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Brookton (S)

Code LGA50910 (LGA)
People 934
Male 473
Female 461
Median age 45
Families 235
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 497
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $867
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $86
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 934 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 473 50.6 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 461 49.4 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 91 9.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 934 people in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.8% of the population.

Age Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 71 7.6 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 55 5.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 56 6.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 26 2.8 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 38 4.1 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 34 3.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 46 4.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 51 5.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 78 8.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 62 6.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 54 5.8 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 68 7.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 71 7.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 67 7.2 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 51 5.5 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 41 4.4 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 26 2.8 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 36 3.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 410 54.9 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 15 2.0 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 63 8.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 68 9.1 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 191 25.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.9% were married and 10.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 65 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 342 57.5 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 77 12.9 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 176 29.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 13 6.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 82 40.4 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 28 13.8 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 1.5 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 6 3.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 7 3.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3 1.5 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 3 1.5 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 58 28.6 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 203 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas) 21.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 40.4% were in primary school, 18.7% in secondary school and 4.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 774 83.1 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 122 14.2 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 57 6.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 42 4.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 639 74.3 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), 74.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 14.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 252 59.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 115 27.2 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 38 9.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 18 4.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 423 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 423 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 59.6% were employed full time, 27.2% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 31 7.7 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 36 9.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 45 11.2 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 33 8.2 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 221 55.0 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), 7.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 55.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 52 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 52 years.

Occupation Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 456 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,055 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 867 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas) was $456.

Travel to work, top responses Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 492 66.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 198 26.5 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 91 12.2 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 231 30.9 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.5% provided care for children and 12.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 30.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 135 18.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 152 20.4 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 101 13.5 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 103 13.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), 20.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 117 49.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 99 41.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 17 7.2 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 1.3 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), 41.9% were couple families with children, 49.6% were couple families without children and 7.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 33.3 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 66.7 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas) 33.3% of single parents were male and 66.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,421 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,625 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,625 and those without children was $1,421.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 42 19.8 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 10 4.7 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 50 23.6 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 22 10.4 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 9 4.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 40 18.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 21 9.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 18 8.5 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 23.6% 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 Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 340 71.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 137 28.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), 71.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 28.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 309 91.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 23 6.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 1.8 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), 91.4% were separate houses, 6.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.9 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 13 3.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 65 19.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 151 44.7 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 96 28.4 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 10 3.0 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 19.2% had 2 bedrooms and 44.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 154 45.6 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 68 20.1 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 95 28.1 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 5 1.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 16 4.7 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), 45.6% were owned outright, 20.1% were owned with a mortgage and 28.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 235 69.9 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 98 29.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 0.9 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.9% were family households, 29.2% were single person households and 0.9% were group households.

Household income Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 33.6 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), 33.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.3% 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 Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 86 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 16 4.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 82 24.3 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 110 32.6 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 108 32.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 21 6.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 32.0% 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 Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 93 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 47 50.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 46 49.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 93 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 47 (or 50.5%) were male and 46 (or 49.5%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.7 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 2.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 759 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.7, with 2.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $759.

Mortgage and rent Brookton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 90 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Brookton (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $90 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200.

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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