1313.8 - Regional Statistics, Australian Capital Territory, 1999
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/03/1999
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ABS publication gets down to detail on ACT and nearby NSW
The publication, Regional Statistics, Australian Capital Territory, 1999, released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), focuses on small-area statistics for the ACT and nearby areas.
The 73-page publication presents a summary of the latest available key statistics, at the time of preparation, for each of the Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) or Statistical Subdivisions (SSDs) of the ACT, as well as for Queanbeyan City and Yarrowlumla Shire (part A) which make up the Queanbeyan Statistical Subdivision. The total geographic area of coverage of these statistics is the Canberra-Queanbeyan Statistical District plus ACT Balance.
The publication contains data on a wide-range of subjects such as:
It includes a map of each region according to the Census of Population and Housing boundaries as at 30 June 1996.
Information on the ACT and Queanbeyan SSDs includes:
Regional Statistics, Australian Capital Territory, 1999 (Cat. No. 1313.8) is available at $21.00 a copy from the ABS Bookshop, 9th Floor, FAI House, London Circuit, Canberra City.
March 17 1999
REGIONAL STATISTICS ACT: QUEANBEYAN STATISTICAL SUBDIVISION
The Statistical Subdivision (SSD) of Queanbeyan covers an area of some 1,981 square kilometres. Within the Queanbeyan SSD are the Statistical Local Areas (SLAs) of Queanbeyan City and Yarrowlumla (Part A). Queanbeyan City covers an area of 53 square kilometres and contained at 30 June 1998 an estimated resident population of 28,826 people, an increase of 0.9% from the revised figure of 28,577 recorded at 30 June 1997. Yarrowlumla (Part A) covers an area of 1,929 square kilometres and contained an estimated resident population of 9,252 people at 30 June 1998, an increase of 1.7% from the revised figure of 9,096 recorded at 30 June 1997.
The 0-14 age group now represent 22.9% of the total Queanbeyan SSD population while the proportion of persons aged 15-64 and 65 years and over comprise 69.4% and 7.7% respectively. The median age of the estimated resident population of Queanbeyan SSD at 30 June 1997 was 31.8 years, slightly higher than the ACT median age of 31.6 years.
In 1997, 591 births (309 males and 282 females) were registered to women whose usual place of residence was in Queanbeyan SSD. Compared with the previous year Queanbeyan City experienced an overall decrease of births of 18 (or 3.0%) in 1997, with male births making up the bulk of the decrease (down 13). The sex ratio of males to females at birth was 110.
Queanbeyan had a total population density of 19 persons per square kilometre at 30 June 1998. Queanbeyan City had a total population density of 550.1 persons per square kilometre, whilst Yarrowlumla (Part A) recorded a population density of 4.7 persons per square kilometre as at 30 June 1997 reflecting the rural style of living in this SLA.
In June 1998, Queanbeyan SSD had a labour force of 20,859 people, and an unemployment rate of 7.5%. This compares to an unemployment rate of 5.9% in June 1997. Both Queanbeyan City and Yarrowlumla (Part A) had increases in their unemployment rates in this period, from 6.3% to 8.0% and 4.3% to 5.8% respectively.
During 1997-98 there were 383 buildings approved for Queanbeyan SSD, the same as 1996-97. The value of building approvals in Queanbeyan SSD was $40.5 million, Queanbeyan City representing 79% ($32.1 million) and Yarrowlumla Part A making up the remaining ($8.4 million). There were 248 dwelling units created in Queanbeyan SSD during 1997-98, a similar figure to 1996-97 (when it was 243). The majority of dwelling units created were in Queanbeyan City (191 or 77%).
In August 1998, there were 5,252 enrolments for schools in Queanbeyan. Of these 4,579 students (87.2%) were enrolled in government schools and the remaining 673 (12.8%) were in non-government schools. All non-government schools, and students, are located in Queanbeyan City. Within the government schools sector, 556 students (19.2%) of primary schools students in Queanbeyan were located in Yarrowlumla (Part A).
At 30 June 1998 there were 9,174 people in Queanbeyan SSD receiving social security. Of these 2,190 were age pension recipients and 1,564 total labour market recipients. Queanbeyan SSD had the highest social security dependency ratio of all the SSDs analysed at 32%.
In Queanbeyan SSD for 1995-96 there were 16,606 taxable incomes and 2,689 non-taxable incomes in the same year. Queanbeyan recorded a lower mean taxable income than any SSD in the ACT at $31,495.
At September 1998, there were 1,726 businesses in the Queanbeyan SSD. Just over 63% (1,089) were small businesses employing less than five people, 16% employing between 5 to 9 people, and 8% employing between 10 to 19 people.
Retail Trade (267 businesses or 15.5%), Construction (249 or 14.4%), Property and Business Services (240 or 13.9%), Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (232 or 13.4%), and Manufacturing (152 or 8.8%) recorded the highest number of businesses registered in Queanbeyan SSD as at September 1998. The majority of business locations in the Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing sector were found within the Yarrowlumla Shire - Part A.
(Addendum to ABS media release 34/99)
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