2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Longreach (R)

Code LGA34710 (LGA)
People 4,189
Male 2,044
Female 2,145
Median age 34
Families 1,057
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,342
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,158
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,465
Median weekly rent $142
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 4,189 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,044 48.8 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,145 51.2 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 287 6.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,189 people in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.9% of the population.

Age Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 343 8.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 369 8.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 320 7.6 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 229 5.5 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 252 6.0 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 318 7.6 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 290 6.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 275 6.6 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 294 7.0 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 284 6.8 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 294 7.0 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 245 5.9 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 206 4.9 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 121 2.9 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 95 2.3 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 100 2.4 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 87 2.1 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 66 1.6 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,465 46.4 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 101 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 240 7.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 181 5.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,171 37.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.4% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,246 46.7 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 416 15.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,006 37.7 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 15.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 42 3.7 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 356 31.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 104 9.1 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.3 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 171 14.9 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4 0.3 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 11 1.0 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 74 6.4 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 50 4.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 18 1.6 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 315 27.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,148 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 40.3% were in primary school, 16.2% in secondary school and 10.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 3,685 88.0 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 299 7.7 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 173 4.4 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 159 4.1 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,264 83.8 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 83.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,613 70.9 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 493 21.7 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 116 5.1 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 54 2.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,276 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,276 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 70.9% were employed full time, 21.7% were employed part-time and 2.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 164 7.4 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 133 6.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 191 8.6 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 375 16.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,240 56.0 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 7.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 56.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Longreach (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 Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 668 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,422 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,158 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) was $668.

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

Unpaid work Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,206 69.8 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 927 29.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 262 8.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 956 30.2 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.3% provided care for children and 8.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 30.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 662 20.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 829 26.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 380 12.0 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 337 10.7 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 429 40.6 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 450 42.6 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 159 15.1 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 18 1.7 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 42.6% were couple families with children, 40.6% were couple families without children and 15.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.8 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.2 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas) 18.8% of single parents were male and 81.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,691 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,957 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,957 and those without children was $1,691.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 317 36.0 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 37 4.2 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 173 19.6 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 101 11.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 22 2.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 71 8.1 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 52 5.9 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 108 12.3 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 36.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 19.6% 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 Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,528 83.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 314 17.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 83.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,367 89.5 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 39 2.6 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 84 5.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 30 2.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 89.5% were separate houses, 2.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.5% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 0.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 70 4.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 275 18.0 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 636 41.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 499 32.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 42 2.8 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.6% had 1 bedroom, 18.0% had 2 bedrooms and 41.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 458 30.0 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 397 26.0 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 602 39.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 15 1.0 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 54 3.5 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 30.0% were owned outright, 26.0% were owned with a mortgage and 39.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 1,043 68.3 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 437 28.6 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 48 3.1 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.3% were family households, 28.6% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.3 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 25.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.3% 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 Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 142 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,465 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 127 8.3 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 504 33.0 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 515 33.7 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 317 20.7 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 65 4.3 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), 33.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.7% 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 Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 287 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 121 42.2 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 166 57.8 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 287 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 121 (or 42.2%) were male and 166 (or 57.8%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 778 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $778.

Mortgage and rent Longreach (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 170 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,925 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Longreach (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,925.

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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