2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Sapphire (L)

Code UCL350400 (UCL)
People 550
Male 296
Female 254
Median age 52
Australian citizenship 447
People born overseas 121
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 20
Families 150
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 492
Average people per household 2.0
Median weekly household income $431
Median monthly mortgage repayment $500
Median weekly rent $90
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Total 550 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 296 53.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 254 46.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 17 3.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 550 people were usually resident in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 53.8% were male and 46.2% were female. Of the total population 3.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Sapphire (L) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 20 3.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 66 12.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 35 6.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 180 32.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 142 25.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 106 19.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 52 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 15.6% of people usually resident in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 45.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 52 years.

Selected characteristics Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 447 81.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 121 22.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 20 3.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 81.3% of people usually resident in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 22.0% were born overseas and 3.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Sapphire (L) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 224 48.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 101 21.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 24 5.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 114 24.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 21.8% were either separated or divorced, 5.2% were widowed and 24.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Australia 352 64.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Sapphire (L) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Sapphire (L) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Sapphire (L) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 88 52.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 36 21.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 14 8.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 0 0.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 30 17.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 244 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 168 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 168 people aged 15 years and over in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 52.4% worked full-time, 21.4% worked part-time, 8.3% were away from work, 0.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 17.9% were unemployed. 244 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Sapphire (L) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 244 -- 466 --
Family 562 -- 1,171 --
Household 431 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $244, the median family income was $562 and the median household income was $431.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Couple family without children 92 61.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 40 26.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 18 12.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 150 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 150 families in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 61.3% were couple families without children, 26.7% were couple families with children, 12.0% were one parent families and 0.0% 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 Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 404 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 492 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 404 occupied private dwellings were counted in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 239 59.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 165 40.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 59.2% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 40.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 266 65.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 29 7.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 60 14.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 17 4.2 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 34 8.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 65.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 7.2% were owned with a mortgage and 14.9% were rented.

Landlord type Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 0 0.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 4 6.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 40 66.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 16 26.7 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 0.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 6.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 66.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 90 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 500 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.0 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $90. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $500. The average people per household was 2.0 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.3.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sapphire (L) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 151 37.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 100 24.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 4 1.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Sapphire (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.8% were single (or lone) person households and 1.0% 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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