Upper Coomera Suburb Profile

The People

In the 2016 Census, there were 25,276 people in Upper Coomera.

 

Of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female.

 

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.4% of the population.

The median age of people in Upper Coomera was 30 years. Children aged 0 – 14 years made up 27.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.0% of the population.

Of people in Upper Coomera aged 15 years and over, 48.2% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

In Upper Coomera, of people aged 15 years and over, 47.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.2% were in a de facto marriage.

In Upper Coomera 33.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 36.3% were in primary school, 23.2% in secondary school and 14.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Of people aged 15 and over in Upper Coomera, 18.6% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 23.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

The most common ancestries in Upper Coomera were English 29.9%, Australian 24.0%, Irish 6.9%, Scottish 6.6% and Maori 4.3%.

In Upper Coomera, 64.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 13.3%, England 5.0%, South Africa 1.6%, Philippines 0.8% and India 0.6%.

In Upper Coomera, 44.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

In Upper Coomera, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 50.5%, New Zealand 16.1%, England 7.4%, South Africa 1.9% and Scotland 1.1%.

In Upper Coomera, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 51.7%, New Zealand 15.9%, England 7.3%, South Africa 2.0% and Philippines 1.3%.

The most common responses for religion in Upper Coomera were No Religion, so described 36.4%, Catholic 18.9%, Anglican 15.3%, Not stated 8.5% and Christian, nfd 3.6%. In Upper Coomera, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (55.8%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

 

In Upper Coomera 85.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 0.8%, Korean 0.7%, Spanish 0.5%, Japanese 0.5% and Maori (New Zealand) 0.5%.

There were 12,898 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Upper Coomera.

Of these 59.1% were employed full time, 28.8% were employed part-time and 7.4% were unemployed.

Of employed people in Upper Coomera, 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.3% worked 40 hours or more.

The most common occupations in Upper Coomera included Technicians and Trades Workers 16.3%, Professionals 14.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 12.0%, Labourers 12.0%, Sales Workers 11.5%, Managers 10.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.2%.

Of the employed people in Upper Coomera, the most common responses for industry of employment included Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.2%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.1%, Takeaway Food Services 2.4%, Aged Care Residential Services 2.4% and Cafes and Restaurants 2.1%.

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Upper Coomera was $726.

In Upper Coomera, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 73.2%, Car, as passenger 5.5%, Worked at home 3.9%, Train 1.4% and Walked only 1.1%. On the day, 3.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 80.1% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

In Upper Coomera, of people aged 15 years and over, 72.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 40.6% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age.

In the year before the Census, 13.8% 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 Upper Coomera, 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% worked 30 hours or more.

Of the families in Upper Coomera, 54.9% were couple families with children, 27.1% were couple families without children and 16.9% were one parent families.

In Upper Coomera, 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% were female.

In Upper Coomera, of couple families with children, 25.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 25.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Property

In Upper Coomera, 94.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.2% were unoccupied.


Of occupied private dwellings in Upper Coomera, 80.5% were separate houses, 18.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.


In Upper Coomera, of occupied private dwellings 0.4% had 1 bedroom, 2.6% had 2 bedrooms and 29.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7.

The average household size was 3.2 people.


Of occupied private dwellings in Upper Coomera, 11.3% were owned outright, 42.1% were owned with a mortgage and 44.1% were rented.


In Upper Coomera, of all households, 86.8% were family households, 9.5% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.


In Upper Coomera, 10.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.


In Upper Coomera, 24.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 47.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.7% had three or more registered motor vehicles.


In Upper Coomera, 91.0% 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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