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Dandaragan (S)

Code LGA52590 (LGA)
People 3,185
Male 1,722
Female 1,463
Median age 43
Families 824
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,824
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $994
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 3,185 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,722 54.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,463 45.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 80 2.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,185 people in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 54.1% were male and 45.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5% of the population.

Age Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 203 6.4 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 204 6.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 200 6.3 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 107 3.4 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 112 3.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 180 5.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 182 5.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 226 7.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 205 6.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 245 7.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 232 7.3 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 257 8.1 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 266 8.4 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 205 6.4 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 145 4.6 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 117 3.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 60 1.9 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 38 1.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,458 56.6 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 73 2.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 217 8.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 136 5.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 690 26.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 56.6% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 56 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas) was 56 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,128 57.4 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 269 13.7 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 569 28.9 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 48 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 45 5.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 268 31.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 7 0.8 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 8 0.9 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 65 7.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 5 0.6 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 13 1.5 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 41 4.8 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 28 3.3 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 18 2.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 352 41.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 850 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas) 26.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.3% were in primary school, 9.9% in secondary school and 8.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,389 75.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 552 19.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 253 8.9 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 164 5.8 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,865 65.8 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), 65.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 921 61.0 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 419 27.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 108 7.2 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 61 4.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,509 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,509 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.0% were employed full time, 27.8% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 145 10.0 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 135 9.3 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 135 9.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 108 7.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 817 56.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 56.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 573 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,283 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 994 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas) was $573.

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

Unpaid work Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,731 67.3 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 650 25.3 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 233 9.1 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 767 29.8 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.3% provided care for children and 9.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 29.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 463 18.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 587 22.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 321 12.5 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 362 14.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), 22.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 441 53.5 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 294 35.7 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 78 9.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 11 1.3 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), 35.7% were couple families with children, 53.5% were couple families without children and 9.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas) 22.5% of single parents were male and 77.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,790 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,943 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,943 and those without children was $1,790.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 139 18.9 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 28 3.8 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 153 20.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 78 10.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 34 4.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 167 22.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 49 6.7 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 86 11.7 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 20.8% 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 Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,138 44.2 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,439 55.8 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), 44.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 55.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,052 92.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 11 1.0 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 19 1.7 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 52 4.6 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), 92.4% were separate houses, 1.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.7% were flats, units or apartments and 4.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 11 1.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 36 3.2 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 122 10.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 468 41.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 483 42.4 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 1.8 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 10.7% had 2 bedrooms and 41.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 473 41.6 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 274 24.1 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 341 30.0 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 20 1.8 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 30 2.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), 41.6% were owned outright, 24.1% were owned with a mortgage and 30.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 815 71.5 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 303 26.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 22 1.9 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.5% were family households, 26.6% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.1 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), 30.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.3% 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 Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 38 3.3 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 309 27.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 450 39.5 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 304 26.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 37 3.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.7% 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 Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 82 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 45 54.9 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 37 45.1 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 82 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 45 (or 54.9%) were male and 37 (or 45.1%) 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 Dandaragan (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 3.1 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 833 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $833.

Mortgage and rent Dandaragan (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 110 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Dandaragan (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $110 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,127.

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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