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Dowerin (L)

Code UCL522021 (UCL)
People 370
Male 178
Female 192
Median age 41
Families 107
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 222
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $770
Median monthly mortgage repayments $758
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 Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 370 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 178 48.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 192 51.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 6 1.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 370 people in Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population.

Age Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 32 8.6 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 27 7.2 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 21 5.6 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 3 0.8 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 16 4.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 24 6.4 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 28 7.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 21 5.6 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 24 6.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 18 4.8 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 17 4.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 36 9.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 30 8.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 22 5.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 19 5.1 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 11 2.9 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 11 2.9 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 13 3.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 21.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 165 57.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3 1.0 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 28 9.7 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 33 11.4 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 60 20.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 57.1% were married and 11.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 58 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 42 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 60 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 31 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 58 years and the median age of people never married was 31 years.

Social marital status Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 149 55.6 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 32 11.9 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 87 32.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 58 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 53 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 58 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 9 11.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 25 32.5 129,300 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 12 15.6 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 3 3.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3 3.9 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 5 6.5 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 20 26.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 77 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 20.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.5% were in primary school, 15.6% in secondary school and 7.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 317 85.2 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 57 16.4 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 22 6.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 29 8.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 240 69.0 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 69.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 101 62.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 46 28.4 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 6 3.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 9 5.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 162 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 162 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 62.3% were employed full time, 28.4% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 20 13.0 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 16 10.4 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 10 6.5 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 18 11.7 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 84 54.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 54.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 432 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 907 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 770 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

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

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

Unpaid work Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 204 71.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 85 29.4 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 42 14.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 122 42.2 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.4% provided care for children and 14.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 42.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 48 16.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 77 26.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 28 9.7 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 54 18.7 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 18.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 61 56.5 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 36 33.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 11 10.2 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 Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 33.3% were couple families with children, 56.5% were couple families without children and 10.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Dowerin (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 Dowerin (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 Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,531 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,208 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,208 and those without children was $1,531.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 16 16.7 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 3 3.1 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 21 21.9 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 13 13.5 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 7 7.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 22 22.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 3 3.1 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 11 11.5 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 16.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 21.9% 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 Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 168 78.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 46 21.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 78.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 21.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 159 94.1 638,768 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 7 4.1 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 Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 94.1% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 6 3.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 20 11.8 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 91 53.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 46 27.2 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 6 3.6 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 11.8% had 2 bedrooms and 53.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 72 42.6 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 45 26.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 44 26.0 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 2.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4 2.4 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 42.6% were owned outright, 26.6% were owned with a mortgage and 26.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 105 62.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 61 36.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 3 1.8 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 62.1% were family households, 36.1% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

Household income Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.3% 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 Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 100 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.7 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.3 -- 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 Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 758 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.4 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.6 -- 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 Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 15 8.8 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 53 31.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 80 47.1 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 18 10.6 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 4 2.4 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 31.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 47.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.6% 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 Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 4 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 0 0.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 4 100.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 31 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 4 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 0 (or 0.0%) were male and 4 (or 100.0%) were female. The median age was 31 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Dowerin (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 2.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.5, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Dowerin (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 90 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Dowerin (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $90 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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