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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Margaret River

Code UCL517400 (UCL)
People 4,415
Male 2,190
Female 2,225
Median age 33
Australian citizenship 3,725
People born overseas 761
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 179
Families 1,088
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,086
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,006
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
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People — demographics
People Margaret River % Australia %
Total 4,415 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,190 49.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 2,225 50.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 42 1.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 4,415 people were usually resident in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Of the total population 1.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Margaret River % Australia %
People
0-4 years 337 7.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 679 15.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 595 13.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,179 49.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 283 6.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 344 7.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 33 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.0% of people usually resident in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 14.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 33 years.

Selected characteristics Margaret River % Australia %
Australian citizenship 3,725 84.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 761 17.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 179 4.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 84.4% of people usually resident in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 17.2% were born overseas and 4.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Margaret River % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,426 41.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 482 14.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 124 3.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,369 40.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 41.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 14.2% were either separated or divorced, 3.6% were widowed and 40.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Margaret River % Australia %
Australia 3,278 74.2 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Margaret River % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Margaret River % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Margaret River % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,307 55.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 780 33.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 128 5.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 43 1.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 80 3.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 768 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,338 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,338 people aged 15 years and over in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 55.9% worked full-time, 33.4% worked part-time, 5.5% were away from work, 1.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.4% were unemployed. 768 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Margaret River % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Margaret River % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 516 -- 466 --
Family 1,116 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,006 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $516, the median family income was $1,116 and the median household income was $1,006.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Margaret River % Australia %
Couple family without children 368 33.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 494 45.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 213 19.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 13 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,088 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,088 families in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 33.8% were couple families without children, 45.4% were couple families with children, 19.6% were one parent families and 1.2% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Margaret River % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,747 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,086 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,747 occupied private dwellings were counted in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Margaret River % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,493 85.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 108 6.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 41 2.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 105 6.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.5% were separate houses, 6.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.3% were flats, units or apartments and 6.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Margaret River % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 341 19.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 591 33.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 616 35.3 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 19 1.1 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 178 10.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 19.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 33.8% were owned with a mortgage and 35.3% were rented.

Landlord type Margaret River % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 275 44.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 66 10.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 266 43.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 11 1.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 44.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 43.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Margaret River % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Margaret River % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,082 61.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 344 19.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 113 6.5 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.7% were single (or lone) person households and 6.5% 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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