2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Statistical Districts

Townsville (QLD)

Code 3057 (SDIST)
People 143,328
Male 71,831
Female 71,497
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 126,618
People born overseas 16,688
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,788
Families 36,741
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 57,654
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,101
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,213
Median weekly rent $185
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Total 143,328 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 71,831 50.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 71,497 49.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 8,224 5.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 143,328 people were usually resident in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts): of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Of the total population 5.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,128 7.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 20,951 14.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 24,047 16.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 61,715 43.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 13,144 9.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 13,344 9.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.7% of people usually resident in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts) were children aged 0-14 years, and 18.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 126,618 88.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 16,688 11.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,788 1.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.3% of people usually resident in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts) were Australian citizens, 11.6% were born overseas and 1.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50,186 44.7 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 13,516 12.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 5,037 4.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 43,513 38.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 44.7% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts) were married, 12.0% were either separated or divorced, 4.5% were widowed and 38.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Australia 116,890 81.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Townsville (QLD) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Townsville (QLD) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 47,436 64.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 18,412 24.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 3,018 4.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,890 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 3,296 4.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 30,702 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 74,052 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 74,052 people aged 15 years and over in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts) were in the labour force. Of these 64.1% worked full-time, 24.9% worked part-time, 4.1% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.5% were unemployed. 30,702 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 533 -- 466 --
Family 1,241 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,101 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $533, the median family income was $1,241 and the median household income was $1,101.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Couple family without children 13,477 36.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 16,298 44.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 6,283 17.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 683 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 36,741 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 36,741 families in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts): of these 36.7% were couple families without children, 44.4% were couple families with children, 17.1% were one parent families and 1.9% 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 Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 53,225 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 57,654 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 53,225 occupied private dwellings were counted in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts).

Dwelling structure Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 41,595 78.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,523 4.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 8,059 15.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,039 2.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 9 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts), 78.1% were separate houses, 4.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.1% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 12,640 23.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 17,814 33.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 18,597 34.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 419 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,752 7.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts), 23.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.5% were owned with a mortgage and 34.9% were rented.

Landlord type Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 10,109 54.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,743 14.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 5,402 29.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 344 1.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 29.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,213 -- 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 Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly rent was $185. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,213. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Townsville (QLD) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 36,068 67.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 10,700 20.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,728 5.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Townsville (QLD) (Statistical Districts), 67.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.1% were single (or lone) person households and 5.1% 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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