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Dampier

Code UCL515006 (UCL)
People 1,341
Male 756
Female 585
Median age 34
Families 267
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 583
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $3,065
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,341 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 756 56.4 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 585 43.6 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31 2.3 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,341 people in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 56.4% were male and 43.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

Age Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 90 6.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 89 6.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 86 6.4 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 75 5.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 86 6.4 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 103 7.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 132 9.8 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 109 8.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 140 10.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 145 10.8 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 135 10.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 51 3.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 58 4.3 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 28 2.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 11 0.8 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3 0.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 0 0.0 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3 0.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 3.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 548 51.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 32 3.0 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 86 8.0 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 11 1.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 396 36.9 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 51.1% were married and 11.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 42 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 367 53.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 118 17.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 197 28.9 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 24 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 12 2.6 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 120 25.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 20 4.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 28 6.0 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 18 3.8 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 29 6.2 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 243 51.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 470 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities) 35.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.5% were in primary school, 10.0% in secondary school and 10.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 883 65.8 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 265 24.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 110 10.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 79 7.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 638 58.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), 58.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 24.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 579 76.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 110 14.6 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 57 7.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 10 1.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 756 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 756 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 76.6% were employed full time, 14.6% were employed part-time and 1.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 27 3.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 45 6.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 37 4.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 43 5.7 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 540 71.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), 3.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 71.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,630 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 3,220 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 3,065 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities) was $1,630.

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

Unpaid work Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 673 62.7 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 298 27.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 47 4.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 195 18.2 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.7% provided care for children and 4.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 211 19.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 268 25.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 103 9.6 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 91 8.5 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 102 38.1 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 151 56.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 12 4.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 1.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), 56.3% were couple families with children, 38.1% were couple families without children and 4.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 30.8 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 69.2 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities) 30.8% of single parents were male and 69.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,571 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,432 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,432 and those without children was $3,571.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 100 40.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 0 0.0 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 53 21.3 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 41 16.5 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3 1.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 10 4.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 20 8.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 22 8.8 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 40.2% had both partners employed full-time, 0.0% had both employed part-time and 21.3% 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 Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 328 80.0 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 82 20.0 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), 80.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 275 84.1 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4 1.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 39 11.9 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 1.8 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.1% were separate houses, 1.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.9 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3 0.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 25 7.6 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 226 69.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 67 20.5 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 0.9 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 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 7.6% had 2 bedrooms and 69.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 76 23.2 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 79 24.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 162 49.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 2.1 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3 0.9 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.2% were owned outright, 24.2% were owned with a mortgage and 49.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 261 79.8 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 51 15.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 15 4.6 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 79.8% were family households, 15.6% were single person households and 4.6% were group households.

Household income Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 2.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 54.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), 2.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 54.5% 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 Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.2 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.8 -- 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 Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.4 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.6 -- 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 Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
None 6 1.8 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 63 19.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 137 42.2 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 115 35.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 4 1.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), 19.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 35.4% 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 Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 31 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 20 64.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 11 35.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 31 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 20 (or 64.5%) were male and 11 (or 35.5%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Dampier % 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 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 2,916 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $2,916.

Mortgage and rent Dampier % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 173 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Dampier (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $173 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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