2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Taroom

Code SSC31588 (SSC)
People 873
Male 425
Female 448
Median age 45
Families 227
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 467
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $909
Median monthly mortgage repayments $780
Median weekly rent $103
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Total 873 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 425 48.7 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 448 51.3 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 23 2.6 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 873 people in Taroom (State Suburbs) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.

Age Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 53 6.1 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 59 6.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 59 6.8 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 22 2.5 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 30 3.4 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 39 4.5 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 52 6.0 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 54 6.2 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 66 7.6 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 68 7.8 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 39 4.5 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 78 8.9 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 73 8.4 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 51 5.8 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 42 4.8 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 38 4.4 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 19 2.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 30 3.4 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Taroom (State Suburbs) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 395 56.7 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 18 2.6 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 48 6.9 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 71 10.2 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 165 23.7 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Taroom (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 56.7% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 56 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Taroom (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 344 59.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 40 7.0 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 191 33.2 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Taroom (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 42 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 49 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Taroom (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 42 years.

Education Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 4 2.1 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 63 33.5 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 14 7.4 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 1.6 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 28 14.9 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 1.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 3.2 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 15 8.0 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 52 27.7 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 188 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Taroom (State Suburbs) 21.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 42.6% were in primary school, 17.0% in secondary school and 10.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 826 94.5 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 19 2.3 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 13 1.6 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 15 1.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 788 94.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Taroom (State Suburbs), 94.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 2.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Taroom % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 299 65.4 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 111 24.3 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 39 8.5 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 8 1.8 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 457 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 457 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Taroom (State Suburbs). Of these 65.4% were employed full time, 24.3% were employed part-time and 1.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 43 9.5 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 29 6.4 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 38 8.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 24 5.3 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 277 61.3 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Taroom (State Suburbs), 9.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 61.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 51 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Taroom (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 51 years.

Occupation Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 491 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,053 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 909 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Taroom (State Suburbs) was $491.

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

Unpaid work Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 482 69.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 200 28.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 93 13.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 244 35.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Taroom (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.7% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 35.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 114 16.4 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 169 24.2 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 82 11.8 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 118 16.9 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Taroom (State Suburbs), 24.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 16.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 109 48.0 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 89 39.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 23 10.1 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 6 2.6 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Taroom (State Suburbs), 39.2% were couple families with children, 48.0% were couple families without children and 10.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 0.0 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 100.0 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Taroom (State Suburbs) 0.0% of single parents were male and 100.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,202 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,437 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Taroom (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,437 and those without children was $1,202.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 53 26.8 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 14 7.1 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 44 22.2 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 20 10.1 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3 1.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 29 14.6 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 21 10.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 14 7.1 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Taroom (State Suburbs), of couple families, 26.8% had both partners employed full-time, 7.1% had both employed part-time and 22.2% 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 Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 341 76.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 103 23.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Taroom (State Suburbs), 76.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 23.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 323 94.7 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 12 3.5 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 1.8 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Taroom (State Suburbs), 94.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 11 3.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 65 19.2 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 167 49.3 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 91 26.8 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 5 1.5 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Taroom (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 19.2% had 2 bedrooms and 49.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 157 46.2 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 70 20.6 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 94 27.6 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 11 3.2 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 8 2.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Taroom (State Suburbs), 46.2% were owned outright, 20.6% were owned with a mortgage and 27.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 226 66.1 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 109 31.9 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 7 2.0 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Taroom (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.1% were family households, 31.9% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.1 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.0 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Taroom (State Suburbs), 33.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.0% 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 Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 103 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.2 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.8 -- 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 Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 780 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.1 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.9 -- 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 Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
None 18 5.3 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 95 27.9 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 127 37.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 90 26.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 11 3.2 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Taroom (State Suburbs), 27.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.4% 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 Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 24 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 9 37.5 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 15 62.5 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Taroom (State Suburbs), there were 24 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 9 (or 37.5%) were male and 15 (or 62.5%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Taroom (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Taroom % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 125 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,682 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Taroom (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $125 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,682.

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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