Coomera Suburb Profile
In the 2016 Census, there were 13,305 people in Coomera. Of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5% of the population.
The median age of people in Coomera was 28 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 28.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.7% of the population.
Of people in Coomera aged 15 years and over, 46.1% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.
In Coomera, of people aged 15 years and over, 45.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.6% were in a de facto marriage.
In Coomera 36.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.9% were in primary school, 19.9% in secondary school and 16.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.
Of people aged 15 and over in Coomera, 18.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 21.7% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 11.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.
The most common ancestries in Coomera were English 29.0%, Australian 24.5%, Scottish 6.6%, Irish 6.6% and Maori 4.0%.
In Coomera, 63.3% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 12.0%, England 5.7%, South Africa 2.6%, Philippines 0.8% and China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 0.7%.
In Coomera, 43.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 35.0% of people had both parents born overseas.
In Coomera, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 49.1%, New Zealand 14.7%, England 8.2%, South Africa 3.0% and United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, nfd 1.3%.
In Coomera, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 52.1%, New Zealand 14.1%, England 7.5%, South Africa 3.0% and Philippines 1.4%.
The most common responses for religion in Coomera were No Religion, so described 36.2%, Catholic 18.8%, Anglican 15.2%, Not stated 10.1% and Christian, nfd 4.0%.
In Coomera, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (56.4%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).
In Coomera 83.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.8%, Afrikaans 0.8%, Korean 0.6%, Maori (New Zealand) 0.6% and Samoan 0.5%.
There were 6,740 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coomera. Of these 59.7% were employed full time, 28.0% were employed part-time and 8.0% were unemployed.
Of employed people in Coomera, 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.3% worked 40 hours or more.
The most common occupations in Coomera included Technicians and Trades Workers 15.8%, Professionals 15.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.5%, Managers 13.2%, Sales Workers 12.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.9%, Labourers 10.1% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 6.2%.
Of the employed people in Coomera, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.1%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.0%, Takeaway Food Services 2.6%, Cafes and Restaurants 2.4% and Primary Education 1.8%.
The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coomera was $746.
In Coomera, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 71.0%, Car, as passenger 5.6%, Worked at home 5.0%, Train 2.6% and Walked only 1.0%.
On the day, 5.3% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 78.6% used car (either as driver or as passenger).
In Coomera, of people aged 15 years and over, 72.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census.
During the two weeks before the Census, 39.9% provided care for children and 8.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.
Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coomera, 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.
Of the families in Coomera, 52.3% were couple families with children, 26.3% were couple families without children and 20.2% were one parent families.
In Coomera, 14.3% of single parents were male and 85.7% were female.
In Coomera, of couple families with children, 27.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 24.3% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.
In Coomera, 94.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.5% were unoccupied.
Of occupied private dwellings in Coomera, 70.7% were separate houses, 25.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.8% were flats or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.
In Coomera, of occupied private dwellings 0.3% had 1 bedroom, 3.3% had 2 bedrooms and 35.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 3.1 people.
Of occupied private dwellings in Coomera, 8.0% were owned outright, 28.8% were owned with a mortgage and 61.2% were rented.
In Coomera, of all households, 85.4% were family households, 10.2% were single person households and 4.4% were group households.
In Coomera, 9.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 17.1% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.
In Coomera, 28.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 47.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.
In Coomera, 91.1% 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.