Hervey Bay

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL311002
People 52,073
Male 47.7%
Female 52.3%
Median age 48
Families 14,368
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 25,063
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $914
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $290
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6

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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
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 24,856 47.7 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 27,220 52.3 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,061 4.0 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 52,073 people in Hervey Bay. Of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.0% of the population.

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Age Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 48 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 2,506 4.8 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 3,139 6.0 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 3,108 6.0 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 2,872 5.5 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 2,160 4.1 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,208 4.2 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,281 4.4 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 2,513 4.8 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 2,850 5.5 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 3,108 6.0 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 3,232 6.2 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 3,585 6.9 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 3,841 7.4 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 4,546 8.7 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 3,914 7.5 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 2,864 5.5 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 1,839 3.5 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 1,511 2.9 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Hervey Bay was 48 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 28.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 21,679 50.1 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,921 4.4 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 4,943 11.4 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 3,329 7.7 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 11,441 26.4 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Hervey Bay aged 15 years and over, 50.1% were married and 15.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 18,748 49.7 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 3,864 10.2 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 15,110 40.1 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Hervey Bay, of people aged 15 years and over, 49.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 534 3.8 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 2,701 19.4 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 706 5.1 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 599 4.3 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,917 13.8 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 542 3.9 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 578 4.2 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 687 4.9 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,006 7.2 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 347 2.5 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 4,301 30.9 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Hervey Bay 26.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.8% were in primary school, 21.8% in secondary school and 12.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 4,654 10.7 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 3,403 7.9 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,337 3.1 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 7,390 17.1 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 5,325 12.3 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,123 4.9 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 7,424 17.1 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 48 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 4,750 11.0 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 131 0.3 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 5,477 12.6 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Hervey Bay, 12.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.9% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
English 23,274 32.5 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 19,712 27.5 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 6,040 8.4 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 5,838 8.1 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
German 3,859 5.4 296,387 4.5 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Hervey Bay were English 32.5%, Australian 27.5%, Irish 8.4%, Scottish 8.1% 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 Hervey Bay (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 38,837 74.6 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 3,070 5.9 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 1,800 3.5 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
Germany 412 0.8 20,387 0.4 102,595 0.4
Scotland 338 0.6 21,879 0.5 119,417 0.5
Philippines 314 0.6 39,661 0.8 232,386 1.0

In Hervey Bay, 74.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.9%, New Zealand 3.5%, Germany 0.8%, Scotland 0.6% and Philippines 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 10,456 20.1 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 3,257 6.3 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 2,329 4.5 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 31,775 61.0 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Hervey Bay, 61.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 34,304 65.9 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 4,397 8.5 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 2,042 3.9 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
Scotland 785 1.5 54,350 1.2 276,038 1.2
Germany 581 1.1 34,868 0.7 170,571 0.7

In Hervey Bay, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 65.9%, England 8.5%, New Zealand 3.9%, Scotland 1.5% and Germany 1.1%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 35,327 67.9 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 4,058 7.8 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 2,089 4.0 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
Scotland 671 1.3 46,925 1.0 245,915 1.1
Germany 581 1.1 33,417 0.7 169,618 0.7

