2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | Significant Urban Areas

Bunbury

Code 5003 (SUA)
People 65,608
Male 32,586
Female 33,022
Median age 36
Families 17,740
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 27,770
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,387
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,829
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 65,608 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 32,586 49.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 33,022 50.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,690 2.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 65,608 people in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.6% of the population.

Age Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 4,764 7.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 4,652 7.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 4,782 7.3 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,591 7.0 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,085 6.2 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 4,342 6.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 4,404 6.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,557 6.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,867 7.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,677 7.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,589 7.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,884 5.9 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 3,504 5.3 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 2,469 3.8 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,867 2.8 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,419 2.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,177 1.8 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 977 1.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 25,997 50.6 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,794 3.5 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 4,503 8.8 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 2,471 4.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 16,651 32.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 50.6% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 22,793 50.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 5,597 12.5 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 16,457 36.7 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 1,079 5.6 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,245 22.1 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,113 5.8 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 862 4.5 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,444 12.7 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 642 3.3 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 742 3.9 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,450 7.6 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,147 6.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 336 1.8 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 5,124 26.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 19,184 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas) 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.4% were in primary school, 20.0% in secondary school and 13.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 48,566 74.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 16,271 26.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 5,163 8.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,829 6.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 35,342 58.3 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), 58.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 19,690 59.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 9,384 28.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 2,227 6.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,604 4.9 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 32,905 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 32,905 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 59.8% were employed full time, 28.5% were employed part-time and 4.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 3,315 10.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,825 9.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,243 10.4 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 4,811 15.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 14,880 47.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 623 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,664 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,387 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas) was $623.

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

Unpaid work Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 36,833 71.6 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 15,869 30.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,774 9.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 8,894 17.3 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.9% provided care for children and 9.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 10,602 20.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 13,385 26.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 6,658 12.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 6,186 12.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), 26.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 7,064 39.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 7,760 43.7 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,723 15.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 193 1.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), 43.7% were couple families with children, 39.8% were couple families without children and 15.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.3 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.7 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas) 17.3% of single parents were male and 82.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,216 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,371 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,371 and those without children was $2,216.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,746 18.5 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 443 3.0 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,584 24.2 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,668 18.0 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 684 4.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,234 15.1 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 1,040 7.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,432 9.7 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 24.2% 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 Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 23,609 89.1 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,874 10.9 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), 89.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 20,240 85.7 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,175 9.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 927 3.9 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 254 1.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), 85.7% were separate houses, 9.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 76 0.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 609 2.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,375 10.1 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 8,573 36.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 11,603 49.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 374 1.6 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.6% had 1 bedroom, 10.1% had 2 bedrooms and 36.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 6,318 26.8 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 9,418 39.9 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 7,075 30.0 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 262 1.1 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 536 2.3 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), 26.8% were owned outright, 39.9% were owned with a mortgage and 30.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 17,515 74.2 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,331 22.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 765 3.2 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 74.2% were family households, 22.6% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

Household income Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), 21.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.4% 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 Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.9 -- 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 Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,829 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,200 5.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 7,487 31.7 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 9,593 40.6 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 4,725 20.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 605 2.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), 31.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.0% 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 Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,691 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 824 48.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 867 51.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), there were 1,691 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 824 (or 48.7%) were male and 867 (or 51.3%) 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 Bunbury % 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 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,113 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,113.

Mortgage and rent Bunbury % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 240 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bunbury (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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