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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Hervey Bay

Code UCL327000 (UCL)
People 41,225
Male 19,924
Female 21,301
Median age 44
Australian citizenship 36,803
People born overseas 6,813
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 968
Families 11,801
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 19,666
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $648
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,100
Median weekly rent $190
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Hervey Bay % Australia %
Total 41,225 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 19,924 48.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 21,301 51.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,052 2.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 41,225 people were usually resident in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 2.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Hervey Bay % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,259 5.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 5,548 13.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 4,383 10.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 13,991 33.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 5,950 14.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 9,095 22.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 44 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.9% of people usually resident in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 36.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 44 years.

Selected characteristics Hervey Bay % Australia %
Australian citizenship 36,803 89.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 6,813 16.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 968 2.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.3% of people usually resident in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 16.5% were born overseas and 2.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Hervey Bay % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 18,061 54.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 4,614 13.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,592 7.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 8,154 24.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 54.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.8% were either separated or divorced, 7.8% were widowed and 24.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Hervey Bay % Australia %
Australia 32,132 77.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Hervey Bay % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Hervey Bay % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Hervey Bay % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,328 53.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 4,818 31.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 557 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 417 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,325 8.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 16,104 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 15,445 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 15,445 people aged 15 years and over in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 53.9% worked full-time, 31.2% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.6% were unemployed. 16,104 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Hervey Bay % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Hervey Bay % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 348 -- 466 --
Family 797 -- 1,171 --
Household 648 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $348, the median family income was $797 and the median household income was $648.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Hervey Bay % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,858 49.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 3,906 33.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,925 16.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 112 0.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 11,801 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 11,801 families in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.6% were couple families without children, 33.1% were couple families with children, 16.3% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 Hervey Bay % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 17,758 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 19,666 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 17,758 occupied private dwellings were counted in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Hervey Bay % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 13,911 78.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 897 5.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,442 8.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 1,474 8.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 34 0.2 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 78.3% were separate houses, 5.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.1% were flats, units or apartments and 8.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Hervey Bay % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,336 41.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,900 22.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 5,157 29.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 312 1.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,052 5.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 22.0% were owned with a mortgage and 29.0% were rented.

Landlord type Hervey Bay % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,829 54.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 460 8.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,741 33.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 123 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 8.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 33.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Hervey Bay % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,100 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $190. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,100. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Hervey Bay % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 11,601 65.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 3,782 21.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 558 3.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Hervey Bay (Urban Centres and Localities), 65.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.3% were single (or lone) person households and 3.1% 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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