Weipa

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL315098
People 3,899
Male 53.8%
Female 46.2%
Median age 31
Families 907
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all households (a) 1
All private dwellings 1,634
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2,484
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,200
Median weekly rent $450
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

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
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 2,100 53.8 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,806 46.2 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 763 19.5 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,899 people in Weipa. Of these 53.8% were male and 46.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 19.5% of the population.

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Age Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 31 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 370 9.5 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 353 9.1 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 307 7.9 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 221 5.7 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 221 5.7 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 340 8.7 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 367 9.4 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 344 8.8 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 353 9.1 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 304 7.8 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 298 7.6 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 189 4.9 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 130 3.3 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 53 1.4 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 33 0.8 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 4 0.1 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 6 0.2 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 3 0.1 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Weipa was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.5% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 1,360 47.4 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 65 2.3 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 213 7.4 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 37 1.3 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,193 41.6 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Weipa aged 15 years and over, 47.4% were married and 9.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,109 48.8 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 482 21.2 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 681 30.0 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Weipa, of people aged 15 years and over, 48.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 21.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 55 4.3 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 323 25.1 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 79 6.1 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 8 0.6 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 244 18.9 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 10 0.8 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 22 1.7 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 46 3.6 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 78 6.1 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 11 0.9 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 412 32.0 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Weipa 33.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.2% were in primary school, 21.0% in secondary school and 9.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 400 14.0 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 191 6.7 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 125 4.4 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 731 25.6 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 402 14.1 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 113 4.0 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 296 10.4 488,554 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 116 4.1 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 17 0.6 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 411 14.4 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Weipa, 14.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 30.0% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australian 1,881 35.6 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
English 1,205 22.8 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 404 7.6 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 316 6.0 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
German 212 4.0 296,387 4.5 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Weipa were Australian 35.6%, English 22.8%, Irish 7.6%, Scottish 6.0% and German 4.0%.

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 Weipa (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 3,072 78.6 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 96 2.5 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
England 65 1.7 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
Philippines 53 1.4 39,661 0.8 232,386 1.0
Thailand 25 0.6 9,978 0.2 66,229 0.3
Papua New Guinea 20 0.5 16,120 0.3 28,800 0.1

In Weipa, 78.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 2.5%, England 1.7%, Philippines 1.4%, Thailand 0.6% and Papua New Guinea 0.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 453 11.6 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 210 5.4 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 164 4.2 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,655 68.1 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Weipa, 68.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 2,837 72.9 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 139 3.6 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 101 2.6 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
Philippines 53 1.4 43,562 0.9 270,177 1.2
Papua New Guinea 30 0.8 16,296 0.3 28,460 0.1

In Weipa, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 72.9%, England 3.6%, New Zealand 2.6%, Philippines 1.4% and Papua New Guinea 0.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 2,876 74.0 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
New Zealand 122 3.1 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
England 114 2.9 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
Philippines 74 1.9 57,947 1.2 325,049 1.4
Thailand 30 0.8 12,083 0.3 76,924 0.3

