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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Local Government Areas

Murray (S)

Code LGA56230 (LGA)
People 14,149
Male 7,173
Female 6,976
Median age 43
Families 3,948
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,743
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,069
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $245
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 14,149 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,173 50.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,976 49.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 292 2.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,149 people in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.7% were male and 49.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.1% of the population.

Age Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 877 6.2 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 908 6.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,018 7.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 886 6.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 642 4.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 629 4.4 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 694 4.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 842 6.0 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 907 6.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,002 7.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,010 7.1 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 956 6.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,091 7.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 903 6.4 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 758 5.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 509 3.6 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 334 2.4 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 185 1.3 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,171 54.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 413 3.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,132 10.0 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 596 5.2 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,041 26.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.4% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,391 54.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,107 11.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,359 34.1 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 183 4.8 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 779 20.6 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 255 6.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 237 6.3 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 473 12.5 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 95 2.5 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 161 4.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 228 6.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 198 5.2 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 47 1.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,126 29.8 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,782 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas) 26.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.6% were in primary school, 19.3% in secondary school and 11.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 10,592 74.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,303 25.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,183 9.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 912 7.0 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,648 58.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), 58.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,440 55.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,867 30.1 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 535 8.6 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 352 5.7 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,194 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,194 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.5% were employed full time, 30.1% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 689 11.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 563 9.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 615 10.5 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 896 15.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,543 43.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 488 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,325 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,069 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas) was $488.

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

Unpaid work Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,869 69.3 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,085 27.2 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,174 10.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,971 17.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.2% provided care for children and 10.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,896 16.7 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,699 23.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,586 14.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,685 14.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), 23.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,871 47.4 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,530 38.8 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 513 13.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 34 0.9 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), 38.8% were couple families with children, 47.4% were couple families without children and 13.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.6 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.4 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas) 18.6% of single parents were male and 81.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,002 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,344 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,344 and those without children was $2,002.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 474 13.9 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 139 4.1 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 601 17.7 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 503 14.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 182 5.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 890 26.2 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 255 7.5 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 358 10.5 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 13.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 17.7% 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 Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,177 80.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,255 19.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), 80.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,776 92.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 140 2.7 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 73 1.4 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 184 3.6 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), 92.3% were separate houses, 2.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.4% were flats, units or apartments and 3.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 28 0.5 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 215 4.2 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 697 13.5 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,738 33.6 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,382 46.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 115 2.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 13.5% had 2 bedrooms and 33.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,846 35.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,909 36.9 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,094 21.1 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 165 3.2 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 162 3.1 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), 35.7% were owned outright, 36.9% were owned with a mortgage and 21.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,881 75.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,191 23.0 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 104 2.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 75.0% were family households, 23.0% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.7 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.9 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), 29.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.9% 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 Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 245 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.0 -- 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 Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 144 2.8 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,587 30.7 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,965 38.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,316 25.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 164 3.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), 30.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 25.4% 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 Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 290 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 144 49.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 146 50.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 16 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 290 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 144 (or 49.7%) were male and 146 (or 50.3%) were female. The median age was 16 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Murray (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 3.7 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 791 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.7, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $791.

Mortgage and rent Murray (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 270 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,100 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Murray (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,100.

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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