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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Main Beach (Gold Coast City)

Code SSC32126 (SSC)
People 3,324
Male 1,777
Female 1,547
Median age 48
Australian citizenship 2,361
People born overseas 765
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 418
Families 760
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,330
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,189
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,871
Median weekly rent $340
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Total 3,324 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,777 53.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,547 46.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 12 0.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 3,324 people were usually resident in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs): of these 53.5% were male and 46.5% were female. Of the total population 0.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 86 2.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 140 4.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 312 9.4 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,456 43.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 598 18.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 733 22.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 48 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 6.8% of people usually resident in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 40.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 48 years.

Selected characteristics Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,361 71.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 765 23.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 418 12.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 71.0% of people usually resident in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 23.0% were born overseas and 12.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,341 43.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 535 17.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 202 6.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,022 33.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 43.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs) were married, 17.3% were either separated or divorced, 6.5% were widowed and 33.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Australia 1,921 57.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,042 64.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 418 25.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 58 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 46 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 53 3.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 901 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,617 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,617 people aged 15 years and over in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 64.4% worked full-time, 25.9% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.3% were unemployed. 901 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 727 -- 466 --
Family 1,559 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,189 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $727, the median family income was $1,559 and the median household income was $1,189.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Couple family without children 535 70.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 133 17.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 75 9.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 17 2.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 760 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 760 families in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs): of these 70.4% were couple families without children, 17.5% were couple families with children, 9.9% 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 Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,308 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,330 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,308 occupied private dwellings were counted in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 83 3.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 70 3.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 2,011 87.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 144 6.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), 3.6% were separate houses, 3.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 87.1% were flats, units or apartments and 6.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 734 31.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 336 14.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 712 30.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 42 1.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 486 21.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), 31.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 14.6% were owned with a mortgage and 30.8% were rented.

Landlord type Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 284 39.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 0 0.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 393 55.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 35 4.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 39.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 55.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 340 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,871 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $340. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,871. The average people per household was 1.8 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Main Beach (Gold Coast City) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 747 32.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 552 23.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 125 5.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Main Beach (Gold Coast City) (State Suburbs), 32.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.9% were single (or lone) person households and 5.4% 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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