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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Local Government Areas

Cockburn (C)

Code LGA51820 (LGA)
People 89,683
Male 44,681
Female 45,002
Median age 34
Families 24,816
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 35,617
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,554
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,015
Median weekly rent $330
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 Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 89,683 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 44,681 49.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 45,002 50.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,600 1.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 89,683 people in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

Age Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 6,788 7.6 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,912 6.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 6,054 6.8 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 5,796 6.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 6,265 7.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 6,831 7.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 7,269 8.1 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 7,459 8.3 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 7,115 7.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 6,352 7.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 5,695 6.4 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 4,808 5.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 4,184 4.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,015 3.4 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,224 2.5 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,778 2.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,199 1.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 940 1.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 35,900 50.6 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,973 2.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 5,719 8.1 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,950 4.2 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 24,392 34.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.6% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 32,861 50.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,818 10.5 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 25,046 38.7 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 1,445 5.5 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 5,617 21.3 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,670 6.3 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 539 2.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,434 9.2 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,868 7.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 816 3.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,970 7.5 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,647 13.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 734 2.8 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 5,685 21.5 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 26,425 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas) 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.6% were in primary school, 19.4% in secondary school and 21.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 56,359 62.8 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 37,956 45.0 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 7,728 9.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 5,407 6.4 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 33,279 39.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 45.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 29,730 61.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 13,395 27.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,167 6.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,075 4.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 48,367 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 48,367 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.5% were employed full time, 27.7% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,817 10.4 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,172 9.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,405 9.5 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 8,260 17.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 21,472 46.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 691 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,820 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,554 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas) was $691.

Travel to work, top responses Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 50,468 71.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 22,038 31.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 6,675 9.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,298 13.1 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.1% provided care for children and 9.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 16,381 23.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 18,695 26.4 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 8,154 11.5 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 7,236 10.2 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 8,676 35.0 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 11,986 48.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 3,696 14.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 457 1.8 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), 48.3% were couple families with children, 35.0% were couple families without children and 14.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cockburn (C) % 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 Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas) 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,313 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,450 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,450 and those without children was $2,313.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,568 22.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 653 3.2 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,932 23.9 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 3,538 17.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 867 4.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,741 13.3 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 1,480 7.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,882 9.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 23.9% 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 Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 31,843 92.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,544 7.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), 92.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 27,492 86.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,807 8.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,433 4.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 98 0.3 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), 86.3% were separate houses, 8.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 57 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 701 2.2 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,505 7.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 11,280 35.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 16,838 52.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 460 1.4 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.2% had 1 bedroom, 7.9% had 2 bedrooms and 35.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 8,632 27.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 14,854 46.7 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 7,531 23.7 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 173 0.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 650 2.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.1% were owned outright, 46.7% were owned with a mortgage and 23.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 24,284 76.3 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 6,437 20.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,119 3.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 76.3% were family households, 20.2% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

Household income Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.1 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), 19.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.7% 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 Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,015 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.8 -- 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 Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,646 5.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 9,368 29.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 13,354 41.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 6,651 20.9 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 821 2.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.9% 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 Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,600 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 768 48.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 832 52.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 768 (or 48.0%) were male and 832 (or 52.0%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cockburn (C) % 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 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,223 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,223.

Mortgage and rent Cockburn (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Cockburn (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 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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