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Carnarvon (S)

Code LGA51540 (LGA)
People 5,787
Male 2,964
Female 2,823
Median age 38
Families 1,369
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,721
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,107
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $155
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 5,787 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,964 51.2 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,823 48.8 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,110 19.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,787 people in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 19.2% of the population.

Age Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 454 7.8 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 418 7.2 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 432 7.5 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 286 4.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 268 4.6 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 340 5.9 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 386 6.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 431 7.4 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 449 7.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 411 7.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 429 7.4 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 403 7.0 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 369 6.4 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 281 4.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 198 3.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 107 1.8 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 80 1.4 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 44 0.8 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,922 42.9 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 176 3.9 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 426 9.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 220 4.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,738 38.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 42.9% were married and 13.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,526 42.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 608 17.0 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,434 40.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 93 5.1 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 274 15.0 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 168 9.2 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 69 3.8 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 153 8.4 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 72 3.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 7 0.4 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 106 5.8 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 51 2.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 23 1.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 809 44.3 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,825 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas) 31.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.0% were in primary school, 12.7% in secondary school and 8.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 4,133 71.4 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,286 25.7 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 288 5.8 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 243 4.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,180 63.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), 63.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,746 65.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 579 21.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 208 7.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 134 5.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,667 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,667 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 65.5% were employed full time, 21.7% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 176 7.0 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 145 5.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 258 10.2 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 358 14.1 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,384 54.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), 7.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 54.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 594 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,372 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,107 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas) was $594.

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

Unpaid work Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,749 61.3 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,127 25.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 382 8.5 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 895 20.0 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.1% provided care for children and 8.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 787 17.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,079 24.1 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 480 10.7 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 407 9.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 570 41.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 549 40.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 232 16.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 19 1.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), 40.1% were couple families with children, 41.6% were couple families without children and 16.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas) 18.5% of single parents were male and 81.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,990 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,114 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,114 and those without children was $1,990.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 329 29.5 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 40 3.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 172 15.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 124 11.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 45 4.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 194 17.4 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 81 7.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 131 11.7 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 29.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 15.4% 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 Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,949 86.9 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 294 13.1 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), 86.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,475 75.6 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 151 7.7 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 59 3.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 249 12.8 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), 75.6% were separate houses, 7.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.0% were flats, units or apartments and 12.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 60 3.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 181 9.3 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 307 15.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 854 43.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 449 23.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 99 5.1 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 9.3% had 1 bedroom, 15.7% had 2 bedrooms and 43.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 578 29.6 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 434 22.3 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 799 41.0 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 1.1 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 117 6.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), 29.6% were owned outright, 22.3% were owned with a mortgage and 41.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,322 67.8 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 576 29.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 51 2.6 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 67.8% were family households, 29.6% were single person households and 2.6% were group households.

Household income Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.3 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.8 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.8% 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 Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 155 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.5 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.5 -- 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 Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 178 9.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 631 32.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 620 31.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 383 19.6 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 138 7.1 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.6% 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 Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,107 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 519 46.9 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 588 53.1 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,107 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 519 (or 46.9%) were male and 588 (or 53.1%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Carnarvon (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 3.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 928 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $928.

Mortgage and rent Carnarvon (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Carnarvon (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,000.

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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