Mackay

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code SED30048
People 43,364
Male 50.1%
Female 49.9%
Median age 39
Families 10,933
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 20,515
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,244
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7

(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
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 21,742 50.1 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 21,621 49.9 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,747 6.3 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 43,364 people in Mackay. Of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.3% of the population.

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Age Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 39 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 2,703 6.2 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 2,732 6.3 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 2,559 5.9 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 2,561 5.9 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 2,759 6.4 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 3,089 7.1 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 3,118 7.2 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 2,701 6.2 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 2,861 6.6 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 3,072 7.1 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 3,134 7.2 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 3,013 7.0 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 2,513 5.8 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 2,012 4.6 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,506 3.5 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,146 2.6 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 922 2.1 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 951 2.2 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Mackay was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.1% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 15,300 43.3 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,563 4.4 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 3,674 10.4 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 2,126 6.0 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 12,701 35.9 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Mackay aged 15 years and over, 43.3% were married and 14.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 12,711 43.0 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 3,736 12.6 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 13,124 44.4 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Mackay, of people aged 15 years and over, 43.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 454 3.7 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 2,276 18.6 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 867 7.1 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 293 2.4 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,573 12.9 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 734 6.0 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 286 2.3 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 591 4.8 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 1,165 9.5 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 283 2.3 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 3,710 30.3 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Mackay 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.1% were in primary school, 21.3% in secondary school and 14.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 4,008 11.3 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 2,229 6.3 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 977 2.8 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 7,003 19.8 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 5,055 14.3 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,718 4.9 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 5,637 15.9 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 31 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 3,410 9.6 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 122 0.3 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 4,432 12.5 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Mackay, 14.3% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 22.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 6.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australian 16,739 27.5 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
English 16,346 26.9 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 5,430 8.9 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 4,796 7.9 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
German 2,781 4.6 296,387 4.5 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Mackay were Australian 27.5%, English 26.9%, Irish 8.9%, Scottish 7.9% and German 4.6%.

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 Mackay (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 33,719 77.8 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
Philippines 1,150 2.7 39,661 0.8 232,386 1.0
New Zealand 1,128 2.6 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
England 791 1.8 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
India 334 0.8 49,145 1.0 455,389 1.9
South Africa 325 0.8 40,131 0.9 162,449 0.7

In Mackay, 77.8% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were Philippines 2.7%, New Zealand 2.6%, England 1.8%, India 0.8% and South Africa 0.8%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 7,294 16.8 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 2,368 5.5 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,834 4.2 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 27,984 64.5 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Mackay, 64.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 29,957 69.1 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
England 1,516 3.5 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 1,490 3.4 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
Philippines 1,236 2.9 43,562 0.9 270,177 1.2
India 451 1.0 67,903 1.4 616,939 2.6

In Mackay, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 69.1%, England 3.5%, New Zealand 3.4%, Philippines 2.9% and India 1.0%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 30,591 70.6 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
England 1,468 3.4 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 1,433 3.3 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
Philippines 1,416 3.3 57,947 1.2 325,049 1.4
India 419 1.0 65,921 1.4 605,777 2.6

In Mackay, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 70.6%, England 3.4%, New Zealand 3.3%, Philippines 3.3% and India 1.0%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Catholic 11,727 27.0 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
No Religion, so described 10,570 24.4 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Anglican 6,657 15.4 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 4,267 9.8 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 3,461 8.0 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Mackay were Catholic 27.0%, No Religion, so described 24.4%, Anglican 15.4%, Not stated 9.8% and Uniting Church 8.0%. In Mackay, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (69.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Tagalog 610 1.4 16,999 0.4 111,273 0.5
Filipino 421 1.0 11,371 0.2 71,220 0.3
Mandarin 165 0.4 69,474 1.5 596,711 2.5
Afrikaans 144 0.3 12,525 0.3 43,741 0.2
Punjabi 127 0.3 17,991 0.4 132,496 0.6
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English only spoken at home 36,621 84.4 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,626 9.1 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Mackay 84.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Tagalog 1.4%, Filipino 1.0%, Mandarin 0.4%, Afrikaans 0.3% and Punjabi 0.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 12,581 58.2 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 5,721 26.5 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,065 4.9 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 2,250 10.4 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 21,617 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mackay. Of these 58.2% were employed full time, 26.5% were employed part-time and 10.4% 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
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 1,957 10.1 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,574 8.1 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 2,193 11.3 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 3,866 20.0 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 8,715 45.0 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Mackay, 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 3,823 19.7 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Professionals 2,930 15.1 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 2,333 12.0 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 2,268 11.7 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 2,186 11.3 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3
Sales Workers 1,920 9.9 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,900 9.8 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 1,681 8.7 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0

