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A GLIMPSE INTO OUR COMMUNITY MAGNETIC ISLAND



The first stats have been released from the Bureau of Statistics from the 2021 Census.


Total population The population of this area was 2,475 people in 2021. This is an increase from 2006, when the population was 2,111.


Median age The median age of people in this area was 58 in 2021, whereas in 2006 it was 45. For all of Australia the median age was 38.


Female (%) With a total of 1,207 females, the female proportion of the population in 2021 was 48.8%. The equivalent figure for all of Australia was 50.7%.


Male (%) With a total of 1,265 males, the male proportion of the population in 2021 was 51.1%. At the national level, Australia was 49.3% male


Average household size The average household size decreased from 2.2 people per dwelling in 2006 to 1.9 in 2021. Nationally, the average household size was 2.5.


Average number of persons per bedroom For homes in this area, the average number of people per bedroom was 0.7 in 2021. Nationally, it was 0.8


Indigenous persons (%) 2.3% of people in this area identified as Indigenous in 2021, this represents 56 people. The equivalent national figure was 3.2% in 2021.


Languages spoken at home other than English The most common language spoken at home other than English in 2021 was Italian 1%


Country of birth The most common country of birth for people in this area in 2021 was Australia 65.1%


Ancestry The most common ancestry for people in this area in 2021 was English. 43.1%


Religions The most common religion for people in this area in 2021 was No Religion, so described. 48%


Median household income The median weekly household income in 2021 was $1,001. This is an increase from 2006, when it was $886. Nationally, the median was $1,746.


Median mortgage The median monthly mortgage payment in 2021 was $1,353. This is an increase from 2006, when it was $1,207. Nationally, the median was $1,863.


Median rent The median weekly rental payment in 2021 was $290. This is an increase from 2006, when it was $198. Nationally, the median was $375.


Dwellings owned with a mortgage (%) The percentage of people who owned their own dwelling, with a mortgage, was 22.4% in 2021. The equivalent figure for all Australians was 35.0%.


Dwellings owned outright (%) The percentage of people who owned their own dwelling outright was 46.8% in 2021. The national percentage was 31.0%.


Dwellings rented (%) 26.5% of people in this area were renting their home in 2021. This is a decrease from 2006, where it was 40.0%. The equivalent figure for all Australians was 30.6%.

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