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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Mount Isa

Code UCL341400 (UCL)
People 18,857
Male 9,879
Female 8,978
Median age 29
Australian citizenship 15,005
People born overseas 2,236
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 113
Families 4,309
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,737
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,551
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $150
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Mount Isa % Australia %
Total 18,857 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 9,879 52.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 8,978 47.6 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,089 16.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 18,857 people were usually resident in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 52.4% were male and 47.6% were female. Of the total population 16.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Mount Isa % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,781 9.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,234 17.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,787 14.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 8,462 44.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,539 8.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,055 5.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 29 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 26.6% of people usually resident in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 13.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 29 years.

Selected characteristics Mount Isa % Australia %
Australian citizenship 15,005 79.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,236 11.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 113 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 79.6% of people usually resident in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 11.9% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Mount Isa % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,934 42.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,594 11.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 474 3.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 5,837 42.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 42.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.5% were either separated or divorced, 3.4% were widowed and 42.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Mount Isa % Australia %
Australia 13,944 73.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Isa % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Isa % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mount Isa % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,545 71.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,667 18.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 331 3.6 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 260 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 359 3.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,763 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 9,162 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 9,162 people aged 15 years and over in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 71.4% worked full-time, 18.2% worked part-time, 3.6% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.9% were unemployed. 2,763 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Mount Isa % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Isa % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 692 -- 466 --
Family 1,730 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,551 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $692, the median family income was $1,730 and the median household income was $1,551.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Isa % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,480 34.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,064 47.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 703 16.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 62 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 4,309 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 4,309 families in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 34.3% were couple families without children, 47.9% were couple families with children, 16.3% were one parent families and 1.4% 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 Mount Isa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,947 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,737 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 6,947 occupied private dwellings were counted in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Mount Isa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,898 70.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 530 7.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,136 16.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 383 5.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities), 70.5% were separate houses, 7.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 16.4% were flats, units or apartments and 5.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Mount Isa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,349 19.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,053 29.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,482 35.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 38 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,022 14.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities), 19.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 35.7% were rented.

Landlord type Mount Isa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 805 32.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 525 21.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,055 42.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 98 3.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 32.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 21.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 42.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Mount Isa % Australia %
Median weekly rent 150 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $150. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Isa % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 4,222 60.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,369 19.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 259 3.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Mount Isa (Urban Centres and Localities), 60.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.7% were single (or lone) person households and 3.7% 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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