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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Geraldton

Code UCL509400 (UCL)
People 27,420
Male 13,465
Female 13,955
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 23,834
People born overseas 3,153
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 121
Families 6,949
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,503
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $926
Median monthly mortgage repayment $997
Median weekly rent $140
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Geraldton % Australia %
Total 27,420 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 13,465 49.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 13,955 50.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,314 8.4 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 27,420 people were usually resident in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Of the total population 8.4% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Geraldton % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,978 7.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 4,463 16.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 3,780 13.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 11,090 40.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,698 9.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,409 12.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.5% of people usually resident in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 22.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Geraldton % Australia %
Australian citizenship 23,834 86.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,153 11.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 121 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.9% of people usually resident in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 11.5% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Geraldton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,869 47.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,483 11.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,218 5.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 7,409 35.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.8% were either separated or divorced, 5.8% were widowed and 35.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Geraldton % Australia %
Australia 21,734 79.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Geraldton % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Geraldton % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Geraldton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,185 57.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,476 27.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 590 4.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 404 3.2 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 792 6.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 6,641 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 12,447 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 12,447 people aged 15 years and over in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 57.7% worked full-time, 27.9% worked part-time, 4.7% were away from work, 3.2% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 6.4% were unemployed. 6,641 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Geraldton % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Geraldton % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Geraldton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 453 -- 466 --
Family 1,108 -- 1,171 --
Household 926 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $453, the median family income was $1,108 and the median household income was $926.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Geraldton % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,672 38.5 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,984 42.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,195 17.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 98 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 6,949 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 6,949 families in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 38.5% were couple families without children, 42.9% were couple families with children, 17.2% were one parent families and 1.4% 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 Geraldton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,315 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 11,503 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 10,315 occupied private dwellings were counted in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Geraldton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,440 81.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 631 6.1 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 999 9.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 242 2.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 3 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.8% were separate houses, 6.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.7% were flats, units or apartments and 2.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Geraldton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,950 28.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,217 31.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,247 31.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 43 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 860 8.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 31.2% were owned with a mortgage and 31.5% were rented.

Landlord type Geraldton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,297 39.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 767 23.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,079 33.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 109 3.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 39.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 23.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 33.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Geraldton % Australia %
Median weekly rent 140 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 997 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $140. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $997. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Geraldton % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 6,861 66.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,423 23.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 262 2.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.5% were single (or lone) person households and 2.5% 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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