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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Statistical Districts

Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA)

Code 5080 (SDIST)
People 28,242
Male 14,713
Female 13,529
Median age 31
Australian citizenship 22,161
People born overseas 4,522
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 183
Families 6,691
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,763
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,518
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,200
Median weekly rent $165
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Total 28,242 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 14,713 52.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 13,529 47.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,058 7.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 28,242 people were usually resident in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts): of these 52.1% were male and 47.9% were female. Of the total population 7.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,374 8.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 4,651 16.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 4,239 15.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 13,460 47.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,054 7.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,465 5.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 31 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.9% of people usually resident in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts) were children aged 0-14 years, and 12.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 31 years.

Selected characteristics Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 22,161 78.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,522 16.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 183 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 78.5% of people usually resident in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts) were Australian citizens, 16.0% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,192 43.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,393 11.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 690 3.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 8,941 42.1 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 43.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts) were married, 11.3% were either separated or divorced, 3.3% were widowed and 42.1% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Australia 20,283 71.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,009 69.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,862 19.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 503 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 512 3.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 512 3.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,220 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 14,398 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 14,398 people aged 15 years and over in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts) were in the labour force. Of these 69.5% worked full-time, 19.9% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 3.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.6% were unemployed. 4,220 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 684 -- 466 --
Family 1,728 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,518 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $684, the median family income was $1,728 and the median household income was $1,518.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,260 33.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 3,356 50.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 968 14.5 823,254 15.8
Other family 107 1.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 6,691 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 6,691 families in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts): of these 33.8% were couple families without children, 50.2% were couple families with children, 14.5% were one parent families and 1.6% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,410 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,763 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 10,410 occupied private dwellings were counted in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts).

Dwelling structure Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,162 78.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,065 10.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 677 6.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 501 4.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 5 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts), 78.4% were separate houses, 10.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats, units or apartments and 4.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,629 15.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 4,122 39.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,270 31.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 38 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,353 13.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts), 15.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 39.6% were owned with a mortgage and 31.4% were rented.

Landlord type Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,373 42.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 674 20.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,150 35.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 71 2.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 42.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 20.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 35.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 165 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,200 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly rent was $165. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 6,578 63.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,114 20.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 390 3.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (WA) (Statistical Districts), 63.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 20.3% were single (or lone) person households and 3.7% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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