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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Broome

Code UCL513002 (UCL)
People 12,766
Male 6,500
Female 6,266
Median age 33
Families 2,931
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,403
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,716
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $220
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 Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 12,766 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,500 50.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,266 49.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,873 22.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,766 people in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 50.9% were male and 49.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 22.5% of the population.

Age Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,039 8.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,003 7.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 880 6.9 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 696 5.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 866 6.8 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,179 9.2 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,088 8.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,114 8.7 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,110 8.7 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 960 7.5 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 922 7.2 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 784 6.1 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 487 3.8 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 287 2.2 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 159 1.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 94 0.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 60 0.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 38 0.3 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,585 36.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 350 3.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 821 8.3 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 233 2.4 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,858 49.3 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 36.4% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,756 35.4 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,630 20.9 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,400 43.7 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 35.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 20.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 191 4.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 912 20.7 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 271 6.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 17 0.4 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 355 8.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 154 3.5 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 13 0.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 307 7.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 304 6.9 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 51 1.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,841 41.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,416 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) 34.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.2% were in primary school, 11.8% in secondary school and 13.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 9,468 74.2 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,242 20.4 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 912 8.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 634 5.8 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,226 65.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 65.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,506 68.1 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,367 20.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 474 7.2 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 268 4.1 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,615 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,615 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 68.1% were employed full time, 20.7% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 440 6.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 376 5.9 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 553 8.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,150 18.1 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,359 52.9 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 6.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 862 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,012 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,716 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) was $862.

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

Unpaid work Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,504 66.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,649 26.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 673 6.8 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,833 18.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.9% provided care for children and 6.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,291 23.3 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,542 25.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 973 9.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 697 7.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,095 37.4 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,238 42.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 556 19.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 41 1.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.3% were couple families with children, 37.4% were couple families without children and 19.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.3 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.7 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,391 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,458 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,458 and those without children was $2,391.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 739 31.7 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 60 2.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 511 21.9 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 284 12.2 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 52 2.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 181 7.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 188 8.1 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 317 13.6 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 31.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 21.9% 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 Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,077 91.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 387 8.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,808 68.9 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 464 11.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 334 8.2 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 432 10.6 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 68.9% were separate houses, 11.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.2% were flats, units or apartments and 10.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 147 3.6 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 423 10.4 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 653 16.0 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,641 40.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,076 26.4 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 137 3.4 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 10.4% had 1 bedroom, 16.0% had 2 bedrooms and 40.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 645 15.8 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 949 23.3 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,307 56.6 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 31 0.8 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 145 3.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 15.8% were owned outright, 23.3% were owned with a mortgage and 56.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,846 69.8 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 950 23.3 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 281 6.9 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 69.8% were family households, 23.3% were single person households and 6.9% were group households.

Household income Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.3 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 16.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.7% 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 Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.1 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.9 -- 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 Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.9 -- 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 Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
None 341 8.4 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,330 32.6 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,445 35.5 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 752 18.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 208 5.1 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.4% 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 Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,875 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,407 48.9 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,468 51.1 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 2,875 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,407 (or 48.9%) were male and 1,468 (or 51.1%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Broome % 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 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,131 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,131.

Mortgage and rent Broome % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 161 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,461 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $161 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,461.

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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