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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Roebourne (L)

Code UCL524800 (UCL)
People 857
Male 437
Female 420
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 667
People born overseas 34
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3
Families 173
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 329
Average people per household 3.5
Median weekly household income $1,005
Median monthly mortgage repayment $650
Median weekly rent $100
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Roebourne (L) % Australia %
Total 857 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 437 51.0 9,799,252 49.4
Female 420 49.0 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 524 61.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 857 people were usually resident in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 51.0% were male and 49.0% were female. Of the total population 61.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Roebourne (L) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 62 7.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 152 17.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 143 16.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 348 40.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 96 11.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 58 6.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 25.0% of people usually resident in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 18.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Roebourne (L) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 667 77.8 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 34 4.0 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 77.8% of people usually resident in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 4.0% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Roebourne (L) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 162 25.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 63 9.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 48 7.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 371 57.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 25.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 9.8% were either separated or divorced, 7.4% were widowed and 57.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Roebourne (L) % Australia %
Australia 663 77.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Roebourne (L) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Roebourne (L) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Roebourne (L) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 125 49.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 65 25.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 8 3.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 6 2.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 51 20.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 247 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 255 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 255 people aged 15 years and over in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 49.0% worked full-time, 25.5% worked part-time, 3.1% were away from work, 2.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 20.0% were unemployed. 247 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Roebourne (L) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Roebourne (L) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 293 -- 466 --
Family 1,007 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,005 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $293, the median family income was $1,007 and the median household income was $1,005.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Roebourne (L) % Australia %
Couple family without children 43 24.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 64 37.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 53 30.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 13 7.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 173 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 173 families in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 24.9% were couple families without children, 37.0% were couple families with children, 30.6% were one parent families and 7.5% 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 Roebourne (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 290 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 329 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 290 occupied private dwellings were counted in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Roebourne (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 213 73.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5 1.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 72 24.8 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 73.4% were separate houses, 1.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 24.8% were other dwellings.

Tenure Roebourne (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 80 27.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 34 11.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 109 37.6 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 3 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 61 21.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 11.7% were owned with a mortgage and 37.6% were rented.

Landlord type Roebourne (L) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 8 7.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 84 77.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 18 16.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 0 0.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 7.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 77.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 16.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Roebourne (L) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 100 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 650 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.6 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $100. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $650. The average people per household was 3.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.6.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Roebourne (L) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 159 54.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 39 13.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 0 0.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Roebourne (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 54.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 13.4% were single (or lone) person households and 0.0% 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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