2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Freshwater (Cairns City)

Code SSC36031 (SSC)
People 1,976
Male 942
Female 1,034
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 1,747
People born overseas 393
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 32
Families 568
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 880
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,180
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $195
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People — demographics
People Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Total 1,976 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 942 47.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,034 52.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 41 2.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,976 people were usually resident in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs): of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Of the total population 2.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 103 5.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 272 13.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 223 11.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 971 49.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 259 13.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 147 7.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.0% of people usually resident in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,747 88.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 393 19.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 32 1.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.4% of people usually resident in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 19.9% were born overseas and 1.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 735 45.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 215 13.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 54 3.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 593 37.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 45.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs) were married, 13.4% were either separated or divorced, 3.4% were widowed and 37.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Australia 1,484 75.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 757 62.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 324 26.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 59 4.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 28 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 50 4.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 307 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,218 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,218 people aged 15 years and over in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 62.2% worked full-time, 26.6% worked part-time, 4.8% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.1% were unemployed. 307 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 657 -- 466 --
Family 1,368 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,180 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $657, the median family income was $1,368 and the median household income was $1,180.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Couple family without children 238 41.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 231 40.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 93 16.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 6 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 568 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 568 families in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs): of these 41.9% were couple families without children, 40.7% were couple families with children, 16.4% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 829 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 880 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 829 occupied private dwellings were counted in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 508 61.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 178 21.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 143 17.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), 61.3% were separate houses, 21.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 247 29.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 307 37.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 237 28.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 3 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 37 4.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), 29.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 37.0% were owned with a mortgage and 28.6% were rented.

Landlord type Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 144 60.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 6 2.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 80 33.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 6 2.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 60.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 2.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 33.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 195 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 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 Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $195. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Freshwater (Cairns City) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 564 68.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 192 23.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 51 6.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Freshwater (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), 68.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.2% were single (or lone) person households and 6.2% 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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