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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Toowoomba (R)

Code LGA36910 (LGA)
People 151,189
Male 73,552
Female 77,637
Median age 37
Families 39,961
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 63,017
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,061
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Total 151,189 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 73,552 48.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 77,637 51.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 5,241 3.5 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 151,189 people in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.

Age Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,917 7.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 10,399 6.9 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 11,181 7.4 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 11,090 7.3 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 9,297 6.1 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 9,202 6.1 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 8,546 5.7 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 9,482 6.3 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 10,041 6.6 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 9,785 6.5 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 10,147 6.7 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 9,016 6.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 8,643 5.7 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 7,142 4.7 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 5,540 3.7 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 4,394 2.9 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3,322 2.2 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3,045 2.0 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 61,121 51.5 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3,709 3.1 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 9,998 8.4 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 7,296 6.1 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 36,566 30.8 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.5% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54,827 52.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 9,287 8.9 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 40,432 38.7 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 1,695 3.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 8,861 19.6 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,149 7.0 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,353 5.2 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 5,074 11.2 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,588 5.7 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,749 6.1 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,611 5.8 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 5,503 12.2 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 876 1.9 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 9,656 21.4 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 45,115 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas) 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.8% were in primary school, 23.1% in secondary school and 18.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 127,653 84.4 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 18,163 12.8 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 7,529 5.3 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 5,456 3.8 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 110,608 78.0 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), 78.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 43,767 60.6 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 20,849 28.9 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,212 5.8 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3,427 4.7 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 72,255 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 72,255 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas). Of these 60.6% were employed full time, 28.9% were employed part-time and 4.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 7,308 10.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 5,995 8.7 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 7,543 11.0 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 13,125 19.1 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 30,646 44.5 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 549 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,308 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,061 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas) was $549.

Travel to work, top responses Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 85,715 72.2 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 34,958 29.5 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 13,180 11.1 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 25,320 21.3 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.5% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 24,080 20.3 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 31,199 26.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 15,760 13.3 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 14,677 12.4 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.4% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 16,468 41.2 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 16,693 41.8 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 6,209 15.5 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 591 1.5 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), 41.8% were couple families with children, 41.2% were couple families without children and 15.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.9 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.1 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas) 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,768 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,060 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,060 and those without children was $1,768.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 7,105 21.4 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,128 3.4 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 7,282 22.0 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,015 15.1 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,514 4.6 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 6,440 19.4 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,992 6.0 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,685 8.1 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 21.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 22.0% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 55,185 90.7 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 5,652 9.3 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), 90.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 47,219 85.6 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,252 4.1 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,374 9.7 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 292 0.5 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), 85.6% were separate houses, 4.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 152 0.3 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,537 2.8 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 8,339 15.1 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 24,788 44.9 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 19,437 35.2 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 932 1.7 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 15.1% had 2 bedrooms and 44.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 18,239 33.1 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 18,314 33.2 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 16,765 30.4 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 590 1.1 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,276 2.3 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), 33.1% were owned outright, 33.2% were owned with a mortgage and 30.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 39,310 71.2 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 14,099 25.5 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,773 3.2 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.2% were family households, 25.5% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.1 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.5 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), 26.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.5% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.2 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.8 -- 11.9 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 9.7 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
None 3,841 7.0 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 19,733 35.8 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 20,121 36.5 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 9,936 18.0 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,551 2.8 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), 35.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 5,242 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,511 47.9 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 2,731 52.1 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), there were 5,242 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,511 (or 47.9%) were male and 2,731 (or 52.1%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 986 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $986.

Mortgage and rent Toowoomba (R) % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Toowoomba (R) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,600.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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