Queensland

2006 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State/Territory
Area code 3
People 3,904,532
Male 1,935,381
Female 1,969,151
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 3,362,046
People born overseas 699,446
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 72,922
Families 1,032,034
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,660,750
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,033
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Total 3,904,532 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,935,381 49.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,969,151 50.4 10,056,036 50.6
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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 127,578 3.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 3,904,532 people were usually resident in Queensland: of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Of the total population 3.3% were Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Age
People
Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
0-4 years 257,077 6.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 549,455 14.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 539,206 13.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,638,354 42.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 437,550 11.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 482,891 12.4 2,644,374 13.3
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.7% of people usually resident in Queensland were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australian citizenship 3,362,046 86.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 699,446 17.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 72,922 1.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.1% of people usually resident in Queensland were Australian citizens, 17.9% were born overseas and 1.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 1,519,608 49.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 381,753 12.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 167,314 5.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,029,325 33.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Queensland were married, 12.3% were either separated or divorced, 5.4% were widowed and 33.2% were never married.

Cultural & language diversity

Country of birth Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 2,935,260 75.2 14,072,944 70.9
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null
England 161,425 4.1 856,939 4.3
New Zealand 148,762 3.8 389,463 2.0
South Africa 22,711 0.6 104,127 0.5
Scotland 22,444 0.6 130,204 0.7
Germany 20,113 0.5 106,525 0.5

In the 2006 Census, 75.2% of people usually resident in Queensland, stated they were born in Australia. Other common responses for country of birth were England 4.1%, New Zealand 3.8%, South Africa 0.6%, Scotland 0.6% and Germany 0.5%.

Religious affiliation, top responses Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Catholic 936,624 24.0 5,126,882 25.8
Anglican 795,823 20.4 3,718,248 18.7
No Religion 726,575 18.6 3,706,557 18.7
Uniting Church 282,104 7.2 1,135,422 5.7
Presbyterian and Reformed 145,742 3.7 596,668 3.0

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for religious affiliation for people usually resident in Queensland were Catholic 24.0%, Anglican 20.4%, No Religion 18.6%, Uniting Church 7.2% and Presbyterian and Reformed 3.7%.

Language, top responses (other than English) Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Mandarin 24,447 0.6 220,601 1.1
Italian 22,032 0.6 316,890 1.6
Cantonese 19,627 0.5 244,553 1.2
Vietnamese 17,145 0.4 194,855 1.0
German 14,743 0.4 75,636 0.4
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English only spoken at home 3,371,684 86.4 15,581,333 78.5

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for language other than English spoken at home by people usually resident in Queensland were Mandarin 0.6%, Italian 0.6%, Cantonese 0.5%, Vietnamese 0.4% and German 0.4%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 86.4%.

Employment

Employment
People aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,180,892 61.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 530,504 27.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 63,507 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 50,096 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 90,950 4.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 971,831 -- 5,271,116 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,915,949 -- 9,607,987 --
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,915,949 people aged 15 years and over in Queensland were in the labour force. Of these 61.6% worked full-time, 27.7% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.7% were unemployed. 971,831 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Professionals 312,864 17.1 1,806,010 19.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 280,341 15.4 1,309,258 14.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 269,198 14.8 1,365,805 15.0
Managers 225,695 12.4 1,202,267 13.2
Labourers 217,252 11.9 952,520 10.5
Sales Workers 189,040 10.4 896,208 9.8
Community and Personal Service Workers 166,399 9.1 801,906 8.8
Machinery Operators And Drivers 132,115 7.2 604,616 6.6

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for occupation for Queensland were Professionals 17.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.4%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 14.8%, Managers 12.4%, Labourers 11.9%, Sales Workers 10.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.1% and Machinery Operators And Drivers 7.2%.

Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
School Education 86,069 4.7 414,214 4.5
Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 68,151 3.7 328,521 3.6
Hospitals 57,864 3.2 303,923 3.3
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 45,338 2.5 218,821 2.4
Residential Building Construction 38,745 2.1 163,300 1.8

In the 2006 Census, of the employed people aged 15 years and over in Queensland, the most common responses for industry of employment included School Education 4.7%, Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3.7%, Hospitals 3.2%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.5% and Residential Building Construction 2.1%.

Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 476 -- 466 --
Family 1,154 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,033 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Queensland, the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $476, the median family income was $1,154 and the median household income was $1,033.

Families

family composition

Family composition

Family composition Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 403,854 39.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 446,739 43.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 164,220 15.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 17,221 1.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,032,034 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,032,034 families in Queensland: of these 39.1% were couple families without children, 43.3% were couple families with children, 15.9% were one parent families and 1.7% were other families.

Dwellings

dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,508,522 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,660,750 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,508,522 occupied private dwellings were counted in Queensland.

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,154,403 76.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 113,459 7.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 196,584 13.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 42,890 2.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 1,186 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Queensland, 76.5% were separate houses, 7.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 458,468 30.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 473,248 31.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 452,596 30.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 14,830 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 109,379 7.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Queensland, 30.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 31.4% were owned with a mortgage and 30.0% were rented.

Landlord type
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Real estate agent 225,842 49.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 48,224 10.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 164,247 36.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 14,283 3.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Queensland, of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 49.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 36.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling characteristics Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 200 -- 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 Queensland, the median weekly rent was $200. 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.

Household composition

Household composition
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 1,011,982 67.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 316,789 21.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 62,865 4.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Queensland, 67.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.0% were single (or lone) person households and 4.2% were group households.

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

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