Your Albert

This page contains a large array of information about the Albert electorate.

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Overview

Albert lies at the northern end of the Gold Coast City, also extending across the Albert River to include parts of Logan City. 

It runs along the western side of the Pacific Motorway, extending from Studio Village and Movie World in the South to Mt Warren Park in the North and Buccan in the West. 

Major suburbs include Oxenford, Upper Coomera, Studio Village and parts of Coomera, Ormeau and Pimpama west of the Pacific Motorway.

Albert is a diverse electorate encompassing semi-rural, residential and industrial areas. The electorate is nestled in the foothills of the northern Darlington Range.

Demography

As at 30 June 2011, the estimated resident population of the region was 60,047 persons, compared with 4,474,098 persons in Queensland.

As at 30 June 2011, 25.1 per cent of persons in the region were aged 0 to 14 years, 67.2 per cent were aged 15 to 64 years and 7.7 per cent were aged 65 years and over.

As at 30 June 2011, the median age for the region was 32.2 years, a decrease of 0.1 year over the five year period from 30 June 2006 to 30 June 2011.

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 951 persons who stated they were of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, representing 1.6 per cent of the total population.

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 11,321 persons who were living (usually residing) at a different address one year earlier (19.7 per cent of the total population).

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 29,646 persons who were living (usually residing) at a different address five years earlier (55.8 per cent of the total population).

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 15,495 persons who stated they were born overseas (26.5 per cent of the total population) and 40,384 persons who stated they were Australian-born (69.1 per cent of the total population).

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 3,010 persons born overseas who stated that they spoke a language other than English at home (19.4 per cent of the overseas-born population).

At the time of the 2011 Census, there were a total of 16,187 families in the region. The family type with the largest number of families was couple family with children (8,251 families). There were 2,491 one-parent families, accounting for 15.4 per cent of all families in the region.

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 18,650 occupied private dwellings. Of these private dwellings, 15,829 were separate houses, 2,518 were semi-detached and 160 were apartments.

At the time of the 2011 Census, 18.3 per cent of the occupied private dwellings in the region were fully owned, 46.1 per cent were being purchased and 33.3 per cent were being rented.

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 16,136 occupied private dwellings with an internet connection, or 86.5 per cent of all occupied private dwellings. 

Society

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 23,603 persons aged 15 years and over whose highest level of schooling was year 11 or 12 (or equivalent), representing 57.2 per cent of all persons aged 15 years and over.

At the time of 2011 Census, the region had 23,048 persons aged 15 years and over with a qualification, or 53.1 per cent of the population in this age group.

In 2011 the region had a total of 3,816 vocational education and training (VET) students. This was made up of 2,586 students commencing a VET course and 1,224 students continuing a VET course.

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 1,923 persons in need of assistance with a core activity, representing 3.3 per cent of the total population.

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 6,267 volunteers aged 15 years and over, representing 14.4 per cent of total persons aged 15 years and over 

Economy

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 13,972 persons aged 15 years and over who stated that their total personal weekly income was less than $400, representing 32.2 per cent of all persons aged 15 years and over. 

At the time of the 2011 Census, Construction was the largest industry of employment for usual residents in the region, with 3,859 persons or 13.6 per cent of the employed labour force.

At the time of the 2011 Census, Technicians & trades workers was the largest occupation group of employment for usual residents in the region, with 5,114 persons or 18.0 per cent of the employed labour force. 

Industry and Development

In the 12 months ending 30 September 2012, there were 610 dwelling units in new residential buildings approved in the region, with a total value of $137.6 million. The total value of non-residential building approvals in Albert SED in the 12 months ending 30 September 2012 was $134.6 million.

At the time of the 2011 Census, the region had 474 occupied private dwellings with no motor vehicles, or 2.5 per cent of all occupied private dwellings.

In 2010–11, there were 5,046 registered businesses in the region. Of these businesses, 4,868 were small businesses, 171 were medium businesses and 8 were large businesses.

In 2010–11, the region contained 2,424 businesses with a turnover under $100,000, 2,375 businesses with a turnover between $100,000 and $2 million, and 247 businesses with a turnover of $2 million or more.

In 2010–11, the Construction industry had the largest number of businesses in the region, with 1,471 businesses or 29.2 per cent of the total number of businesses. 

Estimated Resident Population

As at 30 June 2011, the estimated resident population of Albert State Electoral District (SED) was 60,047 persons, compared with 4,474,098 persons in Queensland. The population of Albert SED increased by 1,939 persons between 30 June 2010 and 2011, which was a population growth rate of 3.3 per cent, compared with 1.1 per cent increase for Queensland. 

