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1387.3 - Queensland in Review, 2003  
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EXPLANATORY NOTES

GLOSSARY

Map - Northern SD and LGAs


Selected Characteristics of Northern Statistical Division, in alphabetical order

Unit
Burdekin
(S)
Charters
Towers
(C)
Dalrymple
(S)
Hinchinbrook (S)
Palm Island
(AC)(a)
Thuringowa
(C)
Townsville
(C)

LAND AREA - at 1 July 2003
km2
5,053
42
68,348
2,811
71
1,865
1,869
PROPORTION OF POPULATION IN REMOTENESS AREA - Census 2001
Major cities
%
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
na
0.0
0.0
Inner regional
%
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
na
0.0
0.0
Outer regional
%
98.3
100.0
11.8
99.7
na
100.0
100.0
Remote
%
1.7
0.0
78.6
0.3
na
0.0
0.0
Very remote
%
0.0
0.0
9.6
0.0
na
0.0
0.0

POPULATION - at 30 June 2003
Total - all persons
no.
18,661
8,816
3,518
12,340
2,376
55,951
95,947
Aged 14 years and younger
no.
3,979
2,124
841
2,447
849
14,944
18,502
Aged 15 years to 44 years
no.
7,590
3,707
1,422
4,548
1,155
26,182
46,583
Aged 45 years to 64 years
no.
4,499
1,791
910
3,087
296
11,768
20,788
Aged 65 years and over
no.
2,593
1,194
345
2,258
76
3,057
10,074

Proportion of total population
Aged 14 years and younger
%
21.3
24.1
23.9
19.8
35.7
26.7
19.3
Aged 15 years to 44 years
%
40.7
42.0
40.4
36.9
48.6
46.8
48.6
Aged 45 years to 64 years
%
24.1
20.3
25.9
25.0
12.5
21.0
21.7
Aged 65 years and over
%
13.9
13.5
9.8
18.3
3.2
5.5
10.5

Population density - 2003
persons/km2
3.7
209.7
0.1
4.4
33.5
30.0
51.3
Births - year ended 30 June 2003
no.
235
122
51
145
na
896
1,290
Crude birth rate - 2003
rate
12.6
13.9
14.6
11.8
na
16.2
13.6
Deaths - year ended 30 June 2003
no.
129
81
16
95
na
200
589
Crude death rate - 2003
rate
6.9
9.2
4.6
7.7
na
3.6
6.2

INDEX OF RELATIVE SOCIO- ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE/ DISADVANTAGE - Census 2001
decile
4
6
3
2
na
8
9

ESTIMATES OF UNEMPLOYMENT - September quarter 2003
Unemployment
no.
732
328
162
436
na
2,013
4,530
Unemployment rate
%
7.6
8.3
8.8
7.4
na
7.1
8.9

SELECTED INCOME SUPPORT CUSTOMERS - at June 2003
Age pension
no.
1,762
818
295
1,651
na
2,336
7,185
Disability support pension
no.
481
275
115
378
na
1,246
2,722
Newstart allowance
no.
582
259
128
415
na
1,419
3,359
Parenting payment - single
no.
343
205
na
238
na
1,611
2,476
Youth allowance
no.
251
101
na
213
na
1,020
2,214
Other pensions and allowances
no.
507
240
106
475
na
1,632
2,388
Total selected income support customers
no.
3,926
1,897
764
3,371
na
9,263
20,343
Percentage of long-term Newstart allowance customers
%
51.7
59.3
66.1
39.9
na
57.6
59.2

AVERAGE INDIVIDUAL ANNUAL TAXABLE INCOME - year ended 30 June 2003
$
34,548
39,168
38,321
34,076
na
36,685
38,878

WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS - year ended 30 June 2002
Wage and salary earners
no.
6,485
2,914
1,087
4,030
na
22,653
39,217
Wage and salary income
$m
192.6
98.2
36.2
118.8
na
750.5
1,351.4
Total income
$m
201.5
102.8
37.9
124.9
na
778.3
1,411.2
Average wage and salary income
$
29,698
33,696
33,291
29,467
na
33,131
34,460
Average total income
$
31,068
35,277
34,859
31,002
na
34,356
35,985

