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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Geraldton

Code UCL512004 (UCL)
People 31,349
Male 15,378
Female 15,971
Median age 36
Families 8,218
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 13,548
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,201
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,690
Median weekly rent $230
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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 31,349 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 15,378 49.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 15,971 50.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,010 9.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 31,349 people in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.6% of the population.

Age Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,318 7.4 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,272 7.2 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,530 8.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,412 7.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,990 6.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,894 6.0 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,807 5.8 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,102 6.7 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,265 7.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,226 7.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,115 6.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,852 5.9 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,624 5.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,139 3.6 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 997 3.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 789 2.5 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 558 1.8 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 458 1.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 11,104 45.8 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 925 3.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,999 8.3 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,339 5.5 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,862 36.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.8% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9,725 46.2 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,779 13.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 8,557 40.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.2% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 488 5.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,718 18.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 809 8.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 441 4.8 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 916 9.9 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 858 9.3 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 360 3.9 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 729 7.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 365 3.9 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 106 1.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,474 26.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 9,264 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.0% were in primary school, 23.0% in secondary school and 11.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 25,034 79.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,604 19.4 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,181 7.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,598 5.5 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 19,562 67.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 67.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,145 59.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,156 27.2 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,119 7.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 876 5.7 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 15,296 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 15,296 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 59.8% were employed full time, 27.2% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,439 10.0 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,178 8.2 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,541 10.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,404 16.7 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,737 46.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 595 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,466 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,201 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) was $595.

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

Unpaid work Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 16,988 70.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,236 29.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,467 10.2 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,538 18.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.9% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,808 19.8 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,198 25.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,101 12.8 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,878 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 Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,143 38.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,464 42.2 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,504 18.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 107 1.3 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.2% were couple families with children, 38.2% were couple families without children and 18.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.4 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.6 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities) 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,067 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,289 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,289 and those without children was $2,067.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,268 19.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 227 3.4 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,391 21.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 970 14.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 334 5.1 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,084 16.4 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 500 7.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 834 12.6 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 19.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,316 88.0 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,544 12.0 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,661 85.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 701 6.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 790 7.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 159 1.4 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.4% were separate houses, 6.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 42 0.4 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 365 3.2 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,514 13.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,006 44.2 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,128 36.5 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 264 2.3 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 13.4% had 2 bedrooms and 44.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,290 29.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,768 33.3 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,875 34.2 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 55 0.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 329 2.9 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.1% were owned outright, 33.3% were owned with a mortgage and 34.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 8,050 71.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,909 25.7 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 358 3.2 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 71.1% were family households, 25.7% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.9 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.9 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.9% 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 230 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.3 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.7 -- 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
None 804 7.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,787 33.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,140 36.6 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,173 19.2 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 413 3.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.2% 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 Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,011 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,376 45.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,635 54.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 3,011 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,376 (or 45.7%) were male and 1,635 (or 54.3%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Geraldton % 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 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 898 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $898.

Mortgage and rent Geraldton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 190 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,469 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Geraldton (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,469.

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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