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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Albany

Code UCL512001 (UCL)
People 26,643
Male 12,839
Female 13,804
Median age 40
Families 7,077
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 12,587
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $974
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $240
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 26,643 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 12,839 48.2 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 13,804 51.8 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 912 3.4 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 26,643 people in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.4% of the population.

Age Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,732 6.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,704 6.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,897 7.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,868 7.0 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,416 5.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,363 5.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,450 5.4 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,624 6.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,804 6.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,744 6.5 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,805 6.8 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,673 6.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,628 6.1 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,246 4.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,144 4.3 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,004 3.8 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 818 3.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 724 2.7 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,459 49.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 706 3.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,058 9.7 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,607 7.5 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,476 30.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 49.1% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,999 48.5 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,181 11.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,371 39.7 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 432 6.0 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,652 22.8 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 213 2.9 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 493 6.8 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,053 14.5 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 205 2.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 318 4.4 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 814 11.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 368 5.1 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 111 1.5 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,584 21.9 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,243 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.6% were in primary school, 21.8% in secondary school and 16.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 20,318 76.3 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,578 26.1 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,358 9.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,822 7.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 14,468 57.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), 57.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,696 54.2 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,103 33.2 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 936 7.6 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 619 5.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,354 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 12,354 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 54.2% were employed full time, 33.2% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,464 12.5 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,129 9.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,507 12.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,099 17.9 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,602 39.2 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 515 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,241 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 974 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities) was $515.

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

Unpaid work Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,607 73.3 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,058 28.4 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,502 11.7 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,836 22.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.4% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,216 19.8 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,702 26.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,997 14.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,694 12.6 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,044 43.0 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,766 39.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,161 16.4 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 104 1.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.1% were couple families with children, 43.0% were couple families without children and 16.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.4 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.6 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities) 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,809 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,984 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,984 and those without children was $1,809.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 938 16.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 264 4.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,262 21.7 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 793 13.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 389 6.7 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,273 21.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 399 6.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 490 8.4 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 16.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 21.7% 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 Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,165 83.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,991 16.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,890 87.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 732 7.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 482 4.7 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 58 0.6 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), 87.5% were separate houses, 7.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 16 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 382 3.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,465 14.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,721 46.5 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,386 33.3 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 193 1.9 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 Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 14.4% had 2 bedrooms and 46.5% 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 Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,380 33.3 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,024 29.8 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,383 33.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 122 1.2 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 254 2.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.3% were owned outright, 29.8% were owned with a mortgage and 33.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,996 68.8 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,868 28.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 299 2.9 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 68.8% were family households, 28.2% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

Household income Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.5% 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 Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 240 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
None 664 6.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,598 35.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,747 36.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,827 18.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 328 3.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.0% 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 Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 912 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 451 49.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 461 50.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 912 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 451 (or 49.5%) were male and 461 (or 50.5%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Albany % 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 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 808 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $808.

Mortgage and rent Albany % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Albany (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 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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