2011 Census QuickStats

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Indigenous Locations

Mowanjum

Code ILOC50800103 (ILOC) Total population 308 | Total dwellings 48
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 295
Male 134
Female 160
Median age 21
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Households 48
Average people per household 5.4
Median weekly household income $733
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $70
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal 289 98.0 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 6 2.0 1,298 1.9 21,206 3.9
Total 295 -- 69,666 -- 548,370 --
           
Male 134 45.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 160 54.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7

For the 2011 Census in Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations), there were 295 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 134 (or 45.6%) were male and 160 (or 54.4%) were female.

Age Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
0-4 years 39 13.3 8,236 11.8 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 57 19.5 16,301 23.4 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 71 24.2 13,453 19.3 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 104 35.5 25,428 36.5 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 16 5.5 3,919 5.6 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 6 2.0 2,326 3.3 20,772 3.8
           
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

In Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations) the median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 21 years. Of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 32.4% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 2.0% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10 5.0 9,893 21.9 85,741 24.4
Separated 3 1.5 1,871 4.1 14,925 4.2
Divorced 3 1.5 2,125 4.7 23,126 6.6
Widowed 3 1.5 1,599 3.5 12,142 3.5
Never married 183 90.6 29,643 65.7 215,347 61.3

In Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations) 5.0% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were married and 3.0% were either divorced or separated.

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

In Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 16 9.6 7,099 19.2 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 47 28.3 7,293 19.7 48,600 15.8
Not married 103 62.0 22,676 61.2 187,097 60.9

In Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations) 9.6% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 28.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 44 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 34 --
Not married 26 -- 28 -- 28 --

In Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 41 years and in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 6 7.6 1,799 6.4 13,977 6.2
Primary 43 54.4 10,335 36.7 81,554 36.4
Secondary 10 12.7 5,053 17.9 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 3 3.8 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 17 21.5 8,478 30.1 50,410 22.5
Total 79 -- 28,158 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations), 26.5% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 54.4% were attending a primary school, 12.7% were attending a secondary school and 3.8% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

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

People — employment
Employment Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 18 18.8 9,993 47.9 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 50 52.1 5,112 24.5 47,035 26.4
Away from work 17 17.7 2,060 9.9 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 11 11.5 3,711 17.8 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 96 -- 20,876 -- 178,170 --
 
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There were 96 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations). Of these 18.8% were employed full time, 52.1% were employed part-time and 11.5% were unemployed.

Median age by employment status Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 28 -- 37 -- 37 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 34 -- 34 --

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations) who were employed full time was 28 years and those employed part time was 38 years.

Median weekly incomes Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 261 -- 348 -- 362 --
Household 733 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
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The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations) was $261 and the median weekly household income was $733.

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 Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 5.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.8 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 0.8 -- 1.5 -- 1.5 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 5.4, with 1.8 persons per bedroom and 0.8 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

Housing costs Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 70 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $70 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

Dwellings — dwelling structure
Dwelling structure Mowanjum % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander            
Separate house 44 91.7 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 4 8.3 1,311 5.9 20,640 9.9
Other dwelling 0 0.0 316 1.4 2,949 1.4
Total 48 -- 22,131 -- 209,047 --

In Mowanjum (Indigenous Locations) there were 48 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 91.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.3% were flats, unit or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Tenure Mowanjum % 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 44 100.0 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 Mowanjum (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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