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Norseman (L)

Code UCL521043 (UCL)
People 777
Male 400
Female 377
Median age 39
Families 182
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 518
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,051
Median monthly mortgage repayments $660
Median weekly rent $100
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 777 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 400 51.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 377 48.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 103 13.3 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 777 people in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 51.5% were male and 48.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 13.3% of the population.

Age Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 67 8.6 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 62 8.0 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 42 5.4 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 26 3.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 49 6.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 52 6.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 52 6.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 47 6.0 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 69 8.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 50 6.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 48 6.2 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 53 6.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 45 5.8 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 51 6.6 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 30 3.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 16 2.1 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 11 1.4 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 7 0.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 216 35.9 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 44 7.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 69 11.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 24 4.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 248 41.3 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 35.9% were married and 18.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 64 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 68 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 174 36.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 91 18.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 219 45.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 36.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 12 5.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 62 27.7 129,300 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 24 10.7 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 11 4.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 5 2.2 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 110 49.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 224 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 29.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.4% were in primary school, 10.6% in secondary school and 8.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 527 67.7 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 184 27.4 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 43 6.4 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 39 5.8 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 405 60.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 60.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 27.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 209 61.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 80 23.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 26 7.6 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 25 7.4 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 340 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 340 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 61.5% were employed full time, 23.5% were employed part-time and 7.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 28 8.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 16 5.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 33 10.4 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 27 8.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 187 59.0 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 8.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 577 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,461 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,051 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $577.

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

Unpaid work Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 342 56.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 139 23.2 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 55 9.1 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 95 15.8 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.2% provided care for children and 9.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 77 12.8 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 135 22.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 62 10.3 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 65 10.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 22.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 76 41.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 58 31.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 45 24.7 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 1.6 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.9% were couple families with children, 41.8% were couple families without children and 24.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.0 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.0 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 22.0% of single parents were male and 78.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,208 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,583 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,583 and those without children was $2,208.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 21 15.4 102,046 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 27 19.9 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 41 30.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3 2.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 20 14.7 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 8 5.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 16 11.8 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 15.4% had both partners employed full-time, 0.0% had both employed part-time and 19.9% 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 Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 299 64.2 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 167 35.8 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 64.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 35.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 287 96.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6 2.0 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 2.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 96.0% were separate houses, 2.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 9 3.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 63 21.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 144 48.5 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 65 21.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 16 5.4 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 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 21.2% had 2 bedrooms and 48.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 117 39.0 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 58 19.3 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 104 34.7 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 1.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 18 6.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 39.0% were owned outright, 19.3% were owned with a mortgage and 34.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 182 60.9 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 112 37.5 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 5 1.7 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 60.9% were family households, 37.5% were single person households and 1.7% were group households.

Household income Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.0 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 36.0% 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 Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 100 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.6 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.4 -- 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 Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 660 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.8 -- 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 Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 35 11.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 125 41.9 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 80 26.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 33 11.1 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 25 8.4 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 26.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.1% 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 Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 104 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 50 48.1 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 54 51.9 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 104 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 50 (or 48.1%) were male and 54 (or 51.9%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Norseman (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 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 724 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $724.

Mortgage and rent Norseman (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 75 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 190 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Norseman (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $75 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $190.

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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