Brisbane

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL301001
People 2,054,614
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median age 35
Families 532,930
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 813,227
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,593
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,880
Median weekly rent $360
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

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

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 1,009,029 49.1 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,045,588 50.9 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 47,026 2.3 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 2,054,614 people in Brisbane. Of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

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Age Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 35 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 135,876 6.6 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 139,024 6.8 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 127,696 6.2 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 132,888 6.5 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 159,749 7.8 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 160,705 7.8 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 161,304 7.9 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 145,306 7.1 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 145,887 7.1 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 139,954 6.8 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 127,611 6.2 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 115,231 5.6 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 99,514 4.8 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 88,315 4.3 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 63,905 3.1 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 45,314 2.2 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 31,306 1.5 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 35,022 1.7 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Brisbane was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 760,410 46.0 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 54,480 3.3 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 140,389 8.5 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 72,363 4.4 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 624,374 37.8 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Brisbane aged 15 years and over, 46.0% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 677,478 45.8 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 169,157 11.4 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 633,206 42.8 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Brisbane, of people aged 15 years and over, 45.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 26,473 4.1 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 121,238 18.7 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 33,705 5.2 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 20,690 3.2 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 72,937 11.3 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 30,281 4.7 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 27,585 4.3 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 37,384 5.8 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 127,814 19.7 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 18,859 2.9 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 130,419 20.1 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Brisbane 31.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.1% were in primary school, 20.2% in secondary school and 25.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 397,581 24.1 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 152,484 9.2 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 47,318 2.9 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 216,327 13.1 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 300,648 18.2 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 64,339 3.9 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 177,360 10.7 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 946 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 195 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 98,828 6.0 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 8,786 0.5 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 146,307 8.9 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Brisbane, 18.2% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 16.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
English 751,041 26.2 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 646,893 22.6 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 254,335 8.9 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 210,802 7.4 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
German 118,103 4.1 296,387 4.5 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Brisbane were English 26.2%, Australian 22.6%, Irish 8.9%, Scottish 7.4% and German 4.1%.

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 (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 1,371,927 66.8 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 98,549 4.8 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
England 79,628 3.9 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 35,908 1.7 47,114 1.0 509,555 2.2
India 34,972 1.7 49,145 1.0 455,389 1.9
South Africa 20,769 1.0 40,131 0.9 162,449 0.7

In Brisbane, 66.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.8%, England 3.9%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.7%, India 1.7% and South Africa 1.0%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 684,216 33.3 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 144,779 7.0 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 110,192 5.4 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 981,554 47.8 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Brisbane, 47.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 1,096,302 53.4 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 128,712 6.3 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 113,096 5.5 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 49,253 2.4 64,856 1.4 704,658 3.0
India 47,905 2.3 67,903 1.4 616,939 2.6

In Brisbane, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 53.4%, England 6.3%, New Zealand 5.5%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.4% and India 2.3%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 1,133,304 55.2 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 115,758 5.6 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 113,549 5.5 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 49,219 2.4 64,863 1.4 699,074 3.0
India 46,730 2.3 65,921 1.4 605,777 2.6

