2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Longreach

Code UCL315055 (UCL)
People 3,137
Male 1,503
Female 1,634
Median age 32
Families 760
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 1,682
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,194
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,473
Median weekly rent $160
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Total 3,137 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,503 47.9 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,634 52.1 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 247 7.9 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,137 people in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.9% of the population.

Age Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 266 8.5 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 281 9.0 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 238 7.6 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 177 5.6 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 215 6.9 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 267 8.5 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 217 6.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 198 6.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 213 6.8 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 194 6.2 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 192 6.1 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 161 5.1 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 142 4.5 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 91 2.9 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 69 2.2 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 85 2.7 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 76 2.4 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 56 1.8 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 971 41.2 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 76 3.2 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 198 8.4 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 157 6.7 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 953 40.5 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 41.2% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 822 41.6 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 325 16.5 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 828 41.9 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 33 3.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 250 28.8 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 89 10.2 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 135 15.5 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.3 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 8 0.9 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 65 7.5 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 37 4.3 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 13 1.5 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 236 27.2 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 869 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 39.2% were in primary school, 16.8% in secondary school and 11.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 2,744 87.5 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 243 8.4 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 138 4.7 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 114 3.9 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,411 83.0 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Longreach % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,141 69.2 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 381 23.1 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 81 4.9 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 45 2.7 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,648 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,648 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 69.2% were employed full time, 23.1% were employed part-time and 2.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 124 7.7 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 96 6.0 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 162 10.1 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 311 19.4 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 829 51.7 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 7.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 690 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,459 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,194 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) was $690.

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

Unpaid work Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,621 68.8 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 691 29.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 191 8.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 657 27.9 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.3% provided care for children and 8.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 487 20.7 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 636 27.0 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 279 11.8 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 218 9.3 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 287 37.8 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 323 42.5 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 134 17.6 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 2.1 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.5% were couple families with children, 37.8% were couple families without children and 17.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,910 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,010 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,010 and those without children was $1,910.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 201 33.2 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 25 4.1 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 129 21.3 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 61 10.1 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 20 3.3 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 54 8.9 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 36 6.0 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 79 13.1 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 33.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 21.3% 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 % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,143 83.7 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 222 16.3 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,013 88.7 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 31 2.7 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 81 7.1 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 14 1.2 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.7% were separate houses, 2.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.1% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 52 4.5 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 227 19.8 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 497 43.4 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 328 28.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 37 3.2 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 4.5% had 1 bedroom, 19.8% had 2 bedrooms and 43.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 305 26.7 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 291 25.5 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 494 43.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 0.6 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 46 4.0 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.7% were owned outright, 25.5% were owned with a mortgage and 43.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 752 65.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 352 30.8 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 39 3.4 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 65.8% were family households, 30.8% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.5 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.1 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.1% 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 % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 160 -- 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 Longreach % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,473 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.8 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.2 -- 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 % Queensland % Australia %
None 114 10.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 420 36.7 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 390 34.1 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 163 14.3 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 56 4.9 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.3% 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 % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 246 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 104 42.3 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 142 57.7 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 246 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 104 (or 42.3%) were male and 142 (or 57.7%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Longreach % 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 1,107 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 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 $1,107.

Mortgage and rent Longreach % 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 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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