2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Emerald

Code UCL320000 (UCL)
People 10,999
Male 5,711
Female 5,288
Median age 28
Australian citizenship 9,621
People born overseas 1,076
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 44
Families 2,786
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,283
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,688
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,500
Median weekly rent $180
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People — demographics
People Emerald % Australia %
Total 10,999 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,711 51.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 5,288 48.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 366 3.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 10,999 people were usually resident in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 51.9% were male and 48.1% were female. Of the total population 3.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Emerald % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,040 9.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,851 16.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,807 16.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,193 47.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 646 5.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 461 4.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 28 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 26.3% of people usually resident in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 10.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 28 years.

Selected characteristics Emerald % Australia %
Australian citizenship 9,621 87.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,076 9.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 44 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.5% of people usually resident in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 9.8% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Emerald % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,169 51.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 788 9.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 185 2.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,961 36.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 9.7% were either separated or divorced, 2.3% were widowed and 36.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Emerald % Australia %
Australia 9,251 84.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Emerald % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Emerald % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,476 71.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,303 20.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 219 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 172 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 123 2.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,337 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 6,293 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 6,293 people aged 15 years and over in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 71.1% worked full-time, 20.7% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.0% were unemployed. 1,337 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Emerald % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 694 -- 466 --
Family 1,805 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,688 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $694, the median family income was $1,805 and the median household income was $1,688.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Emerald % Australia %
Couple family without children 926 33.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,535 55.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 291 10.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 34 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 2,786 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 2,786 families in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 33.2% were couple families without children, 55.1% were couple families with children, 10.4% 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 Emerald % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,821 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,283 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,821 occupied private dwellings were counted in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Emerald % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,978 77.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 101 2.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 496 13.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 246 6.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 77.9% were separate houses, 2.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.0% were flats, units or apartments and 6.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Emerald % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 636 16.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,411 36.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,528 40.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 17 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 229 6.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 16.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 36.9% were owned with a mortgage and 40.0% were rented.

Landlord type Emerald % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 642 42.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 172 11.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 674 44.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 39 2.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 42.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 11.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 44.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Emerald % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,500 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,500. The average people per household was 2.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Emerald % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,745 71.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 576 15.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 172 4.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Emerald (Urban Centres and Localities), 71.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 15.1% were single (or lone) person households and 4.5% 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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