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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Gladstone

Code UCL322800 (UCL)
People 28,808
Male 14,686
Female 14,122
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 25,566
People born overseas 2,771
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 166
Families 7,601
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,794
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,187
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,192
Median weekly rent $170
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Gladstone % Australia %
Total 28,808 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 14,686 51.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 14,122 49.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,075 3.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 28,808 people were usually resident in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 51.0% were male and 49.0% were female. Of the total population 3.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Gladstone % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,274 7.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 4,656 16.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 4,201 14.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 12,753 44.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,678 9.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,244 7.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.1% of people usually resident in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 17.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Gladstone % Australia %
Australian citizenship 25,566 88.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,771 9.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 166 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.7% of people usually resident in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 9.6% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Gladstone % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,893 49.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,612 11.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 843 3.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 7,526 34.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 49.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.9% were either separated or divorced, 3.9% were widowed and 34.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Gladstone % Australia %
Australia 23,987 83.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Gladstone % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Gladstone % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,601 65.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,444 23.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 516 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 411 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 808 5.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 5,642 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 14,780 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 14,780 people aged 15 years and over in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 65.0% worked full-time, 23.3% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.5% were unemployed. 5,642 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gladstone % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 533 -- 466 --
Family 1,404 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,187 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $533, the median family income was $1,404 and the median household income was $1,187.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Gladstone % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,721 35.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 3,622 47.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,170 15.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 88 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 7,601 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 7,601 families in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 35.8% were couple families without children, 47.7% were couple families with children, 15.4% 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 Gladstone % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,759 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,794 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 10,759 occupied private dwellings were counted in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Gladstone % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,843 82.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 331 3.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,255 11.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 320 3.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 10 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.2% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.7% were flats, units or apartments and 3.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Gladstone % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,517 23.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,950 36.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,510 32.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 36 0.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 744 6.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 36.7% were owned with a mortgage and 32.6% were rented.

Landlord type Gladstone % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,789 51.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 667 19.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 986 28.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 66 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 51.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 19.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 28.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Gladstone % Australia %
Median weekly rent 170 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,192 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $170. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,192. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gladstone % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 7,479 69.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,105 19.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 371 3.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Gladstone (Urban Centres and Localities), 69.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.6% 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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