2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Statistical Divisions

Brisbane

Code 305 (SD)
People 1,763,131
Male 866,431
Female 896,700
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 1,505,510
People born overseas 382,798
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 22,080
Families 466,038
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 705,764
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,111
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $220
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People — demographics
People Brisbane % Australia %
Total 1,763,131 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 866,431 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 896,700 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 30,588 1.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,763,131 people were usually resident in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 1.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Brisbane % Australia %
People
0-4 years 117,618 6.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 241,130 13.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 262,553 14.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 760,236 43.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 184,854 10.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 196,739 11.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.3% of people usually resident in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Brisbane % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,505,510 85.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 382,798 21.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 22,080 1.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 85.4% of people usually resident in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions) were Australian citizens, 21.7% were born overseas and 1.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Brisbane % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 675,715 48.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 165,032 11.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 71,478 5.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 492,162 35.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions) were married, 11.8% were either separated or divorced, 5.1% were widowed and 35.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Brisbane % Australia %
Australia 1,269,990 72.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Brisbane % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Brisbane % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Brisbane % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 565,372 62.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 245,457 27.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 29,342 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 22,182 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 39,271 4.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 417,701 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 901,624 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 901,624 people aged 15 years and over in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions) were in the labour force. Of these 62.7% worked full-time, 27.2% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.4% were unemployed. 417,701 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Brisbane % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Brisbane % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Brisbane % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 516 -- 466 --
Family 1,262 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,111 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $516, the median family income was $1,262 and the median household income was $1,111.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Brisbane % Australia %
Couple family without children 169,764 36.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 211,700 45.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 75,145 16.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 9,429 2.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 466,038 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 466,038 families in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions): of these 36.4% were couple families without children, 45.4% were couple families with children, 16.1% were one parent families and 2.0% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 660,825 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 705,764 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 660,825 occupied private dwellings were counted in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions).

Dwelling structure Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 520,693 78.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 48,219 7.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 85,041 12.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 6,610 1.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 262 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions), 78.8% were separate houses, 7.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 187,845 28.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 228,841 34.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 197,691 29.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 4,943 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 41,505 6.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions), 28.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 34.6% were owned with a mortgage and 29.9% were rented.

Landlord type Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 107,987 54.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 24,322 12.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 61,242 31.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 4,141 2.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 12.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 31.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Brisbane % Australia %
Median weekly rent 220 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions), the median weekly rent was $220. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brisbane % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 456,508 69.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 140,117 21.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 31,588 4.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (Statistical Divisions), 69.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.2% were single (or lone) person households and 4.8% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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