2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Port Douglas

Code UCL347200 (UCL)
People 948
Male 517
Female 431
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 660
People born overseas 307
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,603
Families 199
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,195
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,042
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,200
Median weekly rent $250
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Port Douglas % Australia %
Total 948 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 517 54.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 431 45.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 10 1.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 948 people were usually resident in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 54.5% were male and 45.5% were female. Of the total population 1.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Port Douglas % Australia %
People
0-4 years 27 2.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 38 4.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 106 11.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 507 53.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 174 18.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 94 9.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 6.9% of people usually resident in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 28.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Port Douglas % Australia %
Australian citizenship 660 69.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 307 32.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,603 169.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 69.6% of people usually resident in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 32.4% were born overseas and 169.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Port Douglas % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 310 35.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 162 18.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 24 2.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 384 43.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 35.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 18.4% were either separated or divorced, 2.7% were widowed and 43.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Port Douglas % Australia %
Australia 522 55.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Douglas % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Port Douglas % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Port Douglas % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 441 71.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 131 21.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 20 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 14 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 12 1.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 151 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 618 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 618 people aged 15 years and over in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 71.4% worked full-time, 21.2% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 1.9% were unemployed. 151 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Port Douglas % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Port Douglas % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 631 -- 466 --
Family 1,191 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,042 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $631, the median family income was $1,191 and the median household income was $1,042.

Expand Families category,
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Families — family composition
Family composition Port Douglas % Australia %
Couple family without children 154 77.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 33 16.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 12 6.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 199 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 199 families in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 77.4% were couple families without children, 16.6% were couple families with children, 6.0% 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 Port Douglas % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,559 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,195 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,559 occupied private dwellings were counted in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Port Douglas % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 111 7.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 294 18.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 942 60.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 212 13.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities), 7.1% were separate houses, 18.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 60.4% were flats, units or apartments and 13.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Port Douglas % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 271 17.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 102 6.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 734 47.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 135 8.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 317 20.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities), 17.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 6.5% were owned with a mortgage and 47.1% were rented.

Landlord type Port Douglas % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 195 26.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 24 3.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 473 64.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 44 6.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 26.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 3.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 64.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Port Douglas % Australia %
Median weekly rent 250 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,200 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $250. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200. The average people per household was 1.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Douglas % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 195 12.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 155 9.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 56 3.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Port Douglas (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 9.9% were single (or lone) person households and 3.6% 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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