Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL802001
People 395,790
Male 49.2%
Female 50.8%
Median age 35
Families 101,779
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 162,891
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $2,070
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,058
Median weekly rent $380
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
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 194,879 49.2 195,739 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 200,914 50.8 201,653 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 6,464 1.6 6,508 1.6 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 395,790 people in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part). Of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population.

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Age Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median age 35 -- 35 -- 38 --
0-4 years 26,710 6.7 26,795 6.7 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 25,338 6.4 25,451 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 22,165 5.6 22,235 5.6 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 24,393 6.2 24,507 6.2 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 31,297 7.9 31,430 7.9 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 32,372 8.2 32,488 8.2 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 33,516 8.5 33,631 8.5 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 30,049 7.6 30,193 7.6 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 28,084 7.1 28,216 7.1 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 26,451 6.7 26,556 6.7 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 24,299 6.1 24,433 6.1 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 22,252 5.6 22,357 5.6 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 19,049 4.8 19,144 4.8 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 17,222 4.4 17,285 4.3 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 12,136 3.1 12,168 3.1 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 8,500 2.1 8,519 2.1 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 5,819 1.5 5,839 1.5 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 6,151 1.6 6,158 1.5 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Married 154,066 47.9 154,584 47.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 8,088 2.5 8,159 2.5 608,059 3.2
Divorced 25,203 7.8 25,353 7.9 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 12,509 3.9 12,542 3.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 121,706 37.8 122,279 37.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) aged 15 years and over, 47.9% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 135,328 48.1 135,703 48.1 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 32,410 11.5 32,501 11.5 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 113,523 40.4 113,732 40.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Preschool 5,885 4.5 5,904 4.5 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 20,669 15.8 20,728 15.7 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 8,078 6.2 8,123 6.2 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 3,943 3.0 3,969 3.0 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 13,572 10.4 13,606 10.3 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 6,340 4.8 6,372 4.8 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 4,198 3.2 4,207 3.2 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 8,130 6.2 8,163 6.2 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 34,175 26.1 34,291 26.0 1,160,626 16.1
Other 3,147 2.4 3,165 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 22,926 17.5 23,127 17.6 1,707,023 23.7

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) 33.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.9% were in primary school, 18.4% in secondary school and 32.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 119,593 37.2 119,919 37.1 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 29,628 9.2 29,758 9.2 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 9,409 2.9 9,461 2.9 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 25,587 8.0 25,750 8.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 57,634 17.9 57,843 17.9 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 8,861 2.8 8,891 2.8 941,531 4.9
Year 10 22,478 7.0 22,621 7.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 140 0.0 140 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 30 0.0 30 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 14,523 4.5 14,566 4.5 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 1,151 0.4 1,151 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 24,733 7.7 24,951 7.7 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 17.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 10.9% 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
English 131,456 23.8 132,031 23.8 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 126,681 23.0 127,285 23.0 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 51,401 9.3 51,611 9.3 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 39,991 7.2 40,160 7.3 2,023,470 6.4
Chinese 22,429 4.1 22,472 4.1 1,213,903 3.9

The most common ancestries in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) were English 23.8%, Australian 23.0%, Irish 9.3%, Scottish 7.2% and Chinese 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 268,830 67.9 270,033 68.0 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 12,706 3.2 12,757 3.2 907,570 3.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 11,334 2.9 11,351 2.9 509,555 2.2
India 10,396 2.6 10,414 2.6 455,389 1.9
New Zealand 4,715 1.2 4,734 1.2 518,466 2.2
Philippines 3,790 1.0 3,798 1.0 232,386 1.0

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 67.9% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.2%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.9%, India 2.6%, New Zealand 1.2% and Philippines 1.0%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 132,997 33.6 133,304 33.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 29,005 7.3 29,113 7.3 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 23,028 5.8 23,121 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 187,063 47.3 187,955 47.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 47.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 210,717 53.2 211,707 53.3 12,231,150 52.3
England 21,278 5.4 21,368 5.4 1,403,096 6.0
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 14,559 3.7 14,581 3.7 704,658 3.0
India 14,460 3.7 14,481 3.6 616,939 2.6
New Zealand 6,359 1.6 6,381 1.6 617,331 2.6

