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Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)

Code LGA54280 (LGA)
People 31,107
Male 16,290
Female 14,817
Median age 31
Families 7,375
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 12,551
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,969
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $260
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 Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 31,107 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 16,290 52.4 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 14,817 47.6 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,145 6.9 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 31,107 people in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 52.4% were male and 47.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.9% of the population.

Age Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,704 8.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,348 7.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,238 7.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,077 6.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,520 8.1 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,979 9.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,511 8.1 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,655 8.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,364 7.6 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,321 7.5 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,076 6.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,512 4.9 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,145 3.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 615 2.0 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 434 1.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 279 0.9 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 170 0.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 159 0.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,403 43.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 762 3.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,759 7.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 703 3.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 10,186 42.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 43.7% were married and 10.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,517 44.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,417 17.6 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,433 38.4 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 497 4.8 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,131 20.6 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 586 5.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 202 2.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 752 7.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 495 4.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 179 1.7 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 553 5.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 616 6.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 138 1.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 4,178 40.5 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 10,327 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas) 33.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.3% were in primary school, 13.8% in secondary school and 11.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 20,547 66.1 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,972 29.6 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,850 6.9 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,439 5.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 15,692 58.2 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), 58.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 11,538 70.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,108 18.9 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,066 6.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 698 4.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 16,410 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 16,410 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 70.3% were employed full time, 18.9% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,102 7.0 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 898 5.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,103 7.0 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,906 12.1 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 9,629 61.3 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), 7.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 61.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 897 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,280 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,969 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas) was $897.

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

Unpaid work Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,425 64.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,872 28.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,504 6.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,474 14.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 6.3% 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 Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,059 21.2 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,843 24.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,305 9.7 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,216 9.3 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,663 36.1 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,575 48.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,021 13.8 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 116 1.6 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), 48.5% were couple families with children, 36.1% were couple families without children and 13.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas) 20.2% of single parents were male and 79.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,678 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,857 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,857 and those without children was $2,678.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,973 31.6 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 98 1.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,313 21.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,299 20.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 129 2.1 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 343 5.5 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 455 7.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 626 10.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 31.6% had both partners employed full-time, 1.6% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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 Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,874 89.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,183 10.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), 89.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,004 81.1 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 941 9.5 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 635 6.4 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 263 2.7 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), 81.1% were separate houses, 9.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.4% were flats, units or apartments and 2.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 88 0.9 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 573 5.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,156 11.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,252 43.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,576 36.2 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 231 2.3 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.8% had 1 bedroom, 11.7% had 2 bedrooms and 43.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,629 16.5 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,119 41.7 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,805 38.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 42 0.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 280 2.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), 16.5% were owned outright, 41.7% were owned with a mortgage and 38.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 7,205 73.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,197 22.3 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 471 4.8 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 73.0% were family households, 22.3% were single person households and 4.8% were group households.

Household income Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 22.5% 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 Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 599 6.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,004 30.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,733 37.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,186 22.1 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 351 3.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.1% 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 Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,143 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,035 48.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,108 51.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,143 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,035 (or 48.3%) were male and 1,108 (or 51.7%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Kalgoorlie/Boulder (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 3.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,312 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,312.

Mortgage and rent Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 165 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $165 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,600.

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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