2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Laidley (S)

Code LGA34450 (LGA)
People 14,481
Male 7,235
Female 7,246
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 12,950
People born overseas 1,734
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 72
Families 3,946
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,758
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $780
Median monthly mortgage repayment $975
Median weekly rent $170
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Laidley (S) % Australia %
Total 14,481 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 7,235 50.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 7,246 50.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 376 2.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 14,481 people were usually resident in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Of the total population 2.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Laidley (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 918 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,457 17.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,674 11.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,613 38.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,040 14.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,781 12.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.3% of people usually resident in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Laidley (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 12,950 89.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,734 12.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 72 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.4% of people usually resident in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 12.0% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Laidley (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,982 53.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,495 13.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 579 5.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,053 27.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 53.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 13.5% were either separated or divorced, 5.2% were widowed and 27.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Laidley (S) % Australia %
Australia 11,783 81.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Laidley (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,463 57.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,740 29.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 208 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 194 3.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 371 6.2 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,430 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,976 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,976 people aged 15 years and over in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 57.9% worked full-time, 29.1% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 3.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.2% were unemployed. 4,430 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Laidley (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 359 -- 466 --
Family 922 -- 1,171 --
Household 780 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $359, the median family income was $922 and the median household income was $780.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Laidley (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,646 41.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,647 41.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 607 15.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 46 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,946 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,946 families in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 41.7% were couple families without children, 41.7% were couple families with children, 15.4% 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 Laidley (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,269 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,758 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,269 occupied private dwellings were counted in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Laidley (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,062 96.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 12 0.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 90 1.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 105 2.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas), 96.1% were separate houses, 0.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.7% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Laidley (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,786 33.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,111 40.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 991 18.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 37 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 343 6.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas), 33.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 40.1% were owned with a mortgage and 18.8% were rented.

Landlord type Laidley (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 499 50.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 39 3.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 406 41.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 46 4.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 50.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 3.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 41.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Laidley (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 170 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 975 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $170. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $975. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Laidley (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,887 73.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 985 18.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 157 3.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Laidley (S) (Local Government Areas), 73.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 18.7% were single (or lone) person households and 3.0% 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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