2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | Significant Urban Areas

Busselton

Code 5004 (SUA)
People 30,286
Male 14,750
Female 15,536
Median age 39
Families 8,253
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 15,834
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,079
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,885
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 30,286 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 14,750 48.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 15,536 51.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 494 1.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 30,286 people in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population.

Age Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,171 7.2 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,113 7.0 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,258 7.5 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,902 6.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,317 4.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,483 4.9 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,793 5.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,153 7.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,261 7.5 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,118 7.0 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,033 6.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,941 6.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,841 6.1 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,500 5.0 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,160 3.8 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 921 3.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 741 2.4 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 580 1.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 12,815 54.0 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 712 3.0 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,104 8.9 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,325 5.6 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,787 28.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.0% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 10,949 53.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,461 12.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,974 34.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 490 5.9 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,738 20.9 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 617 7.4 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 583 7.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 828 10.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 463 5.6 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 537 6.5 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 613 7.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 362 4.4 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 140 1.7 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,935 23.3 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,306 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas) 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.4% were in primary school, 22.0% in secondary school and 11.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 23,457 77.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 6,703 23.6 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,745 9.7 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,905 6.7 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 17,003 60.0 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), 60.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,592 52.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 5,054 35.0 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,112 7.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 692 4.8 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 14,450 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 14,450 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 52.5% were employed full time, 35.0% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,812 13.2 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,477 10.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,764 12.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,858 13.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,732 41.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), 13.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 556 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,335 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,079 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas) was $556.

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

Unpaid work Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 17,678 74.5 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,339 30.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,363 10.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,406 22.8 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.9% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,714 19.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,289 26.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,450 14.5 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,226 13.6 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,581 43.4 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,456 41.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,154 14.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 62 0.8 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), 41.9% were couple families with children, 43.4% were couple families without children and 14.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.1 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.9 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas) 18.1% of single parents were male and 81.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,832 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,045 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,045 and those without children was $1,832.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,083 15.4 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 400 5.7 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,591 22.6 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 897 12.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 389 5.5 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,443 20.5 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 490 7.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 743 10.6 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 15.4% had both partners employed full-time, 5.7% had both employed part-time and 22.6% 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 Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 10,979 72.1 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,252 27.9 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), 72.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 27.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,616 87.6 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 826 7.5 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 319 2.9 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 207 1.9 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), 87.6% were separate houses, 7.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 29 0.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 314 2.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,199 10.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,216 38.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 5,059 46.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 160 1.5 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 10.9% had 2 bedrooms and 38.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,502 31.9 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,556 32.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,556 32.4 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 138 1.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 224 2.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), 31.9% were owned outright, 32.4% were owned with a mortgage and 32.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 8,162 74.4 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,503 22.8 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 312 2.8 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 74.4% were family households, 22.8% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.8 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), 26.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.5% 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 Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.5 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.5 -- 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 Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,885 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.8 -- 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 Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
None 521 4.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,655 33.3 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,440 40.4 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,082 19.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 279 2.5 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), 33.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.0% 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 Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 496 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 239 48.2 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 257 51.8 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), there were 496 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 239 (or 48.2%) were male and 257 (or 51.8%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Busselton % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 940 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Busselton (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $940.

Mortgage and rent Busselton % 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 Busselton (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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