2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Carnarvon

Code UCL515005 (UCL)
People 4,559
Male 2,299
Female 2,260
Median age 37
Families 1,099
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,644
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,103
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,473
Median weekly rent $152
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
Community profile

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 4,559 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,299 50.4 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,260 49.6 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,076 23.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,559 people in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 23.6% of the population.

Age Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 389 8.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 344 7.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 352 7.7 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 238 5.2 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 220 4.8 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 256 5.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 293 6.4 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 335 7.3 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 345 7.6 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 309 6.8 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 322 7.1 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 291 6.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 290 6.4 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 219 4.8 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 154 3.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 85 1.9 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 74 1.6 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 43 0.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,396 40.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 136 3.9 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 345 9.9 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 183 5.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,418 40.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 40.1% were married and 13.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,142 40.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 524 18.4 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,188 41.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 74 5.0 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 233 15.8 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 126 8.5 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 61 4.1 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 123 8.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 62 4.2 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 5 0.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 94 6.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 40 2.7 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 19 1.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 638 43.3 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,475 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities) 32.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.5% were in primary school, 12.9% in secondary school and 8.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,366 73.8 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 839 21.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 233 6.0 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 183 4.7 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,653 67.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), 67.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,270 63.7 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 450 22.6 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 161 8.1 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 113 5.7 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,994 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,994 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 63.7% were employed full time, 22.6% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 130 6.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 129 6.9 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 196 10.4 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 303 16.1 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 971 51.6 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), 6.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 589 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,428 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,103 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities) was $589.

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

Unpaid work Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,129 61.2 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 898 25.8 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 321 9.2 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 689 19.8 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.8% provided care for children and 9.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 582 16.7 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 854 24.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 380 10.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 314 9.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 440 40.0 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 435 39.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 209 19.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 16 1.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.5% were couple families with children, 40.0% were couple families without children and 19.0% were one parent families.

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

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities) 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,966 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,217 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,217 and those without children was $1,966.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 222 25.4 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 27 3.1 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 143 16.3 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 105 12.0 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 30 3.4 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 173 19.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 73 8.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 102 11.7 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 25.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 16.3% 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 Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,591 85.7 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 266 14.3 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,233 77.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 150 9.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 50 3.1 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 147 9.2 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), 77.4% were separate houses, 9.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.1% were flats, units or apartments and 9.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 36 2.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 137 8.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 255 16.0 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 732 46.0 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 358 22.5 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 74 4.6 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 8.6% had 1 bedroom, 16.0% had 2 bedrooms and 46.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 418 26.2 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 363 22.8 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 717 45.0 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 0.8 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 83 5.2 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.2% were owned outright, 22.8% were owned with a mortgage and 45.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,068 67.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 484 30.4 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 40 2.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.1% were family households, 30.4% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.2 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.2% 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 Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 152 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,473 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
None 165 10.4 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 539 33.9 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 509 32.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 275 17.3 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 104 6.5 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.3% 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 Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,074 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 505 47.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 569 53.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 1,074 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 505 (or 47.0%) were male and 569 (or 53.0%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 870 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $870.

Mortgage and rent Carnarvon % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 160 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 900 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Carnarvon (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $160 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $900.

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

Back to Top