2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Significant Urban Areas

Mount Isa

Code 3012 (SUA)
People 20,569
Male 10,853
Female 9,716
Median age 30
Families 4,648
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 8,450
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $2,101
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Total 20,569 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,853 52.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,716 47.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,070 14.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 20,569 people in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas) of these 52.8% were male and 47.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 14.9% of the population.

Age Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,882 9.1 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,633 7.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,497 7.3 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,373 6.7 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,657 8.1 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,086 10.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,705 8.3 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,616 7.9 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,463 7.1 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,488 7.2 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,251 6.1 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 937 4.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 721 3.5 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 522 2.5 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 312 1.5 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 225 1.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 132 0.6 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 70 0.3 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 30 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas) was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,476 41.6 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 513 3.3 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,194 7.7 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 470 3.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,908 44.4 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 41.6% were married and 11.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 68 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,134 41.5 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,271 18.4 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,954 40.1 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 235 3.3 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,292 18.2 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 501 7.1 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 26 0.4 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 710 10.0 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 330 4.7 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 23 0.3 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 385 5.4 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 325 4.6 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 98 1.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,161 44.6 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,086 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas) 34.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.7% were in primary school, 15.0% in secondary school and 10.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 14,575 70.9 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,583 20.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,051 6.0 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 828 4.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 11,925 68.6 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), 68.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,628 73.1 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,667 16.0 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 681 6.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 454 4.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,430 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 10,430 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 73.1% were employed full time, 16.0% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 568 5.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 453 4.5 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 647 6.5 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,182 11.8 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,444 64.6 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), 5.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 64.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 949 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,419 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,103 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas) was $949.

Travel to work, top responses Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,916 63.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,515 29.0 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 994 6.4 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,535 16.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.0% provided care for children and 6.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,017 19.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,898 25.1 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,618 10.4 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,383 8.9 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), 25.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.9% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,653 35.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,184 47.0 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 727 15.6 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 83 1.8 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), 47.0% were couple families with children, 35.6% were couple families without children and 15.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.9 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.1 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas) 21.9% of single parents were male and 78.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,748 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,047 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,047 and those without children was $2,748.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,450 37.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 55 1.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 720 18.8 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 684 17.8 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 81 2.1 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 265 6.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 262 6.8 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 318 8.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 37.8% had both partners employed full-time, 1.4% had both employed part-time and 18.8% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,285 90.3 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 673 9.7 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), 90.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,715 75.0 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 329 5.2 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 950 15.1 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 277 4.4 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), 75.0% were separate houses, 5.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.1% were flats, units or apartments and 4.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 41 0.7 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 566 9.0 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,117 17.8 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,966 47.2 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,375 21.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 221 3.5 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 9.0% had 1 bedroom, 17.8% had 2 bedrooms and 47.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,145 18.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,153 34.2 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,731 43.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 30 0.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 231 3.7 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), 18.2% were owned outright, 34.2% were owned with a mortgage and 43.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 4,516 71.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,471 23.4 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 302 4.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 71.8% were family households, 23.4% were single person households and 4.8% were group households.

Household income Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.5 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 25.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), 12.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 25.4% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.1 -- 11.9 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.6 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.4 -- 9.7 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
None 491 7.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,082 33.1 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,346 37.3 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,092 17.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 277 4.4 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), 33.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,071 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,473 48.0 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,598 52.0 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), there were 3,071 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,473 (or 48.0%) were male and 1,598 (or 52.0%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,412 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,412.

Mortgage and rent Mount Isa % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Isa (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,800.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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