Mount Isa

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL313008
People 18,342
Male 51.7%
Female 48.3%
Median age 31
Families 4,351
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.8
All private dwellings 8,245
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $2,141
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,900
Median weekly rent $265
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
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 9,488 51.7 2,321,889 49.4 11,546,638 49.3
Female 8,854 48.3 2,381,308 50.6 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 3,042 16.6 186,482 4.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 18,342 people in Mount Isa. Of these 51.7% were male and 48.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 16.6% of the population.

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Age Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median age 31 -- 37 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,695 9.2 296,466 6.3 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,422 7.7 317,138 6.7 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,306 7.1 299,097 6.4 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 1,085 5.9 296,287 6.3 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,376 7.5 316,860 6.7 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,809 9.9 320,753 6.8 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,673 9.1 325,943 6.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,310 7.1 305,218 6.5 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,256 6.8 322,901 6.9 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,236 6.7 322,982 6.9 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 1,236 6.7 308,727 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 988 5.4 292,198 6.2 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 671 3.7 260,685 5.5 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 516 2.8 242,192 5.1 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 360 2.0 180,406 3.8 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 195 1.1 126,084 2.7 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 135 0.7 83,731 1.8 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 81 0.4 85,528 1.8 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Mount Isa was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 7.0% 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 5,827 41.9 1,775,920 46.9 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 474 3.4 134,953 3.6 608,059 3.2
Divorced 1,060 7.6 354,382 9.3 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 412 3.0 184,671 4.9 985,204 5.2
Never married 6,139 44.1 1,340,580 35.4 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Mount Isa aged 15 years and over, 41.9% were married and 11.1% 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 4,708 40.9 1,546,502 46.7 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,147 18.7 394,739 11.9 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 4,654 40.4 1,367,026 41.3 7,024,973 41.9

In Mount Isa, of people aged 15 years and over, 40.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Preschool 269 4.4 56,639 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,254 20.5 276,468 19.1 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 402 6.6 73,844 5.1 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 29 0.5 50,202 3.5 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 612 10.0 176,138 12.2 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 441 7.2 63,080 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 21 0.3 58,927 4.1 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 317 5.2 76,992 5.3 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 403 6.6 213,221 14.8 1,160,626 16.1
Other 115 1.9 37,517 2.6 198,383 2.8
Not stated 2,250 36.8 360,888 25.0 1,707,023 23.7

In Mount Isa 33.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.5% were in primary school, 17.5% in secondary school and 11.8% 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 1,760 12.7 693,412 18.3 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 757 5.4 330,619 8.7 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 456 3.3 111,975 3.0 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,792 20.1 576,295 15.2 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 2,234 16.1 625,959 16.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 652 4.7 163,394 4.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,842 13.2 488,554 12.9 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 12 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 992 7.1 275,376 7.3 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 62 0.4 15,700 0.4 145,844 0.8
Not stated 2,128 15.3 409,227 10.8 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Mount Isa, 16.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 23.4% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.4% 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 7,492 29.9 1,649,284 25.3 7,298,243 23.3
English 5,577 22.3 1,794,999 27.5 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 2,013 8.0 564,334 8.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,542 6.2 486,648 7.5 2,023,470 6.4
German 899 3.6 296,387 4.5 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Mount Isa were Australian 29.9%, English 22.3%, Irish 8.0%, Scottish 6.2% and German 3.6%.

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 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 13,070 71.4 3,343,657 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 899 4.9 201,206 4.3 518,466 2.2
Philippines 445 2.4 39,661 0.8 232,386 1.0
England 253 1.4 180,775 3.8 907,570 3.9
India 155 0.8 49,145 1.0 455,389 1.9
South Africa 147 0.8 40,131 0.9 162,449 0.7

In Mount Isa, 71.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 4.9%, Philippines 2.4%, England 1.4%, India 0.8% and South Africa 0.8%.

