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Kununurra

Code UCL515019 (UCL)
People 4,573
Male 2,350
Female 2,223
Median age 30
Families 1,037
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,359
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,669
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,400
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 4,573 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,350 51.4 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,223 48.6 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,331 29.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,573 people in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 51.4% were male and 48.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 29.1% of the population.

Age Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 406 8.9 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 377 8.2 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 329 7.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 236 5.2 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 364 8.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 485 10.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 408 8.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 397 8.7 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 367 8.0 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 302 6.6 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 318 7.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 243 5.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 182 4.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 87 1.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 39 0.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 17 0.4 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 11 0.2 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 6 0.1 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 30 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities) was 30 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 3.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,290 37.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 87 2.5 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 285 8.2 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 69 2.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,738 50.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 37.2% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 61 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 983 36.1 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 579 21.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,159 42.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 21.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 64 4.5 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 317 22.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 113 7.9 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 6 0.4 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 139 9.7 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 4 0.3 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 17 1.2 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 82 5.7 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 70 4.9 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 31 2.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 587 41.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,430 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities) 31.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.4% were in primary school, 11.2% in secondary school and 10.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,481 76.1 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 758 18.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 183 4.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 191 4.8 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,888 71.8 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), 71.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,725 71.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 386 16.0 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 200 8.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 98 4.1 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,409 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,409 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 71.6% were employed full time, 16.0% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 118 5.1 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 115 5.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 154 6.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 412 17.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,312 56.8 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), 5.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 56.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 864 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,835 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,669 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities) was $864.

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

Unpaid work Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,238 64.5 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 944 27.2 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 230 6.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 736 21.2 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.2% provided care for children and 6.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 802 23.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 865 24.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 310 8.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 259 7.5 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 428 41.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 399 38.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 194 18.7 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 1.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.5% were couple families with children, 41.3% were couple families without children and 18.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,453 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,250 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,250 and those without children was $2,453.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 288 34.7 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 21 2.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 152 18.3 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 98 11.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 14 1.7 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 58 7.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 83 10.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 115 13.9 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 34.7% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 18.3% 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,423 86.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 221 13.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), 86.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 941 66.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 139 9.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 92 6.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 250 17.5 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), 66.0% were separate houses, 9.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats, units or apartments and 17.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 47 3.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 165 11.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 255 17.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 623 43.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 288 20.2 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 45 3.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 11.6% had 1 bedroom, 17.9% had 2 bedrooms and 43.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 202 14.2 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 231 16.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 928 65.2 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 0.8 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 51 3.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), 14.2% were owned outright, 16.2% were owned with a mortgage and 65.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 988 69.4 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 343 24.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 92 6.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 69.4% were family households, 24.1% were single person households and 6.5% were group households.

Household income Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.6 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.6% 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.0 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.0 -- 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.5 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.5 -- 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
None 151 10.6 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 513 36.1 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 472 33.2 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 220 15.5 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 67 4.7 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.5% 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 Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,331 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 619 46.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 712 53.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,331 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 619 (or 46.5%) were male and 712 (or 53.5%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.6 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,099 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4, with 1.6 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,099.

Mortgage and rent Kununurra % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 145 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Kununurra (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $145 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,800.

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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