2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Bowen (S)

Code LGA30950 (LGA)
People 12,377
Male 6,514
Female 5,863
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 10,428
People born overseas 1,338
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 501
Families 3,094
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,290
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $826
Median monthly mortgage repayment $953
Median weekly rent $135
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Bowen (S) % Australia %
Total 12,377 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 6,514 52.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 5,863 47.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 804 6.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 12,377 people were usually resident in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 52.6% were male and 47.4% were female. Of the total population 6.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Bowen (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 720 5.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,692 13.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,449 11.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,982 40.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,723 13.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,812 14.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.5% of people usually resident in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 28.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Bowen (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 10,428 84.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,338 10.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 501 4.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 84.3% of people usually resident in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 10.8% were born overseas and 4.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Bowen (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,910 49.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,319 13.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 685 6.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,051 30.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 13.2% were either separated or divorced, 6.9% were widowed and 30.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Bowen (S) % Australia %
Australia 9,528 77.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Bowen (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,603 64.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,441 25.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 157 2.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 162 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 260 4.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,127 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,623 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,623 people aged 15 years and over in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 64.1% worked full-time, 25.6% worked part-time, 2.8% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.6% were unemployed. 3,127 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bowen (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 417 -- 466 --
Family 1,077 -- 1,171 --
Household 826 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $417, the median family income was $1,077 and the median household income was $826.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Bowen (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,420 45.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,206 39.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 423 13.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 45 1.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,094 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,094 families in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 45.9% were couple families without children, 39.0% were couple families with children, 13.7% were one parent families and 1.5% 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 Bowen (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,585 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,290 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,585 occupied private dwellings were counted in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Bowen (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,642 65.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 545 9.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 420 7.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 971 17.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 7 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas), 65.2% were separate houses, 9.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.5% were flats, units or apartments and 17.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Bowen (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,116 37.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,076 19.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,616 28.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 47 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 731 13.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas), 37.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 19.3% were owned with a mortgage and 28.9% were rented.

Landlord type Bowen (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 557 34.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 204 12.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 729 45.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 125 7.7 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 34.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 12.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 45.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Bowen (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 135 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 953 -- 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 Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $135. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $953. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bowen (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,048 54.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,238 22.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 153 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Bowen (S) (Local Government Areas), 54.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.7% 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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