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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 3,594 19.6 1,225,441 26.1 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 924 5.0 302,904 6.4 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 784 4.3 234,425 5.0 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 10,791 58.8 2,575,201 54.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Mount Isa, 58.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.6% 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 11,642 63.6 2,824,420 60.1 12,231,150 52.3
New Zealand 1,032 5.6 236,403 5.0 617,331 2.6
England 580 3.2 287,091 6.1 1,403,096 6.0
Philippines 466 2.5 43,562 0.9 270,177 1.2
India 199 1.1 67,903 1.4 616,939 2.6

In Mount Isa, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 63.6%, New Zealand 5.6%, England 3.2%, Philippines 2.5% and India 1.1%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Australia 11,790 64.3 2,897,343 61.6 12,643,365 54.0
New Zealand 1,009 5.5 236,930 5.0 608,329 2.6
Philippines 651 3.6 57,947 1.2 325,049 1.4
England 517 2.8 264,169 5.6 1,302,147 5.6
India 196 1.1 65,921 1.4 605,777 2.6

In Mount Isa, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 64.3%, New Zealand 5.5%, Philippines 3.6%, England 2.8% and India 1.1%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 5,125 27.9 1,374,427 29.2 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 5,065 27.6 1,022,514 21.7 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 2,609 14.2 468,042 10.0 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 1,990 10.9 719,718 15.3 3,101,185 13.3
Uniting Church 768 4.2 238,313 5.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Mount Isa were No Religion, so described 27.9%, Catholic 27.6%, Not stated 14.2%, Anglican 10.9% and Uniting Church 4.2%. In Mount Isa, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (64.5%) (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 183 1.0 11,371 0.2 71,220 0.3
Tagalog 150 0.8 16,999 0.4 111,273 0.5
Afrikaans 98 0.5 12,525 0.3 43,741 0.2
Fijian 82 0.4 1,700 0.0 8,145 0.0
Hindi 68 0.4 18,163 0.4 159,652 0.7
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English only spoken at home 14,594 79.6 3,820,632 81.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 794 11.3 242,052 13.5 1,971,011 22.2

In Mount Isa 79.6% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Filipino 1.0%, Tagalog 0.8%, Afrikaans 0.5%, Fijian 0.4% and Hindi 0.4%.

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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 6,655 69.9 1,333,193 57.7 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,719 18.1 691,751 29.9 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 570 6.0 111,509 4.8 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 577 6.1 175,665 7.6 787,452 6.9

There were 9,521 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Isa. Of these 69.9% were employed full time, 18.1% were employed part-time and 6.1% 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 583 6.5 235,001 11.0 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 416 4.6 201,035 9.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 728 8.1 255,714 12.0 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,310 14.6 410,236 19.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 5,338 59.6 922,958 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 59.6% 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 2,000 22.4 305,441 14.3 1,447,414 13.5
Professionals 1,431 16.0 423,917 19.8 2,370,966 22.2
Machinery Operators and Drivers 1,423 15.9 147,636 6.9 670,106 6.3
Clerical and Administrative Workers 954 10.7 291,317 13.6 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 872 9.8 241,956 11.3 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 781 8.7 225,268 10.5 1,011,520 9.5
Managers 673 7.5 258,509 12.1 1,390,047 13.0
Sales Workers 641 7.2 207,795 9.7 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Mount Isa included Technicians and Trades Workers 22.4%, Professionals 16.0%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 15.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 10.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.8%, Labourers 8.7%, Managers 7.5% and Sales Workers 7.2%.

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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 1,663 18.6 2,867 0.1 6,829 0.1
Silver-Lead-Zinc Ore Mining 804 9.0 1,605 0.1 3,153 0.0
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 410 4.6 91,756 4.3 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 347 3.9 54,394 2.5 231,198 2.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 223 2.5 52,291 2.4 254,275 2.4

Of the employed people in Mount Isa, the most common responses for industry of employment included Copper Ore Mining 18.6%, Silver-Lead-Zinc Ore Mining 9.0%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.6%, Primary Education 3.9% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 2.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Personal 1,008 -- 660 -- 662 --
Family 2,390 -- 1,661 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,141 -- 1,402 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Isa was $1,008.

