2006 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Wagin

Code UCL527400 (UCL)
People 1,427
Male 687
Female 740
Median age 43
Australian citizenship 1,221
People born overseas 203
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 6
Families 372
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 671
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $705
Median monthly mortgage repayment $585
Median weekly rent $95
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Wagin % Australia %
Total 1,427 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 687 48.1 9,799,252 49.4
Female 740 51.9 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 78 5.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,427 people were usually resident in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Of the total population 5.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Wagin % Australia %
People
0-4 years 91 6.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 203 14.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 127 8.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 508 35.6 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 206 14.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 291 20.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 43 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.6% of people usually resident in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 34.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 43 years.

Selected characteristics Wagin % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,221 85.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 203 14.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 6 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 85.6% of people usually resident in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 14.2% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Wagin % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 596 52.7 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 125 11.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 108 9.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 298 26.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 52.7% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.0% were either separated or divorced, 9.5% were widowed and 26.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Wagin % Australia %
Australia 1,107 77.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Wagin % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wagin % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 350 61.7 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 169 29.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 20 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 6 1.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 22 3.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 442 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 567 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 567 people aged 15 years and over in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 61.7% worked full-time, 29.8% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 1.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.9% were unemployed. 442 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wagin % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 386 -- 466 --
Family 981 -- 1,171 --
Household 705 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $386, the median family income was $981 and the median household income was $705.

Expand Families category,
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Families — family composition
Family composition Wagin % Australia %
Couple family without children 171 46.0 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 133 35.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 63 16.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 5 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 372 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 372 families in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 46.0% were couple families without children, 35.8% were couple families with children, 16.9% were one parent families and 1.3% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Wagin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 591 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 671 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 591 occupied private dwellings were counted in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Wagin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 547 92.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 13 2.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 28 4.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 3 0.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.6% were separate houses, 2.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Wagin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 230 38.9 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 163 27.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 137 23.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 8 1.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 54 9.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.9% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.6% were owned with a mortgage and 23.2% were rented.

Landlord type Wagin % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 30 21.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 35 25.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 68 49.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 6 4.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 21.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 25.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 49.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Wagin % Australia %
Median weekly rent 95 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 585 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $95. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $585. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wagin % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 366 61.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 178 30.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 11 1.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 30.1% were single (or lone) person households and 1.9% 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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