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Meekatharra (L)

Code UCL521038 (UCL)
People 734
Male 356
Female 378
Median age 33
Families 146
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 375
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,092
Median monthly mortgage repayments $417
Median weekly rent $100
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 734 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 356 48.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 378 51.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 342 46.4 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 734 people in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 46.4% of the population.

Age Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 66 9.0 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 57 7.7 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 40 5.4 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 39 5.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 53 7.2 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 66 9.0 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 57 7.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 43 5.8 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 47 6.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 52 7.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 53 7.2 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 54 7.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 44 6.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 32 4.3 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 13 1.8 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 8 1.1 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 5 0.7 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 7 1.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 149 26.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 22 3.9 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 49 8.6 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 24 4.2 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 326 57.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 26.1% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 57 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 33 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 33 years.

Social marital status Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 106 24.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 102 23.9 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 218 51.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 24.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 23.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 11 3.9 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 34 12.1 129,300 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 25 8.9 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 0 0.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 6 2.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 9 3.2 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 3 1.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 192 68.6 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 280 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 37.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 11.8% were in primary school, 8.9% in secondary school and 5.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 515 70.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 80 13.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 22 3.8 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 19 3.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 454 79.0 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 13.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 166 62.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 46 17.4 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 32 12.1 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 21 7.9 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 265 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 265 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 62.6% were employed full time, 17.4% were employed part-time and 7.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 12 4.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 20 8.2 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 18 7.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 40 16.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 128 52.2 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 4.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 53 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 53 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 533 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,595 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,092 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $533.

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

Unpaid work Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 278 48.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 124 21.8 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 30 5.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 78 13.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.8% provided care for children and 5.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 81 14.2 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 114 20.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 41 7.2 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 42 7.4 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 20.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 7.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 62 42.5 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 49 33.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 32 21.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 2.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.6% were couple families with children, 42.5% were couple families without children and 21.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 9.1 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 90.9 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 9.1% of single parents were male and 90.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,200 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,750 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,750 and those without children was $2,200.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 23 20.9 102,046 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 10 9.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 18 16.4 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 4 3.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 24 21.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 10 9.1 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 21 19.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 20.9% had both partners employed full-time, 0.0% had both employed part-time and 9.1% 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 Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 231 79.7 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 59 20.3 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 79.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 189 81.1 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 15 6.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 1.3 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 16 6.9 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.1% were separate houses, 6.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.3% were flats, units or apartments and 6.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 1.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 14 6.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 24 10.3 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 136 58.6 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 42 18.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 13 5.6 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 6.0% had 1 bedroom, 10.3% had 2 bedrooms and 58.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 45 19.5 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 20 8.7 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 147 63.6 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 1.7 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 15 6.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 19.5% were owned outright, 8.7% were owned with a mortgage and 63.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 136 58.6 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 85 36.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 11 4.7 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 58.6% were family households, 36.6% were single person households and 4.7% were group households.

Household income Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.3% 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 Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 100 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.1 -- 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 Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 417 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.4 -- 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 Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 20 8.6 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 97 41.8 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 54 23.3 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 19 8.2 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 42 18.1 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 23.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.2% 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 Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 342 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 154 45.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 188 55.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 342 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 154 (or 45.0%) were male and 188 (or 55.0%) were female. The median age was 28 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Meekatharra (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 3.1 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 580 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $580.

Mortgage and rent Meekatharra (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 125 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 400 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Meekatharra (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $125 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $400.

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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