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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

North Toowoomba

Code SSC31249 (SSC)
People 3,049
Male 1,481
Female 1,568
Median age 35
Families 772
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,456
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $931
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $215
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Total 3,049 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,481 48.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,568 51.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 149 4.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,049 people in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.9% of the population.

Age North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 246 8.1 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 177 5.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 172 5.6 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 237 7.8 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 229 7.5 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 235 7.7 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 196 6.4 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 250 8.2 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 196 6.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 192 6.3 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 224 7.3 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 163 5.3 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 145 4.8 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 135 4.4 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 89 2.9 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 77 2.5 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 46 1.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 39 1.3 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.6% of the population.

Registered marital status North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 961 39.2 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 93 3.8 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 309 12.6 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 140 5.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 948 38.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 39.2% were married and 16.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 863 39.0 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 235 10.6 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,117 50.4 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 39.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 35 4.2 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 158 18.8 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 46 5.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 33 3.9 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 106 12.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 34 4.1 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 20 2.4 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 84 10.0 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 115 13.7 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 12 1.4 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 196 23.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 839 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs) 27.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.1% were in primary school, 19.0% in secondary school and 24.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,597 85.2 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 338 11.8 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 201 7.0 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 119 4.2 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,198 77.0 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 77.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 11.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 922 60.0 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 421 27.4 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 83 5.4 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 111 7.2 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,537 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,537 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs). Of these 60.0% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 7.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 139 9.8 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 106 7.4 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 172 12.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 342 24.0 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 577 40.5 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 9.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 543 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,113 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 931 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs) was $543.

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

Unpaid work North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,782 72.7 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 696 28.4 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 285 11.6 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 510 20.8 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.4% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 512 20.9 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 674 27.5 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 323 13.2 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 278 11.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 27.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 297 38.5 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 271 35.1 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 186 24.1 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 17 2.2 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 35.1% were couple families with children, 38.5% were couple families without children and 24.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 10.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 89.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs) 10.5% of single parents were male and 89.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,657 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,812 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,812 and those without children was $1,657.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 127 22.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 19 3.3 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 126 22.1 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 81 14.2 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 23 4.0 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 104 18.2 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 43 7.5 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 48 8.4 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), of couple families, 22.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,277 90.0 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 142 10.0 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 90.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,087 85.1 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 15 1.2 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 176 13.8 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 85.1% were separate houses, 1.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 72 5.6 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 325 25.4 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 663 51.9 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 200 15.6 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 15 1.2 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 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.6% had 1 bedroom, 25.4% had 2 bedrooms and 51.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 298 23.3 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 416 32.5 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 535 41.8 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 0.5 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 23 1.8 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 23.3% were owned outright, 32.5% were owned with a mortgage and 41.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 760 59.4 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 448 35.0 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 72 5.6 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.4% were family households, 35.0% were single person households and 5.6% were group households.

Household income North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.3 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 30.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.7% 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 North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 215 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.9 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.1 -- 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 North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
None 155 12.1 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 531 41.6 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 414 32.4 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 139 10.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 38 3.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 41.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.9% 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 North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 152 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 74 48.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 78 51.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), there were 152 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 74 (or 48.7%) were male and 78 (or 51.3%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics North Toowoomba % 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 779 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), 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 $779.

Mortgage and rent North Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 240 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,547 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In North Toowoomba (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,547.

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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