2006 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Laura (Cook Shire)

Code SSC36537 (SSC)
People 225
Male 120
Female 105
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 166
People born overseas 24
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 5
Families 43
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 147
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $762
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,588
Median weekly rent $60
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
Total 225 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 120 53.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 105 46.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 44 19.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 225 people were usually resident in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs): of these 53.3% were male and 46.7% were female. Of the total population 19.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 14 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 30 13.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 14 6.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 120 53.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 33 14.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 13 5.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.6% of people usually resident in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 166 73.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 24 10.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 5 2.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 73.8% of people usually resident in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 10.7% were born overseas and 2.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 83 46.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 29 16.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 0 0.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 69 38.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 46.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs) were married, 16.1% were either separated or divorced, 0.0% were widowed and 38.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
Australia 158 70.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 86 72.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 18 15.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 8 6.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 3 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 4 3.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 25 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 119 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 119 people aged 15 years and over in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 72.3% worked full-time, 15.1% worked part-time, 6.7% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.4% were unemployed. 25 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 485 -- 466 --
Family 1,024 -- 1,171 --
Household 762 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $485, the median family income was $1,024 and the median household income was $762.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
Couple family without children 18 41.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 22 51.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 3 7.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 43 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 43 families in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs): of these 41.9% were couple families without children, 51.2% were couple families with children, 7.0% were one parent families and 0.0% 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 Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 134 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 147 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 134 occupied private dwellings were counted in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 88 65.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 46 34.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs), 65.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 34.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 42 31.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 13 9.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 39 29.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 0 0.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 37 27.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs), 31.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 9.7% were owned with a mortgage and 29.1% were rented.

Landlord type Laura (Cook Shire) % 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 9 23.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 18 46.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 8 20.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 0.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 23.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 46.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 60 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,588 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $60. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,588. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Laura (Cook Shire) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 43 32.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 28 20.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 0 0.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Laura (Cook Shire) (State Suburbs), 32.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.9% were single (or lone) person households and 0.0% 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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