2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Torquay (Hervey Bay City)

Code SSC37735 (SSC)
People 5,693
Male 2,616
Female 3,077
Median age 46
Australian citizenship 4,975
People born overseas 889
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 341
Families 1,528
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,359
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $604
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,030
Median weekly rent $180
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People — demographics
People Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
Total 5,693 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,616 46.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,077 54.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 173 3.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 5,693 people were usually resident in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs): of these 46.0% were male and 54.0% were female. Of the total population 3.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 319 5.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 693 12.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 625 11.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,820 32.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 809 14.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,427 25.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 46 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.8% of people usually resident in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 39.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 46 years.

Selected characteristics Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 4,975 87.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 889 15.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 341 6.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.4% of people usually resident in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 15.6% were born overseas and 6.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,160 46.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 758 16.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 544 11.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,223 26.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 46.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs) were married, 16.2% were either separated or divorced, 11.6% were widowed and 26.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
Australia 4,411 77.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,021 50.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 653 32.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 71 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 65 3.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 215 10.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,316 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,025 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,025 people aged 15 years and over in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 50.4% worked full-time, 32.2% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 3.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 10.6% were unemployed. 2,316 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 337 -- 466 --
Family 754 -- 1,171 --
Household 604 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $337, the median family income was $754 and the median household income was $604.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
Couple family without children 729 47.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 458 30.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 323 21.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 18 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,528 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,528 families in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs): of these 47.7% were couple families without children, 30.0% were couple families with children, 21.1% were one parent families and 1.2% 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 Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,029 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,359 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,029 occupied private dwellings were counted in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,832 60.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 206 6.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 398 13.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 562 18.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 31 1.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs), 60.5% were separate houses, 6.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.1% were flats, units or apartments and 18.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,221 40.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 438 14.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,045 34.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 90 3.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 234 7.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs), 40.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 14.5% were owned with a mortgage and 34.5% were rented.

Landlord type Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 534 51.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 72 6.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 417 39.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 27 2.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 51.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 6.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 39.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,030 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,030. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Torquay (Hervey Bay City) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,500 49.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 770 25.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 83 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Torquay (Hervey Bay City) (State Suburbs), 49.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 25.4% were single (or lone) person households and 2.7% 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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