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Coolgardie (S)

Code LGA51960 (LGA)
People 3,999
Male 2,180
Female 1,819
Median age 31
Families 903
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 1,739
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,818
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 3,999 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,180 54.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,819 45.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 389 9.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,999 people in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 54.5% were male and 45.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.7% of the population.

Age Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 335 8.4 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 327 8.2 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 342 8.6 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 281 7.0 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 296 7.4 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 318 8.0 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 334 8.4 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 314 7.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 330 8.3 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 278 7.0 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 232 5.8 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 241 6.0 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 166 4.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 108 2.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 48 1.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 26 0.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 13 0.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 10 0.3 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,205 40.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 137 4.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 278 9.3 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 85 2.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,291 43.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 40.2% were married and 13.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 69 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 955 41.2 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 490 21.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 871 37.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 21.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 60 4.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 348 25.7 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 13 1.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 39 2.9 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 149 11.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 22 1.6 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 34 2.5 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 76 5.6 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 34 2.5 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 19 1.4 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 561 41.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,355 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas) 33.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.4% were in primary school, 15.1% in secondary school and 8.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,659 66.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 995 28.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 235 6.8 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 182 5.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,026 58.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), 58.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,358 70.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 314 16.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 133 6.9 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 126 6.5 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,931 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,931 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 70.3% were employed full time, 16.3% were employed part-time and 6.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 123 6.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 87 4.8 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 106 5.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 134 7.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,227 67.8 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), 6.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 67.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 846 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,177 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,818 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas) was $846.

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

Unpaid work Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,810 60.4 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 916 30.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 186 6.2 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 437 14.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.6% provided care for children and 6.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 568 19.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 656 21.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 263 8.8 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 320 10.7 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), 21.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 313 34.7 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 438 48.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 147 16.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 0.6 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), 48.5% were couple families with children, 34.7% were couple families without children and 16.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.8 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.2 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas) 20.8% of single parents were male and 79.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,732 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,791 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,791 and those without children was $2,732.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 175 23.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 19 2.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 131 17.3 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 226 29.9 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 26 3.4 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 58 7.7 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 50 6.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 72 9.5 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 23.1% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 17.3% 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 Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,246 80.9 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 294 19.1 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), 80.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,105 88.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 49 3.9 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 58 4.6 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 33 2.6 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), 88.5% were separate houses, 3.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.6% were flats, units or apartments and 2.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.9 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 34 2.7 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 158 12.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 688 55.2 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 329 26.4 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 27 2.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 12.7% had 2 bedrooms and 55.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 238 19.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 472 37.9 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 495 39.7 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.2 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 39 3.1 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), 19.1% were owned outright, 37.9% were owned with a mortgage and 39.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 885 71.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 329 26.4 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 32 2.6 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.0% were family households, 26.4% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.7 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), 17.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.3% 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 Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.8 -- 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 Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 64 5.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 405 32.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 458 36.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 274 22.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 45 3.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.0% 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 Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 388 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 184 47.4 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 204 52.6 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 388 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 184 (or 47.4%) were male and 204 (or 52.6%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 785 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $785.

Mortgage and rent Coolgardie (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 90 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,034 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Coolgardie (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $90 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,034.

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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