2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Atherton (S)

Code LGA30200 (LGA)
People 10,912
Male 5,292
Female 5,620
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 9,863
People born overseas 1,395
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 126
Families 3,006
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,948
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $762
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $145
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Atherton (S) % Australia %
Total 10,912 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,292 48.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 5,620 51.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 613 5.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 10,912 people were usually resident in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Of the total population 5.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Atherton (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 686 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,622 14.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,172 10.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,009 36.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,423 13.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,001 18.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.2% of people usually resident in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Atherton (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 9,863 90.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,395 12.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 126 1.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.4% of people usually resident in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 12.8% were born overseas and 1.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Atherton (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,561 53.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,062 12.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 686 8.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,297 26.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 53.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 12.3% were either separated or divorced, 8.0% were widowed and 26.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Atherton (S) % Australia %
Australia 8,780 80.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Atherton (S) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Atherton (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,830 58.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,409 29.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 187 3.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 172 3.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 229 4.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,197 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 4,827 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 4,827 people aged 15 years and over in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 58.6% worked full-time, 29.2% worked part-time, 3.9% were away from work, 3.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.7% were unemployed. 3,197 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Atherton (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 399 -- 466 --
Family 990 -- 1,171 --
Household 762 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $399, the median family income was $990 and the median household income was $762.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Atherton (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,400 46.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,115 37.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 455 15.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 36 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,006 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,006 families in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 46.6% were couple families without children, 37.1% were couple families with children, 15.1% were one parent families and 1.2% 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 Atherton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,524 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,948 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 4,524 occupied private dwellings were counted in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Atherton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,839 84.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 150 3.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 252 5.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 283 6.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas), 84.9% were separate houses, 3.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.6% were flats, units or apartments and 6.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Atherton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,874 41.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 939 20.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,334 29.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 34 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 341 7.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas), 41.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 20.8% were owned with a mortgage and 29.5% were rented.

Landlord type Atherton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 431 32.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 138 10.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 688 51.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 77 5.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 32.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 51.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Atherton (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 145 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $145. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Atherton (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,959 65.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,083 23.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 107 2.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Atherton (S) (Local Government Areas), 65.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.9% were single (or lone) person households and 2.4% 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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