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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Longreach

Code UCL334600 (UCL)
People 2,976
Male 1,457
Female 1,519
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 2,651
People born overseas 195
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 21
Families 712
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,525
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,015
Median monthly mortgage repayment $867
Median weekly rent $110
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Longreach % Australia %
Total 2,976 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,457 49.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,519 51.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 148 5.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,976 people were usually resident in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Of the total population 5.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Longreach % Australia %
People
0-4 years 223 7.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 462 15.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 443 14.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,201 40.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 245 8.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 403 13.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.0% of people usually resident in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Longreach % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,651 89.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 195 6.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 21 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.1% of people usually resident in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 6.6% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Longreach % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,045 45.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 227 9.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 170 7.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 854 37.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 45.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 9.9% were either separated or divorced, 7.4% were widowed and 37.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Longreach % Australia %
Australia 2,528 84.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Longreach % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Longreach % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,081 67.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 348 21.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 60 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 66 4.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 50 3.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 510 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,605 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,605 people aged 15 years and over in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 67.4% worked full-time, 21.7% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 4.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.1% were unemployed. 510 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Longreach % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 536 -- 466 --
Family 1,167 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,015 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $536, the median family income was $1,167 and the median household income was $1,015.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Longreach % Australia %
Couple family without children 271 38.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 310 43.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 111 15.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 20 2.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 712 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 712 families in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 38.1% were couple families without children, 43.5% were couple families with children, 15.6% were one parent families and 2.8% 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 Longreach % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,291 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,525 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,291 occupied private dwellings were counted in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Longreach % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 980 75.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 14 1.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 107 8.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 190 14.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 75.9% were separate houses, 1.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.3% were flats, units or apartments and 14.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Longreach % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 442 34.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 276 21.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 461 35.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 17 1.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 96 7.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 21.4% were owned with a mortgage and 35.7% were rented.

Landlord type Longreach % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 76 16.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 69 15.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 296 64.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 23 5.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 16.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 15.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 64.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Longreach % Australia %
Median weekly rent 110 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 867 -- 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 Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $110. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $867. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Longreach % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 711 55.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 293 22.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 59 4.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Longreach (Urban Centres and Localities), 55.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 22.7% were single (or lone) person households and 4.6% 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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