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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part)

Code UCL117000 (UCL)
People 34,084
Male 16,983
Female 17,101
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 30,188
People born overseas 5,868
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 140
Families 8,830
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 14,510
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,162
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,452
Median weekly rent $185
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Total 34,084 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 16,983 49.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 17,101 50.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 916 2.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 34,084 people were usually resident in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Of the total population 2.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,517 7.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 4,899 14.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 4,667 13.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 15,694 46.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,124 9.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,182 9.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.8% of people usually resident in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 18.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 30,188 88.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 5,868 17.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 140 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.6% of people usually resident in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 17.2% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 12,612 47.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 3,421 12.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,342 5.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 9,293 34.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 12.8% were either separated or divorced, 5.0% were widowed and 34.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Australia 25,699 75.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 12,457 67.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 4,214 22.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 752 4.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 401 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 553 3.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 6,528 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 18,377 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 18,377 people aged 15 years and over in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 67.8% worked full-time, 22.9% worked part-time, 4.1% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.0% were unemployed. 6,528 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 635 -- 466 --
Family 1,506 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,162 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $635, the median family income was $1,506 and the median household income was $1,162.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,913 33.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 4,282 48.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,503 17.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 132 1.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 8,830 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 8,830 families in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 33.0% were couple families without children, 48.5% were couple families with children, 17.0% were one parent families and 1.5% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 13,429 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 14,510 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 13,429 occupied private dwellings were counted in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,936 66.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,827 13.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 2,562 19.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 104 0.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.5% were separate houses, 13.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,256 24.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 4,836 36.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 4,257 31.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 74 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,005 7.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 36.0% were owned with a mortgage and 31.7% were rented.

Landlord type Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,375 55.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 662 15.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,152 27.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 67 1.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 55.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 15.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 27.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,452 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $185. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,452. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 8,668 64.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 3,534 26.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 375 2.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Canberra-Queanbeyan (Queanbeyan Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 64.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.3% were single (or lone) person households and 2.8% 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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