2011 Census QuickStats

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Bunbury (C)

Code LGA51190 (LGA)
People 31,348
Male 15,595
Female 15,753
Median age 39
Families 8,246
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 14,769
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,139
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,647
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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People — demographics & education
People Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 31,348 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 15,595 49.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 15,753 50.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 972 3.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 31,348 people in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.1% of the population.

Age Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,917 6.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,794 5.7 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,791 5.7 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,063 6.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,181 7.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,211 7.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,110 6.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,981 6.3 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,162 6.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,146 6.8 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,276 7.3 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,024 6.5 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,893 6.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,384 4.4 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,076 3.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 880 2.8 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 781 2.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 677 2.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 11,554 44.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 977 3.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,705 10.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,627 6.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,983 34.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 44.7% were married and 14.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9,944 44.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,722 12.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 9,544 43.0 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 449 5.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,573 18.4 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 453 5.3 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 229 2.7 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 955 11.2 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 259 3.0 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 222 2.6 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 717 8.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 562 6.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 175 2.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,945 34.5 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,539 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas) 27.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.4% were in primary school, 16.8% in secondary school and 15.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 22,800 72.7 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,879 27.7 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,468 8.7 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,725 6.1 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 16,377 57.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 57.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 27.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,199 59.1 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,463 28.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,036 6.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 875 5.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 15,573 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 15,573 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 59.1% were employed full time, 28.7% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,514 10.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,366 9.3 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,586 10.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,397 16.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,800 46.3 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 582 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,445 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,139 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas) was $582.

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

Unpaid work Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 17,501 67.7 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,600 25.5 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,505 9.7 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,275 16.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.5% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,163 20.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,437 24.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,131 12.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,773 10.7 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 24.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,581 43.4 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,994 36.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,550 18.8 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 120 1.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 36.3% were couple families with children, 43.4% were couple families without children and 18.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.1 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.9 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas) 18.1% of single parents were male and 81.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,157 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,296 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,296 and those without children was $2,157.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,198 18.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 213 3.2 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,462 22.2 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,115 17.0 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 358 5.4 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,220 18.6 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 425 6.5 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 582 8.9 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 22.2% 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 Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 12,330 88.2 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,651 11.8 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 88.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,545 77.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,815 14.7 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 822 6.7 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 142 1.2 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 77.4% were separate houses, 14.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.7% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 50 0.4 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 488 4.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,870 15.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 5,755 46.7 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,921 31.8 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 246 2.0 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.0% had 1 bedroom, 15.2% had 2 bedrooms and 46.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,444 27.9 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,876 31.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,496 36.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 155 1.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 357 2.9 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.9% were owned outright, 31.4% were owned with a mortgage and 36.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 8,149 66.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,677 29.8 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 504 4.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 66.1% were family households, 29.8% were single person households and 4.1% were group households.

Household income Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.6 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.2 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.2% 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 Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.2 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.8 -- 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 Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,647 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 935 7.6 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,667 37.9 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,393 35.6 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,946 15.8 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 389 3.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), 37.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.8% 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 Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 972 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 472 48.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 500 51.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 972 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 472 (or 48.6%) were male and 500 (or 51.4%) 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 Bunbury (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 961 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $961.

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

In Bunbury (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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