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Census - ABSThe Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its 2011 Census data and here is some interesting data for the Carindale region.

The median age in Carindale is 40 and there’s an average of 2.9 people and 1.9 motor vehicles per household. The average weekly household income is $1,957 and monthly mortgage repayments $2,058. The median weekly rent is $440.

It’s important to remember that this information is from just one data set of Carindale.

Home property snapshot

Carindale is above the state and national average when it comes to the number of ‘separate house’ dwellings with far less flats/units than the average.

Dwelling structure Carindale % QLD % Australia %
Separate house 87.7 78.5 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 10.6 8.4 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1.7 11.7 13.6
Other dwelling 0.0 1.3 0.9

There is a significant difference in the property types in Carina. At the time of census in Carina, 66.3% were separate houses, 30.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc and 3.2% were flats, units or apartments. In Carina Heights, 62.6% were separate houses, 27.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc and 10.0% were flats, units or apartments.

Income snapshot

Median weekly incomes Carindale QLD Australia
(People aged 15 years and over)
Personal 674 587 577
Family 2,201 1,453 1,481
Household 1,957 1,235 1,234

Carindale folk can consider themselves relatively financially fortunate with the Carindale median weekly personal income being $674, 13% higher than the state average and 15% higher than the Australian average.

Religious snapshot

Religious affiliation, top responses Carindale % QLD % Australia %
Catholic 30.3 23.8 25.3
Anglican 15.7 18.9 17.1
No Religion 14.4 22.1 22.3
Eastern Orthodox 6.3 0.8 2.6
Uniting Church 6.1 6.4 5

Carindale is higher than the Queensland and Australian average for ‘Catholics’ and below average average for those of ‘no religion’, according to the ABS data. If you pop over to Carina Heights, those with ‘no religion’ is at 20.5% and in Carina 21%.

ABS data shows that the number of people reporting ‘No Religion’ nationally has increased from 15% of the population in 2001 to 22% in 2011. Between 2001 and 2011, the number of people in Australia reporting a non-Christian faith increased from around 0.9 million to 1.5 million, accounting for 7.2% of the total population in 2011 (up from 4.9% in 2001). The most common non-Christian religions in 2011 were Buddhism (2.5% of the population), Islam (2.2%) and Hinduism (1.3%).

Muliticultural snapshot

According to ABS data, 67.6% of people in Carindale were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.6%, England 3.5%, South Africa 3.0%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 1.6% and India 1.3%.

In Carindale, 48.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 38.8% of people had both parents born overseas. And 8% had only their father born overseas and 4.8% had just their mother born overseas.

ABS data shows that 24.6% of Australia’s population was born overseas and 43.1% of people have at least one overseas-born parent, showing that multiculturalism touches just about everyone in Australia – whether at home, work, education institutions, clubs and other groups.

Chart - Education in Carindale

Carindale region

Education snapshot

In Carindale 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution at the time of the census. Of these, 28.2% were in primary school, 26.5% in secondary school and 27.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

From primary school onwards, Carindale has a higher percentage of its population in an education institution than the national average.

Explore other local suburbs and the statistics in further detail via these links:

Carindale census data
Carina census data

Carina Heights census data
Mt Gravatt census data

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gen is the Founder of Carindale Connect (started in 2007). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology and an internship from ABC Online. She's involved in a number of web projects, was the Website Manager for Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD and the Editor of Wotnews (Australian news aggregator and search engine start-up). She also spent some time as a volunteer Community Correspondent for 612 ABC Brisbane. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Gen now lives in Carindale. She loves her bicycle (but doesn't do lycra), the environment and art.
Genevieve Robey

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