Population By Age And Sex

As at 30 June 2011 in Albert State Electoral District (SED), 25.1 per cent of persons were aged 0 to 14 years, 67.2 per cent were aged 15 to 64 years and 7.7 per cent were aged 65 years and over. 

Population by age group and sex, Albert SED and Queensland, 30 June 2011pr 

Median Age

As at 30 June 2011, the median age for Albert State Electoral District (SED) was 32.2 years, a decrease of 0.1 year over the five year period from 30 June 2006 to 30 June 2011. The median age in Queensland as at 30 June 2011 was 36.6 years, an increase of 0.6 year over the same period. 

Migration 1 Year Ago

At the time of the 2011 Census, Albert State Electoral District (SED) had 11,321 persons who were living (usually residing) at a different address one year earlier (19.7 per cent of the total population). In Queensland, 17.9 per cent of persons lived at a different address one year earlier. Albert SED had 43,868 persons who were living at the same address one year earlier. 

Migration 5 Years Ago

At the time of the 2011 Census, Albert State Electoral District (SED) had 29,646 persons who were living (usually residing) at a different address five years earlier (55.8 per cent of the total population). In Queensland, 45.0 per cent of persons lived at a different address five years earlier. Albert SED had 20,829 persons who were living at the same address five years earlier. 

Country Of Birth

At the time of the 2011 Census, Albert State Electoral District (SED) had 15,495 persons who stated they were born overseas (26.5 per cent of the total population) and 40,384 persons who stated they were Australian-born (69.1 per cent of the total population). In Queensland, 20.5 per cent of the population were born overseas and 73.7 per cent were Australian-born. 

Proficiency In Spoken English

At the time of the 2011 Census, Albert State Electoral District (SED) had 3,010 persons born overseas who stated that they spoke a language other than English at home (19.4 per cent of the overseas-born population). In Queensland, 36.0 per cent of the overseas-born population spoke a language other than English at home.

Of the overseas-born persons in the Albert SED who stated that they spoke a language other than English at home, 271 persons stated that they spoke English not well or not at all. This was 1.7 per cent of the overseas-born population of Albert SED, compared with 5.2 per cent in Queensland. 

Family Composition

At the time of the 2011 Census, there were a total of 16,187 families in the Albert State Electoral District (SED). The family type with the largest number of families was couple family with children (8,251 families). There were 2,491 one- parent families, accounting for 15.4 per cent of all families in the region. In comparison, 16.1 per cent of all families in Queensland were one-parent families. 

Dwellings By Dwelling Structures

At the time of the 2011 Census, Albert State Electoral District (SED) had 18,650 occupied private dwellings. Of these private dwellings, 15,829 were separate houses, 2,518 were semi-detached and 160 were apartments. Separate houses represented 84.9 per cent of total occupied private dwellings in the region, compared with 78.5 per cent for Queensland. 

Dwellings By Tenure Type

At the time of the 2011 Census, Albert State Electoral District (SED) had 18,645 occupied private dwellings. Of these private dwellings, 18.3 per cent were fully owned, 46.1 per cent were being purchased and 33.3 per cent were being rented. In comparison, 29.0 per cent of the total dwellings in Queensland were fully owned, 34.5 per cent were being purchased and 33.2 per cent were being rented. 

Internet Connection

At the time of the 2011 Census, Albert State Electoral District (SED) had 16,136 occupied private dwellings with an internet connection, or 86.5 per cent of all occupied private dwellings. In comparison, 78.3 per cent of the occupied private dwellings in Queensland had an internet connection. Of the 16,136 internet connections in the region, there were 14,694 broadband connections and 570 dial-up connections. 

Highest Level Of Schooling

At the time of the 2011 Census, Albert State Electoral District (SED) had 23,603 persons aged 15 years and over whose highest level of schooling was Year 11 or 12 (or equivalent) (57.2 per cent of all persons aged 15 years and over). This corresponded with 55.3 per cent in Queensland. 

Post-School Qualification

At the time of the 2011 Census, Albert State Electoral District (SED) had 23,603 persons aged 15 years and over whose highest level of schooling was Year 11 or 12 (or equivalent) (57.2 per cent of all persons aged 15 years and over). This corresponded with 55.3 per cent in Queensland. 

Vocational Education And Training Students

In 2011 the Albert State Electoral District (SED) had a total of 3,816 vocational education and training (VET) students. This was made up of 2,586 students commencing a VET course and 1,224 students continuing a VET course. In comparison, Queensland had a total of 304,800 VET students. 

Region Overview

Albert State Electoral District has a total area of 255.3 km3 or 0.0 per cent of the total area of Queensland. Average daily temperature rangeof 14.5c to 24.9c and a average rainfall of 1,271 mm per year. 

 

 

 

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