River Heads

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC32459
People 1,539
Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%
Median age 52
Families 466
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.5
All private dwellings 763
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $964
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,207
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2

(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
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 762 49.4 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 780 50.6 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 56 3.6 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 1,539 people in River Heads. Of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.6% of the population.

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Age River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 52 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 69 4.5 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 75 4.9 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 84 5.5 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 61 4.0 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 62 4.0 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 62 4.0 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 74 4.8 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 66 4.3 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 86 5.6 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 73 4.7 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 130 8.4 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 149 9.7 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 172 11.2 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 188 12.2 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 106 6.9 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 58 3.8 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 20 1.3 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 6 0.4 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in River Heads was 52 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 24.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 743 56.7 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 62 4.7 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 149 11.4 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 41 3.1 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 315 24.0 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in River Heads aged 15 years and over, 56.7% were married and 16.2% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 627 54.1 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 154 13.3 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 377 32.6 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In River Heads, of people aged 15 years and over, 54.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 15 4.3 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 84 23.9 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 16 4.5 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 8 2.3 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 53 15.1 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.9 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 8 2.3 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 23 6.5 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 36 10.2 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 13 3.7 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 93 26.4 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In River Heads 23.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.9% were in primary school, 20.1% in secondary school and 16.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 132 10.1 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 112 8.6 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 52 4.0 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 282 21.7 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 156 12.0 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 58 4.5 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 221 17.0 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 107 8.2 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 6 0.5 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 131 10.1 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in River Heads, 12.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 25.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
English 722 33.0 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 605 27.7 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
Scottish 191 8.7 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
Irish 175 8.0 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
German 118 5.4 296,387 4.5 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in River Heads were English 33.0%, Australian 27.7%, Scottish 8.7%, Irish 8.0% and German 5.4%.

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 River Heads (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 1,189 77.3 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 85 5.5 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 57 3.7 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
Germany 11 0.7 20,387 0.4 102,595 0.4
Scotland 9 0.6 21,879 0.5 119,417 0.5
Netherlands 9 0.6 14,067 0.3 70,172 0.3

In River Heads, 77.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.5%, New Zealand 3.7%, Germany 0.7%, Scotland 0.6% and Netherlands 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 303 19.6 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 93 6.0 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 79 5.1 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 963 62.2 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In River Heads, 62.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 1,046 68.8 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 132 8.7 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 64 4.2 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
Netherlands 25 1.6 35,231 0.7 175,354 0.7
Scotland 23 1.5 54,350 1.2 276,038 1.2

In River Heads, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 68.8%, England 8.7%, New Zealand 4.2%, Netherlands 1.6% and Scotland 1.5%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 1,065 69.6 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 136 8.9 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 73 4.8 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
Netherlands 24 1.6 30,008 0.6 152,088 0.6
Scotland 18 1.2 46,925 1.0 245,915 1.1

In River Heads, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 69.6%, England 8.9%, New Zealand 4.8%, Netherlands 1.6% and Scotland 1.2%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 460 30.1 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 369 24.1 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 283 18.5 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 151 9.9 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 84 5.5 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in River Heads were No Religion, so described 30.1%, Anglican 24.1%, Catholic 18.5%, Not stated 9.9% and Uniting Church 5.5%. In River Heads, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (64.5%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Tagalog 10 0.7 16,999 0.4 111,273 0.5
Dutch 7 0.5 7,157 0.2 33,835 0.1
German 6 0.4 16,488 0.4 79,353 0.3
French 5 0.3 11,988 0.3 70,873 0.3
Afrikaans 3 0.2 12,525 0.3 43,741 0.2
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English only spoken at home 1,405 91.5 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 38 6.0 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In River Heads 91.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Tagalog 0.7%, Dutch 0.5%, German 0.4%, French 0.3% and Afrikaans 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 266 46.6 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 200 35.0 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 26 4.6 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 79 13.8 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 571 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in River Heads. Of these 46.6% were employed full time, 35.0% were employed part-time and 13.8% 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
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 71 14.3 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 57 11.5 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 74 14.9 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 107 21.6 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 159 32.1 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in River Heads, 14.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 32.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Community and Personal Service Workers 75 15.3 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Professionals 74 15.1 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 68 13.9 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 66 13.5 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Labourers 61 12.4 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 58 11.8 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 47 9.6 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3
Managers 38 7.8 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0

The most common occupations in River Heads included Community and Personal Service Workers 15.3%, Professionals 15.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 13.5%, Labourers 12.4%, Sales Workers 11.8%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 9.6% and Managers 7.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Aged Care Residential Services 33 8.5 40,967 1.9 211,621 2.0
Accommodation 21 5.4 29,602 1.4 113,377 1.1
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 19 4.9 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Other Social Assistance Services 15 3.9 30,196 1.4 158,230 1.5
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 13 3.3 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4

Of the employed people in River Heads, the most common responses for industry of employment included Aged Care Residential Services 8.5%, Accommodation 5.4%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.9%, Other Social Assistance Services 3.9% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 452 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,030 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 964 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in River Heads was $452.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 333 68.9 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 33 6.8 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 21 4.3 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Truck 12 2.5 19,948 0.9 85,892 0.8
Ferry 7 1.4 2,936 0.1 11,858 0.1
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People who travelled to work by public transport 15 3.1 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 361 74.0 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In River Heads, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.9%, Worked at home 6.8%, Car, as passenger 4.3%, Truck 2.5% and Ferry 1.4%. On the day, 3.1% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 74.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 937 71.6 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 262 20.0 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 202 15.3 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 236 17.9 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In River Heads, of people aged 15 years and over, 71.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.0% provided care for children and 15.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.9% 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
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 210 16.1 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 325 24.9 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 209 16.0 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 192 14.7 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in River Heads, 24.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 277 59.3 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 131 28.1 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 59 12.6 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in River Heads, 28.1% were couple families with children, 59.3% were couple families without children and 12.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 17.9 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 82.1 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In River Heads, 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% 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
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 34 8.3 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 12 2.9 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 53 13.0 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 38 9.3 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 46 11.3 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 171 41.9 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 15 3.7 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 39 9.6 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In River Heads, of couple families with children, 8.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 13.0% 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 River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 604 82.0 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 133 18.0 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In River Heads, 82.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 589 97.5 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 7 1.2 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 0 0.0 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 8 1.3 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in River Heads, 97.5% were separate houses, 1.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.8 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 15 2.5 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 74 12.2 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 274 45.0 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 228 37.4 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 2.1 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In River Heads, of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 12.2% had 2 bedrooms and 45.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 253 41.5 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 198 32.5 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 142 23.3 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.5 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 14 2.3 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in River Heads, 41.5% were owned outright, 32.5% were owned with a mortgage and 23.3% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 460 75.8 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 121 19.9 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 26 4.3 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In River Heads, of all households, 75.8% were family households, 19.9% were single person households and 4.3% were group households.

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Household income River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.5 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.3 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In River Heads, 25.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.3% 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 River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 280 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.0 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.0 -- 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 River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,207 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 8 1.3 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 194 31.9 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 276 45.4 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 107 17.6 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 23 3.8 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In River Heads, 31.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 45.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 74 12.3 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 517 85.6 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 13 2.2 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In River Heads, 85.6% 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.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

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.
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 30 55.6 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 24 44.4 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 14 -- 22 -- 23 --

In River Heads, 55.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 44.4% were female. The median age was 14 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
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,017 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In River Heads, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,017.

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
River Heads % River Heads Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 273 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,359 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In River Heads, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $273 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,359.

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.