2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Longreach (S)

Code LGA34700 (LGA)
People 3,523
Male 1,730
Female 1,793
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 3,145
People born overseas 220
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 24
Families 859
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,820
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,017
Median monthly mortgage repayment $867
Median weekly rent $100
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People — demographics
People Longreach (S) % Australia %
Total 3,523 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,730 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,793 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 155 4.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 3,523 people were usually resident in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 4.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Longreach (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 263 7.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 560 15.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 526 14.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,436 40.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 289 8.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 448 12.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.4% of people usually resident in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Longreach (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 3,145 89.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 220 6.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 24 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.3% of people usually resident in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 6.2% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Longreach (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,291 47.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 253 9.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 181 6.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 977 36.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 9.4% were either separated or divorced, 6.7% were widowed and 36.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Longreach (S) % Australia %
Australia 3,015 85.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Longreach (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,319 69.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 406 21.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 62 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 70 3.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 53 2.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 591 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,910 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,910 people aged 15 years and over in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 69.1% worked full-time, 21.3% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 3.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.8% were unemployed. 591 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Longreach (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 526 -- 466 --
Family 1,163 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,017 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $526, the median family income was $1,163 and the median household income was $1,017.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Longreach (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 331 38.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 387 45.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 119 13.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 22 2.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 859 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 859 families in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 38.5% were couple families without children, 45.1% were couple families with children, 13.9% were one parent families and 2.6% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Longreach (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,510 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,820 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,510 occupied private dwellings were counted in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Longreach (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,160 76.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 15 1.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 105 7.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 230 15.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas), 76.8% were separate houses, 1.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.0% were flats, units or apartments and 15.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Longreach (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 548 36.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 324 21.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 506 33.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 22 1.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 110 7.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas), 36.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 21.5% were owned with a mortgage and 33.5% were rented.

Landlord type Longreach (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 76 15.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 68 13.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 321 63.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 41 8.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 15.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 13.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 63.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Longreach (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 100 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 867 -- 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 Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $100. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $867. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Longreach (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 852 56.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 321 21.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 57 3.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Longreach (S) (Local Government Areas), 56.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.3% were single (or lone) person households and 3.8% 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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