Greater Brisbane, Queensland – People
Total population
2011
2,065,996
2006
1,852,500
Population growth
11.5%
Indigenous population
2.0%
1.8%
35
35
Male – 49.3%
Male – 49.2%
Female – 50.7%
Female – 50.8%
83.4%
85.5%
24.6%
21.4%
Australia – 70.3%
Australia – 72.3%
New Zealand – 4.8%
England – 4.5%
England – 4.4%
New Zealand – 4.1%
Only English – 82.1%
Only English – 84.2%
Mandarin – 1.5%
Mandarin – 1.1%
Vietnamese – 0.9%
Vietnamese – 0.9%
Catholic – 24.1%
Catholic – 24.5%
No religion – 22.8%
Anglican – 19.0%
Anglican – 17.1%
No religion – 18.9%
Married – 47.3%
Married – 48.3%
Never married – 36.3%
Never married – 34.8%
Separated or divorced – 11.7%
Separated or divorced – 11.8%
Individual –$633
Individual – $509
Household – $1,388
Household – $1,100
Family – $1,615
Family – $1,241
Couple with children – 45.0%
Couple with children – 45.2%
Couple without children – 37.0%
Couple without children – 36.6%
One parent families – 16.1%
One parent families – 16.2%
Median age
Sex
Hold Australian
citizenship
Born overseas
Country of birth
Languages spoken at
home
Religious affiliation
Registered marital status
(over 15 years old)
Median income (weekly)
Family composition
Greater Brisbane, Queensland – Dwellings
Total dwellings
Occupied private
dwellings
Dwelling structure
Tenure
Household composition
Median household rent
(weekly)
Median household
mortgage repayments
(monthly)
Average people per
household
Average people per
bedroom
2011
2006
822,174
743,484
763,027
694,335
Separate house – 77.6%
Separate house – 78.7%
Flat/Unit/Apartment – 12.8%
Flat/Unit/Apartment – 13.1%
Semi-detached – 8.8%
Semi-detached – 7.2%
Owned outright – 27.3%
Owned outright – 29.8%
Owned with mortgage – 36.8%
Owned with mortgage – 36.2%
Rented – 33.0%
Single/multi-family household –
72.9%
Lone person household – 21.8%
Rented – 30.7%
Single/multi-family household –
72.8%
Lone person household – 22.3%
Group household – 5.2%
Group household – 4.9%
$325
$220
$1,950
$1,322
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2.6
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Key Points
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The population of Greater Brisbane has increased from 1, 852,500 in 2006 to 2,065,996 in 2011,
an increase of 213,496 people.
The proportion of people who reported no religious affiliation has increased from 18.9 per cent
in 2006 to 22.8 per cent in 2011.
New Zealand is now the second most reported country of birth in Greater Brisbane, accounting
for 4.8 per cent of the population.
Median household weekly rent has increased from $220 in 2006 to $325 in 2011, an increase of
$105 per week.
Median household monthly mortgage repayments have increased from $1,322 in 2006 to $1,950
in 2011, an increase of $628.
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– People Greater Brisbane, Queensland