2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Brisbane (C)

Code LGA31000 (LGA)
People 956,129
Male 467,343
Female 488,786
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 806,376
People born overseas 229,174
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 17,675
Families 244,767
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 400,198
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,157
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,450
Median weekly rent $240
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People — demographics
People Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Total 956,129 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 467,343 48.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 488,786 51.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 12,937 1.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 956,129 people were usually resident in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Of the total population 1.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Brisbane (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 59,504 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 113,480 11.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 150,863 15.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 424,392 44.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 95,363 10.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 112,528 11.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.1% of people usually resident in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 806,376 84.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 229,174 24.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 17,675 1.8 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 84.3% of people usually resident in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 24.0% were born overseas and 1.8% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Brisbane (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 354,297 45.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 86,868 11.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 41,465 5.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 300,519 38.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 45.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 11.1% were either separated or divorced, 5.3% were widowed and 38.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Australia 664,235 69.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Brisbane (C) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Brisbane (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 321,920 63.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 138,971 27.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 16,530 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 11,190 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 20,172 4.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 222,687 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 508,783 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 508,783 people aged 15 years and over in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 63.3% worked full-time, 27.3% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.0% were unemployed. 222,687 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Brisbane (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 556 -- 466 --
Family 1,403 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,157 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $556, the median family income was $1,403 and the median household income was $1,157.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 92,638 37.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 107,863 44.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 37,526 15.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 6,740 2.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 244,767 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 244,767 families in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 37.8% were couple families without children, 44.1% were couple families with children, 15.3% were one parent families and 2.8% 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 Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 374,772 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 400,198 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 374,772 occupied private dwellings were counted in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 269,531 71.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 29,463 7.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 72,428 19.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 3,195 0.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 155 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 71.9% were separate houses, 7.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 107,550 28.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 115,773 30.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 122,381 32.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 3,026 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 26,041 6.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 30.9% were owned with a mortgage and 32.7% were rented.

Landlord type Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 67,175 54.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 13,554 11.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 39,137 32.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 2,517 2.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 11.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 32.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 240 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,450 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $240. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,450. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brisbane (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 240,620 64.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 88,490 23.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 23,880 6.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (C) (Local Government Areas), 64.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.6% were single (or lone) person households and 6.4% 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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