Townsville

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 318
People 229,031
Male 50.1%
Female 49.9%
Median age 36
Families 58,532
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 100,325
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,362
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,668
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

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Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 114,674 50.1 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 114,358 49.9 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 18,008 7.9 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 229,031 people in Townsville. Of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.9% of the population.

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Age Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 36 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 14,962 6.5 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 15,631 6.8 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 15,186 6.6 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 16,050 7.0 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 17,890 7.8 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 16,151 7.1 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 15,625 6.8 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 14,265 6.2 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 15,266 6.7 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 15,374 6.7 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 14,813 6.5 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 14,222 6.2 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 12,265 5.4 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 10,983 4.8 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 7,700 3.4 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 5,610 2.4 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 3,647 1.6 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 3,396 1.5 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Townsville was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.7% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 80,572 44.0 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 6,660 3.6 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 16,592 9.1 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 8,430 4.6 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 70,990 38.7 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Townsville aged 15 years and over, 44.0% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 69,435 44.6 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 21,144 13.6 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 65,262 41.9 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Townsville, of people aged 15 years and over, 44.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 2,563 3.5 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 12,204 16.7 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 5,587 7.6 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 2,129 2.9 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 7,892 10.8 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 4,795 6.5 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 2,637 3.6 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,536 4.8 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 11,004 15.0 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,543 2.1 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 19,365 26.4 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Townsville 32.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.2% were in primary school, 20.9% in secondary school and 19.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 26,056 14.2 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 13,339 7.3 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 6,103 3.3 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 31,029 16.9 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 31,124 17.0 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 8,741 4.8 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 26,296 14.3 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 137 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 18 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 14,923 8.1 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 654 0.4 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 21,091 11.5 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Townsville, 17.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.3% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australian 92,323 28.8 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
English 85,571 26.7 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 28,756 9.0 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 23,480 7.3 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
Italian 14,934 4.7 131,687 2.0 1,000,006 3.2

The most common ancestries in Townsville were Australian 28.8%, English 26.7%, Irish 9.0%, Scottish 7.3% and Italian 4.7%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Townsville (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 182,100 79.5 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 5,391 2.4 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 4,726 2.1 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
Philippines 1,868 0.8 39,661 0.8 232,386 1.0
India 1,400 0.6 49,145 1.0 455,389 1.9
Italy 1,134 0.5 12,995 0.3 174,042 0.7

In Townsville, 79.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 2.4%, New Zealand 2.1%, Philippines 0.8%, India 0.6% and Italy 0.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 36,053 15.7 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 13,648 6.0 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 10,445 4.6 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 149,413 65.2 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Townsville, 65.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 15.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 160,653 70.2 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 10,027 4.4 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 6,268 2.7 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
Italy 4,548 2.0 42,085 0.9 470,138 2.0
Scotland 2,103 0.9 54,350 1.2 276,038 1.2

In Townsville, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 70.2%, England 4.4%, New Zealand 2.7%, Italy 2.0% and Scotland 0.9%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 164,089 71.7 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 9,117 4.0 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 6,325 2.8 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
Italy 3,557 1.6 31,865 0.7 395,775 1.7
Philippines 2,765 1.2 57,947 1.2 325,049 1.4

