2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Statistical Districts

Toowoomba (QLD)

Code 3064 (SDIST)
People 114,479
Male 55,213
Female 59,266
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 103,601
People born overseas 11,103
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 752
Families 29,721
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 45,804
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $960
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $175
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
Total 114,479 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 55,213 48.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 59,266 51.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,313 2.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 114,479 people were usually resident in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts): of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Of the total population 2.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 7,908 6.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 16,979 14.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 17,759 15.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 44,299 38.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 11,876 10.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 15,659 13.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.7% of people usually resident in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 103,601 90.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 11,103 9.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 752 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.5% of people usually resident in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts) were Australian citizens, 9.7% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45,480 50.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 9,967 11.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 5,706 6.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 28,438 31.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts) were married, 11.1% were either separated or divorced, 6.4% were widowed and 31.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
Australia 97,329 85.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 33,560 61.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 15,583 28.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,836 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,146 2.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,473 4.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 30,483 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 54,598 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 54,598 people aged 15 years and over in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts) were in the labour force. Of these 61.5% worked full-time, 28.5% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 2.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.5% were unemployed. 30,483 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 448 -- 466 --
Family 1,116 -- 1,171 --
Household 960 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $448, the median family income was $1,116 and the median household income was $960.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
Couple family without children 11,569 38.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 12,986 43.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 4,632 15.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 534 1.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 29,721 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 29,721 families in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts): of these 38.9% were couple families without children, 43.7% were couple families with children, 15.6% were one parent families and 1.8% 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 Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 42,528 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 45,804 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 42,528 occupied private dwellings were counted in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts).

Dwelling structure Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 35,294 83.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,518 5.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 4,445 10.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 266 0.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 5 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts), 83.0% were separate houses, 5.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 13,779 32.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 13,790 32.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 12,463 29.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 383 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,116 5.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts), 32.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.4% were owned with a mortgage and 29.3% were rented.

Landlord type Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7,071 56.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,180 9.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,938 31.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 274 2.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 56.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 31.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 175 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly rent was $175. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Toowoomba (QLD) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 29,363 69.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 10,123 23.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,632 3.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (QLD) (Statistical Districts), 69.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.8% were single (or lone) person households and 3.8% 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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