2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Broome

Code UCL502400 (UCL)
People 11,547
Male 5,961
Female 5,586
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 8,970
People born overseas 1,235
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 586
Families 2,438
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,983
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,184
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,733
Median weekly rent $163
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People — demographics
People Broome % Australia %
Total 11,547 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,961 51.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 5,586 48.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,337 20.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 11,547 people were usually resident in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 51.6% were male and 48.4% were female. Of the total population 20.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Broome % Australia %
People
0-4 years 945 8.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,704 14.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,494 12.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,947 51.5 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 943 8.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 515 4.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.9% of people usually resident in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 12.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Broome % Australia %
Australian citizenship 8,970 77.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,235 10.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 586 5.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 77.7% of people usually resident in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 10.7% were born overseas and 5.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Broome % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,298 37.1 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,111 12.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 190 2.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,297 48.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 37.1% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 12.5% were either separated or divorced, 2.1% were widowed and 48.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Broome % Australia %
Australia 8,308 71.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Broome % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Broome % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Broome % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,674 65.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,253 22.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 266 4.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 197 3.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 227 4.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,813 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,617 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,617 people aged 15 years and over in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 65.4% worked full-time, 22.3% worked part-time, 4.7% were away from work, 3.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.0% were unemployed. 1,813 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Broome % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Broome % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 628 -- 466 --
Family 1,349 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,184 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $628, the median family income was $1,349 and the median household income was $1,184.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Broome % Australia %
Couple family without children 956 39.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,050 43.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 384 15.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 48 2.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 2,438 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 2,438 families in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 39.2% were couple families without children, 43.1% were couple families with children, 15.8% were one parent families and 2.0% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Broome % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,721 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,983 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,721 occupied private dwellings were counted in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Broome % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,729 47.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 622 10.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 294 5.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 2,053 35.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 23 0.4 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 47.7% were separate houses, 10.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.1% were flats, units or apartments and 35.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Broome % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,661 29.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 976 17.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,009 35.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 50 0.9 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,026 17.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 17.1% were owned with a mortgage and 35.1% were rented.

Landlord type Broome % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 577 28.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 590 29.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 759 37.8 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 82 4.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 28.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 29.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 37.8% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Broome % Australia %
Median weekly rent 163 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,733 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $163. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.2.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Broome % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,374 41.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 842 14.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 241 4.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Broome (Urban Centres and Localities), 41.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 14.7% were single (or lone) person households and 4.2% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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