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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Kalgoorlie - Boulder

Code UCL512005 (UCL)
People 30,841
Male 16,131
Female 14,710
Median age 31
Families 7,335
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 12,434
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,972
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $260
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 Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 30,841 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 16,131 52.3 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 14,710 47.7 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,086 6.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 30,841 people in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 52.3% were male and 47.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.8% of the population.

Age Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,687 8.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,341 7.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,223 7.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,065 6.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,490 8.1 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,954 9.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,485 8.1 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,635 8.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,336 7.6 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,285 7.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,056 6.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,486 4.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,142 3.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 608 2.0 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 437 1.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 281 0.9 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 170 0.6 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 158 0.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,319 43.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 750 3.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,731 7.3 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 698 3.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 10,090 42.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 43.7% were married and 10.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,470 44.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,404 17.7 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,369 38.3 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 499 4.9 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,120 20.6 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 582 5.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 204 2.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 747 7.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 494 4.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 176 1.7 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 551 5.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 612 6.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 132 1.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 4,155 40.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 10,272 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities) 33.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.3% were in primary school, 13.8% in secondary school and 11.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 20,352 66.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,925 29.7 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,827 6.8 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,429 5.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 15,533 58.1 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), 58.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 11,410 70.2 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,086 19.0 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,053 6.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 694 4.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 16,243 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 16,243 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 70.2% were employed full time, 19.0% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,094 7.0 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 889 5.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,098 7.1 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,900 12.2 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 9,508 61.2 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), 7.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 61.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 897 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,287 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,972 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities) was $897.

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

Unpaid work Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,297 64.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,821 28.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,480 6.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,438 14.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 6.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,013 21.3 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,796 24.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,289 9.7 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,195 9.3 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,648 36.1 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,558 48.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,016 13.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 112 1.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), 48.5% were couple families with children, 36.1% were couple families without children and 13.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities) 20.2% of single parents were male and 79.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,688 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,860 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,860 and those without children was $2,688.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,965 31.7 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 98 1.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,308 21.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,292 20.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 127 2.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 345 5.6 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 449 7.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 623 10.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 31.7% had both partners employed full-time, 1.6% 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 Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,818 89.4 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,159 10.6 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,953 81.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 943 9.6 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 636 6.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 259 2.6 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.0% were separate houses, 9.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats, units or apartments and 2.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 86 0.9 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 568 5.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,143 11.6 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,240 43.2 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,559 36.2 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 225 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 5.8% had 1 bedroom, 11.6% had 2 bedrooms and 43.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,618 16.5 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,119 41.9 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,769 38.4 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 36 0.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 277 2.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), 16.5% were owned outright, 41.9% were owned with a mortgage and 38.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 7,170 73.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,187 22.3 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 461 4.7 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 73.0% were family households, 22.3% were single person households and 4.7% were group households.

Household income Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.1 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.6 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 22.6% 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 Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
None 592 6.0 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,989 30.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,726 38.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,168 22.1 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 343 3.5 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.1% 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 Kalgoorlie - Boulder % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,088 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,012 48.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,076 51.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 2,088 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,012 (or 48.5%) were male and 1,076 (or 51.5%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Kalgoorlie - Boulder % 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 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,327 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,327.

Mortgage and rent Kalgoorlie - Boulder % 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 1,717 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Kalgoorlie - Boulder (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 $1,717.

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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