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Brookton (L)

Code UCL521010 (UCL)
People 544
Male 268
Female 276
Median age 44
Families 121
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 284
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $760
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $100
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 544 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 268 49.3 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 276 50.7 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 85 15.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 544 people in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 15.7% of the population.

Age Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 53 9.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 26 4.8 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 26 4.8 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 17 3.1 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 21 3.9 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 23 4.2 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 30 5.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 37 6.8 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 38 7.0 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 25 4.6 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 28 5.1 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 36 6.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 38 7.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 34 6.2 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 34 6.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 28 5.1 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 21 3.9 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 29 5.3 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 44 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 28.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 193 44.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 8 1.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 41 9.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 62 14.2 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 134 30.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 44.1% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 65 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 59 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 151 46.5 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 53 16.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 121 37.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 57 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 51 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 57 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 8 7.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 35 33.7 129,300 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 16 15.4 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 4 3.8 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 5.8 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 0 0.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 35 33.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 104 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 19.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.7% were in primary school, 19.2% in secondary school and 5.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 434 79.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 91 18.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 42 8.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 27 5.5 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 332 67.5 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 67.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 104 53.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 53 27.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 22 11.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 15 7.7 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 194 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 194 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 53.6% were employed full time, 27.3% were employed part-time and 7.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 16 8.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 18 9.9 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 22 12.1 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 23 12.6 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 86 47.3 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 8.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 49 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 49 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

Occupation Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 396 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,142 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 760 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $396.

Travel to work, top responses Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 259 59.3 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 104 23.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 50 11.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 100 22.8 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 59.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.9% provided care for children and 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, 22.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 74 17.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 91 20.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 47 10.8 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 46 10.6 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 20.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 58 48.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 48 40.0 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 14 11.7 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.0% were couple families with children, 48.3% were couple families without children and 11.7% were one parent families.

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

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,094 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,531 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,531 and those without children was $2,094.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 14 13.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 5 4.7 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 21 19.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 12 11.3 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 0 0.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 32 30.2 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 9 8.5 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 13 12.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 13.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 19.8% 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 Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 196 72.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 74 27.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 72.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 27.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 167 85.2 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 23 11.7 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 3.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 85.2% were separate houses, 11.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 3.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 10 5.2 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 43 22.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 86 44.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 42 21.6 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 6.7 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 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 5.2% had 1 bedroom, 22.2% had 2 bedrooms and 44.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 73 37.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 45 23.1 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 62 31.8 231,824 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 15 7.7 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 37.4% were owned outright, 23.1% were owned with a mortgage and 31.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 120 61.2 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 73 37.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 1.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 61.2% were family households, 37.2% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

Household income Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 39.1 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.4% 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 Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 100 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.2 -- 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 Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.8 -- 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 Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 18 9.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 66 33.7 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 71 36.2 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 26 13.3 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 15 7.7 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.3% 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 Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 86 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 44 51.2 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 42 48.8 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 86 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 44 (or 51.2%) were male and 42 (or 48.8%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Brookton (L) % 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 700 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Brookton (L) (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 $700.

Mortgage and rent Brookton (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 105 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Brookton (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $105 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200.

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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