2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Taroom (S)

Code LGA36750 (LGA)
People 2,389
Male 1,203
Female 1,186
Median age 40
Australian citizenship 2,281
People born overseas 49
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 13
Families 647
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,297
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $810
Median monthly mortgage repayment $542
Median weekly rent $25
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Taroom (S) % Australia %
Total 2,389 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,203 50.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,186 49.6 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 35 1.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,389 people were usually resident in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Of the total population 1.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Taroom (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 165 6.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 354 14.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 226 9.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,014 42.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 301 12.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 328 13.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 40 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.7% of people usually resident in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 40 years.

Selected characteristics Taroom (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,281 95.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 49 2.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 13 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 95.5% of people usually resident in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 2.1% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Taroom (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,159 62.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 143 7.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 134 7.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 431 23.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 62.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 7.7% were either separated or divorced, 7.2% were widowed and 23.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Taroom (S) % Australia %
Australia 2,230 93.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Taroom (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,000 73.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 272 20.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 25 1.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 39 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 20 1.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 429 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,356 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,356 people aged 15 years and over in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 73.7% worked full-time, 20.1% worked part-time, 1.8% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 1.5% were unemployed. 429 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Taroom (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 442 -- 466 --
Family 1,017 -- 1,171 --
Household 810 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $442, the median family income was $1,017 and the median household income was $810.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Taroom (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 299 46.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 297 45.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 44 6.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 7 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 647 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 647 families in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 46.2% were couple families without children, 45.9% were couple families with children, 6.8% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 Taroom (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 949 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,297 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 949 occupied private dwellings were counted in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Taroom (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 821 86.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 81 8.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 22 2.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 25 2.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas), 86.5% were separate houses, 8.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats, units or apartments and 2.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Taroom (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 465 49.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 170 17.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 262 27.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 18 1.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 32 3.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas), 49.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 17.9% were owned with a mortgage and 27.6% were rented.

Landlord type Taroom (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 0 0.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 8 3.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 188 71.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 66 25.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 0.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 3.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 71.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Taroom (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 25 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 542 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $25. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $542. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Taroom (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 648 68.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 239 25.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 21 2.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Taroom (S) (Local Government Areas), 68.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.2% 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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