8 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 249 15.0 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 177 10.6 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 436 26.2 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 16 1.0 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 4 0.2 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 346 20.8 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 9 0.5 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 129 7.8 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Palm Island, 15.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 10.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 2.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australian Aboriginal 2,167 74.5 36,971 0.6 144,173 0.5
Torres Strait Islander 368 12.7 13,227 0.2 15,243 0.0
Australian 143 4.9 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
English 65 2.2 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Scottish 23 0.8 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in Palm Island were Australian Aboriginal 74.5%, Torres Strait Islander 12.7%, Australian 4.9%, English 2.2% and Scottish 0.8%.

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 Palm Island (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 2,364 96.8 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 14 0.6 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
Fiji 11 0.5 12,614 0.3 61,469 0.3
England 10 0.4 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
Papua New Guinea 3 0.1 16,120 0.3 28,800 0.1

In Palm Island, 96.8% of people were born in Australia. The only other responses for country of birth were New Zealand 0.6%, Fiji 0.5%, England 0.4% and Papua New Guinea 0.1%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 47 1.9 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 23 0.9 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 9 0.4 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,305 94.3 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Palm Island, 94.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 1.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 2,334 95.6 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 13 0.5 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 11 0.5 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
Fiji 10 0.4 17,814 0.4 88,598 0.4
Papua New Guinea 9 0.4 16,296 0.3 28,460 0.1

In Palm Island, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 95.6%, England 0.5%, New Zealand 0.5%, Fiji 0.4% and Papua New Guinea 0.4%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 2,333 95.7 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
New Zealand 16 0.7 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
England 13 0.5 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
Papua New Guinea 9 0.4 20,050 0.4 34,128 0.1
Fiji 8 0.3 18,313 0.4 90,329 0.4

In Palm Island, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 95.7%, New Zealand 0.7%, England 0.5%, Papua New Guinea 0.4% and Fiji 0.3%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Catholic 1,233 50.4 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 475 19.4 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Other Protestant 209 8.5 23,978 0.5 108,307 0.5
No Religion, so described 197 8.1 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Baptist 122 5.0 87,640 1.9 345,142 1.5

The most common responses for religion in Palm Island were Catholic 50.4%, Anglican 19.4%, Other Protestant 8.5%, No Religion, so described 8.1% and Baptist 5.0%. In Palm Island, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (91.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Yumplatok (Torres Strait Creole) 5 0.2 5,901 0.1 6,171 0.0
Non-verbal, so described 3 0.1 4,860 0.1 33,179 0.1
Fijian 3 0.1 1,700 0.0 8,145 0.0
Motu (HiriMotu) 3 0.1 543 0.0 693 0.0
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 2,244 92.2 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 41 8.2 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Palm Island 92.2% of people only spoke English at home. The only other responses for language spoken at home were Yumplatok (Torres Strait Creole) 0.2%, Non-verbal, so described 0.1%, Fijian 0.1% and Motu (HiriMotu) 0.1%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 271 38.6 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 199 28.3 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 28 4.0 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 204 29.1 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 702 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Palm Island. Of these 38.6% were employed full time, 28.3% were employed part-time and 29.1% 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
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 98 19.6 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 33 6.6 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 72 14.4 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 80 16.0 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 193 38.7 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Palm Island, 19.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Community and Personal Service Workers 154 30.7 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Professionals 86 17.1 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Labourers 75 14.9 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 55 11.0 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 47 9.4 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 35 7.0 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 22 4.4 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3
Sales Workers 16 3.2 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Palm Island included Community and Personal Service Workers 30.7%, Professionals 17.1%, Labourers 14.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 9.4%, Managers 7.0%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.4% and Sales Workers 3.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Local Government Administration 97 20.2 30,286 1.4 142,724 1.3
Primary Education 76 15.8 54,394 2.5 231,198 2.2
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 36 7.5 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Other Allied Health Services 28 5.8 12,793 0.6 68,701 0.6
Police Services 17 3.5 14,126 0.7 68,686 0.6

Of the employed people in Palm Island, the most common responses for industry of employment included Local Government Administration 20.2%, Primary Education 15.8%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 7.5%, Other Allied Health Services 5.8% and Police Services 3.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 306 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 929 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,122 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Palm Island was $306.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Walked only 210 42.9 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Car, as driver 142 29.0 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 95 19.4 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Bus 16 3.3 63,829 3.0 323,201 3.0
Other 3 0.6 15,689 0.7 73,512 0.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 16 3.2 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 239 48.7 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Palm Island, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Walked only 42.9%, Car, as driver 29.0%, Car, as passenger 19.4%, Bus 3.3% and Other 0.6%. On the day, 3.2% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 48.7% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,249 74.8 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 680 40.4 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 206 12.3 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 136 8.2 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Palm Island, of people aged 15 years and over, 74.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 40.4% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 8.2% 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
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 853 51.1 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 246 14.7 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 71 4.3 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 77 4.6 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Palm Island, 14.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 67 13.4 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 206 41.2 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 200 40.0 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 27 5.4 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Palm Island, 41.2% were couple families with children, 13.4% were couple families without children and 40.0% were one parent families.

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

In Palm Island, 18.2% of single parents were male and 81.8% 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
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 42 14.9 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 23 8.2 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 13 4.6 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 25 8.9 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 45 16.0 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 116 41.3 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 9 3.2 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 8 2.8 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Palm Island, of couple families with children, 14.9% had both partners employed full-time, 8.2% had both employed part-time and 4.6% 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 Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 477 96.4 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 18 3.6 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Palm Island, 96.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 3.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 397 83.2 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 34 7.1 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 27 5.7 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 19 4.0 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Island, 83.2% were separate houses, 7.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.7% were flats or apartments and 4.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 28 5.8 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 132 27.5 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 189 39.4 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 128 26.7 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 0.6 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 4.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Palm Island, of occupied private dwellings 5.8% had 1 bedroom, 27.5% had 2 bedrooms and 39.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 4.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 19 3.9 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 0 0.0 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 455 93.8 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 4 0.8 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 7 1.4 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Palm Island, 3.9% were owned outright, 0.0% were owned with a mortgage and 93.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 405 84.4 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 68 14.2 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 7 1.5 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Palm Island, of all households, 84.4% were family households, 14.2% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

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Household income Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.9 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.8 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Palm Island, 23.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.8% 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 Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 120 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 265 54.3 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 153 31.4 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 51 10.5 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 12 2.5 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 7 1.4 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Palm Island, 31.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 10.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 2.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 194 40.6 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 275 57.5 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 9 1.9 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Palm Island, 57.5% 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.
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 1,138 49.5 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 1,161 50.5 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Palm Island, 49.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.5% were female. The median age was 23 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
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 4.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.5 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,069 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Palm Island, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.4 persons, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,069.

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
Palm Island % Palm Island Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 120 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Palm Island, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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.