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Australia | Queensland | Urban Centres and Localities

Toowoomba

Code UCL311003 (UCL)
People 96,567
Male 46,110
Female 50,457
Median age 36
Families 24,804
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 41,430
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,021
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $235
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Total 96,567 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 46,110 47.7 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 50,457 52.3 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,696 3.8 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 96,567 people in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.8% of the population.

Age Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 6,998 7.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 6,104 6.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 6,703 6.9 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 7,201 7.5 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 6,924 7.2 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 6,735 7.0 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 5,684 5.9 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 5,945 6.2 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 5,964 6.2 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 5,910 6.1 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 6,174 6.4 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,396 5.6 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 5,265 5.5 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 4,259 4.4 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,499 3.6 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,994 3.1 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,455 2.5 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,358 2.4 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 35,986 46.9 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,520 3.3 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 7,000 9.1 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,345 7.0 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 25,921 33.8 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 46.9% were married and 12.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 32,229 47.9 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,162 9.2 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 28,905 43.0 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 1,051 3.6 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,916 16.8 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,834 6.3 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,674 5.7 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,811 9.6 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,676 5.7 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,967 6.7 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,839 6.3 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,424 15.1 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 625 2.1 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 6,458 22.1 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 29,275 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) 30.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.8% were in primary school, 22.0% in secondary school and 21.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 79,993 82.8 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 13,050 14.5 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 5,005 5.5 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,565 4.0 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 68,573 76.0 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 76.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 27,278 59.7 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 13,374 29.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,644 5.8 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,431 5.3 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 45,727 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 45,727 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 59.7% were employed full time, 29.2% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,609 10.6 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,829 8.8 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,939 11.4 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 9,063 20.9 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 18,216 42.1 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 39 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 555 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,295 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,021 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) was $555.

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

Unpaid work Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 54,772 71.3 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 21,681 28.2 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 8,418 11.0 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 15,665 20.4 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 11.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 16,209 21.1 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 20,343 26.5 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 9,757 12.7 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 8,465 11.0 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 10,014 40.4 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 9,810 39.5 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,533 18.3 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 448 1.8 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.5% were couple families with children, 40.4% were couple families without children and 18.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.5 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.5 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities) 14.5% of single parents were male and 85.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,831 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,099 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,099 and those without children was $1,831.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,153 20.9 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 696 3.5 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,228 21.3 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 3,021 15.2 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 952 4.8 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,048 20.4 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 1,173 5.9 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,555 7.8 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 20.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 21.3% 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 % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 36,588 91.5 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,411 8.5 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 29,166 79.7 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,117 5.8 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,135 14.0 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 143 0.4 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.7% were separate houses, 5.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 90 0.2 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,191 3.3 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 6,643 18.2 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 17,133 46.8 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 10,874 29.7 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 656 1.8 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 18.2% had 2 bedrooms and 46.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 11,295 30.9 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 11,091 30.3 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 12,887 35.2 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 432 1.2 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 882 2.4 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.9% were owned outright, 30.3% were owned with a mortgage and 35.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 24,423 66.8 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 10,733 29.3 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,430 3.9 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 66.8% were family households, 29.3% were single person households and 3.9% were group households.

Household income Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.2 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.2 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.2% 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 % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 235 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 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 % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 % Queensland % Australia %
None 3,373 9.2 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 14,789 40.4 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 12,315 33.7 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 5,010 13.7 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,101 3.0 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.7% 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 % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,697 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,739 47.0 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 1,958 53.0 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 3,697 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,739 (or 47.0%) were male and 1,958 (or 53.0%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.4 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 921 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $921.

Mortgage and rent Toowoomba % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 225 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,625 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Toowoomba (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $225 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,625.

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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