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Wagin

Code UCL515030 (UCL)
People 1,365
Male 670
Female 695
Median age 47
Families 353
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 713
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $782
Median monthly mortgage repayments $927
Median weekly rent $140
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 Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,365 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 670 49.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 695 50.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 56 4.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,365 people in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.1% of the population.

Age Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 95 7.0 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 74 5.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 95 7.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 61 4.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 56 4.1 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 59 4.3 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 69 5.1 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 67 4.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 62 4.5 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 81 5.9 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 100 7.3 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 109 8.0 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 111 8.1 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 96 7.0 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 84 6.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 55 4.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 42 3.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 48 3.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 554 50.3 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 49 4.5 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 105 9.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 108 9.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 285 25.9 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 50.3% were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 66 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 477 50.1 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 107 11.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 369 38.7 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 56 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 52 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) was 56 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 27 8.2 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 96 29.3 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 0.9 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 0.9 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 67 20.4 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3 0.9 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 5.5 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 6 1.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 3 0.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 102 31.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 328 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) 23.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.2% were in primary school, 21.4% in secondary school and 6.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,060 77.7 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 294 23.1 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 106 8.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 86 6.7 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 789 61.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 61.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 315 55.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 183 32.4 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 32 5.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 35 6.2 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 565 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 565 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 55.8% were employed full time, 32.4% were employed part-time and 6.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 64 12.1 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 54 10.2 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 62 11.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 53 10.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 260 49.0 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 12.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 50 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 50 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 432 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,132 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 782 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) was $432.

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

Unpaid work Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 773 70.3 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 263 23.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 117 10.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 368 33.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.9% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 33.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 170 15.5 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 258 23.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 173 15.7 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 172 15.7 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 23.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 178 50.4 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 122 34.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 50 14.2 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 0.8 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.6% were couple families with children, 50.4% were couple families without children and 14.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.8 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.2 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities) 14.8% of single parents were male and 85.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,482 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,656 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,656 and those without children was $1,482.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 45 15.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 12 4.0 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 68 22.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 43 14.4 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 16 5.4 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 66 22.1 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 21 7.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 27 9.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 15.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 22.8% 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 Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 557 80.1 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 138 19.9 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 80.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 507 91.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 44 7.9 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 1.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.0% were separate houses, 7.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.5 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 21 3.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 94 16.8 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 292 52.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 137 24.6 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 11 2.0 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 16.8% had 2 bedrooms and 52.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 212 38.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 190 34.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 133 23.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 21 3.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.1% were owned outright, 34.2% were owned with a mortgage and 23.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 356 64.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 190 34.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 9 1.6 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 64.1% were family households, 34.2% were single person households and 1.6% were group households.

Household income Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 39.8 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 1.8 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 1.8% 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 Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 140 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 927 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.3 -- 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 Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
None 39 7.0 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 204 36.7 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 197 35.4 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 97 17.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 19 3.4 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.4% 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 Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 55 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 30 54.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 25 45.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 55 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 30 (or 54.5%) were male and 25 (or 45.5%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wagin % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 624 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wagin (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $624.

Mortgage and rent Wagin % 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 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Wagin (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 $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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