In Weipa, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 74.0%, New Zealand 3.1%, England 2.9%, Philippines 1.9% and Thailand 0.8%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,144 29.5 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 949 24.4 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 606 15.6 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 480 12.4 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 223 5.7 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Weipa were No Religion, so described 29.5%, Catholic 24.4%, Anglican 15.6%, Not stated 12.4% and Uniting Church 5.7%. In Weipa, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (63.9%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Yumplatok (Torres Strait Creole) 72 1.9 5,901 0.1 6,171 0.0
Tagalog 24 0.6 16,999 0.4 111,273 0.5
Thai 21 0.5 8,126 0.2 55,444 0.2
Fijian 18 0.5 1,700 0.0 8,145 0.0
Filipino 16 0.4 11,371 0.2 71,220 0.3
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English only spoken at home 3,174 81.8 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 140 9.9 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Weipa 81.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Yumplatok (Torres Strait Creole) 1.9%, Tagalog 0.6%, Thai 0.5%, Fijian 0.5% and Filipino 0.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,639 74.3 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 358 16.2 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 151 6.8 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 57 2.6 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 2,205 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Weipa. Of these 74.3% were employed full time, 16.2% were employed part-time and 2.6% 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
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 111 5.2 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 101 4.7 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 146 6.8 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 185 8.6 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,459 67.9 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Weipa, 5.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 67.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 542 25.2 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 517 24.0 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3
Professionals 300 13.9 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 195 9.1 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 176 8.2 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 162 7.5 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Managers 150 7.0 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Sales Workers 93 4.3 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Weipa included Technicians and Trades Workers 25.2%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 24.0%, Professionals 13.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 8.2%, Labourers 7.5%, Managers 7.0% and Sales Workers 4.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bauxite Mining 847 39.8 1,226 0.1 3,347 0.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 104 4.9 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Combined Primary and Secondary Education 100 4.7 26,748 1.3 122,286 1.1
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 53 2.5 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4
Accommodation 48 2.3 29,602 1.4 113,377 1.1

Of the employed people in Weipa, the most common responses for industry of employment included Bauxite Mining 39.8%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.9%, Combined Primary and Secondary Education 4.7%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.5% and Accommodation 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 1,319 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 2,777 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,484 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Weipa was $1,319.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,474 68.7 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 112 5.2 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 108 5.0 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Bicycle 55 2.6 21,679 1.0 107,756 1.0
Worked at home 34 1.6 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 14 0.7 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,595 74.4 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Weipa, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.7%, Walked only 5.2%, Car, as passenger 5.0%, Bicycle 2.6% and Worked at home 1.6%. On the day, 0.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 74.4% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,962 68.5 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 968 33.7 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 146 5.1 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 651 22.7 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Weipa, of people aged 15 years and over, 68.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.7% provided care for children and 5.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.7% 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
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 607 21.2 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 834 29.2 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 277 9.7 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 239 8.4 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Weipa, 29.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 307 33.8 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 518 57.1 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 79 8.7 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 3 0.3 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Weipa, 57.1% were couple families with children, 33.8% were couple families without children and 8.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 42.7 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 57.3 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Weipa, 42.7% of single parents were male and 57.3% 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
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 362 44.0 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 15 1.8 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 179 21.8 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 116 14.1 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 9 1.1 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 19 2.3 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 74 9.0 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 48 5.8 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Weipa, of couple families with children, 44.0% had both partners employed full-time, 1.8% had both employed part-time and 21.8% 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 Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,137 83.2 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 229 16.8 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Weipa, 83.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.8% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 722 63.5 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 352 31.0 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 38 3.3 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 25 2.2 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Weipa, 63.5% were separate houses, 31.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.3% were flats or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 11 1.0 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 57 5.0 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 278 24.3 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 473 41.3 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 299 26.1 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 26 2.3 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Weipa, of occupied private dwellings 5.0% had 1 bedroom, 24.3% had 2 bedrooms and 41.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.9 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 98 8.5 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 334 29.1 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 683 59.5 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 3 0.3 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 30 2.6 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Weipa, 8.5% were owned outright, 29.1% were owned with a mortgage and 59.5% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 896 78.2 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 217 18.9 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 33 2.9 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Weipa, of all households, 78.2% were family households, 18.9% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

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Household income Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 3.3 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 36.2 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Weipa, 3.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 36.2% 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 Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 450 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.1 -- 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 Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.4 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.6 -- 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 Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 19 1.6 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 268 23.1 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 538 46.5 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 278 24.0 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 55 4.7 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Weipa, 23.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 107 9.4 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 998 87.4 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 37 3.2 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Weipa, 87.4% 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.
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 393 52.1 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 362 47.9 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Weipa, 52.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 47.9% were female. The median age was 21 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
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 2,530 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Weipa, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,530.

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
Weipa % Weipa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 540 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Weipa, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $540 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,600.

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.