Census Data 2011

Parish : Surfers Paradise

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: 66,356
  Total males: 33,105  
  Total females: 33,251
Catholic population: 16,457
  Catholic males: 7,893  
  Catholic females: 8,564  
 
Registered Marital status
persons 15 years of age and over
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  Married: 23,987 41.4% 6,076 42.7%
  Separated: 2,010 3.5% 502 3.5%
  Divorced: 6,591 11.4% 1,585 11.1%
  Widowed: 3,250 5.6% 877 6.2%
  Never Married: 22,131 38.2% 5,200 36.5%

Social Marital status
persons 15 years of age and over
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  Registered Marriage: 20,517 41.7% 5,643 42.4%
  De facto relationship 5,816 11.8% 1,468 11.0%
  Not married: 22,866 46.5% 6,196 46.6%

Indigenous population
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  Aboriginal: 425 89
  Torres Strait Islander: 34 17
  Both Aboriginal & TSI: 24 6

Total Population by age groups
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  0-4 years: 2,714 4.1% 620 3.8%
  5-14 years: 5,672 8.5% 1,597 9.7%
  15-24 years: 9,546 14.4% 2,305 14.0%
  25-34 years: 10,744 16.2% 2,330 14.2%
  35-44 years: 8,530 12.9% 2,091 12.7%
  45-54 years: 8,683 13.1% 2,249 13.7%
  55-64 years: 8,733 13.2% 2,249 13.7%
  65-74 years: 6,451 9.7% 1,684 10.2%
  75-84 years: 3,705 5.6% 1,011 6.1%
  85 years & over: 1,579 2.4% 321 2.0%

 

AGE GROUPS - TOTAL POPULATION
 0-4 yrs 
 4.1% 
 3.8% 
 5-14 yrs 
 8.5% 
 9.7% 
 15-24 yrs 
 14.4% 
 14.0% 
 25-34 yrs 
 16.2% 
 14.2% 
 35-44 yrs 
 12.9% 
 12.7% 
 45-54 yrs 
 13.1% 
 13.7% 
 55-64 yrs 
 13.2% 
 13.7% 
 65-74 yrs 
 9.7% 
 10.2% 
 75-84 yrs 
 5.6% 
 6.1% 
 85+ yrs 
 2.4% 
 2.0% 
 
All
Cath

Religious Affiliation

Christian: 60.4%
Buddhist: 2.3%
Hindu: 1.0%
Islam: 0.9%
Judaism: 0.6%
Other religions: 2.0%
No religion: 19.8%
Not stated: 13.1%

Christian Denominations

  as % of all
Christians
as % of total
population
Catholics: 41.1% 24.8%
Anglicans: 32.5% 19.6%
Baptists: 1.5% 0.9%
Lutherans: 1.8% 1.1%
Mormons: 0.4% 0.3%
Orthodox: 3.3% 2.0%
Pentecostals: 1.4% 0.8%
Salvation Army: 0.3% 0.2%
Uniting Church: 7.1% 4.3%

Religious Affiliation - selected
 Catholic 
 24.8%
 Anglican 
 19.6%
 Uniting 
 4.3%
 Lutheran 
 1.1%
 No Religion 
 19.8%

Place of Birth
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  Australia: 38,059 57.4% 11,406 69.3%
  Elsewhere: 28,297 42.6% 5,051 30.7%

 

Australian Citizenship:  
    ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  Citizens: 48,739 73.5% 14,535 88.3%

 
Median age of population: 40.7
Median monthly mortgage payment: $2,138
Median weekly rent: $419
Average household size: 2.3


PERSONS ATTENDING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS 2011

  ALL PERSONS CATHOLICS
  males females total males females total
Pre-school: 279 269 548 80 92 172
Primary State School: 887 843 1,730 153 148 301
Primary Catholic School: 352 329 681 292 253 545
Primary other Non-Government School: 556 560 1,116 126 140 266
Secondary State School: 643 604 1,247 145 134 279
Secondary Catholic School: 175 180 355 117 126 243
Secondary other Non-Government School: 573 580 1,153 146 163 309
Technical or Further Education Institution: 607 750 1,357 169 184 353
University or other Tertiary Institution: 1,354 1,815 3,169 327 473 800
Other type of Educational Institution: 274 401 675 65 95 160

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: 66,356
Total population 2006: 71,028
Increase/decrease: -6.6%
 
Catholic population 2011: 16,457
Catholic population 2006: 16,967
Increase/decrease: -3.0%
 
Catholics born overseas 2011: 30.7%
Catholics born overseas 2006: 30.2%
Total citizens 2011: 73.5%
Total citizens 2006: 72.9%
Catholicity 2011
 Australia 
 25.3%
 Queensland 
 23.8%
 Archdiocese 
 23.2%
 Deanery 
 23.5%
 Parish 
 24.8%


 

COUNTRY OF BIRTH

 AllCath  AllCath  AllCath
Australia38,06011,156 Iraq2212 South East Europe11929
Bosnia and Herzegovina8328 Ireland235182 South Korea34669
Cambodia110 Italy447398 South Africa720108
Canada31967 Japan97924 Sri Lanka6626
China mainland59221 Lebanon4822 Thailand2388
Croatia219188 Macedonia340 Turkey750
Egypt15161 Malaysia21832 UK3,724546
Fiji9915 Malta8975 USA38599
Germany466163 Netherlands27188 Vietnam10620
Greece1349 New Zealand5,503980 Born elsewhere3,5251,135
Hong Kong22833 Philippines455358 Not stated7,093268
India97956 Poland207136 Total66,35616,457
Indonesia13536 Singapore10918 

