2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | Statistical Area Level 3

Albany

Code 50901 (SA3)
People 55,357
Male 27,569
Female 27,788
Median age 41
Families 14,882
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 27,245
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $961
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,400
Median weekly rent $190
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 55,357 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 27,569 49.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 27,788 50.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,096 3.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 55,357 people in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.8% of the population.

Age Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,642 6.6 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,774 6.8 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,059 7.3 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3,462 6.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,668 4.8 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,636 4.8 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,976 5.4 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 3,322 6.0 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,925 7.1 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,048 7.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,129 7.5 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,850 7.0 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,637 6.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,805 5.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,282 4.1 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,723 3.1 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,323 2.4 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,095 2.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 22,973 52.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,375 3.1 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,026 9.2 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,668 6.1 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 12,838 29.3 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3) aged 15 years and over, 52.4% were married and 12.3% 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 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 19,844 52.4 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 4,376 11.6 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 13,667 36.1 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.4% 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 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 937 6.1 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,774 24.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 498 3.2 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 848 5.5 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,204 14.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 286 1.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 621 4.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,575 10.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 640 4.1 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 238 1.5 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,803 24.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 15,424 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3) 27.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.2% were in primary school, 20.2% in secondary school and 14.3% 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 42,325 76.5 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 13,060 25.1 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,572 8.8 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,572 6.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 30,748 59.2 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), 59.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.1% 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 14,357 54.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 8,348 31.9 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,177 8.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,270 4.9 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 26,152 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 26,152 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 54.9% were employed full time, 31.9% were employed part-time and 4.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,937 11.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,381 9.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,029 12.2 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,491 14.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 10,869 43.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.7% 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 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 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 514 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,201 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 961 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3) was $514.

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) 32,329 73.7 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 12,663 28.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 5,003 11.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 11,718 26.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.7% 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 8,171 18.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 11,613 26.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 6,389 14.6 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,160 14.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.0% 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 6,635 44.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,945 40.0 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,121 14.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 180 1.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), 40.0% were couple families with children, 44.6% were couple families without children and 14.3% were one parent families.

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

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,668 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,883 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,883 and those without children was $1,668.

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 2,263 18.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 681 5.4 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,629 20.9 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,659 13.2 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 818 6.5 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,511 20.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 934 7.4 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,085 8.6 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.4% had both employed part-time and 20.9% 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 20,658 78.7 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 5,583 21.3 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), 78.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 18,733 90.7 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,022 4.9 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 614 3.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 278 1.3 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), 90.7% were separate houses, 4.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.0% 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) 79 0.4 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 761 3.7 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,977 14.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 9,464 45.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 6,977 33.8 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 399 1.9 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 (Statistical Area Level 3), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 14.4% 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 7,719 37.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 5,953 28.8 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,202 30.0 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 251 1.2 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 532 2.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), 37.4% were owned outright, 28.8% were owned with a mortgage and 30.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 14,699 71.2 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,456 26.4 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 503 2.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), of all households, 71.2% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.1 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), 30.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.5% 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 190 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 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 1,400 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 1,084 5.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 6,502 31.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 7,646 37.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,771 23.1 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 655 3.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), 31.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.1% 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 2,095 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,085 51.8 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,010 48.2 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), there were 2,095 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,085 (or 51.8%) were male and 1,010 (or 48.2%) 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 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 3.2 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 765 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $765.

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 157 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Albany (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $157 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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