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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Bunbury

Code UCL511001 (UCL)
People 64,385
Male 31,965
Female 32,420
Median age 36
Families 17,385
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 27,315
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,382
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,837
Median weekly rent $270
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 Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 64,385 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 31,965 49.6 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 32,420 50.4 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,666 2.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 64,385 people in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.

Age Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,702 7.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,564 7.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,672 7.3 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,485 7.0 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,038 6.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 4,311 6.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,360 6.8 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,496 7.0 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,765 7.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,559 7.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,472 6.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,767 5.9 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,420 5.3 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,404 3.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,833 2.8 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,406 2.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,160 1.8 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 970 1.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 25,359 50.3 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,773 3.5 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,445 8.8 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,446 4.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 16,426 32.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 50.3% were married and 12.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 22,235 50.5 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 5,539 12.6 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 16,238 36.9 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 1,063 5.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,176 22.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,092 5.8 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 814 4.3 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,398 12.7 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 616 3.3 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 723 3.8 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,426 7.6 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,123 6.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 328 1.7 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 5,050 26.8 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 18,809 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.3% were in primary school, 19.9% in secondary school and 13.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 47,621 74.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 15,990 26.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 5,044 8.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,764 6.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 34,661 58.3 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), 58.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 19,321 59.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 9,177 28.4 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,189 6.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,579 4.9 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 32,266 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 32,266 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 59.9% were employed full time, 28.4% were employed part-time and 4.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,236 10.5 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,761 9.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,180 10.4 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,743 15.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 14,572 47.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 622 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,662 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,382 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities) was $622.

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

Unpaid work Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 36,069 71.5 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 15,571 30.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,671 9.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 8,639 17.1 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.9% provided care for children and 9.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 10,403 20.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 13,140 26.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 6,503 12.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,024 11.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,924 39.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 7,583 43.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,691 15.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 187 1.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), 43.6% were couple families with children, 39.8% were couple families without children and 15.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,215 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,362 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,362 and those without children was $2,215.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,687 18.5 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 436 3.0 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,485 24.0 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,629 18.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 667 4.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,179 15.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 1,022 7.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,400 9.7 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 24.0% 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 Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 23,219 89.1 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,829 10.9 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 19,857 85.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,174 9.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 928 4.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 247 1.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.5% were separate houses, 9.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 70 0.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 605 2.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,349 10.1 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 8,479 36.5 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 11,345 48.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 369 1.6 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.6% had 1 bedroom, 10.1% had 2 bedrooms and 36.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,142 26.5 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 9,243 39.8 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 7,037 30.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 261 1.1 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 534 2.3 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.5% were owned outright, 39.8% were owned with a mortgage and 30.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 17,167 73.9 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,290 22.8 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 759 3.3 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 73.9% were family households, 22.8% were single person households and 3.3% were group households.

Household income Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.6 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), 21.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.3% 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 Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,837 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,196 5.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,426 32.0 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 9,431 40.6 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,560 19.6 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 604 2.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.6% 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 Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,666 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 807 48.4 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 859 51.6 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,666 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 807 (or 48.4%) were male and 859 (or 51.6%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,099 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,099.

Mortgage and rent Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 225 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,831 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bunbury (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $225 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,831.

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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