2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | State/Territory

Queensland

Code 3 (STE)
People 3,904,532
Male 1,935,381
Female 1,969,151
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 3,362,046
People born overseas 699,446
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 72,922
Families 1,032,034
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,660,750
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,033
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
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People — demographics
People Queensland % Australia %
Total 3,904,532 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,935,381 49.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,969,151 50.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 127,578 3.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 3,904,532 people were usually resident in Queensland (State/Territory): of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Of the total population 3.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 257,077 6.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 549,455 14.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 539,206 13.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,638,354 42.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 437,550 11.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 482,891 12.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.7% of people usually resident in Queensland (State/Territory) were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Queensland % Australia %
Australian citizenship 3,362,046 86.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 699,446 17.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 72,922 1.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.1% of people usually resident in Queensland (State/Territory) were Australian citizens, 17.9% were born overseas and 1.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,519,608 49.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 381,753 12.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 167,314 5.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,029,325 33.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Queensland (State/Territory) were married, 12.3% were either separated or divorced, 5.4% were widowed and 33.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,935,260 75.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Queensland % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,180,892 61.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 530,504 27.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 63,507 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 50,096 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 90,950 4.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 971,831 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,915,949 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,915,949 people aged 15 years and over in Queensland (State/Territory) were in the labour force. Of these 61.6% worked full-time, 27.7% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.7% were unemployed. 971,831 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 476 -- 466 --
Family 1,154 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,033 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Queensland (State/Territory), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $476, the median family income was $1,154 and the median household income was $1,033.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 403,854 39.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 446,739 43.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 164,220 15.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 17,221 1.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,032,034 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,032,034 families in Queensland (State/Territory): of these 39.1% were couple families without children, 43.3% were couple families with children, 15.9% were one parent families and 1.7% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,508,522 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,660,750 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,508,522 occupied private dwellings were counted in Queensland (State/Territory).

Dwelling structure Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,154,403 76.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 113,459 7.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 196,584 13.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 42,890 2.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 1,186 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Queensland (State/Territory), 76.5% were separate houses, 7.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 458,468 30.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 473,248 31.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 452,596 30.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 14,830 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 109,379 7.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Queensland (State/Territory), 30.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 31.4% were owned with a mortgage and 30.0% were rented.

Landlord type Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 225,842 49.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 48,224 10.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 164,247 36.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 14,283 3.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Queensland (State/Territory), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 49.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 36.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Queensland % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Queensland (State/Territory), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Queensland % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,011,982 67.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 316,789 21.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 62,865 4.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Queensland (State/Territory), 67.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.0% were single (or lone) person households and 4.2% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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