Rate the ABS website
ABS @ Facebook ABS @ Twitter ABS RSS ABS Email notification service

2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Significant Urban Areas

Albany

Code 5001 (SUA)
People 30,656
Male 15,045
Female 15,611
Median age 40
Families 8,117
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 14,136
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $994
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $235
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
Community profile

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 30,656 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 15,045 49.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 15,611 50.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,060 3.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 30,656 people in Albany (Significant Urban Areas) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.

Age Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,935 6.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,975 6.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,225 7.3 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,133 7.0 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,638 5.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,539 5.0 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,655 5.4 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,899 6.2 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,114 6.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,050 6.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,112 6.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,009 6.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,929 6.3 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,453 4.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,309 4.3 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,078 3.5 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 860 2.8 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 740 2.4 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Albany (Significant Urban Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 12,298 50.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 788 3.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,320 9.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,694 6.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 7,418 30.3 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Albany (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.2% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Albany (Significant Urban Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 10,535 49.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,454 11.6 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,127 38.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Albany (Significant Urban Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 496 5.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,908 22.1 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 251 2.9 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 598 6.9 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,184 13.7 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 242 2.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 408 4.7 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 922 10.7 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 406 4.7 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 132 1.5 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,089 24.2 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,636 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas) 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.9% were in primary school, 21.2% in secondary school and 15.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Albany % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 23,267 75.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,423 25.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,675 9.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,070 7.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 16,595 57.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), 57.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Albany % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Albany % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,644 53.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,742 33.4 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,086 7.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 705 5.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 14,177 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 14,177 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Albany (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 53.9% were employed full time, 33.4% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,686 12.5 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,295 9.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,762 13.1 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,322 17.2 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,325 39.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Albany (Significant Urban Areas), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Albany (Significant Urban Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 520 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,265 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 993 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Albany (Significant Urban Areas) was $520.

Travel to work, top responses Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 17,869 72.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,981 28.5 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,869 11.7 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,583 22.8 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.5% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,730 19.3 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,530 26.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,461 14.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,143 12.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Albany (Significant Urban Areas), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.8% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,500 43.1 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,246 40.0 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,260 15.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 111 1.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Albany (Significant Urban Areas), 40.0% were couple families with children, 43.1% were couple families without children and 15.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.6 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.4 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas) 15.6% of single parents were male and 84.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,818 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,990 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,990 and those without children was $1,818.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,069 15.8 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 319 4.7 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,494 22.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 925 13.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 459 6.8 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,447 21.4 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 468 6.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 569 8.4 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 15.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 22.1% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,451 83.8 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,207 16.2 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), 83.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 10,084 88.1 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 731 6.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 487 4.3 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 144 1.3 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Albany (Significant Urban Areas), 88.1% were separate houses, 6.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 21 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 428 3.7 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,581 13.8 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,242 45.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,931 34.3 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 245 2.1 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 13.8% had 2 bedrooms and 45.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,931 34.3 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,473 30.3 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,605 31.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 130 1.1 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 310 2.7 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Albany (Significant Urban Areas), 34.3% were owned outright, 30.3% were owned with a mortgage and 31.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 8,025 70.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,102 27.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 323 2.8 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 70.1% were family households, 27.1% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.0 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), 29.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.0% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 235 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 8.9 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 10.2 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
None 679 5.9 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,880 33.9 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,279 37.4 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,232 19.5 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 378 3.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), 33.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,061 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 578 54.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 483 45.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Albany (Significant Urban Areas), there were 1,061 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 578 (or 54.5%) were male and 483 (or 45.5%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 788 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $788.

Mortgage and rent Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,559 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Albany (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,559.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Back to Top


© Commonwealth of Australia 2014
Unless otherwise noted, content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia Licence together with any terms, conditions and exclusions as set out in the website Copyright notice. For permission to do anything beyond the scope of this licence and copyright terms contact us.