In Townsville, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 71.7%, England 4.0%, New Zealand 2.8%, Italy 1.6% and Philippines 1.2%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Catholic 64,853 28.3 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 59,991 26.2 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 35,692 15.6 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 23,189 10.1 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 13,146 5.7 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Townsville were Catholic 28.3%, No Religion, so described 26.2%, Anglican 15.6%, Not stated 10.1% and Uniting Church 5.7%. In Townsville, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (68.0%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Italian 1,872 0.8 20,009 0.4 271,597 1.2
Tagalog 851 0.4 16,999 0.4 111,273 0.5
Mandarin 614 0.3 69,474 1.5 596,711 2.5
German 597 0.3 16,488 0.4 79,353 0.3
Malayalam 586 0.3 7,614 0.2 53,206 0.2
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English only spoken at home 195,766 85.5 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 7,737 8.7 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Townsville 85.5% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 0.8%, Tagalog 0.4%, Mandarin 0.3%, German 0.3% and Malayalam 0.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 66,829 58.7 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 31,183 27.4 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 5,907 5.2 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 9,866 8.7 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 113,785 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Townsville. Of these 58.7% were employed full time, 27.4% were employed part-time and 8.7% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 11,058 10.6 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 8,452 8.1 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 11,673 11.2 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 20,744 20.0 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 46,087 44.3 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Townsville, 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Professionals 18,396 17.7 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 15,687 15.1 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 14,587 14.0 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 13,515 13.0 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Managers 11,109 10.7 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 10,902 10.5 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 9,718 9.4 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 8,485 8.2 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Townsville included Professionals 17.7%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.1%, Community and Personal Service Workers 14.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.0%, Managers 10.7%, Labourers 10.5%, Sales Workers 9.4% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.2%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Defence 5,495 5.3 17,707 0.8 75,462 0.7
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5,441 5.2 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 3,081 3.0 54,394 2.5 231,198 2.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2,739 2.6 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4
Takeaway Food Services 2,479 2.4 41,958 2.0 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Townsville, the most common responses for industry of employment included Defence 5.3%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.2%, Primary Education 3.0%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.6% and Takeaway Food Services 2.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 672 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,640 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,362 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Townsville was $672.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 72,517 69.8 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 6,110 5.9 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 3,608 3.5 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Walked only 3,476 3.3 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 1,409 1.4 21,679 1.0 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 1,860 1.8 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 79,691 76.7 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Townsville, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 69.8%, Car, as passenger 5.9%, Worked at home 3.5%, Walked only 3.3% and Bicycle 1.4%. On the day, 1.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 76.7% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 128,333 70.0 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 51,273 28.0 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 19,557 10.7 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 34,957 19.1 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Townsville, of people aged 15 years and over, 70.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.0% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 39,853 21.7 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 49,410 27.0 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 21,431 11.7 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 17,638 9.6 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Townsville, 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 23,143 39.5 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 24,099 41.2 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 10,309 17.6 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 969 1.7 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Townsville, 41.2% were couple families with children, 39.5% were couple families without children and 17.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.1 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.9 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Townsville, 19.1% of single parents were male and 80.9% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 11,382 24.1 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,461 3.1 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 9,692 20.5 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 6,579 13.9 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 2,500 5.3 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 8,610 18.2 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 2,672 5.7 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 4,350 9.2 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Townsville, of couple families with children, 24.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 20.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 81,044 87.6 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 11,420 12.4 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Townsville, 87.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.4% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 67,086 82.8 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,960 8.6 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 5,770 7.1 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 873 1.1 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Townsville, 82.8% were separate houses, 8.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.1% were flats or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 444 0.5 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 2,900 3.6 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 13,800 17.0 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 33,722 41.6 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 28,183 34.8 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 2,002 2.5 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Townsville, of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 17.0% had 2 bedrooms and 41.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 21,230 26.2 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 27,026 33.4 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 29,882 36.9 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 709 0.9 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 2,189 2.7 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Townsville, 26.2% were owned outright, 33.4% were owned with a mortgage and 36.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 57,338 70.8 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 20,082 24.8 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 3,620 4.5 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Townsville, of all households, 70.8% were family households, 24.8% were single person households and 4.5% were group households.

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Household income Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 20.2 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.8 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Townsville, 20.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.8% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 280 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.8 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.2 -- 12.8 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,668 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 5.8 -- 6.4 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 4,713 5.8 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 26,980 33.3 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 31,481 38.8 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 15,066 18.6 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,802 3.5 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Townsville, 33.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 13,298 16.4 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 65,580 80.9 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 2,164 2.7 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Townsville, 80.9% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 8,987 49.9 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 9,020 50.1 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Townsville, 49.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.1% were female. The median age was 21 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,153 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Townsville, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,153.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Townsville % Townsville Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 250 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,603 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Townsville, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,603.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.