Woombye (Maroochy Shire)

2006 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC37993
People 2,094
Male 1,055
Female 1,039
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 1,908
People born overseas 275
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7
Families 594
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 872
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,002
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $220
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Total 2,094 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,055 50.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,039 49.6 10,056,036 50.6
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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 34 1.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,094 people were usually resident in Woombye (Maroochy Shire): of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Of the total population 1.6% were Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

Age
People
Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
0-4 years 139 6.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 308 14.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 256 12.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 847 40.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 242 11.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 303 14.5 2,644,374 13.3
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.3% of people usually resident in Woombye (Maroochy Shire) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Australian citizenship 1,908 91.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 275 13.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.1% of people usually resident in Woombye (Maroochy Shire) were Australian citizens, 13.1% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Married 874 53.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 241 14.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 90 5.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 440 26.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 53.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Woombye (Maroochy Shire) were married, 14.6% were either separated or divorced, 5.5% were widowed and 26.7% were never married.

Cultural & language diversity

Country of birth Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Australia 1,706 81.5 14,072,944 70.9
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null
England 90 4.3 856,939 4.3
New Zealand 73 3.5 389,463 2.0
Scotland 15 0.7 130,204 0.7
South Africa 9 0.4 104,127 0.5
Papua New Guinea 7 0.3 24,025 0.1

In the 2006 Census, 81.5% of people usually resident in Woombye (Maroochy Shire), stated they were born in Australia. Other common responses for country of birth were England 4.3%, New Zealand 3.5%, Scotland 0.7%, South Africa 0.4% and Papua New Guinea 0.3%.

Religious affiliation, top responses Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
No Religion 472 22.5 3,706,557 18.7
Anglican 354 16.9 3,718,248 18.7
Catholic 323 15.4 5,126,882 25.8
Uniting Church 154 7.4 1,135,422 5.7
Pentecostal 117 5.6 219,686 1.1

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for religious affiliation for people usually resident in Woombye (Maroochy Shire) were No Religion 22.5%, Anglican 16.9%, Catholic 15.4%, Uniting Church 7.4% and Pentecostal 5.6%.

Language, top responses (other than English) Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
German 8 0.4 75,636 0.4
Cantonese 4 0.2 244,553 1.2
Samoan 4 0.2 28,524 0.1
Dutch 4 0.2 36,182 0.2
Filipino 3 0.1 39,044 0.2
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English only spoken at home 1,967 93.9 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 Woombye (Maroochy Shire) were German 0.4%, Cantonese 0.2%, Samoan 0.2%, Dutch 0.2% and Filipino 0.1%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 93.9%.

Employment

Employment
People aged 15 years and over
Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 572 56.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 335 33.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 41 4.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 19 1.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 47 4.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 553 -- 5,271,116 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,014 -- 9,607,987 --
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,014 people aged 15 years and over in Woombye (Maroochy Shire) were in the labour force. Of these 56.4% worked full-time, 33.0% worked part-time, 4.0% were away from work, 1.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.6% were unemployed. 553 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 162 16.8 1,309,258 14.4
Professionals 142 14.7 1,806,010 19.8
Labourers 140 14.5 952,520 10.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 123 12.7 1,365,805 15.0
Managers 107 11.1 1,202,267 13.2
Sales Workers 107 11.1 896,208 9.8
Community and Personal Service Workers 92 9.5 801,906 8.8
Machinery Operators And Drivers 75 7.8 604,616 6.6

In the 2006 Census, the most common responses for occupation for Woombye (Maroochy Shire) were Technicians and Trades Workers 16.8%, Professionals 14.7%, Labourers 14.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.7%, Managers 11.1%, Sales Workers 11.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.5% and Machinery Operators And Drivers 7.8%.

Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
School Education 51 5.3 414,214 4.5
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 38 3.9 218,821 2.4
Road Freight Transport 37 3.8 162,448 1.8
Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 37 3.8 328,521 3.6
Hospitals 33 3.4 303,923 3.3

In the 2006 Census, of the employed people aged 15 years and over in Woombye (Maroochy Shire), the most common responses for industry of employment included School Education 5.3%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.9%, Road Freight Transport 3.8%, Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 3.8% and Hospitals 3.4%.

Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Personal 423 -- 466 --
Family 1,088 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,002 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Woombye (Maroochy Shire), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $423, the median family income was $1,088 and the median household income was $1,002.

Families

family composition

Family composition

Family composition Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 223 37.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 268 45.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 100 16.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 3 0.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 594 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 594 families in Woombye (Maroochy Shire): of these 37.5% were couple families without children, 45.1% were couple families with children, 16.8% were one parent families and 0.5% 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 Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 804 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 872 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 804 occupied private dwellings were counted in Woombye (Maroochy Shire).

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Separate house 714 88.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 27 3.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 8 1.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 55 6.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Woombye (Maroochy Shire), 88.8% were separate houses, 3.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.0% were flats, units or apartments and 6.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Owned outright 313 38.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 262 32.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 183 22.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 4 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 43 5.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Woombye (Maroochy Shire), 38.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.6% were owned with a mortgage and 22.8% were rented.

Landlord type
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Real estate agent 89 48.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 3 1.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 83 45.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 8 4.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Woombye (Maroochy Shire), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 48.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 1.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 45.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling characteristics Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 220 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Woombye (Maroochy Shire), the median weekly rent was $220. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Household composition

Household composition
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Woombye (Maroochy Shire) % Woombye (Maroochy Shire) Australia % Australia
Family households 580 72.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 137 17.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 35 4.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Woombye (Maroochy Shire), 72.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 17.0% were single (or lone) person households and 4.4% 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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