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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | New South Wales | Urban Centres and Localities

Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt)

Code UCL134000 (UCL)
People 51,788
Male 24,939
Female 26,849
Median age 45
Australian citizenship 45,647
People born overseas 8,169
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 449
Families 14,325
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 24,729
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $666
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $220
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People — demographics
People Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Total 51,788 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 24,939 48.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 26,849 51.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,795 3.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 51,788 people were usually resident in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Of the total population 3.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,613 5.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 6,314 12.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 5,322 10.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 17,704 34.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 6,572 12.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 13,263 25.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 45 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 17.2% of people usually resident in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 38.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 45 years.

Selected characteristics Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 45,647 88.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 8,169 15.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 449 0.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.1% of people usually resident in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 15.8% were born overseas and 0.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 21,268 49.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 6,400 14.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 4,019 9.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 11,171 26.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 14.9% were either separated or divorced, 9.4% were widowed and 26.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Australia 39,938 77.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,451 52.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 6,833 34.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 697 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 554 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,363 6.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 19,945 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 19,898 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 19,898 people aged 15 years and over in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 52.5% worked full-time, 34.3% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.8% were unemployed. 19,945 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 365 -- 466 --
Family 902 -- 1,171 --
Household 666 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $365, the median family income was $902 and the median household income was $666.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,862 47.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 4,696 32.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,593 18.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 174 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 14,325 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 14,325 families in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 47.9% were couple families without children, 32.8% were couple families with children, 18.1% were one parent families and 1.2% 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 Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 22,759 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 24,729 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 22,759 occupied private dwellings were counted in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 12,133 53.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5,425 23.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 3,284 14.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,881 8.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 36 0.2 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities), 53.3% were separate houses, 23.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.4% were flats, units or apartments and 8.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,671 42.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 5,118 22.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 6,173 27.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 192 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,605 7.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 22.5% were owned with a mortgage and 27.1% were rented.

Landlord type Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,018 48.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 677 11.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,307 37.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 172 2.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 48.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 11.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 37.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 220 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $220. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 14,094 61.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 6,101 26.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 785 3.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Tweed Hds Pt) (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.8% were single (or lone) person households and 3.4% 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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