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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part)

Code UCL323600 (UCL)
People 402,648
Male 197,343
Female 205,305
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 321,857
People born overseas 102,914
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 13,863
Families 106,904
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 194,596
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,014
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,500
Median weekly rent $270
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
Total 402,648 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 197,343 49.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 205,305 51.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,206 1.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 402,648 people were usually resident in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Of the total population 1.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 22,941 5.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 49,369 12.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 55,176 13.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 168,284 41.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 47,922 11.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 58,956 14.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.0% of people usually resident in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 26.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 321,857 79.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 102,914 25.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 13,863 3.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 79.9% of people usually resident in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 25.6% were born overseas and 3.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 154,340 46.7 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 46,715 14.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 19,473 5.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 109,810 33.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 46.7% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 14.1% were either separated or divorced, 5.9% were widowed and 33.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
Australia 263,233 65.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 115,777 58.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 59,958 30.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 5,869 3.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 4,917 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 10,518 5.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 103,305 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 197,039 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 197,039 people aged 15 years and over in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 58.8% worked full-time, 30.4% worked part-time, 3.0% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.3% were unemployed. 103,305 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 478 -- 466 --
Family 1,132 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,014 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $478, the median family income was $1,132 and the median household income was $1,014.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
Couple family without children 44,721 41.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 42,261 39.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 18,207 17.0 823,254 15.8
Other family 1,715 1.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 106,904 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 106,904 families in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 41.8% were couple families without children, 39.5% were couple families with children, 17.0% were one parent families and 1.6% 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 (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 171,545 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 194,596 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 171,545 occupied private dwellings were counted in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 93,887 54.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 31,254 18.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 43,096 25.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 3,150 1.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 158 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 54.7% were separate houses, 18.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 25.1% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 46,694 27.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 48,881 28.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 55,926 32.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 1,980 1.2 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 18,065 10.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 28.5% were owned with a mortgage and 32.6% were rented.

Landlord type Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 30,230 54.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 3,406 6.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 20,766 37.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 1,521 2.7 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 6.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 37.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 270 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,500 -- 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 Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $270. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,500. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 104,845 61.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 35,503 20.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 9,070 5.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Gold Coast-Tweed Heads (Gold Coast Part) (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.7% were single (or lone) person households and 5.3% 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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