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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Significant Urban Areas

Geraldton

Code 5006 (SUA)
People 35,749
Male 17,721
Female 18,028
Median age 36
Families 9,413
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 15,317
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,232
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,690
Median weekly rent $230
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 35,749 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 17,721 49.6 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 18,028 50.4 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,396 9.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 35,749 people in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.5% of the population.

Age Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,607 7.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,544 7.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,868 8.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,724 7.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,196 6.1 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,128 6.0 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,086 5.8 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,463 6.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,655 7.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,592 7.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,419 6.8 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,188 6.1 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,905 5.3 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,329 3.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,110 3.1 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 854 2.4 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 606 1.7 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 474 1.3 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 13,032 47.0 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,078 3.9 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,275 8.2 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,460 5.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 9,878 35.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.0% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 11,330 47.3 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,159 13.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 9,449 39.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 549 5.1 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,902 17.8 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 946 8.8 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 531 5.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,026 9.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 972 9.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 403 3.8 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 844 7.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 413 3.9 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 125 1.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,980 27.9 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 10,691 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas) 29.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.6% were in primary school, 22.5% in secondary school and 11.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 28,439 79.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,329 19.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,473 7.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,832 5.6 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 22,215 67.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), 67.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,458 59.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,783 27.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,279 7.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 974 5.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 17,494 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 17,494 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 59.8% were employed full time, 27.3% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,635 9.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,367 8.3 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,780 10.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,704 16.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 7,752 46.9 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 604 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,496 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,231 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas) was $604.

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

Unpaid work Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 19,437 70.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 8,272 29.8 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,765 10.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,161 18.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.8% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,420 19.5 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 7,091 25.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,575 12.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,350 12.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,631 38.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 4,040 42.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,628 17.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 114 1.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), 42.9% were couple families with children, 38.6% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas) 18.5% of single parents were male and 81.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,069 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,297 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,297 and those without children was $2,069.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,484 19.3 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 264 3.4 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,635 21.3 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,110 14.5 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 381 5.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,228 16.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 586 7.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 987 12.9 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 19.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 21.3% 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 12,783 88.2 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,714 11.8 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), 88.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 11,000 86.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 719 5.6 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 793 6.2 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 264 2.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), 86.0% were separate houses, 5.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.2% were flats, units or apartments and 2.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 49 0.4 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 458 3.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,622 12.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,432 42.5 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,932 38.6 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 289 2.3 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 12.7% had 2 bedrooms and 42.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,802 29.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,378 34.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,177 32.7 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 64 0.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 363 2.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), 29.7% were owned outright, 34.2% were owned with a mortgage and 32.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 9,217 72.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,177 24.9 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 388 3.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 72.1% were family households, 24.9% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.3 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), 25.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.3% 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.9 -- 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
None 838 6.6 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,128 32.3 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,722 36.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,636 20.6 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 460 3.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), 32.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.6% 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,395 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,662 49.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,733 51.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), there were 3,395 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,662 (or 49.0%) were male and 1,733 (or 51.0%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 913 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $913.

Mortgage and rent Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,430 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Geraldton (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,430.

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

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