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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Gatton (S)

Code LGA33250 (LGA)
People 15,639
Male 7,806
Female 7,833
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 13,903
People born overseas 1,467
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 203
Families 4,225
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,055
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $886
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,000
Median weekly rent $155
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Gatton (S) % Australia %
Total 15,639 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 7,806 49.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 7,833 50.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 337 2.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 15,639 people were usually resident in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Of the total population 2.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Gatton (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,020 6.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,468 15.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,136 13.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 6,211 39.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,857 11.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,946 12.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.3% of people usually resident in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Gatton (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 13,903 88.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,467 9.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 203 1.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.9% of people usually resident in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 9.4% were born overseas and 1.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Gatton (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,753 55.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,189 9.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 689 5.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,521 29.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 55.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 9.8% were either separated or divorced, 5.7% were widowed and 29.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Gatton (S) % Australia %
Australia 13,050 83.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gatton (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,392 61.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,084 28.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 211 2.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 208 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 310 4.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,090 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 7,205 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 7,205 people aged 15 years and over in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 61.0% worked full-time, 28.9% worked part-time, 2.9% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.3% were unemployed. 4,090 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gatton (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 391 -- 466 --
Family 1,036 -- 1,171 --
Household 886 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $391, the median family income was $1,036 and the median household income was $886.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Gatton (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,675 39.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,902 45.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 585 13.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 63 1.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 4,225 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 4,225 families in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 39.6% were couple families without children, 45.0% were couple families with children, 13.8% were one parent families and 1.5% 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 Gatton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,651 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,055 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,651 occupied private dwellings were counted in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Gatton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,134 90.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 238 4.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 126 2.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 150 2.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 3 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas), 90.9% were separate houses, 4.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.2% were flats, units or apartments and 2.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Gatton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,086 36.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,822 32.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,289 22.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 41 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 410 7.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas), 36.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.2% were owned with a mortgage and 22.8% were rented.

Landlord type Gatton (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 565 43.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 98 7.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 574 44.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 51 4.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 43.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 7.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 44.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Gatton (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 155 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,000 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $155. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,000. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gatton (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 4,143 73.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,036 18.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 158 2.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Gatton (S) (Local Government Areas), 73.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 18.3% were single (or lone) person households and 2.8% 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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