Mount Isa

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code SED30057
People 32,588
Male 52.1%
Female 47.9%
Median age 32
Families 7,525
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 16,531
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,739
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

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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
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 16,996 52.1 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 15,598 47.9 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 7,621 23.4 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 32,588 people in Mount Isa. Of these 52.1% were male and 47.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 23.4% of the population.

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Age Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 32 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 2,786 8.5 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 2,536 7.8 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 2,195 6.7 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,872 5.7 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 2,362 7.2 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,881 8.8 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,768 8.5 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 2,199 6.7 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 2,114 6.5 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 2,161 6.6 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 2,230 6.8 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 1,989 6.1 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,482 4.5 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,184 3.6 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 875 2.7 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 469 1.4 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 283 0.9 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 202 0.6 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Mount Isa was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Married 10,232 40.8 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 807 3.2 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,919 7.7 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 930 3.7 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 11,179 44.6 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Mount Isa aged 15 years and over, 40.8% were married and 10.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 7,874 39.0 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 3,845 19.1 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 8,458 41.9 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Mount Isa, of people aged 15 years and over, 39.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 19.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 456 4.5 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 2,367 23.1 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 585 5.7 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 94 0.9 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,004 9.8 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 488 4.8 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 91 0.9 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 428 4.2 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 582 5.7 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 173 1.7 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 3,964 38.7 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Mount Isa 31.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.8% were in primary school, 15.5% in secondary school and 9.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,670 10.6 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,299 5.2 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 686 2.7 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 4,299 17.1 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 3,705 14.8 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,205 4.8 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 4,068 16.2 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 29 0.1 2,602 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 5 0.0 418 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,437 9.7 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 154 0.6 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 4,072 16.2 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Mount Isa, 14.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 19.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australian 13,521 31.4 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
English 9,402 21.8 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 3,327 7.7 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Australian Aboriginal 3,064 7.1 36,971 0.6 144,173 0.5
Scottish 2,537 5.9 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in Mount Isa were Australian 31.4%, English 21.8%, Irish 7.7%, Australian Aboriginal 7.1% and Scottish 5.9%.

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 Mount Isa (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 24,844 76.4 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 1,113 3.4 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
Philippines 507 1.6 39,661 0.8 232,386 1.0
England 403 1.2 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
India 193 0.6 49,145 1.0 455,389 1.9
South Africa 162 0.5 40,131 0.9 162,449 0.7

In Mount Isa, 76.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 3.4%, Philippines 1.6%, England 1.2%, India 0.6% and South Africa 0.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 4,552 14.0 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 1,257 3.9 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,109 3.4 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 21,773 66.8 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Mount Isa, 66.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 23,046 70.8 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
New Zealand 1,253 3.8 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
England 841 2.6 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
Philippines 526 1.6 43,562 0.9 270,177 1.2
India 264 0.8 67,903 1.4 616,939 2.6

In Mount Isa, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 70.8%, New Zealand 3.8%, England 2.6%, Philippines 1.6% and India 0.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 23,202 71.2 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
New Zealand 1,253 3.8 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
England 795 2.4 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
Philippines 739 2.3 57,947 1.2 325,049 1.4
India 252 0.8 65,921 1.4 605,777 2.6

