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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

South Hedland

Code SSC50720 (SSC)
People 9,375
Male 5,068
Female 4,307
Median age 29
Families 1,961
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 3,724
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $2,816
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,600
Median weekly rent $120
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 South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 9,375 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,068 54.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,307 45.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,759 18.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,375 people in South Hedland (State Suburbs) of these 54.1% were male and 45.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 18.8% of the population.

Age South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 889 9.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 709 7.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 663 7.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 617 6.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 893 9.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,050 11.2 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 899 9.6 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 832 8.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 689 7.3 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 674 7.2 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 592 6.3 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 415 4.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 243 2.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 89 0.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 53 0.6 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 23 0.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 23 0.2 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 24 0.3 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 29 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Hedland (State Suburbs) was 29 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.3% of the population.

Registered marital status South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,833 39.8 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 239 3.4 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 451 6.3 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 133 1.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,467 48.7 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Hedland (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 39.8% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 67 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Hedland (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,009 38.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,158 22.4 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,996 38.7 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 38.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 22.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 40 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Hedland (State Suburbs) was 40 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 118 3.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 618 17.7 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 103 2.9 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 20 0.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 313 8.9 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 12 0.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 204 5.8 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 112 3.2 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 36 1.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,962 56.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,498 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Hedland (State Suburbs) 37.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.2% were in primary school, 9.3% in secondary school and 9.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,900 62.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,967 26.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 503 6.9 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 443 6.1 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,401 60.2 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), 60.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,426 73.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 656 14.1 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 356 7.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 200 4.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,638 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,638 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Hedland (State Suburbs). Of these 73.9% were employed full time, 14.1% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 194 4.4 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 197 4.4 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 264 6.0 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 531 12.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,897 65.3 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Hedland (State Suburbs), 4.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 4.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 65.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 34 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Hedland (State Suburbs) was 36 years and for people who were employed part-time was 34 years.

Occupation South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,268 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,909 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,816 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Hedland (State Suburbs) was $1,268.

Travel to work, top responses South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,013 56.4 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,761 24.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 353 5.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 935 13.1 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.7% provided care for children and 5.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,473 20.7 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,538 21.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 507 7.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 498 7.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Hedland (State Suburbs), 21.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 686 35.0 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 957 48.8 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 268 13.7 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 50 2.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Hedland (State Suburbs), 48.8% were couple families with children, 35.0% were couple families without children and 13.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In South Hedland (State Suburbs) 20.2% of single parents were male and 79.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,437 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,397 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,397 and those without children was $3,437.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 625 37.9 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 27 1.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 276 16.7 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 299 18.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 37 2.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 62 3.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 150 9.1 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 172 10.4 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), of couple families, 37.9% had both partners employed full-time, 1.6% had both employed part-time and 16.7% 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 South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,459 83.4 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 490 16.6 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), 83.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,737 70.7 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 404 16.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 185 7.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 126 5.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in South Hedland (State Suburbs), 70.7% were separate houses, 16.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.5% were flats, units or apartments and 5.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 36 1.5 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 130 5.3 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 275 11.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,265 51.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 659 26.8 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 96 3.9 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.3% had 1 bedroom, 11.2% had 2 bedrooms and 51.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 232 9.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 467 19.0 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,634 66.4 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 23 0.9 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 103 4.2 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Hedland (State Suburbs), 9.4% were owned outright, 19.0% were owned with a mortgage and 66.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,880 76.5 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 433 17.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 145 5.9 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.5% were family households, 17.6% were single person households and 5.9% were group households.

Household income South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 7.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 41.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), 7.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 41.4% 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 South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 120 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.6 -- 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 South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,600 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.8 -- 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 South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
None 157 6.4 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 587 23.9 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 936 38.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 652 26.5 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 129 5.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), 23.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.5% 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 South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,762 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 857 48.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 905 51.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Hedland (State Suburbs), there were 1,762 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 857 (or 48.6%) were male and 905 (or 51.4%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South Hedland % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,125 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,125.

Mortgage and rent South Hedland % 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 2,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In South Hedland (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $120 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,600.

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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