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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | Local Government Areas

East Pilbara (S)

Code LGA53220 (LGA)
People 11,950
Male 8,040
Female 3,910
Median age 32
Families 1,379
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 2,868
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $2,695
Median monthly mortgage repayments $358
Median weekly rent $75
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 11,950 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,040 67.3 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,910 32.7 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,028 17.0 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,950 people in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 67.3% were male and 32.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 17.0% of the population.

Age East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 681 5.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 632 5.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 516 4.3 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 464 3.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,172 9.8 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,701 14.2 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,371 11.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,259 10.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,219 10.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 953 8.0 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 902 7.5 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 591 4.9 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 299 2.5 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 109 0.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 48 0.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 19 0.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 11 0.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3 0.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 1.6% of the population.

Registered marital status East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,222 41.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 399 3.9 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 731 7.2 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 128 1.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,641 45.9 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 41.7% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 43 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 47 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 56 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,621 43.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 658 17.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,421 38.4 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 40 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 106 2.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 717 18.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 0.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 61 1.5 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 223 5.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 27 0.7 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 172 4.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 158 4.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 39 1.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,439 61.8 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,948 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas) 33.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 19.8% were in primary school, 6.4% in secondary school and 8.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 7,374 61.7 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,868 30.0 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 605 6.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 497 5.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,585 58.5 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), 58.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,612 80.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 669 9.6 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 567 8.1 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 143 2.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,991 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,991 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 80.3% were employed full time, 9.6% were employed part-time and 2.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 254 3.7 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 202 3.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 213 3.1 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 326 4.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,283 77.2 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), 3.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 3.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 77.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,812 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,756 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,695 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas) was $1,812.

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

Unpaid work East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,515 44.6 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,500 24.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 604 6.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,204 11.9 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.7% provided care for children and 6.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,907 18.8 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,703 16.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 506 5.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 400 4.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), 16.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 4.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 417 30.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 775 56.2 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 166 12.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 21 1.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), 56.2% were couple families with children, 30.2% were couple families without children and 12.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 26.1 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 73.9 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas) 26.1% of single parents were male and 73.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,330 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,186 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,186 and those without children was $3,330.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 379 31.8 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 22 1.8 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 221 18.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 223 18.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 35 2.9 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 71 6.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 91 7.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 150 12.6 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 31.8% had both partners employed full-time, 1.8% had both employed part-time and 18.5% 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 East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,693 74.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 575 25.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), 74.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 25.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,450 85.7 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 76 4.5 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 115 6.8 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 38 2.2 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), 85.7% were separate houses, 4.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.8% were flats, units or apartments and 2.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.8 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 63 3.7 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 302 17.8 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 868 51.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 400 23.6 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 47 2.8 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 17.8% had 2 bedrooms and 51.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 115 6.8 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 207 12.3 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,290 76.4 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 27 1.6 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 50 3.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), 6.8% were owned outright, 12.3% were owned with a mortgage and 76.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,286 76.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 342 20.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 65 3.8 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 76.0% were family households, 20.2% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 6.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 34.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), 6.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 34.3% 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 East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 75 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 358 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 99.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.3 -- 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 East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 160 9.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 566 33.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 587 34.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 312 18.5 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 64 3.8 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), 33.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.5% 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 East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,028 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,066 52.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 962 47.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,028 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,066 (or 52.6%) were male and 962 (or 47.4%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics East Pilbara (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 4.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.7 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,463 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.5, with 1.7 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,463.

Mortgage and rent East Pilbara (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 99 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 366 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In East Pilbara (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $99 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $366.

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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