Surfers Paradise

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC32727
People 23,689
Male 51.1%
Female 48.9%
Median age 37
Families 4,939
Average children per family
for families with children 1.5
for all families 0.3
All private dwellings 15,125
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,136
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $355
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3

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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
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 12,109 51.1 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 11,582 48.9 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 194 0.8 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 23,689 people in Surfers Paradise. Of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.8% of the population.

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Age Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 37 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 787 3.3 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 603 2.5 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 564 2.4 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 905 3.8 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 2,727 11.5 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 3,284 13.9 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,224 9.4 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,548 6.5 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,324 5.6 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,368 5.8 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,476 6.2 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,401 5.9 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,339 5.7 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,416 6.0 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,130 4.8 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 751 3.2 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 454 1.9 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 379 1.6 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Surfers Paradise was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 8.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 7,593 34.9 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 815 3.7 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,654 12.2 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 879 4.0 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 9,800 45.1 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Surfers Paradise aged 15 years and over, 34.9% were married and 16.0% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 5,580 32.8 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,394 14.1 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 9,045 53.1 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Surfers Paradise, of people aged 15 years and over, 32.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 135 1.7 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 396 5.0 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 71 0.9 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 177 2.2 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 289 3.6 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 57 0.7 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 220 2.8 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 770 9.7 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,470 18.4 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 715 9.0 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 3,673 46.1 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Surfers Paradise 33.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 8.1% were in primary school, 7.2% in secondary school and 28.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 4,435 20.4 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 2,182 10.0 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 472 2.2 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,328 10.7 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 4,223 19.4 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 805 3.7 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,720 7.9 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 11 0.1 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 808 3.7 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 85 0.4 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 3,989 18.3 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Surfers Paradise, 19.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 12.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
English 7,075 23.1 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 4,482 14.6 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 2,283 7.5 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,905 6.2 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
Italian 1,003 3.3 131,687 2.0 1,000,006 3.2

The most common ancestries in Surfers Paradise were English 23.1%, Australian 14.6%, Irish 7.5%, Scottish 6.2% and Italian 3.3%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Surfers Paradise (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 10,535 44.6 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 1,667 7.1 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
England 871 3.7 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
India 863 3.6 49,145 1.0 455,389 1.9
Brazil 573 2.4 6,608 0.1 27,630 0.1
Japan 500 2.1 12,402 0.3 42,421 0.2

In Surfers Paradise, 44.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 7.1%, England 3.7%, India 3.6%, Brazil 2.4% and Japan 2.1%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 10,372 43.8 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,204 5.1 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,015 4.3 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 7,366 31.1 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Surfers Paradise, 31.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 43.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 8,424 35.6 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
New Zealand 1,634 6.9 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
England 1,231 5.2 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
India 1,040 4.4 67,903 1.4 616,939 2.6
Brazil 570 2.4 7,273 0.2 30,614 0.1

In Surfers Paradise, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 35.6%, New Zealand 6.9%, England 5.2%, India 4.4% and Brazil 2.4%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 8,641 36.6 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
New Zealand 1,698 7.2 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
England 1,187 5.0 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
India 1,036 4.4 65,921 1.4 605,777 2.6
Brazil 581 2.5 7,746 0.2 32,805 0.1

In Surfers Paradise, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 36.6%, New Zealand 7.2%, England 5.0%, India 4.4% and Brazil 2.5%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 6,931 29.2 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 4,563 19.3 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 4,276 18.0 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 2,820 11.9 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Hinduism 751 3.2 45,961 1.0 440,300 1.9

