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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Toowoomba

Code UCL356800 (UCL)
People 95,265
Male 45,455
Female 49,810
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 85,735
People born overseas 9,551
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 701
Families 24,359
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 39,257
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $907
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $175
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Toowoomba % Australia %
Total 95,265 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 45,455 47.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 49,810 52.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,955 3.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 95,265 people were usually resident in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Of the total population 3.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Toowoomba % Australia %
People
0-4 years 6,392 6.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 13,449 14.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 15,409 16.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 36,151 37.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 9,820 10.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 14,044 14.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.8% of people usually resident in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Toowoomba % Australia %
Australian citizenship 85,735 90.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 9,551 10.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 701 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.0% of people usually resident in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 10.0% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Toowoomba % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 36,239 48.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 8,844 11.7 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 5,332 7.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 25,008 33.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.7% were either separated or divorced, 7.1% were widowed and 33.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Toowoomba % Australia %
Australia 80,381 84.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Toowoomba % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Toowoomba % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 27,462 61.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 12,914 28.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,505 3.3 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 923 2.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,216 4.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 26,350 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 45,020 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 45,020 people aged 15 years and over in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 61.0% worked full-time, 28.7% worked part-time, 3.3% were away from work, 2.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.9% were unemployed. 26,350 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Toowoomba % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 436 -- 466 --
Family 1,096 -- 1,171 --
Household 907 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $436, the median family income was $1,096 and the median household income was $907.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Toowoomba % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,608 39.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 10,078 41.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 4,169 17.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 504 2.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 24,359 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 24,359 families in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 39.4% were couple families without children, 41.4% were couple families with children, 17.1% were one parent families and 2.1% 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 Toowoomba % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 36,352 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 39,257 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 36,352 occupied private dwellings were counted in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Toowoomba % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 29,660 81.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,002 5.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 4,443 12.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 247 0.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.6% were separate houses, 5.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Toowoomba % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,683 32.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 10,750 29.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 11,664 32.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 344 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,911 5.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 32.1% were rented.

Landlord type Toowoomba % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 6,659 57.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,165 10.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 3,609 30.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 233 2.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 57.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Toowoomba % Australia %
Median weekly rent 175 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 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 Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $175. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Toowoomba % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 24,077 66.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 9,464 26.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,545 4.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.0% were single (or lone) person households and 4.3% 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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