2011 Census QuickStats

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Indigenous Locations

Wanarn

Code ILOC50300407 (ILOC) Total population 149 | Total dwellings 45
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 135
Male 63
Female 73
Median age 22
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Households 20
Average people per household 4.4
Median weekly household income $650
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $42
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal 135 100.0 67,062 96.3 495,757 90.4
Torres Strait Islander 0 0.0 1,306 1.9 31,407 5.7
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 0 0.0 1,298 1.9 21,206 3.9
Total 135 -- 69,666 -- 548,370 --
           
Male 63 46.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 73 53.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7

For the 2011 Census in Wanarn (Indigenous Locations), there were 135 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 63 (or 46.3%) were male and 73 (or 53.7%) were female.

Age Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
0-4 years 10 7.4 8,236 11.8 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 29 21.3 16,301 23.4 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 26 19.1 13,453 19.3 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 42 30.9 25,428 36.5 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 14 10.3 3,919 5.6 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 15 11.0 2,326 3.3 20,772 3.8
           
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

In Wanarn (Indigenous Locations) the median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 22 years. Of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 29.9% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 11.0% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 59.3 9,893 21.9 85,741 24.4
Separated 0 0.0 1,871 4.1 14,925 4.2
Divorced 0 0.0 2,125 4.7 23,126 6.6
Widowed 15 16.5 1,599 3.5 12,142 3.5
Never married 22 24.2 29,643 65.7 215,347 61.3

In Wanarn (Indigenous Locations) 59.3% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were married and 0.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 32 -- 43 -- 44 --
Separated 0 -- 44 -- 46 --
Divorced 0 -- 51 -- 51 --
Widowed 61 -- 63 -- 65 --
Never married 19 -- 27 -- 26 --

In Wanarn (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 32 years and the median age of people never married was 19 years.

Social marital status Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 24 42.1 7,099 19.2 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 5 8.8 7,293 19.7 48,600 15.8
Not married 28 49.1 22,676 61.2 187,097 60.9

In Wanarn (Indigenous Locations) 42.1% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 8.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 38 -- 44 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 24 -- 34 -- 34 --
Not married 38 -- 28 -- 28 --

In Wanarn (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 38 years and in a de facto marriage was 24 years.

Education Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 3 7.5 1,799 6.4 13,977 6.2
Primary 26 65.0 10,335 36.7 81,554 36.4
Secondary 4 10.0 5,053 17.9 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 0 0.0 1,212 4.3 13,211 5.9
University or tertiary institution 0 0.0 929 3.3 10,125 4.5
Other 0 0.0 352 1.3 3,662 1.6
Not stated 7 17.5 8,478 30.1 50,410 22.5
Total 40 -- 28,158 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Wanarn (Indigenous Locations), 28.9% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 65.0% were attending a primary school, 10.0% were attending a secondary school and 0.0% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — language diversity
Australian Indigenous Language, top responses Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6 30.0 9,993 47.9 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 8 40.0 5,112 24.5 47,035 26.4
Away from work 3 15.0 2,060 9.9 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 3 15.0 3,711 17.8 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 20 -- 20,876 -- 178,170 --
 
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There were 20 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wanarn (Indigenous Locations). Of these 30.0% were employed full time, 40.0% were employed part-time and 15.0% were unemployed.

Median age by employment status Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 32 -- 37 -- 37 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 34 -- 34 --

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Wanarn (Indigenous Locations) who were employed full time was 32 years and those employed part time was 38 years.

Median weekly incomes Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 255 -- 348 -- 362 --
Household 650 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
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The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Wanarn (Indigenous Locations) was $255 and the median weekly household income was $650.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 0.7 -- 1.5 -- 1.5 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wanarn (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.4, with 1.4 persons per bedroom and 0.7 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

Housing costs Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 42 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Wanarn (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $42 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

Dwellings — dwelling structure
Dwelling structure Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander            
Separate house 20 100.0 18,446 83.3 168,749 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 2,005 9.1 16,437 7.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 1,311 5.9 20,640 9.9
Other dwelling 0 0.0 316 1.4 2,949 1.4
Total 20 -- 22,131 -- 209,047 --

In Wanarn (Indigenous Locations) there were 20 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, unit or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Tenure Wanarn % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Owned outright 0 0.0 1,896 8.6 23,333 11.2
Owned with a mortgage 0 0.0 5,098 23.0 51,761 24.8
Rented 21 100.0 13,868 62.7 124,099 59.4
Other tenure type 0 0.0 158 0.7 1,516 0.7
Tenure type not stated 0 0.0 1,115 5.0 8,338 4.0

In Wanarn (Indigenous Locations), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 0.0% were owned outright, 0.0% were owned with a mortgage and 100.0% were rented.

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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