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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Noosa (S)

Code LGA35750 (LGA)
People 45,831
Male 22,410
Female 23,421
Median age 43
Australian citizenship 39,113
People born overseas 9,179
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,032
Families 12,815
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 25,867
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $830
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $240
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Noosa (S) % Australia %
Total 45,831 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 22,410 48.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 23,421 51.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 422 0.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 45,831 people were usually resident in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Of the total population 0.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Noosa (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,406 5.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 6,235 13.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 4,529 9.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 18,302 39.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 6,745 14.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 7,615 16.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 43 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.9% of people usually resident in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 43 years.

Selected characteristics Noosa (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 39,113 85.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 9,179 20.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 2,032 4.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 85.3% of people usually resident in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 20.0% were born overseas and 4.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Noosa (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 19,346 52.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 5,571 15.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,218 6.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 10,054 27.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 52.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 15.0% were either separated or divorced, 6.0% were widowed and 27.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Noosa (S) % Australia %
Australia 33,210 72.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Noosa (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,434 51.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 7,376 36.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 741 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 474 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,273 6.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 14,045 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 20,298 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 20,298 people aged 15 years and over in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 51.4% worked full-time, 36.3% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.3% were unemployed. 14,045 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Noosa (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 420 -- 466 --
Family 1,013 -- 1,171 --
Household 830 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $420, the median family income was $1,013 and the median household income was $830.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Noosa (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,025 47.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 4,609 36.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,061 16.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 120 0.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 12,815 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 12,815 families in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 47.0% were couple families without children, 36.0% were couple families with children, 16.1% 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 Noosa (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 21,075 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 25,867 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 21,075 occupied private dwellings were counted in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Noosa (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 14,757 70.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,100 10.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 3,647 17.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 566 2.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 5 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas), 70.0% were separate houses, 10.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.3% were flats, units or apartments and 2.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Noosa (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,077 33.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 5,472 26.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 6,149 29.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 465 2.2 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,912 9.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas), 33.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.0% were owned with a mortgage and 29.2% were rented.

Landlord type Noosa (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,299 53.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 341 5.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,311 37.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 200 3.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 53.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 5.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 37.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Noosa (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 240 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $240. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Noosa (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 12,629 59.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 4,108 19.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 703 3.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Noosa (S) (Local Government Areas), 59.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.5% 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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