2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Whitsunday (S)

Code LGA37330 (LGA)
People 16,955
Male 9,008
Female 7,947
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 13,876
People born overseas 2,484
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,271
Families 4,073
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,574
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,065
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
Total 16,955 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 9,008 53.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 7,947 46.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 325 1.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 16,955 people were usually resident in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 53.1% were male and 46.9% were female. Of the total population 1.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 936 5.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,034 12.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,417 14.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 8,228 48.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,884 11.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,457 8.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.5% of people usually resident in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 19.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 13,876 81.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,484 14.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,271 13.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 81.8% of people usually resident in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 14.7% were born overseas and 13.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,148 44.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,927 13.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 494 3.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 5,419 38.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 44.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 13.8% were either separated or divorced, 3.5% were widowed and 38.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
Australia 12,475 73.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,378 67.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,193 23.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 299 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 236 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 296 3.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,841 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 9,402 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 9,402 people aged 15 years and over in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 67.8% worked full-time, 23.3% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.1% were unemployed. 2,841 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 542 -- 466 --
Family 1,162 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,065 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $542, the median family income was $1,162 and the median household income was $1,065.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,896 46.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,645 40.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 478 11.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 54 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 4,073 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 4,073 families in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 46.6% were couple families without children, 40.4% were couple families with children, 11.7% 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 Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,647 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,574 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 7,647 occupied private dwellings were counted in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,460 58.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 516 6.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,576 20.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,092 14.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 3 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas), 58.3% were separate houses, 6.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 20.6% were flats, units or apartments and 14.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,050 26.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,910 25.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,448 32.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 127 1.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,118 14.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 25.0% were owned with a mortgage and 32.0% were rented.

Landlord type Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,047 42.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 90 3.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,202 49.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 110 4.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 42.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 3.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 49.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 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 Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Whitsunday (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 4,023 52.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,225 16.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 386 5.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Whitsunday (S) (Local Government Areas), 52.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 16.0% were single (or lone) person households and 5.0% 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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