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Cambridge (T)

Code LGA51310 (LGA)
People 24,965
Male 12,179
Female 12,786
Median age 39
Families 6,499
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 10,251
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $2,285
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $385
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 24,965 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 12,179 48.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 12,786 51.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 42 0.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 24,965 people in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,549 6.2 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,841 7.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,761 7.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,724 6.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,539 6.2 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,337 5.4 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,244 5.0 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,572 6.3 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,059 8.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,991 8.0 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,859 7.4 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,503 6.0 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,222 4.9 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 901 3.6 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 811 3.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 699 2.8 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 614 2.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 739 3.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,734 54.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 367 1.9 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,198 6.0 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,043 5.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,474 32.7 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.2% were married and 7.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9,842 54.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,370 7.6 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,775 37.7 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 453 5.6 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,423 17.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 576 7.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 488 6.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 460 5.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 507 6.2 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 765 9.4 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 348 4.3 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,741 21.4 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 132 1.6 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,255 15.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,148 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas) 32.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.5% were in primary school, 21.3% in secondary school and 25.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 16,671 66.8 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 8,889 37.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,406 10.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,652 7.0 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,776 45.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), 45.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 37.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,641 58.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,250 32.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 704 5.4 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 396 3.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,991 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 12,991 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas). Of these 58.8% were employed full time, 32.7% were employed part-time and 3.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,807 14.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,321 10.5 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,126 8.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,479 11.7 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,161 48.9 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), 14.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 915 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,750 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,285 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas) was $915.

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

Unpaid work Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,438 77.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 6,301 31.8 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,117 10.7 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,861 24.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.8% provided care for children and 10.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,138 25.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,477 27.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,628 13.3 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,194 11.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), 27.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,355 36.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,464 53.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 586 9.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 94 1.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), 53.3% were couple families with children, 36.2% were couple families without children and 9.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.3 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.7 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas) 19.3% of single parents were male and 80.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,069 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,392 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,392 and those without children was $3,069.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,106 19.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 241 4.1 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,538 26.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,033 17.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 273 4.7 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 799 13.7 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 348 6.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 479 8.2 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 26.4% 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 Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,969 90.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 941 9.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,156 79.8 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 915 10.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 882 9.8 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), 79.8% were separate houses, 10.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 15 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 545 6.1 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,379 15.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,247 36.2 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,676 41.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 105 1.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 6.1% had 1 bedroom, 15.4% had 2 bedrooms and 36.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,542 39.5 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,013 33.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,053 22.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 197 2.2 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 163 1.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), 39.5% were owned outright, 33.6% were owned with a mortgage and 22.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,444 71.9 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,163 24.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 361 4.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.9% were family households, 24.1% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

Household income Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 30.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), 13.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 30.4% 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 Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 385 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.6 -- 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 Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 497 5.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,884 32.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,684 41.1 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,727 19.3 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 177 2.0 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), 32.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.3% 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 Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 43 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 15 34.9 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 28 65.1 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), there were 43 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 15 (or 34.9%) were male and 28 (or 65.1%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Cambridge (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 240 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,150 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Cambridge (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,150.

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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