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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Charters Towers (R)

Code LGA32310 (LGA)
People 12,169
Male 6,096
Female 6,073
Median age 38
Families 3,086
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 5,518
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $979
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,350
Median weekly rent $170
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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People — demographics & education
People Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 12,169 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,096 50.1 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,073 49.9 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 962 7.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,169 people in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.9% of the population.

Age Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 905 7.4 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 905 7.4 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 963 7.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 889 7.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 578 4.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 655 5.4 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 651 5.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 767 6.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 860 7.1 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 723 5.9 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 843 6.9 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 783 6.4 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 764 6.3 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 621 5.1 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 468 3.8 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 362 3.0 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 224 1.8 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 207 1.7 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,589 48.8 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 304 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 821 8.7 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 591 6.3 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,094 32.9 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 48.8% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,895 49.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 916 11.7 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,003 38.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 134 3.7 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 741 20.4 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 238 6.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 177 4.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 314 8.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 313 8.6 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 283 7.8 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 197 5.4 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 104 2.9 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 63 1.7 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,073 29.5 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,637 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas) 29.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.8% were in primary school, 25.0% in secondary school and 8.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 10,575 86.9 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 845 7.6 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 475 4.2 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 387 3.5 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,482 84.7 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), 84.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,402 62.6 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,328 24.4 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 410 7.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 292 5.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,432 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 5,432 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.6% were employed full time, 24.4% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 476 9.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 354 6.9 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 502 9.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 720 14.0 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,679 52.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), 9.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 487 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,221 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 979 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas) was $487.

Travel to work, top responses Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,162 65.6 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,624 27.9 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 977 10.4 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,895 20.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.9% provided care for children and 10.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,619 17.2 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,153 22.9 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,106 11.8 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,284 13.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), 22.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,280 41.5 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,260 40.8 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 511 16.6 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 35 1.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), 40.8% were couple families with children, 41.5% were couple families without children and 16.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.2 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.8 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas) 16.2% of single parents were male and 83.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,728 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,076 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,076 and those without children was $1,728.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 573 22.6 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 67 2.6 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 409 16.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 379 14.9 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 104 4.1 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 498 19.6 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 192 7.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 314 12.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.6% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 16.1% 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 Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,207 85.2 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 732 14.8 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), 85.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,863 91.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 41 1.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 136 3.2 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 163 3.9 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), 91.8% were separate houses, 1.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.2% were flats, units or apartments and 3.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 45 1.1 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 193 4.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 814 19.3 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,813 43.1 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,212 28.8 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 130 3.1 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.6% had 1 bedroom, 19.3% had 2 bedrooms and 43.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,536 36.5 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,246 29.6 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,211 28.8 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 43 1.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 171 4.1 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), 36.5% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 28.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 3,032 72.1 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,052 25.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 122 2.9 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 72.1% were family households, 25.0% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

Household income Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.9 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.8 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), 30.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.8% 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 Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 170 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.2 -- 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 Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,350 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.7 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.3 -- 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 Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 296 7.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,438 34.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,462 34.8 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 828 19.7 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 182 4.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.7% 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 Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 963 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 486 50.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 477 49.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 963 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 486 (or 50.5%) were male and 477 (or 49.5%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 790 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $790.

Mortgage and rent Charters Towers (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 160 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,148 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Charters Towers (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $160 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,148.

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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