In Brisbane, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 55.2%, England 5.6%, New Zealand 5.5%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.4% and India 2.3%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 634,288 30.9 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 446,887 21.8 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 262,542 12.8 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 187,107 9.1 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 89,638 4.4 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Brisbane were No Religion, so described 30.9%, Catholic 21.8%, Anglican 12.8%, Not stated 9.1% and Uniting Church 4.4%. In Brisbane, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (58.4%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Mandarin 52,939 2.6 69,474 1.5 596,711 2.5
Vietnamese 22,243 1.1 25,914 0.6 277,400 1.2
Cantonese 19,444 0.9 24,900 0.5 280,943 1.2
Spanish 14,430 0.7 21,006 0.4 140,817 0.6
Hindi 14,396 0.7 18,163 0.4 159,652 0.7
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English only spoken at home 1,579,625 76.9 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 146,165 19.4 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Brisbane 76.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 2.6%, Vietnamese 1.1%, Cantonese 0.9%, Spanish 0.7% and Hindi 0.7%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 626,569 59.0 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 309,748 29.1 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 47,508 4.5 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 78,919 7.4 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 1,062,744 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brisbane. Of these 59.0% were employed full time, 29.1% were employed part-time and 7.4% 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 % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 105,682 10.7 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 93,581 9.5 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 110,478 11.2 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 202,619 20.6 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 423,953 43.1 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Brisbane, 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Professionals 233,135 23.7 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 146,329 14.9 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 124,457 12.7 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Managers 115,568 11.7 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 106,953 10.9 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 91,918 9.3 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 90,225 9.2 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 59,344 6.0 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Brisbane included Professionals 23.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 12.7%, Managers 11.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.9%, Sales Workers 9.3%, Labourers 9.2% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 45,058 4.6 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 24,060 2.4 49,488 2.3 253,385 2.4
State Government Administration 23,615 2.4 36,185 1.7 158,980 1.5
Primary Education 23,184 2.4 54,394 2.5 231,198 2.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 22,148 2.3 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4

Of the employed people in Brisbane, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.6%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.4%, State Government Administration 2.4%, Primary Education 2.4% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 715 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,855 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,593 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brisbane was $715.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 598,548 60.8 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 49,657 5.0 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Bus 49,298 5.0 63,829 3.0 323,201 3.0
Worked at home 42,572 4.3 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Train 38,475 3.9 42,306 2.0 488,012 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 120,592 12.3 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 675,063 68.6 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Brisbane, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 60.8%, Car, as passenger 5.0%, Bus 5.0%, Worked at home 4.3% and Train 3.9%. On the day, 12.3% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 68.6% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,189,061 72.0 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 481,862 29.2 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 175,337 10.6 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 306,808 18.6 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Brisbane, of people aged 15 years and over, 72.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.2% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.6% 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
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 410,100 24.8 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 456,231 27.6 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 186,345 11.3 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 136,388 8.3 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brisbane, 27.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 192,084 36.0 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 242,381 45.5 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 87,943 16.5 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 10,521 2.0 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Brisbane, 45.5% were couple families with children, 36.0% were couple families without children and 16.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.1 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.9 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Brisbane, 18.1% of single parents were male and 81.9% 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 % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 107,781 24.8 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 15,900 3.7 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 95,533 22.0 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 68,396 15.7 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 23,899 5.5 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 74,508 17.1 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 22,945 5.3 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 25,516 5.9 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Brisbane, of couple families with children, 24.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 22.0% 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 Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 715,571 92.3 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 59,476 7.7 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Brisbane, 92.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 534,804 74.7 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 76,100 10.6 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 98,644 13.8 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 3,422 0.5 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Brisbane, 74.7% were separate houses, 10.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.8% were flats or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 2,693 0.4 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 31,264 4.4 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 112,236 15.7 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 280,163 39.2 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 273,745 38.3 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 15,461 2.2 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brisbane, of occupied private dwellings 4.4% had 1 bedroom, 15.7% had 2 bedrooms and 39.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 182,996 25.6 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 253,106 35.4 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 256,084 35.8 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 6,055 0.8 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 17,328 2.4 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Brisbane, 25.6% were owned outright, 35.4% were owned with a mortgage and 35.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 517,911 72.4 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 158,218 22.1 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 39,437 5.5 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Brisbane, of all households, 72.4% were family households, 22.1% were single person households and 5.5% were group households.

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Household income Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 16.7 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.1 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Brisbane, 16.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 18.1% 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 % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 360 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.8 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.2 -- 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 % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,880 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 48,931 6.8 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 249,262 34.8 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 267,404 37.4 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 129,111 18.0 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 20,856 2.9 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Brisbane, 34.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 76,934 10.8 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 621,455 86.8 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 17,173 2.4 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Brisbane, 86.8% 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 % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 23,120 49.2 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 23,906 50.8 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Brisbane, 49.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.8% were female. The median age was 22 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 % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,398 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Brisbane, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,398.

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
Brisbane % Brisbane Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 330 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,782 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Brisbane, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $330 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,782.

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.