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Port Hedland (T)

Code 540057280 (SLA)
People 15,044
Male 8,574
Female 6,470
Median age 31
Families 2,889
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 6,015
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,808
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $120
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 15,044 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,574 57.0 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,470 43.0 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,223 14.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 15,044 people in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas) of these 57.0% were male and 43.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 14.8% of the population.

Age Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,254 8.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,061 7.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 894 5.9 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 825 5.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,288 8.6 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,746 11.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,493 9.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,459 9.7 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,192 7.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,157 7.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,083 7.2 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 761 5.1 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 452 3.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 171 1.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 105 0.7 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 40 0.3 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 33 0.2 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 31 0.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,982 42.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 417 3.5 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 850 7.2 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 200 1.7 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,389 45.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas) aged 15 years and over, 42.1% were married and 10.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 65 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,180 41.6 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,611 21.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,858 37.4 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 41.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 21.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 173 3.2 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 915 16.7 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 203 3.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 23 0.4 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 422 7.7 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 5 0.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 23 0.4 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 311 5.7 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 191 3.5 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 59 1.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,167 57.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,492 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas) 36.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.8% were in primary school, 8.2% in secondary school and 9.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 9,256 61.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,340 28.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 828 7.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 676 5.8 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,893 58.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), 58.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,959 76.0 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,005 12.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 589 7.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 284 3.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,837 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 7,837 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas). Of these 76.0% were employed full time, 12.8% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 306 4.1 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 303 4.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 393 5.2 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 794 10.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,165 68.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), 4.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 68.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,421 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,945 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,808 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas) was $1,421.

Travel to work, top responses Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,513 55.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,788 23.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 584 4.9 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,673 14.1 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.6% provided care for children and 4.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,441 20.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,480 21.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 814 6.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 774 6.5 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), 21.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 6.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,069 37.0 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,419 49.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 331 11.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 71 2.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), 49.1% were couple families with children, 37.0% were couple families without children and 11.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.9 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.1 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas) 21.9% of single parents were male and 78.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,445 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,415 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,415 and those without children was $3,445.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 949 38.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 38 1.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 433 17.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 466 18.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 51 2.1 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 92 3.7 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 221 8.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 236 9.5 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), of couple families, 38.2% had both partners employed full-time, 1.5% had both employed part-time and 17.4% 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 Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,714 81.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 856 18.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), 81.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,568 69.1 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 550 14.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 305 8.2 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 270 7.3 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), 69.1% were separate houses, 14.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.2% were flats, units or apartments and 7.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 44 1.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 218 5.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 459 12.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,724 46.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,094 29.4 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 176 4.7 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.9% had 1 bedroom, 12.4% had 2 bedrooms and 46.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 356 9.6 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 632 17.0 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,511 67.6 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 32 0.9 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 185 5.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), 9.6% were owned outright, 17.0% were owned with a mortgage and 67.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,771 74.6 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 741 19.9 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 203 5.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), of all households, 74.6% were family households, 19.9% were single person households and 5.5% were group households.

Household income Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 7.1 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 40.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), 7.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 40.7% 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 Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 120 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.5 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.5 -- 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 Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.3 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.7 -- 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 Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 225 6.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 876 23.6 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,415 38.1 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 979 26.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 220 5.9 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), 23.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.4% 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 Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,224 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,097 49.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,127 50.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), there were 2,224 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,097 (or 49.3%) were male and 1,127 (or 50.7%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,975 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,975.

Mortgage and rent Port Hedland (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 120 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Port Hedland (T) (Statistical Local Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,383.

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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