2011 Census QuickStats

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Indigenous Locations

Warakurna

Code ILOC50300408 (ILOC) Total population 179 | Total dwellings 55
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 155
Male 80
Female 75
Median age 26
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Households 29
Average people per household 4.4
Median weekly household income $733
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $32
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal 155 100.0 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 155 -- 69,666 -- 548,370 --
           
Male 80 51.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 75 48.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7

For the 2011 Census in Warakurna (Indigenous Locations), there were 155 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 80 (or 51.6%) were male and 75 (or 48.4%) were female.

Age Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
0-4 years 21 13.5 8,236 11.8 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 33 21.3 16,301 23.4 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 24 15.5 13,453 19.3 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 69 44.5 25,428 36.5 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 5 3.2 3,919 5.6 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 3 1.9 2,326 3.3 20,772 3.8
           
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

In Warakurna (Indigenous Locations) the median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 26 years. Of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 34.8% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 1.9% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 61 58.1 9,893 21.9 85,741 24.4
Separated 9 8.6 1,871 4.1 14,925 4.2
Divorced 3 2.9 2,125 4.7 23,126 6.6
Widowed 9 8.6 1,599 3.5 12,142 3.5
Never married 23 21.9 29,643 65.7 215,347 61.3

In Warakurna (Indigenous Locations) 58.1% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were married and 10.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 28 -- 43 -- 44 --
Separated 49 -- 44 -- 46 --
Divorced 0 -- 51 -- 51 --
Widowed 57 -- 63 -- 65 --
Never married 21 -- 27 -- 26 --

In Warakurna (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 28 years and the median age of people never married was 21 years.

Social marital status Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37 40.2 7,099 19.2 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 3 3.3 7,293 19.7 48,600 15.8
Not married 52 56.5 22,676 61.2 187,097 60.9

In Warakurna (Indigenous Locations) 40.2% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 3.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 32 -- 44 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 50 -- 34 -- 34 --
Not married 30 -- 28 -- 28 --

In Warakurna (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 32 years and in a de facto marriage was 50 years.

Education Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 4 9.1 1,799 6.4 13,977 6.2
Primary 24 54.5 10,335 36.7 81,554 36.4
Secondary 8 18.2 5,053 17.9 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 3 6.8 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 5 11.4 8,478 30.1 50,410 22.5
Total 44 -- 28,158 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Warakurna (Indigenous Locations), 27.6% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 54.5% were attending a primary school, 18.2% were attending a secondary school and 7.0% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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

People — employment
Employment Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 12 29.3 9,993 47.9 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 19 46.3 5,112 24.5 47,035 26.4
Away from work 7 17.1 2,060 9.9 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 3 7.3 3,711 17.8 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 41 -- 20,876 -- 178,170 --
 
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There were 41 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Warakurna (Indigenous Locations). Of these 29.3% were employed full time, 46.3% were employed part-time and 7.3% were unemployed.

Median age by employment status Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 37 -- 37 --
Employed part-time 28 -- 34 -- 34 --

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Warakurna (Indigenous Locations) who were employed full time was 41 years and those employed part time was 28 years.

Median weekly incomes Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 238 -- 348 -- 362 --
Household 733 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
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The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Warakurna (Indigenous Locations) was $238 and the median weekly household income was $733.

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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 Warakurna % 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 1.8 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 0.9 -- 1.5 -- 1.5 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Warakurna (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.4, with 1.8 persons per bedroom and 0.9 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

Housing costs Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 32 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Warakurna (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $32 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

Dwellings — dwelling structure
Dwelling structure Warakurna % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander            
Separate house 28 100.0 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 28 -- 22,131 -- 209,047 --

In Warakurna (Indigenous Locations) there were 28 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 Warakurna % 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 29 100.0 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 Warakurna (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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