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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Cooloola (S)

Code LGA32530 (LGA)
People 36,067
Male 17,937
Female 18,130
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 33,082
People born overseas 3,693
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 287
Families 10,146
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 16,309
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $696
Median monthly mortgage repayment $940
Median weekly rent $160
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People — demographics
People Cooloola (S) % Australia %
Total 36,067 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 17,937 49.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 18,130 50.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 793 2.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 36,067 people were usually resident in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Of the total population 2.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Cooloola (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,258 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 5,467 15.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,878 10.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 13,752 38.1 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 5,142 14.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 5,570 15.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.4% of people usually resident in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Cooloola (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 33,082 91.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,693 10.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 287 0.8 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.7% of people usually resident in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 10.2% were born overseas and 0.8% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Cooloola (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 15,303 54.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 3,887 13.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,763 6.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 7,388 26.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 54.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 13.7% were either separated or divorced, 6.2% were widowed and 26.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Cooloola (S) % Australia %
Australia 30,407 84.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Cooloola (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,455 55.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 4,713 30.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 469 3.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 439 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,172 7.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 11,702 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 15,248 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 15,248 people aged 15 years and over in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 55.4% worked full-time, 30.9% worked part-time, 3.1% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.7% were unemployed. 11,702 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cooloola (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 354 -- 466 --
Family 880 -- 1,171 --
Household 696 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $354, the median family income was $880 and the median household income was $696.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Cooloola (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,532 44.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 3,938 38.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,582 15.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 94 0.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 10,146 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 10,146 families in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 44.7% were couple families without children, 38.8% were couple families with children, 15.6% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 Cooloola (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 14,464 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 16,309 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 14,464 occupied private dwellings were counted in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Cooloola (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 12,355 85.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 712 4.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 546 3.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 823 5.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 28 0.2 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas), 85.4% were separate houses, 4.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.8% were flats, units or apartments and 5.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Cooloola (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,766 39.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 4,406 30.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,431 23.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 99 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 766 5.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas), 39.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 30.5% were owned with a mortgage and 23.7% were rented.

Landlord type Cooloola (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,418 41.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 283 8.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,599 46.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 131 3.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 41.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 8.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 46.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Cooloola (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 160 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 940 -- 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 Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $160. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $940. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cooloola (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 10,014 69.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 3,212 22.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 364 2.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Cooloola (S) (Local Government Areas), 69.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.5% 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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