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Darkan (L)

Code UCL522019 (UCL)
People 217
Male 113
Female 104
Median age 45
Families 58
Average children per family 2.3
All private dwellings 122
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $923
Median monthly mortgage repayments $650
Median weekly rent $95
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 Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 217 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 113 52.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 104 47.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3 1.4 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 217 people in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 52.1% were male and 47.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 20 9.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 10 4.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 13 6.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 8 3.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 14 6.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 10 4.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 13 6.0 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 10 4.6 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 17 7.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 22 10.2 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 15 6.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 7 3.2 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 10 4.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 12 5.6 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 10 4.6 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 12 5.6 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4 1.9 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 9 4.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 22.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 79 45.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 10 5.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 19 11.0 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 10 5.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 55 31.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 45.7% were married and 16.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 60 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 62 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 60 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 72 45.6 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 36 22.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 50 31.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 22.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 62 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 50 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 62 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 3 5.9 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 10 19.6 129,300 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 3 5.9 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 8 15.7 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 0 0.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 3 5.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 24 47.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 51 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 24.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 19.2% were in primary school, 5.8% in secondary school and 17.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 173 79.7 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 37 18.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 15 7.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 4 2.0 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 141 71.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 71.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 56 58.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 29 30.2 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 5 5.2 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 6 6.2 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 96 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 96 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 58.3% were employed full time, 30.2% were employed part-time and 6.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 10 10.5 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 10 10.5 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 15 15.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 14 14.7 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 43 45.3 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 50 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 50 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 511 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 919 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 923 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $511.

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

Unpaid work Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 125 71.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 41 23.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 23 13.1 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 63 35.8 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.6% provided care for children and 13.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 35.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 24 13.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 49 27.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 18 10.2 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 33 18.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 27.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 18.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 35 59.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 20 33.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4 6.8 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 Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.9% were couple families with children, 59.3% were couple families without children and 6.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 0.0 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 100.0 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 0.0% of single parents were male and 100.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,374 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,750 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Darkan (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 $3,374.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 8 14.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 3 5.3 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 5 8.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 13 22.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 3 5.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 22 38.6 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 3 5.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 0 0.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 14.0% had both partners employed full-time, 5.3% had both employed part-time and 8.8% 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 Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 92 76.0 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 29 24.0 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 76.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 24.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 82 88.2 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 11 11.8 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 88.2% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 0 0.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 13 14.1 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 68 73.9 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 11 12.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 0 0.0 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 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 0.0% had 1 bedroom, 14.1% had 2 bedrooms and 73.9% 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 Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 24 25.5 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 25 26.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 39 41.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 3.2 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3 3.2 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.5% were owned outright, 26.6% were owned with a mortgage and 41.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 63 67.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 31 33.0 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 0 0.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.0% were family households, 33.0% were single person households and 0.0% were group households.

Household income Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.4% 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 Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 95 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.5 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.5 -- 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 Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 650 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.8 -- 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 Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 0 0.0 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 38 40.0 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 38 40.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 16 16.8 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 3.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 40.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.8% 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 Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 3 100.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 49 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 0 (or 0.0%) were male and 3 (or 100.0%) were female. The median age was 49 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Darkan (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 0 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

Mortgage and rent Darkan (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Darkan (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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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