Thursday, June 21, 2012

Census 2011

The first data from last years Census has been released today by the ABS. Quickstats is a simple tool to search basic data by statistical areas with a snapshot of some of the basic details for Cairns below.  The Quickstats search does also include more detailed data and charts for the various categories than shown here.

Full details to enable better regional comparisons wont be available for a few months but perhaps of most note is that the median weekly household incomes for the region look weak. For the Cairns Council area in 2006 the median household income was $1,051 compared to Australia at $1,027.  In 2011 this was $1,145 compared to $1,235 for Australia. Albeit there has been a council amalgamation in that period. Update: In 2006 Douglas Shire was quite low at $984 although comprises less than 10% of the amalgamated council area so nowhere near enough to hide the decline.

2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Queensland | Local Government Areas

Cairns (R)

Code LGA32070 (LGA)

People 156,169
Male 77,553
Female 78,616
Median age 36

Families 40,235
Average children per family 1.9

All private dwellings 70,707
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,145
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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