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Williamstown

Code UCL415046 (UCL)
People 1,882
Male 939
Female 943
Median age 36
Families 553
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 720
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,306
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $210
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 Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Total 1,882 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 939 49.9 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 943 50.1 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 18 1.0 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,882 people in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 146 7.8 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 130 6.9 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 155 8.2 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 151 8.0 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 97 5.2 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 102 5.4 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 99 5.3 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 143 7.6 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 167 8.9 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 143 7.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 118 6.3 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 109 5.8 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 105 5.6 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 58 3.1 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 51 2.7 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 43 2.3 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 31 1.6 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 33 1.8 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 848 58.2 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 38 2.6 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 104 7.1 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 58 4.0 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 408 28.0 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 58.2% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 43 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 813 59.2 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 168 12.2 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 393 28.6 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 50 9.0 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 151 27.2 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 8 1.4 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 52 9.4 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 106 19.1 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 13 2.3 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 34 6.1 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 53 9.5 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 38 6.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 15 2.7 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 36 6.5 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 556 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.8% were in primary school, 27.5% in secondary school and 16.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,549 82.4 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 437 23.6 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 156 8.4 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 115 6.2 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,144 61.8 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 585 59.1 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 292 29.5 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 66 6.7 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 47 4.7 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 990 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 990 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 59.1% were employed full time, 29.5% were employed part-time and 4.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 92 9.7 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 84 8.9 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 116 12.3 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 181 19.1 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 403 42.6 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), 9.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 548 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,451 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,306 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities) was $548.

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

Unpaid work Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,146 78.8 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 537 36.9 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 191 13.1 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 279 19.2 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 36.9% provided care for children and 13.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 320 22.0 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 426 29.3 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 224 15.4 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 173 11.9 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 222 40.0 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 285 51.4 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 45 8.1 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.5 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), 51.4% were couple families with children, 40.0% were couple families without children and 8.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 26.8 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 73.2 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities) 26.8% of single parents were male and 73.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,859 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,025 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,025 and those without children was $1,859.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 100 19.7 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 22 4.3 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 133 26.2 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 66 13.0 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 23 4.5 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 81 16.0 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 38 7.5 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 44 8.7 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 19.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 26.2% 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 Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 660 92.6 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 53 7.4 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 634 96.1 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5 0.8 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 18 2.7 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.5 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), 96.1% were separate houses, 0.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 11 1.7 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 74 11.2 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 334 50.7 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 235 35.7 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 5 0.8 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 1.7% had 1 bedroom, 11.2% had 2 bedrooms and 50.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 185 28.0 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 368 55.8 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 97 14.7 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.5 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 7 1.1 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.0% were owned outright, 55.8% were owned with a mortgage and 14.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 551 83.5 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 104 15.8 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 5 0.8 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 83.5% were family households, 15.8% were single person households and 0.8% were group households.

Household income Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.0 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.4 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), 21.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.4% 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 Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 210 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.1 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.9 -- 9.3 -- 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 Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.0 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.0 -- 8.8 -- 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 Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
None 18 2.7 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 147 22.3 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 321 48.6 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 160 24.2 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 14 2.1 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 48.6% 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 Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 17 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 13 76.5 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 4 23.5 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 13 (or 76.5%) were male and 4 (or 23.5%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,566 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,566.

Mortgage and rent Williamstown % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 260 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,492 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Williamstown (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $260 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,492.

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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