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Irwin (S)

Code LGA54060 (LGA)
People 3,567
Male 1,822
Female 1,745
Median age 44
Families 984
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,878
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $995
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $195
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 Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 3,567 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,822 51.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,745 48.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 80 2.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,567 people in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.2% of the population.

Age Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 247 6.9 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 229 6.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 280 7.8 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 182 5.1 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 125 3.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 129 3.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 165 4.6 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 228 6.4 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 232 6.5 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 280 7.8 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 254 7.1 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 267 7.5 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 275 7.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 241 6.8 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 178 5.0 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 117 3.3 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 90 2.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 48 1.3 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,580 56.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 93 3.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 264 9.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 149 5.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 724 25.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 56.2% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 58 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,321 55.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 320 13.5 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 732 30.8 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 60 6.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 312 32.9 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 20 2.1 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 123 13.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 29 3.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 27 2.9 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 76 8.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 25 2.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 13 1.4 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 262 27.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 947 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas) 26.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.1% were in primary school, 18.9% in secondary school and 10.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,885 80.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 639 19.1 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 286 8.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 214 6.4 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,204 65.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), 65.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 871 54.7 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 516 32.4 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 126 7.9 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 79 5.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,592 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 1,592 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.7% were employed full time, 32.4% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 199 13.2 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 139 9.2 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 179 11.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 176 11.6 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 692 45.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), 13.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 517 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,283 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 995 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas) was $517.

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

Unpaid work Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,018 71.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 751 26.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 266 9.5 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 679 24.2 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.7% provided care for children and 9.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 448 15.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 680 24.2 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 429 15.3 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 461 16.4 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), 24.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 16.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 483 49.1 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 392 39.8 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 103 10.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 6 0.6 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), 39.8% were couple families with children, 49.1% were couple families without children and 10.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 13.1 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 86.9 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas) 13.1% of single parents were male and 86.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,715 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,169 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,169 and those without children was $1,715.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 131 15.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 48 5.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 153 17.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 111 12.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 47 5.4 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 207 23.6 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 56 6.4 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 123 14.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 15.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.5% had both employed part-time and 17.5% 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 Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,327 77.4 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 387 22.6 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), 77.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 22.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,215 91.6 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 34 2.6 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 36 2.7 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 39 2.9 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), 91.6% were separate houses, 2.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.7% were flats, units or apartments and 2.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 67 5.1 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 153 11.5 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 569 42.9 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 504 38.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 30 2.3 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.1% had 1 bedroom, 11.5% had 2 bedrooms and 42.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 507 38.2 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 377 28.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 402 30.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 11 0.8 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 29 2.2 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), 38.2% were owned outright, 28.4% were owned with a mortgage and 30.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 978 73.7 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 320 24.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 29 2.2 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 73.7% were family households, 24.1% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.8 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.8 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), 30.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.8% 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 Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 195 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 56 4.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 430 32.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 504 38.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 301 22.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 36 2.7 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.7% 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 Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 79 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 35 44.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 44 55.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 32 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 79 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 35 (or 44.3%) were male and 44 (or 55.7%) were female. The median age was 32 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Irwin (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 2.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,343 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,343.

Mortgage and rent Irwin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 210 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,100 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Irwin (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,100.

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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