In Mount Isa, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 71.2%, New Zealand 3.8%, England 2.4%, Philippines 2.3% and India 0.8%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 8,382 25.7 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 8,165 25.1 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 4,474 13.7 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 4,440 13.6 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 1,807 5.5 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Mount Isa were No Religion, so described 25.7%, Catholic 25.1%, Anglican 13.7%, Not stated 13.6% and Uniting Church 5.5%. In Mount Isa, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (67.5%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Filipino 200 0.6 11,371 0.2 71,220 0.3
Tagalog 182 0.6 16,999 0.4 111,273 0.5
Afrikaans 100 0.3 12,525 0.3 43,741 0.2
Hindi 90 0.3 18,163 0.4 159,652 0.7
Fijian 83 0.3 1,700 0.0 8,145 0.0
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English only spoken at home 26,826 82.4 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,095 7.8 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Mount Isa 82.4% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Filipino 0.6%, Tagalog 0.6%, Afrikaans 0.3%, Hindi 0.3% and Fijian 0.3%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 11,384 69.6 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 2,911 17.8 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,012 6.2 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,044 6.4 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 16,351 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Isa. Of these 69.6% were employed full time, 17.8% were employed part-time and 6.4% 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
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 1,000 6.5 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 706 4.6 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,201 7.8 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,132 13.9 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 9,249 60.4 922,958 43.2 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Mount Isa, 6.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 60.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 2,784 18.2 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 2,104 13.7 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3
Professionals 2,092 13.7 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 2,041 13.3 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 1,964 12.8 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,604 10.5 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,513 9.9 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 910 5.9 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Mount Isa included Technicians and Trades Workers 18.2%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 13.7%, Professionals 13.7%, Managers 13.3%, Labourers 12.8%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.9% and Sales Workers 5.9%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Copper Ore Mining 1,950 12.8 2,867 0.1 6,829 0.1
Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 1,407 9.2 16,552 0.8 44,309 0.4
Local Government Administration 876 5.8 30,286 1.4 142,724 1.3
Silver-Lead-Zinc Ore Mining 854 5.6 1,605 0.1 3,153 0.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 607 4.0 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9

Of the employed people in Mount Isa, the most common responses for industry of employment included Copper Ore Mining 12.8%, Beef Cattle Farming (Specialised) 9.2%, Local Government Administration 5.8%, Silver-Lead-Zinc Ore Mining 5.6% and Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.0%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 810 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 2,021 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,739 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Isa was $810.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 8,947 58.5 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 1,766 11.5 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 1,070 7.0 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 968 6.3 112,422 5.3 503,582 4.7
Other 248 1.6 15,689 0.7 73,512 0.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 204 1.3 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 10,142 66.2 1,523,756 71.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Mount Isa, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 58.5%, Walked only 11.5%, Car, as passenger 7.0%, Worked at home 6.3% and Other 1.6%. On the day, 1.3% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 66.2% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,916 63.5 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,075 28.2 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,837 7.3 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,261 21.0 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Mount Isa, of people aged 15 years and over, 63.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 7.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% 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
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 5,229 20.9 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 6,070 24.2 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 2,473 9.9 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 2,137 8.5 353,168 9.3 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Isa, 24.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 2,813 37.4 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 3,235 43.0 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,347 17.9 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 132 1.8 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Mount Isa, 43.0% were couple families with children, 37.4% were couple families without children and 17.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male -- 21.0 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 79.0 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Mount Isa, 21.0% of single parents were male and 79.0% 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
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 2,120 35.0 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 143 2.4 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,096 18.1 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 950 15.7 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 210 3.5 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 673 11.1 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 393 6.5 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 473 7.8 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Mount Isa, of couple families with children, 35.0% had both partners employed full-time, 2.4% had both employed part-time and 18.1% 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

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 10,518 80.8 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,495 19.2 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Mount Isa, 80.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 8,214 78.1 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,175 11.2 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 539 5.1 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 370 3.5 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Isa, 78.1% were separate houses, 11.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.1% were flats or apartments and 3.5% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 118 1.1 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 743 7.1 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,919 18.2 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 4,785 45.5 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,503 23.8 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 455 4.3 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Isa, of occupied private dwellings 7.1% had 1 bedroom, 18.2% had 2 bedrooms and 45.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Owned outright 2,306 21.9 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,645 25.1 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 4,960 47.2 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 119 1.1 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 489 4.6 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Isa, 21.9% were owned outright, 25.1% were owned with a mortgage and 47.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 7,226 68.7 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 2,879 27.4 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 415 3.9 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Mount Isa, of all households, 68.7% were family households, 27.4% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

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Household income Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 17.9 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 20.2 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Mount Isa, 17.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 20.2% 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 Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median rent 180 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.0 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.0 -- 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 Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 972 9.2 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 3,371 32.0 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 3,525 33.5 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 2,030 19.3 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 625 5.9 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Mount Isa, 32.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.3% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,274 21.6 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 7,766 73.8 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 481 4.6 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Mount Isa, 73.8% 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.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

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.
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 3,699 48.5 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 3,920 51.5 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Mount Isa, 48.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.5% were female. The median age was 23 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

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
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.2 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,209 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Mount Isa, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4 persons, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,209.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 155 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,764 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Mount Isa, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $155 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,764.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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.