2011 Census QuickStats

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Bunbury (WA)

Code SSC50108 (SSC)
People 3,629
Male 1,849
Female 1,780
Median age 44
Families 905
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,068
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,388
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $267
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 3,629 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,849 51.0 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,780 49.0 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31 0.9 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,629 people in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs) of these 51.0% were male and 49.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 142 3.9 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 150 4.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 161 4.4 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 226 6.2 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 238 6.6 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 258 7.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 213 5.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 205 5.6 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 246 6.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 278 7.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 289 8.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 311 8.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 262 7.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 177 4.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 122 3.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 99 2.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 111 3.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 142 3.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,453 45.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 119 3.7 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 317 10.0 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 263 8.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,026 32.3 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.7% were married and 13.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,205 45.4 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 319 12.0 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,128 42.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 37 4.6 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 128 15.9 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 43 5.3 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 36 4.5 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 80 9.9 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 36 4.5 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 57 7.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 89 11.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 75 9.3 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 23 2.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 201 25.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 805 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs) 22.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.7% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 20.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,481 68.3 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,156 34.0 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 286 8.4 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 203 6.0 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,758 51.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), 51.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 34.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,268 63.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 553 27.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 104 5.2 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 71 3.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,996 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,996 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs). Of these 63.5% were employed full time, 27.7% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 166 8.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 196 10.2 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 187 9.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 280 14.6 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 984 51.1 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), 8.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 726 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,050 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,388 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs) was $726.

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

Unpaid work Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,207 69.5 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 688 21.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 307 9.7 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 659 20.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.7% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 730 23.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 826 26.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 386 12.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 266 8.4 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), 26.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 482 53.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 312 34.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 98 10.8 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 13 1.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), 34.5% were couple families with children, 53.3% were couple families without children and 10.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bunbury (WA) % 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 Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs) 19.2% of single parents were male and 80.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,608 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,908 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,908 and those without children was $2,608.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 168 21.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 25 3.1 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 177 22.3 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 136 17.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 48 6.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 125 15.7 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 45 5.7 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 71 8.9 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 21.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 22.3% 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 Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,542 80.8 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 367 19.2 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), 80.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 772 50.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 317 20.5 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 409 26.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 42 2.7 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), 50.0% were separate houses, 20.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 26.5% were flats, units or apartments and 2.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.6 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 79 5.1 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 494 32.0 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 606 39.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 325 21.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 29 1.9 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 Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.1% had 1 bedroom, 32.0% had 2 bedrooms and 39.3% 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 Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 471 30.5 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 355 23.0 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 637 41.2 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 34 2.2 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 48 3.1 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), 30.5% were owned outright, 23.0% were owned with a mortgage and 41.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 906 58.6 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 560 36.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 79 5.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), of all households, 58.6% were family households, 36.2% were single person households and 5.1% were group households.

Household income Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.3 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.1 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), 23.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.1% 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 Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 267 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.1 -- 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 Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 146 9.4 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 640 41.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 526 34.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 186 12.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 48 3.1 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), 41.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.0% 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 Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 31 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 20 64.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 11 35.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 32 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), there were 31 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 20 (or 64.5%) were male and 11 (or 35.5%) 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 Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,458 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,458.

Mortgage and rent Bunbury (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 1 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,622 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bunbury (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $1 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,622.

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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