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Esperance (S)

Code LGA53290 (LGA)
People 13,477
Male 6,737
Female 6,740
Median age 38
Families 3,490
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,460
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,138
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 13,477 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,737 50.0 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,740 50.0 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 575 4.3 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,477 people in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.0% were male and 50.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.3% of the population.

Age Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 961 7.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 963 7.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,058 7.9 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,014 7.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 664 4.9 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 702 5.2 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 752 5.6 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 937 7.0 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 982 7.3 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,041 7.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 967 7.2 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 793 5.9 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 750 5.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 618 4.6 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 488 3.6 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 340 2.5 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 255 1.9 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 192 1.4 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,351 51.0 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 323 3.1 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 873 8.3 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 560 5.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,383 32.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 51.0% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,517 51.4 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,144 13.0 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,126 35.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 237 6.0 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,089 27.4 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 156 3.9 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 102 2.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 766 19.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4 0.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 121 3.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 199 5.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 121 3.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 64 1.6 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,110 28.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,969 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.9% were in primary school, 22.4% in secondary school and 8.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 10,806 80.2 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,175 17.6 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 996 8.0 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 717 5.8 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,505 68.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 68.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,813 57.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,016 30.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 536 8.1 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 292 4.4 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,657 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,657 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.3% were employed full time, 30.3% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 741 11.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 594 9.3 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 679 10.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 781 12.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,029 47.6 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 578 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,401 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,138 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) was $578.

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

Unpaid work Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,422 70.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,098 29.5 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 981 9.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,794 26.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.5% 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, 26.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,067 19.7 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,642 25.2 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,371 13.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,346 12.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,435 41.1 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,517 43.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 501 14.4 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 37 1.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 43.5% were couple families with children, 41.1% were couple families without children and 14.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.4 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.6 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas) 19.4% of single parents were male and 80.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,896 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,005 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,005 and those without children was $1,896.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 574 19.4 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 144 4.9 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 720 24.3 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 425 14.4 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 143 4.8 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 414 14.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 232 7.8 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 305 10.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.9% had both employed part-time and 24.3% 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 Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,732 78.9 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,267 21.1 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 78.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,037 85.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 352 7.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 213 4.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 123 2.6 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 85.3% were separate houses, 7.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.5% were flats, units or apartments and 2.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 23 0.5 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 238 5.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 560 11.8 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,122 44.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,705 36.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 85 1.8 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.0% had 1 bedroom, 11.8% had 2 bedrooms and 44.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,601 33.8 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,395 29.5 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,577 33.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 42 0.9 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 117 2.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 33.8% were owned outright, 29.5% were owned with a mortgage and 33.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,443 72.8 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,187 25.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 101 2.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 72.8% were family households, 25.1% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.9 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.7% 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 Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 241 5.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,382 29.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,841 38.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,103 23.3 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 166 3.5 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), 29.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.3% 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 Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 573 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 251 43.8 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 322 56.2 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 573 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 251 (or 43.8%) were male and 322 (or 56.2%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Esperance (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 3.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,059 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,059.

Mortgage and rent Esperance (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,246 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Esperance (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,246.

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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