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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | State Suburbs

Palm Cove (Cairns City)

Code SSC37121 (SSC)
People 1,215
Male 609
Female 606
Median age 42
Australian citizenship 838
People born overseas 321
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 853
Families 332
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,577
Average people per household 2.0
Median weekly household income $1,108
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,659
Median weekly rent $230
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People — demographics
People Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Total 1,215 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 609 50.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 606 49.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 17 1.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,215 people were usually resident in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs): of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Of the total population 1.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 56 4.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 81 6.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 128 10.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 615 50.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 183 15.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 153 12.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 42 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 11.3% of people usually resident in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 42 years.

Selected characteristics Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 838 69.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 321 26.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 853 70.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 69.0% of people usually resident in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 26.4% were born overseas and 70.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 456 42.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 195 18.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 25 2.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 400 37.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 42.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs) were married, 18.1% were either separated or divorced, 2.3% were widowed and 37.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Australia 650 53.5 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 434 67.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 163 25.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 21 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 11 1.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 17 2.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 211 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 646 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 646 people aged 15 years and over in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 67.2% worked full-time, 25.2% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 1.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.6% were unemployed. 211 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 597 -- 466 --
Family 1,272 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,108 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $597, the median family income was $1,272 and the median household income was $1,108.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Couple family without children 193 58.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 80 24.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 30 9.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 29 8.7 89,686 1.7
Total families 332 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 332 families in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs): of these 58.1% were couple families without children, 24.1% were couple families with children, 9.0% were one parent families and 8.7% 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 Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,129 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,577 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,129 occupied private dwellings were counted in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 278 24.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 112 9.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 672 59.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 67 5.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), 24.6% were separate houses, 9.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 59.5% were flats, units or apartments and 5.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 196 17.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 139 12.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 401 35.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 87 7.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 306 27.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), 17.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 12.3% were owned with a mortgage and 35.5% were rented.

Landlord type Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 195 48.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 0 0.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 187 46.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 17 4.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 48.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 46.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 230 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,659 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.0 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $230. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,659. The average people per household was 2.0 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palm Cove (Cairns City) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 328 29.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 174 15.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 39 3.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Palm Cove (Cairns City) (State Suburbs), 29.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 15.4% were single (or lone) person households and 3.5% 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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