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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Burnett (S)

Code LGA31980 (LGA)
People 26,293
Male 13,227
Female 13,066
Median age 42
Australian citizenship 23,637
People born overseas 3,556
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 245
Families 7,670
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,901
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $793
Median monthly mortgage repayment $979
Median weekly rent $180
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Burnett (S) % Australia %
Total 26,293 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 13,227 50.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 13,066 49.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 418 1.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 26,293 people were usually resident in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Of the total population 1.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Burnett (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,417 5.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 4,078 15.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,595 9.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 10,355 39.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 4,000 15.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,848 14.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 42 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.9% of people usually resident in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 42 years.

Selected characteristics Burnett (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 23,637 89.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,556 13.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 245 0.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.9% of people usually resident in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 13.5% were born overseas and 0.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Burnett (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 12,452 59.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,581 12.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 924 4.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,845 23.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 59.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 12.4% were either separated or divorced, 4.4% were widowed and 23.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Burnett (S) % Australia %
Australia 21,142 80.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Burnett (S) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Burnett (S) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Burnett (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,507 57.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,362 29.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 366 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 326 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 790 7.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 8,293 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 11,351 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 11,351 people aged 15 years and over in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 57.3% worked full-time, 29.6% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.0% were unemployed. 8,293 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Burnett (S) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Burnett (S) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Burnett (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 372 -- 466 --
Family 926 -- 1,171 --
Household 793 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $372, the median family income was $926 and the median household income was $793.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Burnett (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,693 48.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,975 38.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 944 12.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 58 0.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 7,670 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 7,670 families in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.1% were couple families without children, 38.8% were couple families with children, 12.3% were one parent families and 0.8% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Burnett (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,530 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,901 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 10,530 occupied private dwellings were counted in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Burnett (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,138 86.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 118 1.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 404 3.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 870 8.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas), 86.8% were separate houses, 1.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.8% were flats, units or apartments and 8.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Burnett (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,432 42.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,170 30.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,147 20.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 160 1.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 621 5.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas), 42.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 30.1% were owned with a mortgage and 20.4% were rented.

Landlord type Burnett (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,077 50.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 51 2.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 912 42.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 108 5.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 50.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 2.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 42.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Burnett (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 979 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $979. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Burnett (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 7,529 71.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,767 16.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 227 2.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Burnett (S) (Local Government Areas), 71.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 16.8% were single (or lone) person households and 2.2% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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