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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Townsville-Thuringowa

Code UCL357200 (UCL)
People 128,808
Male 64,219
Female 64,589
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 114,048
People born overseas 14,914
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,280
Families 32,890
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 51,713
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,096
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,213
Median weekly rent $185
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People — demographics
People Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Total 128,808 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 64,219 49.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 64,589 50.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 7,359 5.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 128,808 people were usually resident in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Of the total population 5.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
People
0-4 years 9,127 7.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 18,585 14.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 22,287 17.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 55,022 42.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 11,575 9.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 12,213 9.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.5% of people usually resident in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 18.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Australian citizenship 114,048 88.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 14,914 11.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 1,280 1.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.5% of people usually resident in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 11.6% were born overseas and 1.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44,332 43.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 12,151 12.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 4,626 4.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 39,987 39.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 43.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 12.0% were either separated or divorced, 4.6% were widowed and 39.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Australia 104,874 81.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 42,844 64.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 16,649 24.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 2,729 4.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 1,686 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 2,985 4.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 27,216 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 66,893 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 66,893 people aged 15 years and over in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 64.0% worked full-time, 24.9% worked part-time, 4.1% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.5% were unemployed. 27,216 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 534 -- 466 --
Family 1,240 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,096 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $534, the median family income was $1,240 and the median household income was $1,096.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Couple family without children 12,037 36.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 14,447 43.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 5,765 17.5 823,254 15.8
Other family 641 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 32,890 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 32,890 families in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 36.6% were couple families without children, 43.9% were couple families with children, 17.5% were one parent families and 1.9% 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 Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 48,057 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 51,713 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 48,057 occupied private dwellings were counted in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 37,270 77.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,172 4.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 7,867 16.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 738 1.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 10 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities), 77.6% were separate houses, 4.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 16.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,246 23.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 15,632 32.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 17,320 36.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 398 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,460 7.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.5% were owned with a mortgage and 36.0% were rented.

Landlord type Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 9,403 54.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,666 15.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 4,951 28.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 302 1.7 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 15.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 28.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Median weekly rent 185 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,213 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $185. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,213. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Townsville-Thuringowa % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 32,306 67.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 9,920 20.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 2,599 5.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Townsville-Thuringowa (Urban Centres and Localities), 67.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.6% were single (or lone) person households and 5.4% 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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