2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Statistical Local Areas

Palm Island (S)

Code 345155770 (SLA)
People 1,984
Male 992
Female 992
Median age 22
Australian citizenship 1,973
People born overseas 3
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0
Families 395
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 372
Average people per household 5.2
Median weekly household income $870
Median monthly mortgage repayment $0
Median weekly rent $50
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People — demographics
People Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Total 1,984 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 992 50.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 992 50.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,854 93.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,984 people were usually resident in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas): of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Of the total population 93.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Palm Island (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 237 11.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 471 23.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 359 18.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 788 39.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 86 4.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 42 2.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 22 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 35.7% of people usually resident in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 6.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 22 years.

Selected characteristics Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,973 99.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3 0.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0 0.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 99.4% of people usually resident in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas) were Australian citizens, 0.2% were born overseas and 0.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Palm Island (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 134 10.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 40 3.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 48 3.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,052 82.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 10.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas) were married, 3.1% were either separated or divorced, 3.8% were widowed and 82.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Australia 1,969 99.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Palm Island (S) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Palm Island (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 173 30.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 227 40.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 11 1.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 68 12.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 86 15.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 593 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 565 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 565 people aged 15 years and over in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 30.6% worked full-time, 40.2% worked part-time, 1.9% were away from work, 12.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 15.2% were unemployed. 593 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Palm Island (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 220 -- 466 --
Family 630 -- 1,171 --
Household 870 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $220, the median family income was $630 and the median household income was $870.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 42 10.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 170 43.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 162 41.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 21 5.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 395 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 395 families in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas): of these 10.6% were couple families without children, 43.0% were couple families with children, 41.0% were one parent families and 5.3% 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 Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 361 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 372 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 361 occupied private dwellings were counted in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas).

Dwelling structure Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 344 95.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 17 4.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas), 95.3% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 4.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6 1.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 0 0.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 318 88.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 3 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 34 9.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas), 1.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 0.0% were owned with a mortgage and 88.1% were rented.

Landlord type Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 0 0.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 12 3.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 294 92.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 13 4.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 0.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 3.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 92.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 50 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 0 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 5.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.9 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas), the median weekly rent was $50. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $0. The average people per household was 5.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.9.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palm Island (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 322 89.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 27 7.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 9 2.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Palm Island (S) (Statistical Local Areas), 89.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 7.5% were single (or lone) person households and 2.5% 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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