In Hervey Bay, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 67.9%, England 7.8%, New Zealand 4.0%, Scotland 1.3% and Germany 1.1%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 14,584 28.0 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 10,678 20.5 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Catholic 9,841 18.9 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 5,084 9.8 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 3,123 6.0 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Hervey Bay were No Religion, so described 28.0%, Anglican 20.5%, Catholic 18.9%, Not stated 9.8% and Uniting Church 6.0%. In Hervey Bay, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (66.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
German 275 0.5 16,488 0.4 79,353 0.3
French 117 0.2 11,988 0.3 70,873 0.3
Mandarin 114 0.2 69,474 1.5 596,711 2.5
Dutch 107 0.2 7,157 0.2 33,835 0.1
Italian 107 0.2 20,009 0.4 271,597 1.2
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English only spoken at home 46,063 88.4 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,406 6.2 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Hervey Bay 88.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 0.5%, French 0.2%, Mandarin 0.2%, Dutch 0.2% and Italian 0.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 9,149 48.3 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 6,578 34.8 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 971 5.1 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 2,230 11.8 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 18,928 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Hervey Bay. Of these 48.3% were employed full time, 34.8% were employed part-time and 11.8% 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
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 2,275 13.6 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,784 10.7 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 2,519 15.1 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 3,256 19.5 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 5,891 35.3 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Hervey Bay, 13.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 35.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Professionals 3,117 18.7 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Community and Personal Service Workers 2,596 15.5 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 2,369 14.2 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 2,024 12.1 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 1,965 11.8 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,857 11.1 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 1,580 9.5 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 933 5.6 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Hervey Bay included Professionals 18.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 15.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 14.2%, Sales Workers 12.1%, Labourers 11.8%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.1%, Managers 9.5% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.6%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 984 5.9 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Aged Care Residential Services 661 4.0 40,967 1.9 211,621 2.0
Primary Education 615 3.7 54,394 2.5 231,198 2.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 593 3.6 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4
Other Social Assistance Services 501 3.0 30,196 1.4 158,230 1.5

Of the employed people in Hervey Bay, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.9%, Aged Care Residential Services 4.0%, Primary Education 3.7%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.6% and Other Social Assistance Services 3.0%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 477 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,103 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 914 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Hervey Bay was $477.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 11,490 68.9 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 992 5.9 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 770 4.6 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Walked only 460 2.8 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 192 1.2 21,679 1.0 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 210 1.3 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 12,646 75.7 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Hervey Bay, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.9%, Car, as passenger 5.9%, Worked at home 4.6%, Walked only 2.8% and Bicycle 1.2%. On the day, 1.3% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 75.7% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 28,792 66.5 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,582 22.1 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,742 13.3 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 7,082 16.3 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Hervey Bay, of people aged 15 years and over, 66.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.1% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.3% 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
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 7,353 17.0 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 10,566 24.4 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 5,849 13.5 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 5,017 11.6 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Hervey Bay, 24.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 7,289 50.7 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 4,325 30.1 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,591 18.0 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 158 1.1 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Hervey Bay, 30.1% were couple families with children, 50.7% were couple families without children and 18.0% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 16.4 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.6 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Hervey Bay, 16.4% of single parents were male and 83.6% 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
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 1,441 12.4 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 462 4.0 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,620 13.9 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,125 9.7 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 857 7.4 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 4,899 42.2 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 445 3.8 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 771 6.6 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Hervey Bay, of couple families with children, 12.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 13.9% 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 Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 20,333 89.4 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,419 10.6 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Hervey Bay, 89.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 16,397 80.6 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,441 12.0 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 806 4.0 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 489 2.4 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Hervey Bay, 80.6% were separate houses, 12.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.0% were flats or apartments and 2.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 123 0.6 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 681 3.4 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 3,335 16.4 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 8,327 41.0 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 7,271 35.8 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 583 2.9 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 Hervey Bay, of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 16.4% had 2 bedrooms and 41.0% 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
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 8,097 39.8 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 4,841 23.8 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 6,391 31.4 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 361 1.8 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 633 3.1 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Hervey Bay, 39.8% were owned outright, 23.8% were owned with a mortgage and 31.4% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 14,079 69.3 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 5,504 27.1 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 738 3.6 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Hervey Bay, of all households, 69.3% were family households, 27.1% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

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Household income Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 29.2 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.5 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Hervey Bay, 29.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 5.5% 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 Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 290 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.7 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 15.3 -- 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 Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 1,359 6.7 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 8,752 43.1 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 6,628 32.6 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 2,740 13.5 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 840 4.1 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Hervey Bay, 43.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 3,708 18.2 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 15,990 78.7 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 624 3.1 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Hervey Bay, 78.7% 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.
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 999 48.5 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 1,062 51.5 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Hervey Bay, 48.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.5% were female. The median age was 19 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
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay 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 1,006 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Hervey Bay, 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 $1,006.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Hervey Bay % Hervey Bay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 295 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,524 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Hervey Bay, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $295 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,524.

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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.