2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Statistical Region Sectors

Ipswich City

Code SRS31241 (SRS)
People 140,182
Male 69,844
Female 70,338
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 122,454
People born overseas 21,562
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 607
Families 37,302
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 53,320
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,025
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,100
Median weekly rent $180
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Ipswich City % Australia %
Total 140,182 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 69,844 49.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 70,338 50.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,729 3.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 140,182 people were usually resident in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors): of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Of the total population 3.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Ipswich City % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,974 7.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 22,658 16.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 20,435 14.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 58,831 42.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 13,427 9.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 13,857 9.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.0% of people usually resident in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors) were children aged 0-14 years, and 19.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Ipswich City % Australia %
Australian citizenship 122,454 87.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 21,562 15.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 607 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.4% of people usually resident in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors) were Australian citizens, 15.4% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Ipswich City % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51,418 48.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 13,357 12.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 5,333 5.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 36,446 34.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors) were married, 12.5% were either separated or divorced, 5.0% were widowed and 34.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Ipswich City % Australia %
Australia 109,687 78.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Ipswich City % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Ipswich City % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Ipswich City % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 42,001 63.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 16,748 25.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,157 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,881 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 3,381 5.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 34,059 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 66,168 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 66,168 people aged 15 years and over in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors) were in the labour force. Of these 63.5% worked full-time, 25.3% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.1% were unemployed. 34,059 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Ipswich City % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Ipswich City % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Ipswich City % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 469 -- 466 --
Family 1,122 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,025 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $469, the median family income was $1,122 and the median household income was $1,025.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Ipswich City % Australia %
Couple family without children 12,337 33.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 17,184 46.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 7,223 19.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 558 1.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 37,302 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 37,302 families in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors): of these 33.1% were couple families without children, 46.1% were couple families with children, 19.4% were one parent families and 1.5% 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 Ipswich City % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 49,590 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 53,320 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 49,590 occupied private dwellings were counted in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors).

Dwelling structure Ipswich City % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 45,446 91.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,667 3.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,928 3.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 487 1.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 62 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors), 91.6% were separate houses, 3.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Ipswich City % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 13,154 26.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 18,482 37.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 14,693 29.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 176 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,084 6.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors), 26.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 37.3% were owned with a mortgage and 29.6% were rented.

Landlord type Ipswich City % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 7,797 53.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,192 14.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 4,377 29.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 325 2.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 53.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 29.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Ipswich City % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,100 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,100. The average people per household was 2.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Ipswich City % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 36,402 73.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 9,654 19.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,512 3.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Ipswich City (Statistical Region Sectors), 73.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.5% 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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