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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Charters Towers (C)

Code LGA32300 (LGA)
People 7,979
Male 3,916
Female 4,063
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 7,339
People born overseas 453
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 32
Families 1,946
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,391
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $854
Median monthly mortgage repayment $867
Median weekly rent $130
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Total 7,979 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 3,916 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 4,063 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 828 10.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 7,979 people were usually resident in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 10.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 518 6.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,355 17.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,137 14.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,892 36.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 896 11.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,179 14.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.5% of people usually resident in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 7,339 92.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 453 5.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 32 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.0% of people usually resident in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 5.7% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,757 45.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 733 12.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 477 7.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,139 35.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 45.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 12.0% were either separated or divorced, 7.8% were widowed and 35.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Australia 7,099 89.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Charters Towers (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Charters Towers (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,067 60.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 875 25.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 129 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 126 3.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 199 5.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,337 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 3,396 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 3,396 people aged 15 years and over in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 60.9% worked full-time, 25.8% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 3.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.9% were unemployed. 2,337 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 377 -- 466 --
Family 1,052 -- 1,171 --
Household 854 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $377, the median family income was $1,052 and the median household income was $854.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 757 38.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 803 41.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 359 18.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 27 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,946 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,946 families in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 38.9% were couple families without children, 41.3% were couple families with children, 18.4% were one parent families and 1.4% 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 Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,002 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,391 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,002 occupied private dwellings were counted in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,546 84.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 27 0.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 182 6.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 247 8.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas), 84.8% were separate houses, 0.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.1% were flats, units or apartments and 8.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,079 35.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 752 25.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 977 32.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 24 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 171 5.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas), 35.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 25.0% were owned with a mortgage and 32.5% were rented.

Landlord type Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 432 44.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 103 10.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 392 40.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 51 5.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 44.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 40.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 130 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 867 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $130. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $867. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Charters Towers (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,922 64.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 726 24.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 98 3.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Charters Towers (C) (Local Government Areas), 64.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.2% were single (or lone) person households and 3.3% 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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