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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Chinchilla (S)

Code LGA32350 (LGA)
People 5,942
Male 3,058
Female 2,884
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 5,554
People born overseas 277
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 51
Families 1,569
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,770
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $890
Median monthly mortgage repayment $867
Median weekly rent $130
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
Total 5,942 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 3,058 51.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 2,884 48.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 176 3.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 5,942 people were usually resident in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 51.5% were male and 48.5% were female. Of the total population 3.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 412 6.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 897 15.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 683 11.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,310 38.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 691 11.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 948 16.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.0% of people usually resident in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 5,554 93.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 277 4.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 51 0.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 93.5% of people usually resident in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 4.7% were born overseas and 0.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,632 56.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 441 9.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 340 7.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,220 26.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 56.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 9.5% were either separated or divorced, 7.3% were widowed and 26.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
Australia 5,357 90.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,886 64.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 772 26.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 81 2.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 71 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 105 3.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,462 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,915 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,915 people aged 15 years and over in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 64.7% worked full-time, 26.5% worked part-time, 2.8% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.6% were unemployed. 1,462 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 399 -- 466 --
Family 1,058 -- 1,171 --
Household 890 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $399, the median family income was $1,058 and the median household income was $890.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 707 45.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 673 42.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 169 10.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 20 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,569 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,569 families in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 45.1% were couple families without children, 42.9% were couple families with children, 10.8% were one parent families and 1.3% 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 Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,338 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,770 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,338 occupied private dwellings were counted in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,969 84.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 139 5.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 112 4.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 118 5.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas), 84.2% were separate houses, 5.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.8% were flats, units or apartments and 5.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 981 42.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 576 24.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 632 27.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 31 1.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 119 5.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas), 42.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 24.6% were owned with a mortgage and 27.0% were rented.

Landlord type Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 244 38.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 30 4.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 316 50.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 43 6.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 38.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 4.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 50.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Chinchilla (S) % 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 Chinchilla (S) (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 Chinchilla (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,560 66.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 548 23.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 62 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Chinchilla (S) (Local Government Areas), 66.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.4% were single (or lone) person households and 2.7% 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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