2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Statistical Local Areas

Magnetic Island

Code 345057031 (SLA)
People 2,107
Male 1,129
Female 978
Median age 45
Australian citizenship 1,745
People born overseas 437
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 452
Families 550
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,522
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $803
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,207
Median weekly rent $180
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Magnetic Island % Australia %
Total 2,107 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,129 53.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 978 46.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 41 1.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,107 people were usually resident in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas): of these 53.6% were male and 46.4% were female. Of the total population 1.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Magnetic Island % Australia %
People
0-4 years 87 4.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 257 12.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 213 10.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 899 42.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 349 16.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 303 14.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 45 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 16.3% of people usually resident in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 30.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 45 years.

Selected characteristics Magnetic Island % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,745 82.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 437 20.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 452 21.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 82.8% of people usually resident in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas) were Australian citizens, 20.7% were born overseas and 21.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Magnetic Island % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 772 43.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 356 20.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 76 4.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 559 31.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 43.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas) were married, 20.2% were either separated or divorced, 4.3% were widowed and 31.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Magnetic Island % Australia %
Australia 1,460 69.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Magnetic Island % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Magnetic Island % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Magnetic Island % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 583 57.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 320 31.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 45 4.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 32 3.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 42 4.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 570 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,022 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,022 people aged 15 years and over in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 57.0% worked full-time, 31.3% worked part-time, 4.4% were away from work, 3.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.1% were unemployed. 570 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Magnetic Island % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Magnetic Island % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 453 -- 466 --
Family 1,001 -- 1,171 --
Household 803 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $453, the median family income was $1,001 and the median household income was $803.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Magnetic Island % Australia %
Couple family without children 283 51.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 157 28.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 107 19.5 823,254 15.8
Other family 3 0.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 550 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 550 families in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas): of these 51.5% were couple families without children, 28.5% were couple families with children, 19.5% were one parent families and 0.5% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Magnetic Island % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,089 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,522 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,089 occupied private dwellings were counted in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas).

Dwelling structure Magnetic Island % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 849 78.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 85 7.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 145 13.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 10 0.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas), 78.0% were separate houses, 7.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Magnetic Island % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 322 29.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 215 19.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 434 39.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 4 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 112 10.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas), 29.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 19.7% were owned with a mortgage and 39.9% were rented.

Landlord type Magnetic Island % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 274 63.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 0 0.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 146 33.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 15 3.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 63.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 33.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Magnetic Island % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,207 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,207. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Magnetic Island % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 547 50.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 256 23.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 39 3.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Magnetic Island (Statistical Local Areas), 50.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.5% were single (or lone) person households and 3.6% 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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