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Margaret River

Code UCL514003 (UCL)
People 5,314
Male 2,581
Female 2,733
Median age 34
Families 1,342
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 2,470
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,184
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,796
Median weekly rent $295
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 5,314 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,581 48.6 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,733 51.4 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 63 1.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,314 people in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 485 9.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 422 7.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 377 7.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 294 5.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 238 4.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 438 8.2 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 486 9.1 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 525 9.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 468 8.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 349 6.6 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 316 5.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 283 5.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 188 3.5 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 118 2.2 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 95 1.8 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 77 1.4 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 77 1.4 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 79 1.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,711 42.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 136 3.4 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 386 9.6 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 156 3.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,646 40.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 42.4% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,443 43.1 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 605 18.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,297 38.8 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 79 4.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 352 21.0 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 106 6.3 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 88 5.2 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 226 13.5 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 31 1.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 28 1.7 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 144 8.6 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 102 6.1 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 35 2.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 486 29.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,677 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) 31.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.7% were in primary school, 17.0% in secondary school and 14.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,781 71.2 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,366 28.2 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 472 9.7 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 421 8.7 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,585 53.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 53.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,459 53.7 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 921 33.9 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 212 7.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 124 4.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,716 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 2,716 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 53.7% were employed full time, 33.9% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 305 11.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 276 10.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 342 13.2 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 362 14.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,100 42.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 628 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,351 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,184 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) was $628.

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

Unpaid work Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,981 73.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,396 34.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 284 7.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 933 23.1 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.6% provided care for children and 7.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 23.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 860 21.3 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,128 28.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 559 13.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 434 10.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 470 35.0 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 614 45.7 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 245 18.2 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 14 1.0 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.7% were couple families with children, 35.0% were couple families without children and 18.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Margaret River % 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 Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities) 19.2% of single parents were male and 80.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,745 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,847 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,847 and those without children was $1,745.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 178 16.3 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 69 6.3 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 279 25.6 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 146 13.4 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 65 6.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 120 11.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 93 8.5 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 141 12.9 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 16.3% had both partners employed full-time, 6.3% had both employed part-time and 25.6% 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 Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,855 82.8 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 384 17.2 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 82.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,673 90.2 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 159 8.6 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 13 0.7 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 10 0.5 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 90.2% were separate houses, 8.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.5 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 53 2.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 199 10.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 847 45.7 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 722 38.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 24 1.3 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 10.7% had 2 bedrooms and 45.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 384 20.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 725 39.1 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 704 38.0 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 13 0.7 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 29 1.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 20.7% were owned outright, 39.1% were owned with a mortgage and 38.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,339 72.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 420 22.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 97 5.2 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 72.1% were family households, 22.6% were single person households and 5.2% were group households.

Household income Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 21.9 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.1 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 21.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.1% 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 Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 295 -- 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 Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,796 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.1 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.9 -- 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 Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
None 85 4.6 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 703 37.9 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 755 40.7 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 269 14.5 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 41 2.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.5% 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 Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 62 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 35 56.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 27 43.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 62 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 35 (or 56.5%) were male and 27 (or 43.5%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,041 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,041.

Mortgage and rent Margaret River % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 278 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,800 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Margaret River (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $278 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,800.

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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