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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Mackay

Code UCL335200 (UCL)
People 66,874
Male 33,689
Female 33,185
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 57,778
People born overseas 6,864
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 392
Families 17,329
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 26,490
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,139
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Mackay % Australia %
Total 66,874 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 33,689 50.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 33,185 49.6 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,881 4.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 66,874 people were usually resident in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Of the total population 4.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Mackay % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,588 6.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 9,960 14.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 9,297 13.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 29,259 43.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 6,403 9.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 7,365 11.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.8% of people usually resident in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Mackay % Australia %
Australian citizenship 57,778 86.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 6,864 10.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 392 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.4% of people usually resident in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 10.3% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Mackay % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 26,211 50.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 6,047 11.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,959 5.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 17,110 32.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.6% were either separated or divorced, 5.7% were widowed and 32.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Mackay % Australia %
Australia 53,966 80.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Mackay % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mackay % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 21,932 65.6 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 8,113 24.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,146 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 935 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,314 3.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 14,182 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 33,440 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 33,440 people aged 15 years and over in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 65.6% worked full-time, 24.3% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.9% were unemployed. 14,182 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Mackay % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 530 -- 466 --
Family 1,325 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,139 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $530, the median family income was $1,325 and the median household income was $1,139.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Mackay % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,482 37.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 8,065 46.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,567 14.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 215 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 17,329 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 17,329 families in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 37.4% were couple families without children, 46.5% were couple families with children, 14.8% 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 Mackay % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 24,677 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 26,490 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 24,677 occupied private dwellings were counted in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Mackay % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 19,243 78.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,445 5.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 3,191 12.9 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 794 3.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 4 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities), 78.0% were separate houses, 5.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.9% were flats, units or apartments and 3.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Mackay % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 7,025 28.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 8,027 32.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 7,384 29.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 189 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 2,052 8.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.5% were owned with a mortgage and 29.9% were rented.

Landlord type Mackay % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,648 49.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,173 15.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,403 32.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 161 2.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 49.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 15.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 32.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Mackay % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 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 Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mackay % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 16,990 68.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 4,877 19.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 810 3.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Mackay (Urban Centres and Localities), 68.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.8% were single (or lone) person households and 3.3% 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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