SOURCE OF PERSONAL INCOME - year ended 30 June 2001
Proportion of total personal income
Wage and salary
%
65.4
69.2
67.2
66.7
na
80.3
76.0
Own unincorporated business
%
10.6
12.6
13.0
3.0
na
5.6
5.9
Investment
%
9.7
4.0
4.0
9.6
na
2.5
4.7
Superannuation and annuity
%
1.2
0.9
1.3
1.7
na
1.9
2.0
Government cash benefit
%
12.7
13.1
14.3
18.5
na
9.5
11.0
Other income
%
0.3
0.2
0.2
0.5
na
0.2
0.3
Total personal income from all sources
$m
309.0
150.3
56.9
170.1
na
880.9
1,823.4

BUILDING APPROVALS - year ended 30 June 2003
Private sector houses
no.
29
17
13
11
na
430
503
Total dwelling units
no.
30
25
13
11
na
450
858
Value of total residential building
$m
6.0
3.3
1.5
1.9
na
71.2
156.7
Value of total non-residential building
$m
4.9
3.3
2.5
6.5
na
11.8
112.0
Value of total building
$m
10.9
6.6
4.0
8.4
na
83.0
268.6

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES - year ended 30 June 2003
Passenger vehicles
no.
361
97
33
163
na
743
2,663
Other vehicles
no.
425
142
57
198
na
598
2,016
Total vehicles
no.
786
239
90
361
na
1,341
4,680

VALUE OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION - year ended 30 June 2001
Value of crops
$m
180.1
-
4.4
67.3
na
11.3
7.4
Value of livestock slaughterings and other disposals
$m
11.7
-
89.2
5.2
na
2.8
3.1
Value of livestock products
$m
0.3
-
0.1
0.1
na
2.3
*
Total value of agriculture
$m
192.1
-
93.7
72.6
na
16.3
12.6

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCES - 2003-04
Operating revenues
$'000
27,223
11,144
16,178
17,260
na
63,692
172,187
Total expenses
$'000
25,652
10,350
13,469
15,270
na
50,220
150,372
Total assets
$'000
210,031
102,194
131,951
146,691
na
532,034
1,180,665
Total liabilities
$'000
18,759
1,685
3,323
3,966
na
8,955
45,090
Net debt
$'000
838
-7,263
-2,551
-11,328
na
-37,713
-28,726
Net financial worth
$'000
-2,047
5,945
1,713
8,934
na
32,146
8,636

TOURIST ACCOMMODATION - 30 June 2004
Establishments
no.
np
4
-
4
na
np
40
Rooms/units at 30 June 2004
no.
np
108
-
92
na
np
2,121
Room occupancy rate
%
np
72
-
33
na
np
65
Takings from accommodation
$'000
np
2,111
-
664
na
np
48,012

NUMBER OF SINGLE LOCATION BUSINESSES - 30 June 2001
no.
2,403
847
340
1,789
na
3,540
8,704

HOUSING SALES AND VALUES - 31 December 2004
Number of sales
no.
489
341
17
257
na
1,687
2,488
House prices - median value
$
94,000
90,000
35,000
119,000
na
206,965
219,000
House prices - average value
$
106,480
101,498
37,953
121,850
na
216,104
245,669

SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS - August 2004
Government schools
no.
15
5
4
14
na
12
27
Government school students
no.
2,370
1,554
86
1,686
na
7,268
10,084
Non-government schools
no.
4
4
-
7
na
4
13
Non-government school students
no.
538
1,191
-
1,017
na
2,772
6,251

MOTOR VEHICLES ON REGISTER - 31 March 2004(b)
Passenger cars and motor cycles
no.
7,997
3,277
1,271
5,756
na
26,260
47,686
Light commercial vehicles
no.
4,633
1,673
668
2,890
na
6,899
12,360
Trucks, prime movers, and buses
no.
795
412
160
611
na
1,205
2,469

na not available
np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable
* Estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50%. Data are subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes.
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Information for Aboriginal Council (AC) and Island Council (IC) LGAs and the residual LGAs from which they were formed, are available only for land area and population estimates (for 2002). See Explanatory Notes for further details.
(b) Vehicles registered out of the state, or vehicles where the postcodes of owners could not be allocated to an LGA/SD are excluded. As a result, the Queensland totals do not agree with totals published in Motor Vehicle Census, Australia (cat. no. 9309.0), where these vehicles are included as 'Out of state/unspecified'.



Further Queensland Regional Profile links are available on the following pages:

Other Queensland Statistical Divisions Main Page - drill down for LGA information

Queensland and Southern Statistical Divisions Main Page

2005 Queensland Regional Profiles Main page

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