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Karratha

Code UCL513003 (UCL)
People 16,475
Male 9,523
Female 6,952
Median age 32
Families 3,326
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,259
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2,870
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,094
Median weekly rent $131
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 16,475 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,523 57.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,952 42.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 866 5.3 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 16,475 people in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 57.8% were male and 42.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.3% of the population.

Age Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,494 9.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,195 7.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 996 6.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 872 5.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,218 7.4 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,825 11.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,632 9.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,799 10.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,507 9.1 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,308 7.9 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,154 7.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 793 4.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 436 2.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 149 0.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 61 0.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 17 0.1 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 10 0.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 9 0.1 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 1.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,099 47.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 404 3.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 912 7.1 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 94 0.7 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,289 41.3 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 47.7% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 60 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,127 47.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,711 19.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,820 32.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 19.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 265 4.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,076 18.0 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 290 4.9 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 20 0.3 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 312 5.2 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 264 4.4 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 6 0.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 306 5.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 213 3.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 84 1.4 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,143 52.6 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,979 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities) 36.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.2% were in primary school, 9.7% in secondary school and 8.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 9,960 60.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,026 30.6 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 973 7.4 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 830 6.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,339 55.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), 55.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,879 76.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,257 14.0 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 630 7.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 215 2.4 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,981 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,981 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 76.6% were employed full time, 14.0% were employed part-time and 2.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 470 5.4 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 324 3.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 466 5.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 765 8.7 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,113 69.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), 5.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 3.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 69.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,543 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,981 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,870 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities) was $1,543.

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

Unpaid work Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,615 59.5 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,371 26.3 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 510 4.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,028 15.8 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.3% provided care for children and 4.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,719 21.2 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,888 22.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,081 8.4 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 926 7.2 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,227 36.9 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,792 53.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 272 8.2 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 35 1.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), 53.9% were couple families with children, 36.9% were couple families without children and 8.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 33.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 66.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities) 33.5% of single parents were male and 66.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,465 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,314 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,314 and those without children was $3,465.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,134 37.5 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 28 0.9 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 676 22.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 632 20.9 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 43 1.4 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 36 1.2 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 245 8.1 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 228 7.5 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 37.5% had both partners employed full-time, 0.9% had both employed part-time and 22.4% 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,180 86.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 652 13.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,215 76.9 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 496 11.9 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 200 4.8 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 264 6.3 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), 76.9% were separate houses, 11.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.8% were flats, units or apartments and 6.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 67 1.6 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 261 6.2 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 425 10.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,593 38.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,710 40.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 125 3.0 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 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 6.2% had 1 bedroom, 10.2% had 2 bedrooms and 38.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 352 8.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 619 14.8 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,032 72.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 45 1.1 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 132 3.2 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), 8.4% were owned outright, 14.8% were owned with a mortgage and 72.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,238 77.4 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 734 17.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 209 5.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 77.4% were family households, 17.6% were single person households and 5.0% were group households.

Household income Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 4.8 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 43.2 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), 4.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 43.2% 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 131 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.6 -- 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,094 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
None 131 3.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 980 23.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,745 41.7 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,176 28.1 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 150 3.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 28.1% 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 866 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 454 52.4 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 412 47.6 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 866 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 454 (or 52.4%) were male and 412 (or 47.6%) 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 Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,115 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,115.

Mortgage and rent Karratha % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 140 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,817 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Karratha (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $140 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,817.

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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