2011 Census QuickStats

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Meekatharra (S)

Code LGA55250 (LGA)
People 1,377
Male 822
Female 555
Median age 34
Families 200
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 487
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,006
Median monthly mortgage repayments $442
Median weekly rent $84
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,377 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 822 59.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 555 40.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 451 32.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,377 people in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 59.7% were male and 40.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 32.8% of the population.

Age Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 88 6.4 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 86 6.2 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 82 6.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 57 4.1 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 115 8.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 155 11.2 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 125 9.1 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 98 7.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 101 7.3 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 126 9.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 105 7.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 92 6.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 66 4.8 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 39 2.8 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 20 1.5 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 12 0.9 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 0.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 7 0.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 368 32.8 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 43 3.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 87 7.7 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 39 3.5 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 586 52.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 32.8% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 65 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 161 28.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 125 22.4 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 271 48.7 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 28.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 22.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 16 3.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 57 12.1 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 26 5.5 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 29 6.1 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 14 3.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 10 2.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 14 3.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 3 0.6 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 304 64.3 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 473 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) 34.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 17.8% were in primary school, 9.1% in secondary school and 4.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 939 68.2 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 224 20.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 50 4.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 54 4.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 777 70.3 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 70.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 498 74.1 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 94 14.0 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 57 8.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 23 3.4 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 672 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 672 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 74.1% were employed full time, 14.0% were employed part-time and 3.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 41 6.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 33 5.1 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 25 3.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 52 8.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 444 68.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 6.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 68.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 51 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 51 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 920 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,097 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,006 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas) was $920.

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

Unpaid work Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 513 45.7 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 247 22.0 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 62 5.5 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 142 12.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.0% provided care for children and 5.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 156 13.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 201 17.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 82 7.3 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 75 6.7 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 17.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 82 40.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 69 34.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 45 22.4 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 2.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 34.3% were couple families with children, 40.8% were couple families without children and 22.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Meekatharra (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 Meekatharra (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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,094 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,187 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,187 and those without children was $2,094.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 33 21.6 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 6 3.9 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 19 12.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 22 14.4 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 7 4.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 28 18.3 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 10 6.5 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 28 18.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 21.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 12.4% 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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 299 80.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 72 19.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 80.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 242 80.7 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 15 5.0 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 14 4.7 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 12 4.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 80.7% were separate houses, 5.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.7% were flats, units or apartments and 4.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 2.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 26 8.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 37 12.3 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 158 52.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 64 21.2 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 11 3.6 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 8.6% had 1 bedroom, 12.3% had 2 bedrooms and 52.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 63 20.9 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 25 8.3 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 188 62.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 9 3.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 17 5.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 20.9% were owned outright, 8.3% were owned with a mortgage and 62.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 187 62.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 102 33.9 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 12 4.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 62.1% were family households, 33.9% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

Household income Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.1 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.2 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 30.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.2% 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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 84 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 442 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 100.0 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 0.0 -- 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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 31 10.3 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 126 42.0 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 63 21.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 36 12.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 44 14.7 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), 42.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 21.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.0% 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 Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 452 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 203 44.9 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 249 55.1 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 452 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 203 (or 44.9%) were male and 249 (or 55.1%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Meekatharra (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 3.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 644 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $644.

Mortgage and rent Meekatharra (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 120 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 417 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Meekatharra (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $417.

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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