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Dowerin (S)

Code LGA52940 (LGA)
People 678
Male 348
Female 330
Median age 43
Families 201
Average children per family 2.2
All private dwellings 378
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $827
Median monthly mortgage repayments $650
Median weekly rent $90
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 678 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 348 51.3 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 330 48.7 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 10 1.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 678 people in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.3% were male and 48.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

Age Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 59 8.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 56 8.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 49 7.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 10 1.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 18 2.7 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 37 5.5 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 45 6.6 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 43 6.4 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 46 6.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 40 5.9 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 32 4.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 62 9.2 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 59 8.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 36 5.3 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 32 4.7 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 15 2.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 17 2.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 21 3.1 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 330 63.6 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 11 2.1 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 39 7.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 40 7.7 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 99 19.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 63.6% were married and 10.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 42 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 60 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 306 63.1 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 48 9.9 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 131 27.0 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 51 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 17 11.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 70 48.3 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 17 11.7 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 4.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6 4.1 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 6 4.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 23 15.9 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 145 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas) 21.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 47.9% were in primary school, 11.6% in secondary school and 8.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 603 89.1 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 78 12.1 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 35 5.4 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 45 7.0 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 489 75.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), 75.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 211 62.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 90 26.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 23 6.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 12 3.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 336 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 336 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.8% were employed full time, 26.8% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 34 10.7 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 33 10.3 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 21 6.6 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 18 5.6 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 194 60.8 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), 10.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 60.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 53 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 53 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 518 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,023 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 827 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas) was $518.

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

Unpaid work Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 387 74.6 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 172 33.2 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 81 15.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 250 48.1 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.2% provided care for children and 15.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 48.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 105 20.3 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 125 24.1 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 56 10.8 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 99 19.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 19.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 109 54.5 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 74 37.0 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 17 8.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), 37.0% were couple families with children, 54.5% were couple families without children and 8.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 0.0 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 100.0 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas) 0.0% of single parents were male and 100.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,483 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,750 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,750 and those without children was $1,483.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 33 17.9 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 6 3.3 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 49 26.6 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 30 16.3 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 8 4.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 34 18.5 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 9 4.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 15 8.2 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 26.6% 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 Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 281 76.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 86 23.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), 76.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 23.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 272 96.8 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6 2.1 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), 96.8% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 7 2.5 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 34 12.1 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 148 52.7 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 89 31.7 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 1.1 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.5% had 1 bedroom, 12.1% had 2 bedrooms and 52.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 138 48.9 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 56 19.9 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 75 26.6 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 1.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 9 3.2 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), 48.9% were owned outright, 19.9% were owned with a mortgage and 26.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 197 70.4 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 78 27.9 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 5 1.8 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 70.4% were family households, 27.9% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

Household income Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.9 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.9% 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 Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 90 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.7 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.3 -- 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 Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 650 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.3 -- 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 Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 15 5.4 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 75 26.8 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 115 41.1 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 72 25.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 1.1 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 25.7% 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 Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 10 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 7 70.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 3 30.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 7 (or 70.0%) were male and 3 (or 30.0%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Dowerin (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 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,791 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,791.

Mortgage and rent Dowerin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 95 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Dowerin (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $95 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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