2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City)

Code SSC37727 (SSC)
People 2,281
Male 1,190
Female 1,091
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 1,880
People born overseas 273
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 32
Families 419
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,127
Average people per household 2.0
Median weekly household income $605
Median monthly mortgage repayment $953
Median weekly rent $145
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
Total 2,281 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,190 52.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,091 47.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 90 3.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,281 people were usually resident in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs): of these 52.2% were male and 47.8% were female. Of the total population 3.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 145 6.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 194 8.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 379 16.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 943 41.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 208 9.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 412 18.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 14.9% of people usually resident in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,880 82.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 273 12.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 32 1.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 82.4% of people usually resident in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 12.0% were born overseas and 1.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 584 30.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 324 16.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 195 10.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 833 42.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 30.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs) were married, 16.7% were either separated or divorced, 10.0% were widowed and 42.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
Australia 1,705 74.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 577 59.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 245 25.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 35 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 26 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 83 8.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 743 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 966 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 966 people aged 15 years and over in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 59.7% worked full-time, 25.4% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.6% were unemployed. 743 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 363 -- 466 --
Family 911 -- 1,171 --
Household 605 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $363, the median family income was $911 and the median household income was $605.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
Couple family without children 166 39.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 137 32.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 91 21.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 25 6.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 419 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 419 families in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs): of these 39.6% were couple families without children, 32.7% were couple families with children, 21.7% were one parent families and 6.0% 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 Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,006 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,127 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,006 occupied private dwellings were counted in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 546 54.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 74 7.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 367 36.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 19 1.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs), 54.3% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 36.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 196 19.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 163 16.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 515 51.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 8 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 122 12.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs), 19.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 16.2% were owned with a mortgage and 51.2% were rented.

Landlord type Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 295 57.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 54 10.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 152 29.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 13 2.5 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 57.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 29.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 145 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 953 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.0 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $145. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $953. The average people per household was 2.0 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 408 40.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 417 41.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 85 8.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba City (Toowoomba City) (State Suburbs), 40.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 41.5% were single (or lone) person households and 8.4% 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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