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Northam

Code UCL514005 (UCL)
People 6,580
Male 3,224
Female 3,356
Median age 38
Families 1,605
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,936
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $983
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $183
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 Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 6,580 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,224 49.0 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,356 51.0 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 469 7.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,580 people in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 7.1% of the population.

Age Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 494 7.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 486 7.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 489 7.4 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 470 7.1 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 371 5.6 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 380 5.8 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 367 5.6 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 409 6.2 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 380 5.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 391 5.9 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 465 7.1 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 443 6.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 406 6.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 294 4.5 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 222 3.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 190 2.9 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 165 2.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 157 2.4 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,398 46.9 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 191 3.7 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 484 9.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 352 6.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,693 33.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 46.9% were married and 13.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,021 47.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 435 10.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,762 41.8 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 103 4.9 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 406 19.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 152 7.3 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 20 1.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 269 12.9 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 68 3.3 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 20 1.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 143 6.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 65 3.1 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 35 1.7 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 800 38.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,081 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities) 31.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.7% were in primary school, 17.1% in secondary school and 9.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 4,985 75.8 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,252 21.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 470 8.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 332 5.7 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,767 64.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), 64.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,618 57.2 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 806 28.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 203 7.2 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 202 7.1 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,829 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,829 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 28.5% were employed part-time and 7.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 271 10.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 224 8.5 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 313 11.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 442 16.9 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,171 44.6 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Northam % 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 Northam (Urban Centres and Localities) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 516 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,261 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 983 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities) was $516.

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

Unpaid work Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,284 64.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,341 26.2 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 586 11.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,022 20.0 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.2% provided care for children and 11.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 864 16.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,189 23.2 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 645 12.6 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 585 11.4 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 647 40.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 633 39.4 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 299 18.6 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 27 1.7 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.4% were couple families with children, 40.3% were couple families without children and 18.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.0 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.0 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities) 21.0% of single parents were male and 79.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,007 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,139 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,139 and those without children was $2,007.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 227 17.7 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 58 4.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 243 18.9 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 203 15.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 78 6.1 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 263 20.5 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 83 6.5 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 128 10.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 17.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 18.9% 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 Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,326 85.4 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 397 14.6 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,088 89.8 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 62 2.7 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 119 5.1 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 54 2.3 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), 89.8% were separate houses, 2.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.1% were flats, units or apartments and 2.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.5 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 76 3.3 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 418 18.0 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,030 44.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 738 31.8 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 51 2.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 18.0% had 2 bedrooms and 44.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 781 33.6 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 765 32.9 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 682 29.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 88 3.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.6% were owned outright, 32.9% were owned with a mortgage and 29.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,589 68.3 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 667 28.7 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 69 3.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 68.3% were family households, 28.7% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 31.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.7% 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 Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 183 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 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 Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
None 202 8.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 802 34.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 787 33.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 438 18.8 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 95 4.1 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.8% 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 Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 467 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 213 45.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 254 54.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 15 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 467 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 213 (or 45.6%) were male and 254 (or 54.4%) were female. The median age was 15 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Northam % 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 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 700 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $700.

Mortgage and rent Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 134 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 802 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Northam (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $134 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $802.

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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