2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Roma

Code UCL349200 (UCL)
People 5,983
Male 2,939
Female 3,044
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 5,563
People born overseas 264
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 20
Families 1,552
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,604
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,031
Median monthly mortgage repayment $880
Median weekly rent $130
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People — demographics
People Roma % Australia %
Total 5,983 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,939 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,044 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 579 9.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 5,983 people were usually resident in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 9.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Roma % Australia %
People
0-4 years 495 8.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 945 15.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 905 15.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,459 41.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 513 8.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 665 11.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.1% of people usually resident in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 19.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Roma % Australia %
Australian citizenship 5,563 93.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 264 4.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 20 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 93.0% of people usually resident in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 4.4% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Roma % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,084 45.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 498 11.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 278 6.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,681 37.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 45.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.0% were either separated or divorced, 6.1% were widowed and 37.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Roma % Australia %
Australia 5,419 90.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Roma % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Roma % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,108 65.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 784 24.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 109 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 108 3.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 92 2.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,135 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 3,201 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 3,201 people aged 15 years and over in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 65.9% worked full-time, 24.5% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 3.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.9% were unemployed. 1,135 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Roma % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 538 -- 466 --
Family 1,171 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,031 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $538, the median family income was $1,171 and the median household income was $1,031.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Roma % Australia %
Couple family without children 564 36.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 677 43.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 284 18.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 27 1.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,552 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,552 families in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 36.3% were couple families without children, 43.6% were couple families with children, 18.3% were one parent families and 1.7% 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 Roma % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,307 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,604 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,307 occupied private dwellings were counted in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Roma % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,957 84.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 46 2.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 188 8.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 116 5.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.8% were separate houses, 2.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.1% were flats, units or apartments and 5.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Roma % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 660 28.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 678 29.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 869 37.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 7 0.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 95 4.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.4% were owned with a mortgage and 37.7% were rented.

Landlord type Roma % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 326 37.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 122 14.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 392 45.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 29 3.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 37.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 45.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Roma % Australia %
Median weekly rent 130 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 880 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $130. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $880. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Roma % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,524 66.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 552 23.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 86 3.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Roma (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.9% were single (or lone) person households and 3.7% 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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