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Charters Towers

Code UCL314007 (UCL)
People 8,234
Male 4,005
Female 4,229
Median age 37
Families 2,037
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 3,640
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $982
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,365
Median weekly rent $190
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 Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Total 8,234 -- 4,332,739 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,005 48.6 2,148,221 49.6 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,229 51.4 2,184,518 50.4 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 829 10.1 155,825 3.6 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,234 people in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 10.1% of the population.

Age Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
People
0-4 years 594 7.2 297,893 6.9 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 602 7.3 286,989 6.6 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 678 8.2 290,982 6.7 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 663 8.1 293,917 6.8 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 425 5.2 293,845 6.8 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 476 5.8 300,709 6.9 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 423 5.1 286,697 6.6 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 477 5.8 308,180 7.1 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 550 6.7 312,567 7.2 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 457 5.6 302,744 7.0 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 535 6.5 288,140 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 497 6.0 257,962 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 492 6.0 243,125 5.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 425 5.2 185,758 4.3 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 319 3.9 136,885 3.2 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 269 3.3 99,572 2.3 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 177 2.1 76,971 1.8 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 175 2.1 69,801 1.6 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,815 44.2 1,655,245 47.9 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 226 3.6 114,427 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 558 8.8 314,681 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 468 7.4 173,469 5.0 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,298 36.1 1,199,054 34.7 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 44.2% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,364 45.4 1,487,139 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 666 12.8 342,988 11.2 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,181 41.9 1,239,440 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 50 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 33 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Pre-school 99 3.8 50,615 3.9 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 478 18.4 258,616 20.2 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 175 6.7 72,713 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 110 4.2 48,450 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 232 8.9 154,133 12.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 258 9.9 51,966 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 205 7.9 52,454 4.1 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 151 5.8 79,238 6.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 81 3.1 173,433 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 41 1.6 28,841 2.2 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 772 29.7 311,791 24.3 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,602 -- 1,282,250 -- 6,503,580 --

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities) 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.3% were in primary school, 26.7% in secondary school and 9.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Australia 7,120 86.5 3,192,114 73.7 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 586 7.8 1,057,879 26.3 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 324 4.3 282,588 7.0 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 269 3.6 210,570 5.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,357 84.4 2,471,958 61.4 10,757,087 53.7

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 7.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,110 60.1 1,302,955 60.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 919 26.2 611,296 28.2 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 258 7.3 125,025 5.8 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 224 6.4 131,798 6.1 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,511 -- 2,171,074 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 3,511 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 60.1% were employed full time, 26.2% were employed part-time and 6.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 326 9.9 211,872 10.4 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 242 7.4 179,614 8.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 352 10.7 219,806 10.8 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 534 16.2 369,264 18.1 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,576 47.9 933,696 45.8 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 487 -- 587 -- 577 --
Family 1,239 -- 1,453 -- 1,481 --
Household 982 -- 1,235 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities) was $487.

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

Unpaid work Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,081 64.1 2,474,102 71.6 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,736 27.3 986,298 28.5 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 636 10.0 353,373 10.2 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,214 19.1 645,543 18.7 3,090,874 17.8

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.3% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,081 17.0 772,078 22.3 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,484 23.3 915,272 26.5 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 751 11.8 425,045 12.3 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 767 12.1 361,710 10.5 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Couple family without children 812 39.9 453,102 39.5 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 777 38.2 491,200 42.8 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 419 20.6 184,547 16.1 901,637 15.9
Other family 28 1.4 19,330 1.7 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.2% were couple families with children, 39.9% were couple families without children and 20.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.7 -- 17.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.3 -- 82.1 -- 82.4

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities) 13.7% of single parents were male and 86.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Families without children 1,854 -- 2,011 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,193 -- 2,256 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,193 and those without children was $1,854.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 323 20.3 216,006 22.9 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 45 2.8 34,300 3.6 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 262 16.5 197,353 20.9 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 234 14.7 144,966 15.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 71 4.5 47,188 5.0 251,191 5.4
Both not working 342 21.5 174,355 18.5 899,598 19.2
Other 128 8.1 58,603 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 185 11.6 71,530 7.6 314,529 6.7

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 20.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.8% had both employed part-time and 16.5% 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 Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,858 86.8 1,547,303 89.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 435 13.2 177,911 10.3 934,470 10.7

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,595 90.8 1,215,302 78.5 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 42 1.5 129,429 8.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 135 4.7 181,717 11.7 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 82 2.9 19,575 1.3 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.8% were separate houses, 1.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.7% were flats, units or apartments and 2.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 21 0.7 8,676 0.6 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 92 3.2 64,983 4.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 610 21.3 260,607 16.8 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,306 45.7 651,208 42.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 740 25.9 532,756 34.4 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 89 3.1 29,075 1.9 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 21.3% had 2 bedrooms and 45.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 946 33.1 448,615 29.0 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 795 27.8 533,870 34.5 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 978 34.3 513,413 33.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 24 0.8 14,306 0.9 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 112 3.9 37,100 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.1% were owned outright, 27.8% were owned with a mortgage and 34.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Family households 2,004 70.2 1,120,828 72.4 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 755 26.4 353,509 22.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 96 3.4 72,967 4.7 321,007 4.1

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 70.2% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.1 -- 22.8 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.4 -- 10.2 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.4% 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 Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Median rent 190 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 88.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,365 -- 1,850 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 90.3 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
None 266 9.3 110,842 7.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,072 37.5 547,575 35.4 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 978 34.2 575,735 37.2 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 412 14.4 267,081 17.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 128 4.5 46,071 3.0 234,292 3.0

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.4% 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 Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 827 -- 155,825 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 411 49.7 76,744 49.3 270,331 49.3
Female 416 50.3 79,081 50.7 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 20 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 827 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 411 (or 49.7%) were male and 416 (or 50.3%) 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 Charters Towers % 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 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 833 -- 1,066 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $833.

Mortgage and rent Charters Towers % Queensland % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 170 -- 220 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Charters Towers (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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