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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Local Government Areas

Northam (T)

Code LGA56650 (LGA)
People 6,009
Male 2,932
Female 3,077
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 5,347
People born overseas 816
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 14
Families 1,493
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,693
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $758
Median monthly mortgage repayment $800
Median weekly rent $125
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Northam (T) % Australia %
Total 6,009 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,932 48.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,077 51.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 478 8.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 6,009 people were usually resident in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas): of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Of the total population 8.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Northam (T) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 423 7.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 927 15.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 824 13.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,280 37.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 656 10.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 900 15.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.5% of people usually resident in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Northam (T) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 5,347 89.0 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 816 13.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 14 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.0% of people usually resident in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 13.6% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Northam (T) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,111 45.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 615 13.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 375 8.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,560 33.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 45.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas) were married, 13.2% were either separated or divorced, 8.0% were widowed and 33.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Northam (T) % Australia %
Australia 4,760 79.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Northam (T) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Northam (T) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Northam (T) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,570 59.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 699 26.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 98 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 58 2.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 202 7.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,689 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,627 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,627 people aged 15 years and over in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 59.8% worked full-time, 26.6% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 2.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.7% were unemployed. 1,689 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Northam (T) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Northam (T) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Northam (T) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 385 -- 466 --
Family 1,022 -- 1,171 --
Household 758 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $385, the median family income was $1,022 and the median household income was $758.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Northam (T) % Australia %
Couple family without children 607 40.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 597 40.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 280 18.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 9 0.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,493 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,493 families in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas): of these 40.7% were couple families without children, 40.0% were couple families with children, 18.8% were one parent families and 0.6% 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 Northam (T) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,355 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,693 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,355 occupied private dwellings were counted in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Northam (T) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,138 90.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 130 5.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 58 2.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 29 1.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas), 90.8% were separate houses, 5.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Northam (T) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 766 32.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 729 31.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 660 28.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 13 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 187 7.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas), 32.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 31.0% were owned with a mortgage and 28.0% were rented.

Landlord type Northam (T) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 167 25.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 220 33.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 263 39.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 12 1.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 25.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 33.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 39.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Northam (T) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 125 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 800 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $125. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $800. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Northam (T) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,475 62.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 675 28.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 75 3.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Northam (T) (Local Government Areas), 62.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 28.7% were single (or lone) person households and 3.2% 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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