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Esperance

Code UCL514002 (UCL)
People 9,919
Male 4,850
Female 5,069
Median age 38
Families 2,542
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,733
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,105
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 9,919 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,850 48.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,069 51.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 446 4.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,919 people in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.5% of the population.

Age Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 705 7.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 666 6.7 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 784 7.9 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 738 7.4 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 535 5.4 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 530 5.3 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 566 5.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 657 6.6 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 680 6.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 742 7.5 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 653 6.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 553 5.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 562 5.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 465 4.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 382 3.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 302 3.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 224 2.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 175 1.8 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,757 48.3 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 247 3.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 671 8.6 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 513 6.6 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,583 33.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 48.3% were married and 11.8% were either divorced or separated.

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

The median age of married people in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,103 47.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 872 13.5 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,503 38.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 168 5.8 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 734 25.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 117 4.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 79 2.7 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 583 20.0 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 49 1.7 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 153 5.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 89 3.1 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 42 1.4 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 902 30.9 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,916 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.9% were in primary school, 21.7% in secondary school and 8.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 7,846 79.1 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,616 17.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 751 8.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 525 5.8 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,133 68.0 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), 68.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,624 55.1 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,507 31.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 380 8.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 248 5.2 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,759 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,759 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 55.1% were employed full time, 31.7% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 553 12.2 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 434 9.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 520 11.5 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 631 14.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,999 44.3 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 575 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,391 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,105 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities) was $575.

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

Unpaid work Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,424 69.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,197 28.3 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 733 9.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,932 24.9 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.3% provided care for children and 9.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,547 19.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,943 25.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,012 13.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 924 11.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% 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 Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,022 40.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,058 41.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 431 17.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 30 1.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.6% were couple families with children, 40.2% were couple families without children and 17.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.9 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.1 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.9% of single parents were male and 82.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,012 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,067 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,067 and those without children was $2,012.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 372 17.9 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 96 4.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 485 23.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 290 14.0 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 116 5.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 336 16.2 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 153 7.4 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 229 11.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 17.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 23.4% 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 Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,546 81.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 801 18.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,920 82.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 346 9.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 212 6.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 59 1.7 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.3% were separate houses, 9.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 179 5.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 432 12.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,670 47.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,185 33.4 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 69 1.9 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 5.0% had 1 bedroom, 12.2% had 2 bedrooms and 47.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,103 31.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,042 29.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,287 36.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 18 0.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 96 2.7 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.1% were owned outright, 29.4% were owned with a mortgage and 36.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,506 70.7 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 958 27.0 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 82 2.3 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 70.7% were family households, 27.0% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.9 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.0 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.0% 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 Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.5 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.5 -- 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 Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
None 227 6.4 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,188 33.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,378 38.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 620 17.5 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 133 3.8 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.5% 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 Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 447 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 196 43.8 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 251 56.2 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 447 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 196 (or 43.8%) were male and 251 (or 56.2%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Esperance % 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 949 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), 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 $949.

Mortgage and rent Esperance % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 180 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,277 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Esperance (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $180 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,277.

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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