2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | 2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions

Brisbane

Code CED304 (CED04)
People 135,682
Male 67,263
Female 68,419
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 110,557
People born overseas 26,263
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 5,738
Families 31,319
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 65,055
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,199
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,560
Median weekly rent $250
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Brisbane % Australia %
Total 135,682 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 67,263 49.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 68,419 50.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,589 1.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 135,682 people were usually resident in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions): of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Of the total population 1.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Brisbane % Australia %
People
0-4 years 7,841 5.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 12,352 9.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 23,342 17.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 66,302 48.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 11,916 8.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 13,930 10.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 14.9% of people usually resident in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) were children aged 0-14 years, and 19.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Brisbane % Australia %
Australian citizenship 110,557 81.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 26,263 19.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 5,738 4.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 81.5% of people usually resident in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) were Australian citizens, 19.4% were born overseas and 4.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Brisbane % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42,900 37.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 12,954 11.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 5,358 4.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 54,277 47.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 37.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) were married, 11.2% were either separated or divorced, 4.6% were widowed and 47.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Brisbane % Australia %
Australia 96,008 70.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Brisbane % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Brisbane % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 50,319 65.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 19,704 25.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,438 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,341 1.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,771 3.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 26,993 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 76,573 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 76,573 people aged 15 years and over in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) were in the labour force. Of these 65.7% worked full-time, 25.7% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 1.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.6% were unemployed. 26,993 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Brisbane % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 640 -- 466 --
Family 1,619 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,199 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $640, the median family income was $1,619 and the median household income was $1,199.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Brisbane % Australia %
Couple family without children 13,650 43.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 11,996 38.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 4,446 14.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 1,227 3.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 31,319 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 31,319 families in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions): of these 43.6% were couple families without children, 38.3% were couple families with children, 14.2% were one parent families and 3.9% 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 Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 59,842 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 65,055 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 59,842 occupied private dwellings were counted in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions).

Dwelling structure Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 32,605 54.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,095 6.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 22,515 37.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 570 1.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 57 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 54.5% were separate houses, 6.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 37.6% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 13,076 21.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 15,467 25.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 23,842 39.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 604 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 6,855 11.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 21.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 25.8% were owned with a mortgage and 39.8% were rented.

Landlord type Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 13,228 55.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,139 9.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 7,977 33.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 499 2.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 55.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 33.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Brisbane % Australia %
Median weekly rent 250 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,560 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), the median weekly rent was $250. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,560. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brisbane % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 31,025 51.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 16,220 27.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 5,530 9.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (2004 Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 51.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.1% were single (or lone) person households and 9.2% 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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