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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Statistical Area Level 3

Kimberley

Code 50804 (SA3)
People 34,794
Male 18,510
Female 16,284
Median age 30
Families 7,126
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 16,130
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,437
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,383
Median weekly rent $125
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 34,794 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 18,510 53.2 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 16,284 46.8 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 13,921 40.0 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 34,794 people in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3) of these 53.2% were male and 46.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 40.0% of the population.

Age Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,022 8.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,952 8.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,568 7.4 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,045 5.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,752 7.9 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,405 9.8 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,060 8.8 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,862 8.2 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,684 7.7 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,359 6.8 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,254 6.5 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,874 5.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,278 3.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 763 2.2 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 394 1.1 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 238 0.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 173 0.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 110 0.3 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 30 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3) was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 4.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,073 34.6 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 865 3.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,854 7.1 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 690 2.6 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 13,765 52.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3) aged 15 years and over, 34.6% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 64 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,238 32.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,920 20.5 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,947 46.8 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 32.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 20.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 540 4.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,563 20.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 988 7.9 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 162 1.3 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 941 7.5 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 294 2.3 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 112 0.9 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 620 5.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 541 4.3 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 147 1.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 5,611 44.8 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 12,519 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3) 36.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.7% were in primary school, 10.8% in secondary school and 9.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 26,652 76.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,378 14.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,618 5.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,149 3.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 22,479 75.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), 75.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,980 65.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,210 21.1 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,215 8.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 820 5.4 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 15,225 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 15,225 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 65.6% were employed full time, 21.1% were employed part-time and 5.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 999 6.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,013 7.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,197 8.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,298 16.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 7,685 53.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), 6.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 667 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,498 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,437 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3) was $667.

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

Unpaid work Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,835 60.3 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,400 28.2 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,172 8.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,399 16.8 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 8.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,940 22.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,986 22.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,107 8.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,798 6.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), 22.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,409 33.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,921 41.0 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,622 22.8 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 174 2.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), 41.0% were couple families with children, 33.8% were couple families without children and 22.8% were one parent families.

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

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3) 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,377 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,300 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,300 and those without children was $2,377.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,526 28.6 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 201 3.8 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 929 17.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 614 11.5 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 243 4.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 744 14.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 435 8.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 639 12.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), of couple families, 28.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 17.4% 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 Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,243 85.4 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,578 14.6 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), 85.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,856 74.2 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 702 7.6 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 511 5.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 1,065 11.5 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), 74.2% were separate houses, 7.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.5% were flats, units or apartments and 11.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 307 3.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 931 10.1 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,547 16.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,963 42.9 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,158 23.3 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 338 3.7 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), of occupied private dwellings 10.1% had 1 bedroom, 16.7% had 2 bedrooms and 42.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,359 14.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,548 16.7 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 5,828 63.0 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 130 1.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 379 4.1 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), 14.7% were owned outright, 16.7% were owned with a mortgage and 63.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,598 71.4 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,149 23.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 497 5.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), of all households, 71.4% were family households, 23.2% were single person households and 5.4% were group households.

Household income Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.9 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.8 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), 18.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.8% 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 Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 125 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.1 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.9 -- 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 Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,551 16.8 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,023 32.7 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,721 29.4 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,469 15.9 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 480 5.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), 32.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.9% 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 Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 13,918 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 6,736 48.4 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 7,182 51.6 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), there were 13,918 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 6,736 (or 48.4%) were male and 7,182 (or 51.6%) 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 Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 912 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $912.

Mortgage and rent Kimberley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 70 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Kimberley (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $70 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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