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 53.2%, England 5.4%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.7%, India 3.7% and New Zealand 1.6%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Australia 217,185 54.9 218,199 54.9 12,643,365 54.0
England 19,119 4.8 19,203 4.8 1,302,147 5.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 14,757 3.7 14,782 3.7 699,074 3.0
India 14,354 3.6 14,372 3.6 605,777 2.6
New Zealand 6,054 1.5 6,065 1.5 608,329 2.6

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 54.9%, England 4.8%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.7%, India 3.6% and New Zealand 1.5%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 143,108 36.2 143,739 36.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 88,304 22.3 88,619 22.3 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 42,543 10.7 42,734 10.8 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 36,164 9.1 36,420 9.2 2,238,735 9.6
Hinduism 10,201 2.6 10,211 2.6 440,300 1.9

The most common responses for religion in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) were No Religion, so described 36.2%, Catholic 22.3%, Anglican 10.7%, Not stated 9.1% and Hinduism 2.6%. In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (50.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Mandarin 12,386 3.1 12,408 3.1 596,711 2.5
Vietnamese 4,215 1.1 4,216 1.1 277,400 1.2
Cantonese 3,854 1.0 3,853 1.0 280,943 1.2
Hindi 3,642 0.9 3,646 0.9 159,652 0.7
Spanish 3,267 0.8 3,273 0.8 140,817 0.6
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only spoken at home 287,716 72.7 288,986 72.7 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 35,823 23.8 35,846 23.8 1,971,011 22.2

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) 72.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 3.1%, Vietnamese 1.1%, Cantonese 1.0%, Hindi 0.9% and Spanish 0.8%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 136,589 63.5 137,058 63.5 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 56,839 26.4 57,064 26.4 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 11,443 5.3 11,506 5.3 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 10,151 4.7 10,205 4.7 787,452 6.9

There were 215,022 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part). Of these 63.5% were employed full time, 26.4% were employed part-time and 4.7% 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
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 20,517 10.0 20,602 10.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 16,438 8.0 16,499 8.0 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 19,883 9.7 19,962 9.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 46,826 22.9 46,946 22.8 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 89,765 43.8 90,110 43.8 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Professionals 62,555 30.5 62,716 30.5 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 34,551 16.9 34,668 16.9 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 32,635 15.9 32,776 15.9 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 21,586 10.5 21,694 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 19,538 9.5 19,639 9.6 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 13,914 6.8 13,956 6.8 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 10,307 5.0 10,354 5.0 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 4,673 2.3 4,692 2.3 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) included Professionals 30.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 16.9%, Managers 15.9%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.5%, Technicians and Trades Workers 9.5%, Sales Workers 6.8%, Labourers 5.0% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 2.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Central Government Administration 37,723 18.4 37,799 18.4 127,598 1.2
Defence 10,725 5.2 10,753 5.2 75,462 0.7
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 6,541 3.2 6,560 3.2 411,808 3.9
State Government Administration 6,274 3.1 6,303 3.1 158,980 1.5
Higher Education 6,046 3.0 6,068 3.0 155,985 1.5

Of the employed people in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), the most common responses for industry of employment included Central Government Administration 18.4%, Defence 5.2%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.2%, State Government Administration 3.1% and Higher Education 3.0%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Personal 1,000 -- 998 -- 662 --
Family 2,444 -- 2,445 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,070 -- 2,070 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) was $1,000.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 130,329 63.6 130,776 63.6 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 12,283 6.0 12,320 6.0 489,922 4.6
Bus 12,205 6.0 12,226 5.9 323,201 3.0
Walked only 9,242 4.5 9,305 4.5 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 6,261 3.1 6,307 3.1 503,582 4.7
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
People who travelled to work by public transport 14,647 7.1 14,676 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 146,016 71.3 146,503 71.2 7,305,271 68.4

