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(Latest 2006 Census data will be available mid-2007)

On Census Night 7th August 2001

There were 12,822 persons counted in Nambour, 47.6% were males & 52.4% were females. Of the total population 2.7% were of Indigenous Origin.

There were 2,663 children aged between 0-14 years & 3,697 persons aged 55 years & over.

11,872 persons in Nambour were Australian citizens, 1,710 persons were born overseas & 70 persons were overseas visitors.

10,595 persons in Nambour stated they were born in Australia. Other popular responses within Nambour were 605 born in England, 298 born in New Zealand, 89 born in Germany, 82 born in Scotland & 69 born in Netherlands.

English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 93.2% of persons counted in Nambour. The most popular languages spoken at home other than English were German 0.6%, Spanish 0.3%, Netherlandic 0.2%, Oceanic Austronesian Languages, nec (incl. Hawai’ian, Rotuman, Tuvaluan) 0.2% & French 0.2%.

Of all persons counted in Nambour on Census Night the most popular responses for religious affiliation were Anglican 19.9%, Catholic 16.9%, No Religion 16.4%, Uniting Church 10.2% & Presbyterian & Reformed 4.1%.

In Nambour, 48.8% of persons aged 15 years & over were married, 27.2% never married, 14.3% divorced or separated & 9.7% widowed

During the week prior to Census Night 5,101 people in Nambour were in the labour force. Of these 49.8% were employed full-time, 34.4% were employed part-time, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked & 12.9% were unemployed. 4,477 people aged 15 years & over were not in the labour force.

In Nambour, the most common occupations for employed persons were Intermediate Clerical, Sales & Service Workers 7.7%, Tradespersons & Related Workers 6.3% & Labourers & Related Workers 5.9%. The least common occupation was Advanced Clerical & Service Workers 1.1%.

In Nambour, the most popular industries of employment were Health Services 4.8%, Education 3.7%, Personal & Household Good Retailing 3.1%, Food Retailing 3.0% & Business Services 2.6%.

There were 3,327 families counted in Nambour, 37.5% were couple families with children, 40.0% were couple families without children, 21.1% were one parent families & 1.3% were other families.

On Census Night there were 4,913 occupied private dwellings counted in Nambour, 76.8% were separate houses, 8.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc, 13.3% were flat, unit or apartment & 1.1% were other dwellings.

In Nambour, 35.9% of occupied private dwellings were fully owned, 24.8% were being purchased & 33.0% were rented.

66.7% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 28.4% were lone person households & 3.0% were group households.

In Nambour, of the occupied private dwellings being rented 49.2% of dwellings were rented from a real estate agent, 12.5% were rented from a State/Territory housing authority & 36.9% were rented from an other landlord type.

Did You Know?
Queensland is Australia’s second largest state in area taking up almost one quarter of the entire continent.

From a global perspective, Queensland is seven times larger than Great Britain & more than double the size of Texas.

Nambour is part of Maroochy Shire in Queensland. Maroochy Shire has a populatioon of 136,000 (at 7.8.2001) & is 1,158 sq. kilometres in area.