Table 1. Social and economic characteristics of the study regions.

Characteristic
Pumicestone
Douglas
Total population (people)
126942
9964
Total area (km2)
1070
2658
Population density (people/km2)
118.6
3.8
Indigenous population (%)
1.6
5.5
Estimated population growth (2001-2026)(%)
2.6
2.0
Visitor nights 2002
270 007
879 187
Median age (total population)
37
38
Education did not finish high school (%)
46.6
32.7
Education tertiary education (%)
12.7
21.5
Unemployment rate (%)
11.1
4.7
Mean household size
2.7
2.5
% same address as 1 yr previously
79
75
% same address as 5 yr previously
50
49
Unless otherwise stated, data are sourced from the Australian 2001 Household Census (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2002).
(Department of Local Government and Planning 2003)