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Shark Bay (S)

Code LGA57770 (LGA)
People 857
Male 458
Female 399
Median age 45
Families 226
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 980
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $946
Median monthly mortgage repayments $737
Median weekly rent $120
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 857 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 458 53.4 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 399 46.6 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 71 8.3 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 857 people in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 53.4% were male and 46.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.3% of the population.

Age Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 58 6.8 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 52 6.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 34 4.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 12 1.4 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 28 3.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 55 6.4 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 67 7.8 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 63 7.4 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 63 7.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 63 7.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 64 7.5 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 73 8.5 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 83 9.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 54 6.3 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 32 3.7 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 20 2.3 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 25 2.9 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 9 1.1 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 350 49.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 27 3.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 80 11.3 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 37 5.2 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 217 30.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.2% were married and 15.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 70 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 33 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 33 years.

Social marital status Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 269 46.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 115 20.0 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 192 33.3 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 20.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 48 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 6 4.1 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 67 45.3 129,300 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 15 10.1 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 0 0.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 9 6.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4 2.7 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 3 2.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 44 29.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 148 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) 17.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 44.4% were in primary school, 9.9% in secondary school and 10.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 661 77.2 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 191 23.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 82 10.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 47 5.8 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 494 60.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 60.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 287 62.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 120 26.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 39 8.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 11 2.4 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 457 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 457 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 62.8% were employed full time, 26.3% were employed part-time and 2.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 34 7.7 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 41 9.3 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 43 9.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 50 11.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 237 53.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 7.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 567 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,312 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 946 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) was $567.

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

Unpaid work Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 508 71.5 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 174 24.5 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 72 10.1 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 200 28.2 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.5% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 28.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 139 19.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 188 26.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 96 13.5 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 85 12.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 127 56.7 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 73 32.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 24 10.7 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 Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 32.6% were couple families with children, 56.7% were couple families without children and 10.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 28.6 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 71.4 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas) 28.6% of single parents were male and 71.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,678 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,895 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,895 and those without children was $1,678.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 51 26.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 5 2.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 43 22.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 18 9.2 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 12 6.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 37 19.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 12 6.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 17 8.7 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 26.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 346 70.0 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 148 30.0 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 70.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 30.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 244 70.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 12 3.5 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 43 12.4 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 48 13.8 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 70.3% were separate houses, 3.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.4% were flats, units or apartments and 13.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 11 3.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 42 12.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 65 18.6 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 157 44.9 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 65 18.6 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 10 2.9 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 12.0% had 1 bedroom, 18.6% had 2 bedrooms and 44.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 96 27.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 44 12.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 192 54.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 8 2.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 10 2.9 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.4% were owned outright, 12.6% were owned with a mortgage and 54.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 218 62.5 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 117 33.5 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 14 4.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 62.5% were family households, 33.5% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

Household income Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.9 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.2 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 30.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.2% 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 Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 120 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.1 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.9 -- 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 Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 737 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.3 -- 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 Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 28 8.0 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 128 36.7 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 121 34.7 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 63 18.1 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 9 2.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), 36.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.1% 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 Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 73 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 43 58.9 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 30 41.1 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 45 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 73 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 43 (or 58.9%) were male and 30 (or 41.1%) were female. The median age was 45 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Shark Bay (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 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 737 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $737.

Mortgage and rent Shark Bay (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 170 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Shark Bay (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $867.

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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