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4713.3.55.001 - Population Characteristics, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Queensland, 2006  
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SUMMARY COMMENTARY


SUMMARY CHARACTERISTICS, QUEENSLAND

As at 30 June 2006, the preliminary Estimated Indigenous Resident Population (ERP) in Queensland was 146,429 (3.6% of all people in Queensland).

Some key characteristics of the Indigenous population in Queensland, based on 2006 Census usual residence data, are listed below.

  • More than half (57%) of Indigenous respondents were under 25 years of age.
  • On average there were 3.5 people per Indigenous household.
  • An Australian Indigenous language was spoken at home by 9% of Indigenous respondents.
  • 32% and 29% of respondents aged 15 years and over stated Year 10 and Year 12 or equivalent as their highest level of schooling respectively.
  • 59% of Indigenous respondents aged 15 years and over were in the labour force. Of these respondents, unemployed persons accounted for 13%.
  • The most common Occupations reported were Labourers, Community and Personal Service Workers, and Clerical and Administrative Workers (27%, 14% and 12% respectively).
  • The most common Industries of employment reported were Public Administration and Safety (20%), Health Care and Social Assistance (13%), and Manufacturing (8%).
  • 63% of Indigenous households were living in rented dwellings and 32% of households were living in dwellings that were owned with or without a mortgage.

Summary Table, Queensland

Indigenous
Non-Indigenous
Male
Female
Total
Male
Female
Total
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Persons(a)

Estimated Resident Population(b)
72 728
73 701
146 429
1 969 957
1 975 160
3 945 117
Language spoken at home
English only
52 181
55 559
107 740
. .
. .
. .
Australian Indigenous Languages
5 525
5 721
11 246
. .
. .
. .
Other Languages
1 393
1 365
2 758
. .
. .
. .
Total(c)
59 099
62 645
121 744
. .
. .
. .
Education
Attending
Pre-school
1 714
1 584
3 298
28 410
26 057
54 467
Infants/Primary
10 493
10 232
20 725
165 237
156 797
322 034
Secondary
5 833
5 758
11 591
111 126
110 841
221 967
Technical or Further Educational Institution(d)
866
1 480
2 346
28 623
36 526
65 149
University
659
1 323
1 982
56 068
78 938
135 006
Other/Institution not stated(e)
1 994
2 206
4 200
24 717
30 842
55 559
Total(c)
21 559
22 583
44 142
414 181
440 001
854 182
Highest year of school completed(f)
Year 12 or equivalent
8 858
11 054
19 917
602 460
647 975
1 250 433
Year 11 or equivalent
3 884
4 793
8 677
123 220
120 130
243 351
Year 10 or equivalent
10 438
11 869
22 309
391 350
412 176
803 531
Year 9 or equivalent
4 285
4 004
8 281
88 440
82 269
170 708
Year 8 or below
4 700
4 646
9 346
106 761
109 526
216 291
Did not go to school
540
423
969
6 213
6 621
12 837
Total(c)
32 709
36 790
69 502
1 318 446
1 378 695
2 697 143
Highest non-school qualification(f)
Postgraduate Degree
118
168
286
33 724
26 111
59 835
Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate
89
223
312
13 326
22 375
35 701
Bachelor Degree
726
1 470
2 196
131 376
174 252
305 628
Advanced Diploma and Diploma
917
1 650
2 567
85 622
114 565
200 187
Certificate Level
5 979
4 978
10 957
370 822
167 861
538 683
Total(c)
7 829
8 489
16 318
634 870
505 164
1 140 034
Work
Labour force status
Employed
20 607
17 473
38 085
956 337
817 381
1 773 726
Unemployed
2 978
2 792
5 763
42 171
42 115
84 290
Total labour force
23 584
20 264
43 849
998 514
859 501
1 858 010
Not in the labour force
11 785
18 252
30 034
363 207
563 042
926 251
Top three industries for Indigenous persons(g)
Public Administration and Safety
4 355
3 352
7 707
. .
. .
. .
Health Care and Social Assistance
1 382
3 395
4 777
. .
. .
. .
Manufacturing
2 462
561
3 023
. .
. .
. .
Top three industries for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Retail Trade
. .
. .
. .
87 226
120 848
208 074
Health Care and Social Assistance
. .
. .
. .
37 851
142 490
180 341
Manufacturing
. .
. .
. .
133 116
42 597
175 713
Top three occupations for Indigenous persons(g)
Labourers
6 891
3 244
10 135
. .
. .
. .
Community and Personal Service Workers
1 604
3 854
5 458
. .
. .
. .
Clerical and Administrative Workers
922
3 814
4 736
. .
. .
. .
Top three occupations for non-Indigenous persons(g)
Professionals
. .
. .
. .
142 365
165 422
307 787
Technicians and Trades Workers
. .
. .
. .
234 993
38 481
273 474
Clerical and Administrative Workers
. .
. .
. .
55 388
207 699
263 087
Mean weekly equivalised household income ($)(h)
. .
. .
481
. .
. .
725

Dwellings

Occupied private dwelling(i)
. .
. .
45 940
. .
. .
1 345 695
Average household size
. .
. .
3.5
. .
. .
2.6
Average number of Children under 15
. .
. .
1.2
. .
. .
0.5
Housing tenure
Owned outright
. .
. .
4 478
. .
. .
435 198
Owned with a mortgage
. .
. .
10 192
. .
. .
459 928
Rented
Private
. .
. .
14 754
. .
. .
318 354
State/Territory housing authority
. .
. .
7 517
. .
. .
40 361
Community housing group
. .
. .
4 163
. .
. .
5 833
Other
-
-
1 879
-
-
26 716
Landlord type not stated
. .
. .
668
. .
. .
12 050
Total Rented
. .
. .
28 981
. .
. .
403 314

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Based on place of usual residence.
(b) Estimates at 30 June 2006 are preliminary and subject to revision. See Glossary. Note: Final estimates have now been released and are available in publication 3238.0.55.001 - Experimental Estimates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Jun 2006.
(c) Excludes persons whose response was not stated.
(d) Includes TAFE Colleges.
(e) Other includes persons who are attending but did not indicate the type of institution.
(f) Persons aged 15 years and over.
(g) Employed persons aged 15 years and over.
(h) Comprises persons in households in which there were no temporarily absent adults and all incomes were fully stated.
(i) Excludes non-classifiable households and visitor only households.
Note: . . not applicable



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