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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Tara (S)

Code LGA36700 (LGA)
People 3,676
Male 1,933
Female 1,743
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 3,317
People born overseas 250
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7
Families 967
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,809
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $623
Median monthly mortgage repayment $541
Median weekly rent $56
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Tara (S) % Australia %
Total 3,676 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,933 52.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,743 47.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 156 4.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 3,676 people were usually resident in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 52.6% were male and 47.4% were female. Of the total population 4.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Tara (S) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 287 7.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 569 15.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 377 10.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,478 40.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 528 14.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 439 11.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.3% of people usually resident in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Tara (S) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 3,317 90.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 250 6.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 7 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.2% of people usually resident in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 6.8% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Tara (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,434 50.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 442 15.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 140 5.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 805 28.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas) were married, 15.7% were either separated or divorced, 5.0% were widowed and 28.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Tara (S) % Australia %
Australia 3,149 85.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Tara (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,003 63.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 372 23.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 36 2.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 46 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 112 7.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,055 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,569 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,569 people aged 15 years and over in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 63.9% worked full-time, 23.7% worked part-time, 2.3% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.1% were unemployed. 1,055 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Tara (S) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 327 -- 466 --
Family 744 -- 1,171 --
Household 623 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $327, the median family income was $744 and the median household income was $623.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Tara (S) % Australia %
Couple family without children 406 42.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 399 41.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 149 15.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 13 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 967 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 967 families in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas): of these 42.0% were couple families without children, 41.3% were couple families with children, 15.4% 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 Tara (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,442 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,809 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,442 occupied private dwellings were counted in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Tara (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,307 90.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 28 1.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 10 0.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 97 6.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas), 90.6% were separate houses, 1.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.7% were flats, units or apartments and 6.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Tara (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 591 41.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 324 22.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 378 26.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 30 2.1 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 121 8.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas), 41.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 22.5% were owned with a mortgage and 26.2% were rented.

Landlord type Tara (S) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 20 5.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 35 9.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 247 65.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 76 20.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 5.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 65.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Tara (S) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 56 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 541 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $56. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $541. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Tara (S) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 956 66.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 331 23.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 43 3.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Tara (S) (Local Government Areas), 66.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.0% were single (or lone) person households and 3.0% 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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