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Australia | Western Australia | Local Government Areas

Broome (S)

Code LGA50980 (LGA)
People 14,997
Male 7,665
Female 7,332
Median age 32
Families 3,410
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 7,697
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,610
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $193
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 14,997 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,665 51.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,332 48.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4,364 29.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,997 people in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 29.1% of the population.

Age Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,282 8.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,244 8.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,101 7.3 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 834 5.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,056 7.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,350 9.0 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,249 8.3 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,260 8.4 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,277 8.5 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,092 7.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,038 6.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 894 6.0 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 570 3.8 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 336 2.2 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 187 1.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 105 0.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 81 0.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 42 0.3 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,078 35.9 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 401 3.5 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 878 7.7 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 277 2.4 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,741 50.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 35.9% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 65 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,103 34.3 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,947 21.5 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,993 44.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 21.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 241 4.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,149 22.4 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 386 7.5 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 12 0.2 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 436 8.5 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 183 3.6 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 15 0.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 332 6.5 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 329 6.4 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 65 1.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,992 38.8 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,140 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas) 34.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.1% were in primary school, 12.4% in secondary school and 12.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 11,484 76.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,421 18.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 996 7.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 662 5.0 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,041 68.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), 68.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,923 66.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,583 21.4 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 545 7.4 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 352 4.8 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,403 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,403 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 66.5% were employed full time, 21.4% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 500 7.1 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 459 6.5 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 623 8.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,274 18.1 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,651 51.8 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), 7.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 779 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,809 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,610 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas) was $779.

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

Unpaid work Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,525 66.2 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,252 28.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 851 7.5 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,063 18.1 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.6% provided care for children and 7.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,674 23.5 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,904 25.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,082 9.5 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 865 7.6 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), 25.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,209 35.5 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,464 42.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 677 19.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 60 1.8 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), 42.9% were couple families with children, 35.5% were couple families without children and 19.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.4 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.6 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas) 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,378 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,402 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,402 and those without children was $2,378.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 805 30.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 81 3.0 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 549 20.6 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 315 11.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 75 2.8 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 294 11.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 214 8.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 338 12.7 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 30.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 20.6% 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 Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,587 88.8 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 580 11.2 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), 88.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,237 70.6 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 463 10.1 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 347 7.6 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 493 10.8 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), 70.6% were separate houses, 10.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.6% were flats, units or apartments and 10.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 171 3.7 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 472 10.3 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 722 15.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,883 41.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,172 25.6 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 165 3.6 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 10.3% had 1 bedroom, 15.7% had 2 bedrooms and 41.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 739 16.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 983 21.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,633 57.4 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 60 1.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 171 3.7 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), 16.1% were owned outright, 21.4% were owned with a mortgage and 57.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,257 71.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,037 22.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 293 6.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.0% were family households, 22.6% were single person households and 6.4% were group households.

Household income Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.6 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), 17.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.7% 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 Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 193 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.2 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.8 -- 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 Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 483 10.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,493 32.6 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,543 33.7 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 827 18.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 239 5.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.0% 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 Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4,367 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 2,159 49.4 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 2,208 50.6 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 4,367 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 2,159 (or 49.4%) were male and 2,208 (or 50.6%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Broome (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 3.6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 970 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $970.

Mortgage and rent Broome (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 115 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Broome (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $115 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,500.

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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