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Wagin (S)

Code LGA58610 (LGA)
People 1,847
Male 940
Female 907
Median age 45
Families 498
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 949
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $826
Median monthly mortgage repayments $927
Median weekly rent $110
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,847 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 940 50.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 907 49.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 63 3.4 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,847 people in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.9% were male and 49.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.4% of the population.

Age Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 136 7.4 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 117 6.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 128 6.9 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 83 4.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 69 3.7 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 95 5.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 97 5.2 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 99 5.4 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 97 5.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 114 6.2 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 141 7.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 152 8.2 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 157 8.5 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 115 6.2 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 92 5.0 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 54 2.9 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 51 2.8 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 51 2.8 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 804 54.8 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 57 3.9 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 119 8.1 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 120 8.2 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 366 25.0 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.8% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 65 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 702 54.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 129 10.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 448 35.0 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 49 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 40 8.9 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 148 32.8 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 0.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.7 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 85 18.8 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.7 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.7 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 30 6.7 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 11 2.4 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 6 1.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 119 26.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 451 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas) 24.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.2% were in primary school, 20.2% in secondary school and 8.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,476 79.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 355 20.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 133 7.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 127 7.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,134 64.8 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), 64.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 477 57.0 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 265 31.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 55 6.6 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 40 4.8 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 837 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 837 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.0% were employed full time, 31.7% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 90 11.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 79 9.9 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 95 11.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 67 8.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 413 51.8 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wagin (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 Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 460 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,127 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 826 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas) was $460.

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

Unpaid work Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,061 72.4 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 406 27.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 158 10.8 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 538 36.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.7% provided care for children and 10.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 36.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 257 17.5 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 347 23.7 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 226 15.4 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 229 15.6 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), 23.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 242 48.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 190 38.2 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 62 12.4 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 0.8 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), 38.2% were couple families with children, 48.6% were couple families without children and 12.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.0 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.0 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas) 23.0% of single parents were male and 77.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,548 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,666 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,666 and those without children was $1,548.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 74 17.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 20 4.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 110 25.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 60 13.9 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 29 6.7 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 81 18.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 27 6.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 30 7.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 25.5% 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 Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 728 78.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 199 21.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), 78.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 679 93.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 43 5.9 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 0.8 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), 93.3% were separate houses, 5.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 1.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 21 2.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 110 15.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 351 48.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 224 30.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 12 1.7 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 15.2% had 2 bedrooms and 48.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 298 41.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 226 31.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 175 24.1 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 26 3.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), 41.1% were owned outright, 31.2% were owned with a mortgage and 24.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 497 68.4 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 219 30.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 11 1.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.4% were family households, 30.1% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

Household income Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.1 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.9 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), 36.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.9% 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 Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 110 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.1 -- 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 Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 927 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 43 5.9 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 231 31.8 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 247 34.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 181 24.9 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 24 3.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), 31.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.9% 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 Wagin (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 61 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 30 49.2 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 31 50.8 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 61 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 30 (or 49.2%) were male and 31 (or 50.8%) 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 Wagin (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 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 700 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wagin (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $700.

Mortgage and rent Wagin (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 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Wagin (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 $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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