2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Emerald (S)

Code LGA33000 (LGA)
People 14,355
Male 7,545
Female 6,810
Median age 30
Australian citizenship 12,511
People born overseas 1,473
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 126
Families 3,619
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,490
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,446
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,473
Median weekly rent $155
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People — demographics
People Emerald (S) % Australia %
Total 14,355 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 7,545 52.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 6,810 47.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 435 3.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 14,355 people were usually resident in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 52.6% were male and 47.4% were female. Of the total population 3.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Emerald (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,264 8.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,334 16.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,161 15.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 6,520 45.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,171 8.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 906 6.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 30 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 25.1% of people usually resident in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 14.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 30 years.

Selected characteristics Emerald (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 12,511 87.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,473 10.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 126 0.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.2% of people usually resident in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 10.3% were born overseas and 0.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Emerald (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,583 51.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,189 11.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 298 2.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,687 34.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 11.1% were either separated or divorced, 2.8% were widowed and 34.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Emerald (S) % Australia %
Australia 11,881 82.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Emerald (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,476 70.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,628 20.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 286 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 216 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 208 2.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,236 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 7,814 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 7,814 people aged 15 years and over in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 70.1% worked full-time, 20.8% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.7% were unemployed. 2,236 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Emerald (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 610 -- 466 --
Family 1,654 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,446 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $610, the median family income was $1,654 and the median household income was $1,446.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Emerald (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,337 36.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,883 52.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 353 9.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 46 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,619 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,619 families in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 36.9% were couple families without children, 52.0% were couple families with children, 9.8% were one parent families and 1.3% 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 Emerald (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,653 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,490 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,653 occupied private dwellings were counted in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Emerald (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,128 73.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 101 1.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 514 9.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 910 16.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas), 73.0% were separate houses, 1.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.1% were flats, units or apartments and 16.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure Emerald (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,620 28.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,656 29.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,894 33.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 86 1.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 398 7.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas), 28.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.3% were owned with a mortgage and 33.5% were rented.

Landlord type Emerald (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 662 35.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 178 9.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 944 49.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 110 5.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 35.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 49.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Emerald (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 155 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,473 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $155. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,473. The average people per household was 2.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Emerald (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,560 63.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 954 16.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 219 3.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Emerald (S) (Local Government Areas), 63.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 16.9% were single (or lone) person households and 3.9% 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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