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Coolgardie (L)

Code UCL521016 (UCL)
People 954
Male 507
Female 447
Median age 39
Families 219
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 419
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,213
Median monthly mortgage repayments $867
Median weekly rent $121
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 Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 954 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 507 53.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 447 46.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 200 21.0 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 954 people in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 53.1% were male and 46.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 21.0% of the population.

Age Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 64 6.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 70 7.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 70 7.3 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 68 7.1 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 46 4.8 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 36 3.8 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 62 6.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 69 7.2 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 66 6.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 78 8.2 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 73 7.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 89 9.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 74 7.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 38 4.0 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 27 2.8 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 11 1.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 14 1.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 288 38.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 38 5.0 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 94 12.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 36 4.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 297 39.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 38.2% were married and 17.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 57 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 69 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 220 37.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 102 17.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 272 45.8 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 37.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 10 3.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 46 15.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 4 1.3 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 17 5.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 25 8.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 10 3.3 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 8 2.6 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 2.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 9 3.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 6 2.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 162 53.5 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 303 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 31.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.9% were in primary school, 13.9% in secondary school and 5.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 674 70.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 172 21.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 42 5.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 33 4.1 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 561 69.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 69.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 272 66.0 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 82 19.9 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 26 6.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 32 7.8 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 412 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 412 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 66.0% were employed full time, 19.9% were employed part-time and 7.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 31 8.1 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 28 7.3 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 26 6.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 40 10.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 233 61.0 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 8.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 61.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 48 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 48 years.

Occupation Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 547 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,392 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,213 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $547.

Travel to work, top responses Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 421 55.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 163 21.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 61 8.1 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 124 16.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.7% provided care for children and 8.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 130 17.3 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 157 20.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 65 8.6 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 69 9.2 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 20.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 93 42.7 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 74 33.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 48 22.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 1.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.9% were couple families with children, 42.7% were couple families without children and 22.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 24.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 75.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 24.5% of single parents were male and 75.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,181 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,562 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,562 and those without children was $2,181.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 30 17.9 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 9 5.4 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 31 18.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 43 25.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 12 7.1 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 24 14.3 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 7 4.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 12 7.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 17.9% had both partners employed full-time, 5.4% had both employed part-time and 18.5% 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 Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 326 89.8 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 37 10.2 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 303 92.7 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6 1.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 18 5.5 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.7% were separate houses, 1.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 5.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 2.4 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 22 6.7 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 49 14.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 160 48.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 79 24.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 10 3.0 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 6.7% had 1 bedroom, 14.9% had 2 bedrooms and 48.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 82 25.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 121 37.0 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 111 33.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 13 4.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.1% were owned outright, 37.0% were owned with a mortgage and 33.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 211 64.7 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 115 35.3 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.7% were family households, 35.3% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.7 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.8 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.8% 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 Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 121 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.3 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.7 -- 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 Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 26 7.9 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 116 35.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 101 30.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 64 19.5 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 21 6.4 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 30.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.5% 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 Coolgardie (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 199 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 91 45.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 108 54.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 31 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 199 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 91 (or 45.7%) were male and 108 (or 54.3%) were female. The median age was 31 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Coolgardie (L) % 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 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 737 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Coolgardie (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $737.

Mortgage and rent Coolgardie (L) % 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 704 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Coolgardie (L) (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 $704.

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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