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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Watermans Bay

Code SSC50813 (SSC)
People 1,170
Male 591
Female 579
Median age 48
Families 320
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 581
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,575
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,860
Median weekly rent $310
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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,170 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 591 50.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 579 49.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 7 0.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,170 people in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) of these 50.5% were male and 49.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 53 4.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 81 6.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 43 3.7 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 38 3.2 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 77 6.6 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 60 5.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 60 5.1 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 64 5.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 75 6.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 75 6.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 92 7.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 114 9.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 99 8.5 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 83 7.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 53 4.5 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 34 2.9 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 35 3.0 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 34 2.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 48 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) was 48 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 534 53.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 23 2.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 86 8.7 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 63 6.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 288 29.0 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 53.7% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 42 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 470 53.1 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 83 9.4 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 332 37.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 45 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 45 years.

Education Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 13 4.6 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 49 17.4 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 22 7.8 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 13 4.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 17 6.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 8 2.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 15 5.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 17 6.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 45 16.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 9 3.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 74 26.2 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 282 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) 24.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.8% were in primary school, 14.2% in secondary school and 22.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 819 70.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 372 33.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 100 9.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 71 6.5 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 556 50.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 50.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 371 59.2 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 210 33.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 32 5.1 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 14 2.2 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 627 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 627 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs). Of these 59.2% were employed full time, 33.5% were employed part-time and 2.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 81 13.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 64 10.5 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 65 10.6 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 66 10.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 303 49.6 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 13.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 51 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 51 years.

Occupation Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 801 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,183 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,575 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) was $801.

Travel to work, top responses Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 766 77.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 281 28.3 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 136 13.7 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 208 20.9 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.3% provided care for children and 13.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 226 22.7 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 312 31.3 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 141 14.2 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 88 8.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 31.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 147 45.9 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 139 43.4 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 30 9.4 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 1.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 43.4% were couple families with children, 45.9% were couple families without children and 9.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 32.3 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 67.7 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs) 32.3% of single parents were male and 67.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,583 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,016 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,016 and those without children was $2,583.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 51 17.6 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 20 6.9 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 64 22.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 39 13.5 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 17 5.9 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 64 22.1 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 8 2.8 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 26 9.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.6% had both partners employed full-time, 6.9% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 479 86.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 75 13.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 86.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 262 54.9 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 132 27.7 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 83 17.4 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 54.9% were separate houses, 27.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 17.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 32 6.7 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 94 19.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 195 41.0 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 148 31.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 7 1.5 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.7% had 1 bedroom, 19.7% had 2 bedrooms and 41.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 189 39.9 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 121 25.5 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 151 31.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 0.8 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 9 1.9 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 39.9% were owned outright, 25.5% were owned with a mortgage and 31.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 319 67.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 141 29.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 16 3.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.0% were family households, 29.6% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.8 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 20.8% 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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 310 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,860 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
None 22 4.6 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 152 31.9 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 190 39.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 102 21.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 10 2.1 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), 31.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.4% 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 Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5 62.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 3 37.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 11 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), there were 8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5 (or 62.5%) were male and 3 (or 37.5%) were female. The median age was 11 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 6, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Watermans Bay % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 350 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Watermans Bay (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 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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