Census Data 2011

Parish : Wavell Heights

This page provides a brief overview of parish data from the 2011 Australian Census. More detailed Catholic data will become available later in the year.

Parish Snapshot

Total population: 14,425
  Total males: 6,879  
  Total females: 7,546
Catholic population: 4,321
  Catholic males: 1,972  
  Catholic females: 2,349  
 
Registered Marital status
persons 15 years of age and over
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  Married: 4,824 40.1% 1,472 42.8%
  Separated: 348 2.9% 91 2.6%
  Divorced: 1,177 9.8% 323 9.4%
  Widowed: 939 7.8% 249 7.2%
  Never Married: 4,751 39.5% 1,301 37.9%

Social Marital status
persons 15 years of age and over
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  Registered Marriage: 4,351 40.0% 1,407 42.5%
  De facto relationship 1,324 12.2% 360 10.9%
  Not married: 5,214 47.9% 1,545 46.6%

Indigenous population
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  Aboriginal: 199 41
  Torres Strait Islander: 33 0
  Both Aboriginal & TSI: 35 10

Total Population by age groups
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  0-4 years: 1,001 6.9% 306 7.1%
  5-14 years: 1,387 9.6% 581 13.4%
  15-24 years: 1,968 13.6% 567 13.1%
  25-34 years: 2,586 17.9% 652 15.1%
  35-44 years: 2,212 15.3% 690 16.0%
  45-54 years: 1,626 11.3% 531 12.3%
  55-64 years: 1,229 8.5% 338 7.8%
  65-74 years: 894 6.2% 281 6.5%
  75-84 years: 903 6.3% 264 6.1%
  85 years & over: 619 4.3% 110 2.5%

 

AGE GROUPS - TOTAL POPULATION
 0-4 yrs 
 6.9% 
 7.1% 
 5-14 yrs 
 9.6% 
 13.4% 
 15-24 yrs 
 13.6% 
 13.1% 
 25-34 yrs 
 17.9% 
 15.1% 
 35-44 yrs 
 15.3% 
 16.0% 
 45-54 yrs 
 11.3% 
 12.3% 
 55-64 yrs 
 8.5% 
 7.8% 
 65-74 yrs 
 6.2% 
 6.5% 
 75-84 yrs 
 6.3% 
 6.1% 
 85+ yrs 
 4.3% 
 2.5% 
 
All
Cath

Religious Affiliation

Christian: 62.0%
Buddhist: 1.3%
Hindu: 1.5%
Islam: 1.6%
Judaism: 0.2%
Other religions: 2.1%
No religion: 20.7%
Not stated: 10.6%

Christian Denominations

  as % of all
Christians
as % of total
population
Catholics: 48.3% 30.0%
Anglicans: 22.5% 14.0%
Baptists: 3.5% 2.2%
Lutherans: 1.1% 0.7%
Mormons: 0.5% 0.3%
Orthodox: 1.3% 0.8%
Pentecostals: 1.9% 1.2%
Salvation Army: 0.3% 0.2%
Uniting Church: 9.7% 6.0%

Religious Affiliation - selected
 Catholic 
 30.0%
 Anglican 
 14.0%
 Uniting 
 6.0%
 Lutheran 
 0.7%
 No Religion 
 20.7%

Place of Birth
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  Australia: 9,890 68.6% 3,296 76.3%
  Elsewhere: 4,535 31.4% 1,025 23.7%

 

Australian Citizenship:  
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  Citizens: 11,471 79.5% 3,788 87.7%

 
Median age of population: 36.8
Median monthly mortgage payment: $1,957
Median weekly rent: $311
Average household size: 2.2


PERSONS ATTENDING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS 2011

  ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  males females total males females total
Pre-school: 84 80 164 28 29 57
Primary State School: 270 245 515 56 60 116
Primary Catholic School: 192 166 358 166 140 306
Primary other Non-Government School: 25 38 63 5 4 9
Secondary State School: 171 158 329 47 32 79
Secondary Catholic School: 89 94 183 69 72 141
Secondary other Non-Government School: 30 38 68 4 16 20
Technical or Further Education Institution: 163 149 312 35 41 76
University or other Tertiary Institution: 278 413 691 85 144 229
Other type of Educational Institution: 57 73 130 6 19 25

NB: Data counts persons living within the parish, regardless of where they are educated.
This is not a count of enrolments at schools located in the parish.


SOME COMPARISONS

Total population 2011: 14,425
Total population 2006: 12,529
Increase/decrease: 15.1%
 
Catholic population 2011: 4,321
Catholic population 2006: 3,836
Increase/decrease: 12.6%
 
Catholics born overseas 2011: 23.7%
Catholics born overseas 2006: 16.9%
Total citizens 2011: 79.5%
Total citizens 2006: 85.9%
Catholicity 2011
 Australia 
 25.3%
 Queensland 
 23.8%
 Archdiocese 
 23.2%
 Deanery 
 30.1%
 Parish 
 30.0%


 

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

 AllCath  AllCath  AllCath
Australia9,9023,296 Iraq30 South East Europe53
Bosnia and Herzegovina60 Ireland5038 South Korea7823
Cambodia00 Italy113107 South Africa574
Canada357 Japan180 Sri Lanka426
China mainland1339 Lebanon54 Thailand654
Croatia103 Macedonia00 Turkey110
Egypt107 Malaysia597 UK47586
Fiji764 Malta77 USA399
Germany3414 Netherlands248 Vietnam238
Greece80 New Zealand52987 Born elsewhere786198
Hong Kong243 Philippines258207 Not stated1,14053
India35086 Poland2422 Total14,4254,319
Indonesia143 Singapore206 