The most common responses for religion in Surfers Paradise were No Religion, so described 29.2%, Catholic 19.3%, Not stated 18.0%, Anglican 11.9% and Hinduism 3.2%. In Surfers Paradise, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (51.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Mandarin 592 2.5 69,474 1.5 596,711 2.5
Portuguese 558 2.4 8,634 0.2 48,853 0.2
Japanese 533 2.3 16,877 0.4 55,966 0.2
Punjabi 420 1.8 17,991 0.4 132,496 0.6
Spanish 373 1.6 21,006 0.4 140,817 0.6
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English only spoken at home 14,048 59.3 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 2,832 24.1 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Surfers Paradise 59.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 2.5%, Portuguese 2.4%, Japanese 2.3%, Punjabi 1.8% and Spanish 1.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 6,244 50.5 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 4,472 36.2 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 513 4.2 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,127 9.1 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 12,356 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Surfers Paradise. Of these 50.5% were employed full time, 36.2% were employed part-time and 9.1% 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
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 1,186 10.6 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,774 15.8 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,512 13.5 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,969 17.5 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 4,275 38.1 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Surfers Paradise, 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 15.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,771 15.8 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,646 14.7 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 1,576 14.0 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 1,478 13.2 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 1,475 13.1 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,394 12.4 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,182 10.5 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 483 4.3 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Surfers Paradise included Professionals 15.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 14.7%, Sales Workers 14.0%, Managers 13.2%, Labourers 13.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 12.4%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.5% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Cafes and Restaurants 995 8.9 49,488 2.3 253,385 2.4
Accommodation 862 7.7 29,602 1.4 113,377 1.1
Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 391 3.5 27,383 1.3 131,908 1.2
Real Estate Services 324 2.9 25,278 1.2 109,931 1.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 284 2.5 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9

Of the employed people in Surfers Paradise, the most common responses for industry of employment included Cafes and Restaurants 8.9%, Accommodation 7.7%, Building and Other Industrial Cleaning Services 3.5%, Real Estate Services 2.9% and Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 2.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 637 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,414 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,136 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Surfers Paradise was $637.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 5,664 50.5 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 1,401 12.5 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 657 5.9 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Tram 627 5.6 1,849 0.1 58,736 0.5
Car, as passenger 455 4.1 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 1,346 12.0 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 6,286 56.0 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Surfers Paradise, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 50.5%, Walked only 12.5%, Worked at home 5.9%, Tram 5.6% and Car, as passenger 4.1%. On the day, 12.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 56.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,088 55.6 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,932 13.5 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,519 7.0 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,308 10.6 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Surfers Paradise, of people aged 15 years and over, 55.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 13.5% provided care for children and 7.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 5,082 23.4 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 4,517 20.8 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,510 6.9 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 973 4.5 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Surfers Paradise, 20.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 2,955 59.8 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,145 23.2 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 706 14.3 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 136 2.8 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Surfers Paradise, 23.2% were couple families with children, 59.8% were couple families without children and 14.3% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 23.7 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 76.3 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Surfers Paradise, 23.7% of single parents were male and 76.3% 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
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 791 19.3 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 375 9.1 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 711 17.3 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 518 12.6 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 352 8.6 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 934 22.8 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 152 3.7 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 268 6.5 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Surfers Paradise, of couple families with children, 19.3% had both partners employed full-time, 9.1% had both employed part-time and 17.3% 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 Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 9,691 73.9 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,426 26.1 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Surfers Paradise, 73.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 26.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,132 11.7 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 731 7.5 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 7,769 80.2 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Surfers Paradise, 11.7% were separate houses, 7.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 80.2% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 156 1.6 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 2,437 25.1 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 4,399 45.3 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,596 16.5 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 795 8.2 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 318 3.3 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Surfers Paradise, of occupied private dwellings 25.1% had 1 bedroom, 45.3% had 2 bedrooms and 16.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 2 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 2,228 23.0 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,640 16.9 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 5,437 56.1 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 53 0.5 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 331 3.4 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Surfers Paradise, 23.0% were owned outright, 16.9% were owned with a mortgage and 56.1% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 4,868 50.2 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 3,701 38.2 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 1,125 11.6 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Surfers Paradise, of all households, 50.2% were family households, 38.2% were single person households and 11.6% were group households.

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Household income Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.1 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.7 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Surfers Paradise, 25.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 9.7% 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 Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 355 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 70.2 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 29.8 -- 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 Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 1,336 13.8 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 4,896 50.5 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,348 24.2 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 671 6.9 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 449 4.6 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Surfers Paradise, 50.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 24.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 1,504 15.5 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 7,851 81.0 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 337 3.5 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Surfers Paradise, 81.0% 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.
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 93 48.2 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 100 51.8 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 29 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Surfers Paradise, 48.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.8% were female. The median age was 29 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
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,226 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Surfers Paradise, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,226.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Surfers Paradise % Surfers Paradise Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 358 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,604 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Surfers Paradise, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $358 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,604.

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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.