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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Brisbane

Code UCL308400 (UCL)
People 1,676,389
Male 821,788
Female 854,601
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 1,428,047
People born overseas 370,959
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 21,137
Families 441,620
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 670,271
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,112
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $220
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Brisbane % Australia %
Total 1,676,389 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 821,788 49.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 854,601 51.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 29,250 1.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,676,389 people were usually resident in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Of the total population 1.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Brisbane % Australia %
People
0-4 years 113,089 6.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 227,645 13.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 253,833 15.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 725,242 43.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 171,165 10.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 185,414 11.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.3% of people usually resident in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Brisbane % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,428,047 85.2 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 370,959 22.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 21,137 1.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 85.2% of people usually resident in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 22.1% were born overseas and 1.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Brisbane % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 633,129 47.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 157,696 11.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 68,413 5.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 476,419 35.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.8% were either separated or divorced, 5.1% were widowed and 35.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Brisbane % Australia %
Australia 1,199,956 71.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Brisbane % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Brisbane % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Brisbane % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 541,419 62.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 233,123 27.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 27,995 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 21,131 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 37,878 4.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 392,542 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 861,546 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 861,546 people aged 15 years and over in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 62.8% worked full-time, 27.1% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.4% were unemployed. 392,542 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Brisbane % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Brisbane % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Brisbane % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 520 -- 466 --
Family 1,265 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,112 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $520, the median family income was $1,265 and the median household income was $1,112.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Brisbane % Australia %
Couple family without children 158,852 36.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 200,271 45.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 73,178 16.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 9,319 2.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 441,620 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 441,620 families in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 36.0% were couple families without children, 45.3% were couple families with children, 16.6% were one parent families and 2.1% 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 Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 630,352 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 670,271 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 630,352 occupied private dwellings were counted in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 491,840 78.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 48,116 7.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 84,962 13.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 5,180 0.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 254 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 78.0% were separate houses, 7.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 174,854 27.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 216,412 34.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 194,647 30.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 4,662 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 39,776 6.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 34.3% were owned with a mortgage and 30.9% were rented.

Landlord type Brisbane % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 106,880 54.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 24,821 12.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 59,081 30.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 3,866 2.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 12.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Brisbane % Australia %
Median weekly rent 220 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $220. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brisbane % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 432,785 68.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 135,462 21.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 31,153 4.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Brisbane (Urban Centres and Localities), 68.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.5% were single (or lone) person households and 4.9% 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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