2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Bowen

Code UCL307800 (UCL)
People 7,484
Male 3,882
Female 3,602
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 6,277
People born overseas 927
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 406
Families 1,874
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,728
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $789
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,000
Median weekly rent $145
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Bowen % Australia %
Total 7,484 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 3,882 51.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,602 48.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 580 7.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 7,484 people were usually resident in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 51.9% were male and 48.1% were female. Of the total population 7.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Bowen % Australia %
People
0-4 years 434 5.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 988 13.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 941 12.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,938 39.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 995 13.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,186 15.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.0% of people usually resident in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Bowen % Australia %
Australian citizenship 6,277 83.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 927 12.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 406 5.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 83.9% of people usually resident in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 12.4% were born overseas and 5.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Bowen % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,849 47.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 813 13.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 480 7.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,919 31.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.4% were either separated or divorced, 7.9% were widowed and 31.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Bowen % Australia %
Australia 5,701 76.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Bowen % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Bowen % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Bowen % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,124 62.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 915 27.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 93 2.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 88 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 156 4.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,975 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 3,376 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 3,376 people aged 15 years and over in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 62.9% worked full-time, 27.1% worked part-time, 2.8% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.6% were unemployed. 1,975 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Bowen % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Bowen % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 416 -- 466 --
Family 1,057 -- 1,171 --
Household 789 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $416, the median family income was $1,057 and the median household income was $789.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Bowen % Australia %
Couple family without children 852 45.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 686 36.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 303 16.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 33 1.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,874 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,874 families in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 45.5% were couple families without children, 36.6% were couple families with children, 16.2% were one parent families and 1.8% 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 Bowen % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,508 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,728 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,508 occupied private dwellings were counted in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Bowen % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,039 58.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 455 13.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 357 10.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 657 18.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 58.1% were separate houses, 13.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.2% were flats, units or apartments and 18.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Bowen % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,294 36.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 664 18.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,114 31.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 20 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 417 11.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 18.9% were owned with a mortgage and 31.8% were rented.

Landlord type Bowen % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 444 39.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 178 16.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 450 40.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 43 3.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 39.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 16.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 40.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Bowen % Australia %
Median weekly rent 145 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,000 -- 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 Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $145. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,000. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bowen % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,853 52.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 785 22.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 106 3.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Bowen (Urban Centres and Localities), 52.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.4% 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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