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 63.6%, Car, as passenger 6.0%, Bus 6.0%, Walked only 4.5% and Worked at home 3.1%. On the day, 7.1% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 71.3% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 245,773 76.4 246,674 76.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 92,954 28.9 93,275 28.9 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 36,816 11.4 36,947 11.4 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 74,823 23.3 75,109 23.3 3,620,726 19.0

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.3% 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
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 82,161 25.5 82,490 25.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 101,816 31.7 102,171 31.6 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 39,271 12.2 39,411 12.2 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 22,523 7.0 22,606 7.0 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 31.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 38,343 37.7 38,438 37.7 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 47,864 47.0 48,008 47.1 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 14,108 13.9 14,129 13.8 959,543 15.8
Other family 1,464 1.4 1,461 1.4 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 47.0% were couple families with children, 37.7% were couple families without children and 13.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male -- 20.2 -- 20.1 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.8 -- 79.9 -- 81.8

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 20.2% of single parents were male and 79.8% 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
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 26,283 30.5 26,341 30.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 2,968 3.4 2,981 3.4 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 17,825 20.7 17,892 20.7 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 11,375 13.2 11,401 13.2 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 4,044 4.7 4,054 4.7 302,037 6.0
Both not working 12,991 15.1 13,020 15.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 5,503 6.4 5,516 6.4 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 5,217 6.1 5,231 6.1 311,381 6.2

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), of couple families with children, 30.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 20.7% 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 142,352 91.9 142,670 91.9 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 12,539 8.1 12,593 8.1 1,039,874 11.2

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Separate house 95,222 66.9 95,520 67.0 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 25,270 17.8 25,280 17.7 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 21,405 15.0 21,405 15.0 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 184 0.1 194 0.1 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 66.9% were separate houses, 17.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.0% were flats or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 301 0.2 301 0.2 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 10,186 7.2 10,198 7.1 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 21,265 14.9 21,301 14.9 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 56,570 39.7 56,674 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 51,400 36.1 51,557 36.1 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 2,627 1.8 2,637 1.8 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.1 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.5 -- 2.6 --

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), of occupied private dwellings 7.2% had 1 bedroom, 14.9% had 2 bedrooms and 39.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Owned outright 38,470 27.0 38,555 27.0 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 54,700 38.4 54,832 38.4 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 45,254 31.8 45,346 31.8 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 955 0.7 952 0.7 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 2,977 2.1 2,984 2.1 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 27.0% were owned outright, 38.4% were owned with a mortgage and 31.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Family households 100,059 70.3 100,308 70.3 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 35,361 24.8 35,413 24.8 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 6,930 4.9 6,938 4.9 354,917 4.3

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), of all households, 70.3% were family households, 24.8% were single person households and 4.9% were group households.

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Household income Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 11.7 -- 11.7 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 28.4 -- 28.4 -- 16.4

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 11.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 28.4% 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median rent 380 -- 380 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 91.9 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.1 -- 8.1 -- 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,058 -- 2,058 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 94.5 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.5 -- 5.5 -- 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 Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
None 7,833 5.5 7,832 5.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 52,966 37.2 53,025 37.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 55,586 39.0 55,714 39.1 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 22,469 15.8 22,580 15.8 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3,501 2.5 3,513 2.5 285,197 3.4

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 37.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 11,410 8.0 11,440 8.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 128,010 89.9 128,278 89.9 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 2,935 2.1 2,941 2.1 221,494 2.7

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 89.9% 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.
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Male 3,246 50.2 3,267 50.2 322,171 49.6
Female 3,218 49.8 3,236 49.8 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), 50.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.8% were female. The median age was 23 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
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.9 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,884 -- 1,886 -- 1,203 --

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,884.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) % Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part) Australian Capital Territory % Australian Capital Territory Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 360 -- 360 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 2,167 -- 1,660 --

In Canberra - Queanbeyan (Canberra Part), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $360 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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.