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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 6,351 71.1 1,368,965 64.1 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 659 7.4 112,508 5.3 489,922 4.6
Walked only 382 4.3 70,471 3.3 370,427 3.5
Motorbike/scooter 158 1.8 19,630 0.9 64,580 0.6
Bicycle 133 1.5 21,679 1.0 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 23 0.3 152,230 7.1 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 7,082 79.2 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 71.1%, Car, as passenger 7.4%, Walked only 4.3%, Motorbike/scooter 1.8% and Bicycle 1.5%. On the day, 0.3% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 79.2% 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) 9,290 66.7 2,671,858 70.5 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,259 30.6 1,063,450 28.1 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,057 7.6 407,168 10.7 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,774 19.9 714,138 18.8 3,620,726 19.0

In Mount Isa, of people aged 15 years and over, 66.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.6% provided care for children and 7.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.9% 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 2,939 21.1 853,120 22.5 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,714 26.7 1,017,232 26.8 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,444 10.4 448,338 11.8 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,185 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, 26.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.4% 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 1,537 35.3 481,451 39.4 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,985 45.6 518,494 42.5 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 770 17.7 201,308 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 61 1.4 19,898 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Mount Isa, 45.6% were couple families with children, 35.3% were couple families without children and 17.7% 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 -- 24.0 -- 18.5 -- 18.2
Female -- 76.0 -- 81.5 -- 81.8

In Mount Isa, 24.0% of single parents were male and 76.0% 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 1,260 35.8 225,032 22.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 66 1.9 39,193 3.9 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 723 20.5 212,524 21.3 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 630 17.9 144,839 14.5 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 92 2.6 57,595 5.8 302,037 6.0
Both not working 279 7.9 200,661 20.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 257 7.3 52,525 5.3 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 215 6.1 67,574 6.8 311,381 6.2

In Mount Isa, of couple families with children, 35.8% had both partners employed full-time, 1.9% 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

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 5,979 82.8 1,656,828 89.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,238 17.2 195,570 10.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Mount Isa, 82.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Separate house 4,610 77.1 1,269,653 76.6 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 910 15.2 174,984 10.6 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 342 5.7 186,780 11.3 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 60 1.0 16,809 1.0 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Isa, 77.1% were separate houses, 15.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.7% were flats or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 20 0.3 8,306 0.5 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 377 6.3 70,628 4.3 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,005 16.8 275,203 16.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 2,955 49.3 657,978 39.7 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,449 24.2 604,269 36.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 188 3.1 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 6.3% had 1 bedroom, 16.8% had 2 bedrooms and 49.3% 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 958 16.0 471,407 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 2,011 33.6 558,439 33.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,789 46.5 566,478 34.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 36 0.6 15,566 0.9 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 200 3.3 44,944 2.7 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Isa, 16.0% were owned outright, 33.6% were owned with a mortgage and 46.5% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Family households 4,250 71.0 1,189,859 71.8 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,466 24.5 389,076 23.5 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 273 4.6 77,898 4.7 354,917 4.3

In Mount Isa, of all households, 71.0% were family households, 24.5% were single person households and 4.6% were group households.

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Household income Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 12.3 -- 19.5 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 27.3 -- 14.4 -- 16.4

In Mount Isa, 12.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 27.3% 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 265 -- 330 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 87.2 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,900 -- 1,733 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.2 -- 93.6 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.8 -- 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 Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
None 411 6.9 99,133 6.0 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,935 32.3 566,233 34.2 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,287 38.2 620,096 37.4 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,084 18.1 315,106 19.0 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 273 4.6 56,263 3.4 285,197 3.4

In Mount Isa, 32.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.1% 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 985 16.5 224,855 13.6 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,799 80.2 1,387,499 83.7 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 203 3.4 44,482 2.7 221,494 2.7

In Mount Isa, 80.2% 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.
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Male 1,437 47.2 92,176 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 1,610 52.8 94,311 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 23 --

In Mount Isa, 47.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.8% 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
Mount Isa % Mount Isa Queensland % Queensland Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,489 -- 1,222 -- 1,203 --

In Mount Isa, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,489.

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 210 -- 270 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,935 -- 1,733 -- 1,660 --

In Mount Isa, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,935.

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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.