2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Statistical Districts

Bunbury (WA)

Code 5074 (SDIST)
People 54,968
Male 27,363
Female 27,605
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 48,202
People born overseas 8,979
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 154
Families 14,773
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 22,677
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,083
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,192
Median weekly rent $180
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Total 54,968 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 27,363 49.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 27,605 50.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,267 2.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 54,968 people were usually resident in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts): of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Of the total population 2.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,662 6.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 8,208 14.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 7,711 14.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 23,325 42.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 5,642 10.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 6,419 11.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.6% of people usually resident in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 48,202 87.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 8,979 16.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 154 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 87.7% of people usually resident in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts) were Australian citizens, 16.3% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 22,323 51.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 5,140 11.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,201 5.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 13,431 31.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts) were married, 11.9% were either separated or divorced, 5.1% were widowed and 31.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Australia 42,339 77.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Bunbury (WA) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Bunbury (WA) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 16,553 60.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 7,607 27.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 1,202 4.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 827 3.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 1,038 3.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 13,260 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 27,227 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 27,227 people aged 15 years and over in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts) were in the labour force. Of these 60.8% worked full-time, 27.9% worked part-time, 4.4% were away from work, 3.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.8% were unemployed. 13,260 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 492 -- 466 --
Family 1,231 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,083 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $492, the median family income was $1,231 and the median household income was $1,083.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Couple family without children 5,703 38.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 6,644 45.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 2,254 15.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 172 1.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 14,773 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 14,773 families in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts): of these 38.6% were couple families without children, 45.0% were couple families with children, 15.3% were one parent families and 1.2% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 20,523 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 22,677 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 20,523 occupied private dwellings were counted in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts).

Dwelling structure Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 17,080 83.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,022 9.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,074 5.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 298 1.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 49 0.2 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts), 83.2% were separate houses, 9.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,660 27.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 7,830 38.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 5,426 26.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 208 1.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,397 6.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts), 27.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 38.2% were owned with a mortgage and 26.4% were rented.

Landlord type Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 2,431 44.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 800 14.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,072 38.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 123 2.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 44.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 38.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,192 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,192. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bunbury (WA) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 14,602 71.1 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 4,343 21.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 553 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Bunbury (WA) (Statistical Districts), 71.1% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.7% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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