2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Mackay (C)

Code LGA34760 (LGA)
People 84,890
Male 43,123
Female 41,767
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 74,139
People born overseas 8,210
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 573
Families 22,320
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 33,930
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,137
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Mackay (C) % Australia %
Total 84,890 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 43,123 50.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 41,767 49.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,299 3.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 84,890 people were usually resident in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Of the total population 3.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Mackay (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,793 6.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 12,859 15.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 11,483 13.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 37,108 43.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 8,492 10.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 9,154 10.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.0% of people usually resident in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Mackay (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 74,139 87.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 8,210 9.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 573 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.3% of people usually resident in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 9.7% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Mackay (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 34,348 51.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 7,423 11.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 3,444 5.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 21,022 31.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 11.2% were either separated or divorced, 5.2% were widowed and 31.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Mackay (C) % Australia %
Australia 69,337 81.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Mackay (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 28,020 65.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 10,264 24.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,421 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,243 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,556 3.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 18,063 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 42,504 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 42,504 people aged 15 years and over in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 65.9% worked full-time, 24.1% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.7% were unemployed. 18,063 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Mackay (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 523 -- 466 --
Family 1,303 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,137 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $523, the median family income was $1,303 and the median household income was $1,137.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Mackay (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,462 37.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 10,570 47.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 3,030 13.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 258 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 22,320 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 22,320 families in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 37.9% were couple families without children, 47.4% were couple families with children, 13.6% 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 Mackay (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 31,163 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 33,930 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 31,163 occupied private dwellings were counted in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Mackay (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 25,044 80.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,501 4.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 3,315 10.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,297 4.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 6 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas), 80.4% were separate houses, 4.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.6% were flats, units or apartments and 4.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Mackay (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,654 31.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 10,236 32.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 8,547 27.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 247 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,482 8.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas), 31.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.8% were owned with a mortgage and 27.4% were rented.

Landlord type Mackay (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,906 45.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,188 13.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,172 37.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 282 3.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 45.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 13.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 37.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Mackay (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 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 Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mackay (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 21,860 70.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 5,813 18.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 943 3.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Mackay (C) (Local Government Areas), 70.1% 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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