2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Eacham (S)

Code LGA32900 (LGA)
People 6,359
Male 3,154
Female 3,205
Median age 43
Australian citizenship 5,672
People born overseas 914
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 169
Families 1,825
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,893
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $746
Median monthly mortgage repayment $953
Median weekly rent $140
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Eacham (S) % Australia %
Total 6,359 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 3,154 49.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,205 50.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 210 3.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 6,359 people were usually resident in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Of the total population 3.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Eacham (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 386 6.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 927 14.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 633 10.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,434 38.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 995 15.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 985 15.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 43 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.6% of people usually resident in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 43 years.

Selected characteristics Eacham (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 5,672 89.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 914 14.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 169 2.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.2% of people usually resident in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 14.4% were born overseas and 2.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Eacham (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,796 55.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 610 12.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 320 6.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,319 26.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 55.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 12.1% were either separated or divorced, 6.3% were widowed and 26.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Eacham (S) % Australia %
Australia 4,997 78.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Eacham (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,634 56.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 919 31.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 94 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 102 3.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 128 4.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,844 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,877 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,877 people aged 15 years and over in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 56.8% worked full-time, 31.9% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 3.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.4% were unemployed. 1,844 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Eacham (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 374 -- 466 --
Family 920 -- 1,171 --
Household 746 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $374, the median family income was $920 and the median household income was $746.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Eacham (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 867 47.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 668 36.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 272 14.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 18 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,825 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,825 families in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 47.5% were couple families without children, 36.6% were couple families with children, 14.9% were one parent families and 1.0% 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 Eacham (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,501 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,893 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,501 occupied private dwellings were counted in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Eacham (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,273 90.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 15 0.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 84 3.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 129 5.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas), 90.9% were separate houses, 0.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.4% were flats, units or apartments and 5.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Eacham (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,058 42.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 657 26.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 597 23.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 21 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 168 6.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas), 42.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.3% were owned with a mortgage and 23.9% were rented.

Landlord type Eacham (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 172 28.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 42 7.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 340 57.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 43 7.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 28.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 7.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 57.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Eacham (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 140 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 953 -- 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 Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $140. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $953. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Eacham (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,799 71.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 500 20.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 32 1.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Eacham (S) (Local Government Areas), 71.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.0% were single (or lone) person households and 1.3% 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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