2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Busselton

Code UCL503200 (UCL)
People 15,386
Male 7,373
Female 8,013
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 13,788
People born overseas 2,266
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 156
Families 4,135
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,167
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $849
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,161
Median weekly rent $180
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People — demographics
People Busselton % Australia %
Total 15,386 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 7,373 47.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 8,013 52.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 297 1.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 15,386 people were usually resident in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Of the total population 1.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Busselton % Australia %
People
0-4 years 932 6.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,311 15.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,804 11.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,835 37.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,653 10.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,852 18.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.1% of people usually resident in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 29.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Busselton % Australia %
Australian citizenship 13,788 89.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,266 14.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 156 1.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.6% of people usually resident in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 14.7% were born overseas and 1.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Busselton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,379 52.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,468 12.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 962 7.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,337 27.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 52.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 12.1% were either separated or divorced, 7.9% were widowed and 27.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Busselton % Australia %
Australia 12,172 79.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Busselton % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Busselton % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Busselton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,890 55.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,281 32.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 351 5.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 191 2.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 271 3.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,447 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 6,984 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 6,984 people aged 15 years and over in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 55.7% worked full-time, 32.7% worked part-time, 5.0% were away from work, 2.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.9% were unemployed. 4,447 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Busselton % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Busselton % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Busselton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 429 -- 466 --
Family 1,052 -- 1,171 --
Household 849 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $429, the median family income was $1,052 and the median household income was $849.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Busselton % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,781 43.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,631 39.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 679 16.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 44 1.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 4,135 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 4,135 families in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 43.1% were couple families without children, 39.4% were couple families with children, 16.4% were one parent families and 1.1% 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 Busselton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,954 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,167 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,954 occupied private dwellings were counted in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Busselton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,028 84.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 491 8.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 229 3.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 206 3.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.4% were separate houses, 8.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.8% were flats, units or apartments and 3.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Busselton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,892 31.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,618 27.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,076 34.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 36 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 333 5.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.2% were owned with a mortgage and 34.9% were rented.

Landlord type Busselton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 906 43.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 474 22.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 640 30.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 57 2.7 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 43.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 22.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Busselton % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,161 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,161. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Busselton % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 4,108 69.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,430 24.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 156 2.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Busselton (Urban Centres and Localities), 69.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.0% were single (or lone) person households and 2.6% 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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