BIRTHPLACE BY REGION
 Australia 
 57.4% 
 67.8% 
 Asia Pacific 
 15.2% 
 10.4% 
 Europe 
 9.1% 
 13.2% 
 Other 
 18.3% 
 8.6% 
 
All
Cath

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME (selected)

 AllCath  AllCath  AllCath
English50,81013,967Ukrainian173Thai22410
Irish55Bosnian618Indonesian7517
German331120Croatian288252Malay120
Dutch16966Macedonian570Tagalog168122
Afrikaans1077Serbian1926Filipino11992
Danish270Czech6233Cantonese54759
Norwegian650Polish186146Mandarin89238
Swedish680Persian1315Japanese1,21658
Finnish330Arabic35273Korean34170
French373182Hebrew540Aust Indigenous40
Greek4098Turkish870Fijian100
Portuguese249181Tamil116Maori6211
Spanish383255Hindi2675Samoan229
Italian645564Urdu300Tongan93
Maltese3940Khmer00Auslan93
Russian1925Vietnamese11426   

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME BY REGION
 English only 
 75.0% 
 Asian Pacific 
 7.1% 
 European 
 5.6% 
 Other 
 12.3% 

 


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 equiv14,80452.9% 14,87352.4% 3,91256.7% 4,24555.6%
Year 11 or equiv2,3068.2% 2,0887.4% 5998.7% 6338.3%
Year 10 or equiv5,02618.0% 5,65919.9% 1,46021.2% 1,66321.8%
Year 9 or equiv1,0803.9% 1,1163.9% 3194.6% 3414.5%
Year 8 or below8112.9% 9813.5% 3084.5% 3634.8%
No schooling910.3% 630.2% 230.3% 250.3%
Not stated3,87113.8% 3,61012.7% 2754.0% 3594.7%
Total27,989100.0% 28,390100.0% 6,896100.0% 7,629100.0%


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

MALES15-19yrs20-24yrs25-34yrs35-44yrs45-54yrs55-64yrs65-74yrs75-84yrs85+yrsTotal
nil61724423515016423312565121,845
cath169665552326041240499
$1-19947219495728014113158191,262
cath162341318154534185344
$200-299113271269213201276438335822,198
cath23606653608113810426611
$300-399772222641951682654703311132,105
cath2262564642721309216538
$400-5991083855583163344294842651022,981
cath399010972961081166018708
$600-79952485813513439465317134613,279
cath18123177101133120943117814
$800-9991226670246746142220872282,638
cath37016813214611147210698
$1000-12491319064948243041218672202,454
cath146515811310610059158638
$1250-149971144303743312659726161,660
cath0361191051027322130470
$1500-19997524194634423451303671,901
cath013130143127842267532
$2000+144533962967258024868212,616
cath7510318016715154206693
not stated2554418615795024913502681323,879
cath28625322232264116228
 
 
FEMALES15-19yrs20-24yrs25-34yrs35-44yrs45-54yrs55-64yrs65-74yrs75-84yrs85+yrsTotal
nil53626540940238344918751302,712
cath1506089829414558175700
$1-19954821524724619422117681181,946
cath193625470556252158571
$200-299144330329273295456518311932,749
cath357769738813717010222773
$300-3991133023182762924326854872963,201
cath287374917413019615679901
$400-5991245297065516256105543681394,206
cath36133171152185188161116311,173
$600-79945638849528604487258130523,591
cath18170236149182119693314990
$800-999425260539047233815663182,298
cath06915110914694472715658
$1000-1249613644830539833413349221,831
cath0331378910710246128534
$1250-14990372762422661965931141,121
cath07637289471643301
$1500-19990122032232822487324201,085
cath045556947913140315
$2000+63892242351981004620921
cath002571535233183255
not stated2244216294164104393683332533,493
cath241726263153395429299

TOTAL WEEKLY INCOME by bands
 $0-299 
 25.1% 
 $300-599 
 24.6% 
 $600-999 
 23.3% 
 $1000-1499 
 14.0% 
 $1500+ 
 13.0% 


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

Persons doing volunteer work
  Volunteers Rate of volunteering
All persons 7,900 13.6%
Catholics 1,995 14.0%

Persons doing volunteer work by age group
  All Rate Catholics Rate
15-19yrs59817.1%16917.4%
20-29yrs1,55212.7%36213.7%
30-39yrs1,05912.2%26513.4%
40-49yrs1,36015.6%36816.0%
50-59yrs1,29715.1%32414.8%
60-69yrs1,20814.8%30814.7%
70-79yrs61512.8%15612.1%
80+ yrs2126.5%455.8%



Volunteers by religious affiliation
  Volunteers Rate of volunteering
Anglican1,76515.2%
Baptist9317.5%
Catholic1,99514.0%
Hinduism7512.9%
Islam398.2%
Jehovah W9552.2%
Judaism6117.8%
Lutheran10015.7%
Mormon4535.2%
Orthodox14013.5%
Pentecostal21245.9%
Presbyterian26112.5%
Salvation Army2020.4%
Seventh Day Adv2333.8%
Uniting53921.2%
No religion1,44912.9%