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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Port Hedland

Code UCL513004 (UCL)
People 13,772
Male 7,625
Female 6,147
Median age 30
Families 2,786
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,736
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,818
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,503
Median weekly rent $120
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 13,772 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,625 55.4 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,147 44.6 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,036 14.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,772 people in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 55.4% were male and 44.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 14.8% of the population.

Age Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,212 8.8 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,022 7.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 856 6.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 787 5.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,197 8.7 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,559 11.3 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,345 9.8 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,325 9.6 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,069 7.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,021 7.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 966 7.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 660 4.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 404 2.9 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 152 1.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 101 0.7 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 38 0.3 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 33 0.2 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 23 0.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 30 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities) was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,517 42.3 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 364 3.4 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 737 6.9 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 186 1.7 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,878 45.7 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 42.3% were married and 10.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 66 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,091 41.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,553 21.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,725 37.0 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 21.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 163 3.2 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 871 17.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 202 4.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 22 0.4 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 404 8.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 22 0.4 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 289 5.7 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 188 3.7 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 49 1.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,854 56.3 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,067 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities) 36.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.6% were in primary school, 8.5% in secondary school and 9.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 8,498 61.7 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,072 28.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 781 7.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 637 5.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,297 58.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), 58.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,328 75.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 943 13.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 535 7.6 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 273 3.9 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,079 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,079 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 75.3% were employed full time, 13.3% were employed part-time and 3.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 288 4.2 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 283 4.2 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 376 5.5 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 770 11.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,560 67.0 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), 4.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 67.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Port Hedland % 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 Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,368 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,946 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,818 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities) was $1,368.

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

Unpaid work Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,103 57.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,575 24.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 534 5.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,556 14.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.1% provided care for children and 5.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,256 21.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,347 22.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 761 7.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 739 6.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,037 37.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,374 49.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 315 11.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 61 2.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), 49.3% were couple families with children, 37.2% were couple families without children and 11.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities) 21.5% of single parents were male and 78.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,429 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,428 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,428 and those without children was $3,429.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 922 38.3 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 35 1.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 429 17.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 450 18.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 45 1.9 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 87 3.6 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 216 9.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 225 9.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 38.3% had both partners employed full-time, 1.5% had both employed part-time and 17.8% 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 Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,593 81.4 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 821 18.6 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,467 68.6 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 550 15.3 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 305 8.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 257 7.2 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), 68.6% were separate houses, 15.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.5% were flats, units or apartments and 7.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 39 1.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 209 5.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 446 12.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,690 47.0 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,042 29.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 167 4.6 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 5.8% had 1 bedroom, 12.4% had 2 bedrooms and 47.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 341 9.5 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 606 16.9 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,437 67.8 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 30 0.8 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 180 5.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), 9.5% were owned outright, 16.9% were owned with a mortgage and 67.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,676 74.5 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 720 20.0 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 197 5.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 74.5% were family households, 20.0% were single person households and 5.5% were group households.

Household income Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 7.0 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 41.0 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), 7.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 41.0% 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 Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 120 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.3 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.7 -- 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 Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,503 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.3 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.7 -- 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 Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
None 210 5.8 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 846 23.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,388 38.6 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 938 26.1 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 212 5.9 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.1% 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 Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,035 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 992 48.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,043 51.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 2,035 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 992 (or 48.7%) were male and 1,043 (or 51.3%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,092 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,092.

Mortgage and rent Port Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 120 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Port Hedland (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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