2016 Census QuickStats

Australia Western Australia State Suburbs

Northam

Code SSC51147 (SSC) Search for a Community Profile
People 6,548
Male 49%
Female 51%
Median age 40
Families 1,609
Average children per family
for families with children 2
for all families 0.7
All private dwellings 3,064
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,154
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

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People — demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 3,206 49.0 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,341 51.0 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 531 8.1 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 6,548 people in Northam (State Suburbs). Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.1% of the population.

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Age Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 452 6.9 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 440 6.7 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 457 7.0 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 381 5.8 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 364 5.6 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 371 5.7 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 357 5.5 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 375 5.7 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 408 6.2 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 387 5.9 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 417 6.4 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 483 7.4 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 447 6.8 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 381 5.8 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 288 4.4 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 206 3.2 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 153 2.3 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 167 2.6 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Northam (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.3% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Married 2,348 45.1 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 239 4.6 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 538 10.3 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 367 7.1 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 1,710 32.9 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Northam (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.1% were married and 14.9% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Registered marriage 1,957 45.3 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 478 11.1 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,889 43.7 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Northam (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Preschool 95 4.8 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 333 16.6 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 170 8.5 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 13 0.7 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 292 14.6 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 98 4.9 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 36 1.8 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 122 6.1 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 74 3.7 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 41 2.0 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 726 36.3 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Northam (State Suburbs), 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.9% were in primary school, 21.5% in secondary school and 9.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Bachelor Degree level and above 457 8.8 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 296 5.7 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 160 3.1 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 756 14.6 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 701 13.5 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 350 6.7 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 966 18.6 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 483 9.3 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 23 0.4 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 863 16.6 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Northam (State Suburbs), 13.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 17.6% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 5.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

2011 benchmarks are not available for this data item.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Northam % Western Australia % Australia %

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Northam (State Suburbs) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 4,777 73.3 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,327 20.3 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 425 6.5 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 296 4.5 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,745 57.2 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Northam (State Suburbs), 57.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Northam % Western Australia % Australia %

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Northam % Western Australia % Australia %

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Religious affiliation, top responses Northam % Western Australia % Australia %

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Language, top responses (other than English) Northam % Western Australia % Australia %

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People — employment
Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Worked full-time 1,560 56.0 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 817 29.3 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 145 5.2 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 266 9.5 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 2,788 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Northam (State Suburbs). Of these 56.0% were employed full time, 29.3% were employed part-time and 9.5% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
1-15 hours per week 293 11.6 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 256 10.2 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 265 10.5 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 453 18.0 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,100 43.7 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Northam (State Suburbs), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 579 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,490 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,154 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Northam (State Suburbs) was $579.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,355 64.6 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,333 25.6 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 599 11.5 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,139 21.9 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Northam (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.6% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than 5 hours per week 913 17.6 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,220 23.5 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 627 12.1 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 596 11.5 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Northam (State Suburbs), 23.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 667 41.5 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 594 36.9 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 325 20.2 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 23 1.4 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Northam (State Suburbs), 36.9% were couple families with children, 41.5% were couple families without children and 20.2% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Male -- 16.1 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 83.9 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Northam (State Suburbs), 16.1% of single parents were male and 83.9% were female.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Both employed, worked full-time 210 16.7 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 52 4.1 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 264 20.9 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 196 15.5 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 75 5.9 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 294 23.3 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 69 5.5 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 101 8.0 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Northam (State Suburbs), of couple families with children, 16.7% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 20.9% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure household composition mortgage & rent number of motor vehicles internet connection

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,356 84.1 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 446 15.9 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Northam (State Suburbs), 84.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Separate house 2,183 92.7 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 49 2.1 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 77 3.3 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 32 1.4 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Northam (State Suburbs), 92.7% were separate houses, 2.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.3% were flat or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.3 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 70 3.0 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 371 15.7 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,063 45.0 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 778 33.0 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 71 3.0 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Northam (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 15.7% had 2 bedrooms and 45.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 774 32.7 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 743 31.4 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 769 32.5 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 16 0.7 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 62 2.6 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Northam (State Suburbs), 32.7% were owned outright, 31.4% were owned with a mortgage and 32.5% were rented.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,580 66.8 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 724 30.6 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 60 2.5 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Northam (State Suburbs), of all households, 66.8% were family households, 30.6% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

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Household income Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 26.8 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3000 gross weekly income -- 10.6 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Northam (State Suburbs), 26.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 10.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.7 -- 9.7 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.2 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.8 -- 8.6 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
None 178 7.6 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 818 34.7 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 765 32.5 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 494 21.0 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 101 4.3 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Northam (State Suburbs), 34.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.0% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Dwellings — internet connection
Dwelling internet connection Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Internet not accessed from dwelling 578 24.5 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,720 72.8 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 64 2.7 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Northam (State Suburbs), 72.8% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 254 47.8 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 277 52.2 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Northam (State Suburbs), 47.8% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.2% were female. The median age was 22 years.

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Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Average number of people per household 3.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 891 -- 1,210 -- 1,203 --

There has been change in methodology used to calculate the average number of persons per bedroom. To compare the time series for average number of persons per bedroom please refer to Understanding the Census and Census Data

In Northam (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.7 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $891.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Northam % Western Australia % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,273 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Northam (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $190 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,273.

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LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 23 October 2017 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 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census