2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Townsville City

Code SSC31666 (SSC)
People 2,500
Male 1,418
Female 1,082
Median age 35
Families 504
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 1,505
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,785
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $370
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Total 2,500 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,418 56.7 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,082 43.3 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 84 3.4 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,500 people in Townsville City (State Suburbs) of these 56.7% were male and 43.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.4% of the population.

Age Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 97 3.9 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 69 2.8 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 75 3.0 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 139 5.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 295 11.8 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 328 13.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 230 9.2 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 176 7.0 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 185 7.4 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 176 7.0 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 186 7.4 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 199 8.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 142 5.7 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 84 3.4 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 54 2.2 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 30 1.2 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 21 0.8 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 16 0.6 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Townsville City (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 9.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 788 34.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 74 3.3 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 226 10.0 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 65 2.9 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,107 49.0 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Townsville City (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 34.9% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Townsville City (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 576 35.8 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 228 14.2 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 805 50.0 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 35.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 28 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Townsville City (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 28 years.

Education Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 10 1.3 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 37 5.0 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 26 3.5 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 20 2.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 25 3.4 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 13 1.7 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 27 3.6 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 45 6.0 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 122 16.4 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 7 0.9 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 412 55.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 744 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Townsville City (State Suburbs) 29.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 11.1% were in primary school, 8.6% in secondary school and 22.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 1,582 63.3 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 592 28.5 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 135 6.5 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 116 5.6 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,235 59.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), 59.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,077 70.8 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 273 17.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 79 5.2 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 92 6.0 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,521 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,521 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Townsville City (State Suburbs). Of these 70.8% were employed full time, 17.9% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 90 6.3 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 89 6.2 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 97 6.8 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 219 15.3 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 858 60.0 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Townsville City (State Suburbs), 6.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 60.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Townsville City (State Suburbs) was 34 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 982 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 2,189 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,785 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Townsville City (State Suburbs) was $982.

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

Unpaid work Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,476 65.4 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 310 13.7 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 142 6.3 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 374 16.6 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 13.7% provided care for children and 6.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 625 27.7 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 601 26.6 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 148 6.6 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 101 4.5 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Townsville City (State Suburbs), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 308 61.1 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 122 24.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 63 12.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 11 2.2 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Townsville City (State Suburbs), 24.2% were couple families with children, 61.1% were couple families without children and 12.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.3 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.7 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Townsville City (State Suburbs) 20.3% of single parents were male and 79.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 2,467 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,981 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,981 and those without children was $2,467.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 140 32.5 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 19 4.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 67 15.5 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 58 13.5 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 14 3.2 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 50 11.6 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 20 4.6 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 63 14.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), of couple families, 32.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 15.5% 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 Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 951 75.4 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 310 24.6 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), 75.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 24.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 147 15.5 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 17 1.8 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 742 78.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 30 3.2 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Townsville City (State Suburbs), 15.5% were separate houses, 1.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 78.0% were flats, units or apartments and 3.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.8 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 83 8.7 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 432 45.4 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 352 37.0 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 60 6.3 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 17 1.8 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.4 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 8.7% had 1 bedroom, 45.4% had 2 bedrooms and 37.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.4. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 198 20.8 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 189 19.9 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 545 57.3 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.4 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 15 1.6 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Townsville City (State Suburbs), 20.8% were owned outright, 19.9% were owned with a mortgage and 57.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 499 52.5 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 302 31.8 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 150 15.8 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), of all households, 52.5% were family households, 31.8% were single person households and 15.8% were group households.

Household income Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.0 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 18.6 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), 12.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 18.6% 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 Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 370 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.6 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.4 -- 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 Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
None 74 7.8 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 430 45.2 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 331 34.8 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 94 9.9 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 23 2.4 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), 45.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 9.9% 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 Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 84 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 39 46.4 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 45 53.6 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Townsville City (State Suburbs), there were 84 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 39 (or 46.4%) were male and 45 (or 53.6%) were female. The median age was 30 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,536 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,536.

Mortgage and rent Townsville City % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 157 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Townsville City (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $157 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,400.

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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