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Mount Barker (WA)

Code UCL515023 (UCL)
People 1,795
Male 856
Female 939
Median age 39
Families 489
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 825
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $801
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,174
Median weekly rent $190
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 Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,795 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 856 47.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 939 52.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 121 6.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,795 people in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 47.7% were male and 52.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.7% of the population.

Age Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 133 7.4 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 128 7.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 141 7.9 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 124 6.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 99 5.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 86 4.8 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 102 5.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 109 6.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 109 6.1 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 117 6.5 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 136 7.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 86 4.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 94 5.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 61 3.4 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 77 4.3 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 67 3.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 64 3.6 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 63 3.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 631 45.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 52 3.7 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 122 8.7 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 123 8.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 469 33.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.2% were married and 12.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 570 46.5 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 161 13.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 495 40.4 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 23 4.6 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 140 28.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 4 0.8 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 14 2.8 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 81 16.3 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 12 2.4 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 60 12.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 20 4.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 13 2.6 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 130 26.2 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 497 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.5% were in primary school, 18.9% in secondary school and 16.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,374 76.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 423 25.4 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 142 8.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 123 7.4 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 979 58.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 58.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 413 54.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 215 28.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 61 8.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 71 9.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 760 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 760 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 54.3% were employed full time, 28.3% were employed part-time and 9.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 74 10.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 64 9.4 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 73 10.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 108 15.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 299 43.8 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 430 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,055 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 801 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $430.

Travel to work, top responses Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 972 69.5 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 394 28.2 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 146 10.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 366 26.1 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.2% provided care for children and 10.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 217 15.5 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 358 25.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 191 13.7 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 208 14.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 207 42.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 173 35.4 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 101 20.7 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 1.6 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 35.4% were couple families with children, 42.3% were couple families without children and 20.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.9 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.1 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities) 14.9% of single parents were male and 85.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,673 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,833 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,833 and those without children was $1,673.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 62 16.3 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 15 3.9 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 58 15.3 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 67 17.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 24 6.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 97 25.5 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 29 7.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 28 7.4 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 16.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 15.3% 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 Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 681 85.7 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 114 14.3 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 581 85.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 81 11.9 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 10 1.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 8 1.2 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.4% were separate houses, 11.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.4 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 25 3.7 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 112 16.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 314 46.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 204 30.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 3.4 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.7% had 1 bedroom, 16.4% had 2 bedrooms and 46.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 218 32.0 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 208 30.5 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 214 31.4 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 9 1.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 33 4.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.0% were owned outright, 30.5% were owned with a mortgage and 31.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 481 70.5 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 191 28.0 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 10 1.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 70.5% were family households, 28.0% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

Household income Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.7 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.9 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.9% 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 Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 190 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.3 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.7 -- 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 Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,174 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.1 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.9 -- 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 Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 58 8.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 232 34.1 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 257 37.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 109 16.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 24 3.5 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.0% 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 Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 120 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 55 45.8 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 65 54.2 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 120 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 55 (or 45.8%) were male and 65 (or 54.2%) 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 Mount Barker (WA) % 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 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 616 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $616.

Mortgage and rent Mount Barker (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 170 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Barker (WA) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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