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Australia | Western Australia | Statistical Area Level 2

Kalgoorlie

Code 508031199 (SA2)
People 13,949
Male 7,412
Female 6,537
Median age 31
Families 3,197
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 5,616
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,975
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 13,949 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,412 53.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,537 46.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 935 6.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,949 people in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2) of these 53.1% were male and 46.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 6.7% of the population.

Age Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,118 8.0 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,041 7.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 970 7.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 959 6.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,160 8.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,360 9.8 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,114 8.0 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,184 8.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,086 7.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,063 7.6 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 928 6.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 652 4.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 513 3.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 277 2.0 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 197 1.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 137 1.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 87 0.6 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 100 0.7 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,621 42.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 332 3.1 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 793 7.3 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 342 3.2 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,729 43.7 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2) aged 15 years and over, 42.7% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,726 43.1 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,442 16.7 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,469 40.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 223 4.8 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 861 18.4 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 315 6.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 111 2.4 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 332 7.1 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 229 4.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 99 2.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 265 5.7 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 353 7.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 61 1.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,825 39.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,674 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2) 33.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.5% were in primary school, 14.1% in secondary school and 13.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 9,114 65.4 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,808 31.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 820 6.8 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 654 5.4 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 6,865 56.5 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), 56.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,226 70.2 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,409 18.9 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 461 6.2 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 346 4.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,442 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,442 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2). Of these 70.2% were employed full time, 18.9% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 512 7.2 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 407 5.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 493 7.0 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 922 13.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,302 60.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), 7.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 60.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 877 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,315 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,975 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2) was $877.

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

Unpaid work Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,853 63.4 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,999 27.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 658 6.1 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,602 14.8 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 63.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.7% provided care for children and 6.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,394 22.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,543 23.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 997 9.2 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 920 8.5 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), 23.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,144 35.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,554 48.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 445 13.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 54 1.7 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), 48.6% were couple families with children, 35.8% were couple families without children and 13.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.0 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.0 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2) 20.0% of single parents were male and 80.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,651 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,906 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,906 and those without children was $2,651.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 882 32.7 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 34 1.3 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 599 22.2 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 553 20.5 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 54 2.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 142 5.3 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 170 6.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 266 9.9 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), of couple families, 32.7% had both partners employed full-time, 1.3% had both employed part-time and 22.2% 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 Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,393 89.2 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 532 10.8 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), 89.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,343 76.1 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 529 12.0 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 345 7.9 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 153 3.5 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), 76.1% were separate houses, 12.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.9% were flats, units or apartments and 3.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 48 1.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 319 7.3 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 609 13.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,695 38.6 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,617 36.8 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 107 2.4 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), of occupied private dwellings 7.3% had 1 bedroom, 13.9% had 2 bedrooms and 38.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 691 15.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,766 40.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,792 40.8 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 14 0.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 132 3.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), 15.7% were owned outright, 40.2% were owned with a mortgage and 40.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,114 70.9 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,061 24.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 219 5.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), of all households, 70.9% were family households, 24.1% were single person households and 5.0% were group households.

Household income Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), 13.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 22.4% 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 Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.6 -- 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 Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
None 308 7.0 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,391 31.6 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,570 35.7 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 967 22.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 159 3.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), 31.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.0% 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 Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 938 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 454 48.4 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 484 51.6 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), there were 938 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 454 (or 48.4%) were male and 484 (or 51.6%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,431 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,431.

Mortgage and rent Kalgoorlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 160 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,494 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Kalgoorlie (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $160 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,494.

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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