The most common occupations in Mackay included Technicians and Trades Workers 19.7%, Professionals 15.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.0%, Labourers 11.7%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 11.3%, Sales Workers 9.9%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.8% and Managers 8.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Coal Mining 1,641 8.5 24,967 1.2 46,491 0.4
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 774 4.0 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 518 2.7 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4
Primary Education 511 2.7 54,394 2.5 231,198 2.2
Takeaway Food Services 494 2.6 41,958 2.0 189,447 1.8

Of the employed people in Mackay, the most common responses for industry of employment included Coal Mining 8.5%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.0%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.7%, Primary Education 2.7% and Takeaway Food Services 2.6%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 659 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 1,596 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,244 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mackay was $659.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 13,547 70.1 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 1,282 6.6 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 581 3.0 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 537 2.8 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Bus 369 1.9 63,829 3.0 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 444 2.3 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 15,011 77.5 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Mackay, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 70.1%, Car, as passenger 6.6%, Walked only 3.0%, Worked at home 2.8% and Bus 1.9%. On the day, 2.3% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 77.5% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 23,827 67.4 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 9,423 26.6 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,505 9.9 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 6,267 17.7 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Mackay, of people aged 15 years and over, 67.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.6% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.7% 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
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 7,289 20.6 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 9,185 26.0 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 4,038 11.4 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 3,310 9.4 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mackay, 26.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 4,363 39.9 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 4,324 39.5 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 2,059 18.8 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 196 1.8 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Mackay, 39.5% were couple families with children, 39.9% were couple families without children and 18.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.7 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.3 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Mackay, 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% 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
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 1,798 20.7 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 241 2.8 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,774 20.4 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,361 15.7 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 494 5.7 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,581 18.2 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 444 5.1 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 994 11.4 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Mackay, of couple families with children, 20.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 20.4% 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 Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 16,376 85.7 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,731 14.3 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Mackay, 85.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 12,036 73.5 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,637 16.1 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 1,443 8.8 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 179 1.1 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Mackay, 73.5% were separate houses, 16.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.8% were flats or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 71 0.4 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 847 5.2 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 3,329 20.3 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 7,664 46.8 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 4,047 24.7 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 421 2.6 40,448 2.4 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mackay, of occupied private dwellings 5.2% had 1 bedroom, 20.3% had 2 bedrooms and 46.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 4,246 25.9 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 5,135 31.4 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 6,350 38.8 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 182 1.1 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 465 2.8 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Mackay, 25.9% were owned outright, 31.4% were owned with a mortgage and 38.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 10,769 65.8 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 4,966 30.3 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 643 3.9 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Mackay, of all households, 65.8% were family households, 30.3% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

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Household income Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.1 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.0 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Mackay, 25.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 11.0% 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 Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 250 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.0 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.0 -- 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 Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.1 -- 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 Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 1,444 8.8 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 6,143 37.5 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 5,621 34.3 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 2,546 15.5 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 628 3.8 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Mackay, 37.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 3,200 19.5 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 12,721 77.7 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 460 2.8 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Mackay, 77.7% 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.
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 1,323 48.1 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 1,427 51.9 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Mackay, 48.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.9% were female. The median age was 22 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
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,046 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Mackay, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,046.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Mackay % Mackay Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 240 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,795 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Mackay, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,795.

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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.