BIRTHPLACE BY REGION
 Australia 
 68.6% 
 76.2% 
 Asia Pacific 
 11.5% 
 10.5% 
 Europe 
 5.4% 
 7.6% 
 Other 
 14.4% 
 5.7% 
 
All
Cath

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME (selected)

 AllCath  AllCath  AllCath
English11,0843,538Ukrainian00Thai190
Irish00Bosnian70Indonesian30
German3015Croatian33Malay00
Dutch174Macedonian00Tagalog141116
Afrikaans200Serbian130Filipino7359
Danish70Czech40Cantonese9819
Norwegian30Polish3531Mandarin16310
Swedish50Persian590Japanese263
Finnish90Arabic759Korean8018
French4713Hebrew00Aust Indigenous170
Greek260Turkish130Fijian100
Portuguese3537Tamil180Maori130
Spanish7748Hindi960Samoan5721
Italian186173Urdu90Tongan290
Maltese78Khmer00Auslan43
Russian170Vietnamese3716   

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME BY REGION
 English only 
 76.8% 
 Asian Pacific 
 7.1% 
 European 
 3.7% 
 Other 
 12.4% 

 


HIGHEST YEAR OF SCHOOL COMPLETED
Persons aged 15 years and over who are no longer attending primary or secondary school.

Total
  ALL PERSONS  CATHOLICS
 Males Females Males Females
Year 12 or equiv3,11657.3% 3,39354.1% 94762.8% 1,13959.2%
Year 11 or equiv3696.8% 2834.5% 1046.9% 1095.7%
Year 10 or equiv93217.1% 1,14718.3% 25717.0% 37319.4%
Year 9 or equiv1542.8% 2003.2% 432.9% 693.6%
Year 8 or below3015.5% 4807.7% 1016.7% 1618.4%
No schooling320.6% 520.8% 70.5% 100.5%
Not stated5359.8% 71211.4% 493.2% 643.3%
Total5,439100.0% 6,267100.0% 1,508100.0% 1,925100.0%


TOTAL PERSONAL INCOME (WEEKLY)
Persons aged 15 years and over.

MALES15-19yrs20-24yrs25-34yrs35-44yrs45-54yrs55-64yrs65-74yrs75-84yrs85+yrsTotal
nil1073641292714890271
cath4354126550080
$1-199124312114122122914268
cath538530430985
$200-299305954312942656232404
cath91510761825185113
$300-399304347364850688338443
cath121612877152917123
$400-599235690715949626034504
cath71118151712212510136
$600-7991310914798637651247588
cath92630301762480150
$800-99997317696725126226531
cath31643252419930142
$1000-124906219312588638103552
cath01639412525040150
$1250-149902313610067621506409
cath0936282513000111
$1500-1999014155183120497100538
cath0344604313090172
$2000+01113722712768654585
cath0849874720000211
not stated2860122755831384952513
cath308750114341
 
 
FEMALES15-19yrs20-24yrs25-34yrs35-44yrs45-54yrs55-64yrs65-74yrs75-84yrs85+yrsTotal
nil118491087547492483481
cath431324211811800138
$1-199127494778453722235433
cath461082123134163144
$200-29941625047687810910236593
cath13151082020373019172
$300-39923456656688414416060706
cath91610182535455018226
$400-599309910610911465929662773
cath113030324719323610247
$600-799151171571119754382825642
cath4365247331514130214
$800-999787149124928117168581
cath319504828311170197
$1000-12490431561131117015610524
cath01656424114500174
$1250-149902015012251370124396
cath0050512319000143
$1500-1999041401307446540403
cath0040553410000139
$2000+0050933417034201
cath00242313606072
not stated28628968563552101205696
cath9303331171655

TOTAL WEEKLY INCOME by bands
 $0-299 
 22.8% 
 $300-599 
 22.5% 
 $600-999 
 21.4% 
 $1000-1499 
 17.2% 
 $1500+ 
 16.1% 


VOLUNTARY WORK FOR AN ORGANISATION OR GROUP
persons 15 years of age and over

Persons doing volunteer work
  Volunteers Rate of volunteering
All persons 2,044 17.0%
Catholics 615 17.9%

Persons doing volunteer work by age group
  All Rate Catholics Rate
15-19yrs14519.2%6323.0%
20-29yrs36514.0%9515.0%
30-39yrs39916.6%10615.9%
40-49yrs41022.6%14424.2%
50-59yrs29019.6%8618.5%
60-69yrs19418.7%4716.5%
70-79yrs15718.9%4917.6%
80+ yrs847.6%2410.2%



Volunteers by religious affiliation
  Volunteers Rate of volunteering
Anglican30216.9%
Baptist8031.9%
Catholic61417.9%
Hinduism2212.6%
Islam2010.5%
Jehovah W2350.0%
Judaism733.3%
Lutheran1516.7%
Mormon2047.6%
Orthodox1720.0%
Pentecostal5746.0%
Presbyterian6615.1%
Salvation Army623.1%
Seventh Day Adv925.7%
Uniting18323.4%
No religion38415.8%