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Northam (S)

Code LGA56730 (LGA)
People 10,557
Male 5,200
Female 5,357
Median age 39
Families 2,742
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 4,758
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,005
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 10,557 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,200 49.3 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,357 50.7 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 588 5.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,557 people in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.6% of the population.

Age Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 717 6.8 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 781 7.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 795 7.5 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 691 6.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 524 5.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 526 5.0 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 557 5.3 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 672 6.4 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 656 6.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 702 6.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 802 7.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 783 7.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 738 7.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 541 5.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 376 3.6 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 294 2.8 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 223 2.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 178 1.7 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,071 49.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 325 3.9 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 820 9.9 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 483 5.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,568 31.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.2% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,484 50.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 768 11.0 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,714 39.0 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 162 5.1 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 717 22.4 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 223 7.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 32 1.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 398 12.4 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 125 3.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 40 1.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 228 7.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 112 3.5 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 56 1.8 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,104 34.5 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,197 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas) 30.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.4% were in primary school, 17.6% in secondary school and 10.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 7,956 75.4 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,206 23.2 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 785 8.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 580 6.1 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,941 62.5 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 62.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,769 57.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,346 28.2 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 349 7.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 316 6.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,780 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,780 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.9% were employed full time, 28.2% were employed part-time and 6.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 475 10.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 368 8.2 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 499 11.2 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 691 15.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,081 46.6 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 517 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,242 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,005 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

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

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

Unpaid work Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,498 66.5 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,203 26.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 937 11.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,654 20.0 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.7% provided care for children and 11.3% 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,375 16.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,951 23.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,089 13.2 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,085 13.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 23.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,189 43.4 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,044 38.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 476 17.4 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 33 1.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 38.1% were couple families with children, 43.4% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas) 19.2% of single parents were male and 80.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,977 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,032 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,032 and those without children was $1,977.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 403 18.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 89 4.0 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 427 19.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 348 15.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 119 5.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 445 20.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 144 6.5 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 255 11.4 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 19.1% 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,776 84.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 686 15.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 84.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,484 92.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 71 1.9 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 151 4.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 63 1.7 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 92.3% were separate houses, 1.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 22 0.6 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 116 3.1 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 638 16.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,681 44.5 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,241 32.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 76 2.0 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 Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 16.9% had 2 bedrooms and 44.5% 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,299 34.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,411 37.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 927 24.6 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 24 0.6 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 114 3.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 34.4% were owned outright, 37.4% were owned with a mortgage and 24.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,689 71.2 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 985 26.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 102 2.7 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.2% were family households, 26.1% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.0 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.1 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 30.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.1% 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.0 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.0 -- 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.2 -- 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 240 6.4 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,152 30.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,333 35.3 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 915 24.2 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 136 3.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), 30.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.2% 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 Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 587 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 281 47.9 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 306 52.1 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 587 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 281 (or 47.9%) were male and 306 (or 52.1%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Northam (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 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 766 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $766.

Mortgage and rent Northam (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 140 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,040 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Northam (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $140 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,040.

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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