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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Toowoomba (C)

Code LGA36900 (LGA)
People 90,199
Male 42,912
Female 47,287
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 80,909
People born overseas 9,246
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 679
Families 22,918
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 37,648
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $879
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $175
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People — demographics
People Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
Total 90,199 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 42,912 47.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 47,287 52.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,893 3.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 90,199 people were usually resident in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 47.6% were male and 52.4% were female. Of the total population 3.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,988 6.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 12,443 13.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 14,785 16.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 33,823 37.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 9,351 10.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 13,808 15.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.4% of people usually resident in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 80,909 89.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 9,246 10.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 679 0.8 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.7% of people usually resident in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 10.3% were born overseas and 0.8% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 33,622 46.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 8,662 12.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 5,254 7.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 24,230 33.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 46.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 12.1% were either separated or divorced, 7.3% were widowed and 33.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
Australia 75,746 84.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Toowoomba (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Toowoomba (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 25,678 60.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 12,106 28.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,412 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 851 2.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,152 5.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 25,593 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 42,199 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 42,199 people aged 15 years and over in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 60.8% worked full-time, 28.7% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 2.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.1% were unemployed. 25,593 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 429 -- 466 --
Family 1,081 -- 1,171 --
Household 879 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $429, the median family income was $1,081 and the median household income was $879.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,153 39.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 9,176 40.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 4,083 17.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 506 2.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 22,918 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 22,918 families in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 39.9% were couple families without children, 40.0% were couple families with children, 17.8% were one parent families and 2.2% 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 Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 34,815 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 37,648 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 34,815 occupied private dwellings were counted in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 28,125 80.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,001 5.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 4,440 12.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 249 0.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas), 80.8% were separate houses, 5.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,181 32.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 9,801 28.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 11,610 33.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 348 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,877 5.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 28.2% were owned with a mortgage and 33.3% were rented.

Landlord type Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 6,645 57.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,168 10.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,570 30.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 226 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 57.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 175 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 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 Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $175. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Toowoomba (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 22,660 65.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 9,379 26.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,530 4.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (C) (Local Government Areas), 65.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.9% were single (or lone) person households and 4.4% 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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