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2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | Local Government Areas

West Arthur (S)

Code LGA58890 (LGA)
People 868
Male 450
Female 418
Median age 44
Families 255
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 490
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $887
Median monthly mortgage repayments $712
Median weekly rent $60
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 868 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 450 51.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 418 48.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 8 0.9 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 868 people in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.8% were male and 48.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 72 8.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 59 6.8 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 62 7.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 29 3.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 19 2.2 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 29 3.3 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 48 5.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 51 5.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 77 8.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 77 8.9 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 70 8.1 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 73 8.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 63 7.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 41 4.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 40 4.6 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 25 2.9 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 22 2.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 12 1.4 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.2% of the population.

Registered marital status West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 444 65.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 21 3.1 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 41 6.0 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 30 4.4 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 146 21.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 65.1% were married and 9.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 414 66.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 59 9.4 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 154 24.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 15 7.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 88 45.1 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 3.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 13 6.7 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 16 8.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3 1.5 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 3 1.5 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 51 26.2 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 195 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas) 22.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 47.2% were in primary school, 8.0% in secondary school and 10.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 756 87.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 103 12.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 59 7.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 49 5.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 613 74.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), 74.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 309 64.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 119 24.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 43 9.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 8 1.7 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 479 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 479 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 64.5% were employed full time, 24.8% were employed part-time and 1.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 51 10.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 32 6.8 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 33 7.0 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 33 7.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 277 59.1 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 500 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 962 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 887 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas) was $500.

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

Unpaid work West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 517 75.7 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 223 32.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 59 8.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 249 36.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.7% provided care for children and 8.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 36.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 122 17.8 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 175 25.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 84 12.3 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 138 20.2 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 20.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 131 51.4 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 106 41.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 18 7.1 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), 41.6% were couple families with children, 51.4% were couple families without children and 7.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 27.8 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 72.2 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas) 27.8% of single parents were male and 72.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,125 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,125 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,125 and those without children was $1,125.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 63 26.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 12 5.0 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 48 19.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 40 16.5 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 5 2.1 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 37 15.3 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 22 9.1 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 15 6.2 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 26.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 19.8% 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 West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 354 74.1 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 124 25.9 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), 74.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 25.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 332 93.8 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 10 2.8 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 9 2.5 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), 93.8% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.8% were flats, units or apartments and 2.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 4 1.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 9 2.5 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 36 10.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 179 50.7 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 120 34.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 5 1.4 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 10.2% had 2 bedrooms and 50.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 173 48.9 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 74 20.9 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 91 25.7 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 2.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 9 2.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), 48.9% were owned outright, 20.9% were owned with a mortgage and 25.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 259 73.6 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 89 25.3 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 4 1.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 73.6% were family households, 25.3% were single person households and 1.1% were group households.

Household income West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), 29.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.7% 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 West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 60 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.8 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.2 -- 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 West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 712 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.3 -- 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 West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 6 1.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 77 21.8 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 127 36.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 135 38.2 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 8 2.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), 21.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 38.2% 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 West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 9 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 33.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 6 66.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 54 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 9 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 33.3%) were male and 6 (or 66.7%) were female. The median age was 54 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West Arthur (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 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 625 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $625.

Mortgage and rent West Arthur (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In West Arthur (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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