2011 Census QuickStats

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Indigenous Locations

Roebourne

Code ILOC50600504 (ILOC) Total population 601 | Total dwellings 260
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 338
Male 178
Female 160
Median age 28
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Households 88
Average people per household 4.5
Median weekly household income $860
Median monthly mortgage repayments $650
Median weekly rent $150
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal 335 99.1 67,062 96.3 495,757 90.4
Torres Strait Islander 0 0.0 1,306 1.9 31,407 5.7
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3 0.9 1,298 1.9 21,206 3.9
Total 338 -- 69,666 -- 548,370 --
           
Male 178 52.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 160 47.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7

For the 2011 Census in Roebourne (Indigenous Locations), there were 338 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 178 (or 52.7%) were male and 160 (or 47.3%) were female.

Age Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
0-4 years 21 6.2 8,236 11.8 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 54 15.9 16,301 23.4 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 76 22.4 13,453 19.3 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 149 44.0 25,428 36.5 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 25 7.4 3,919 5.6 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 14 4.1 2,326 3.3 20,772 3.8
           
Median age 28 -- 22 -- 21 --

In Roebourne (Indigenous Locations) the median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 28 years. Of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 22.4% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 4.1% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 30 11.6 9,893 21.9 85,741 24.4
Separated 3 1.2 1,871 4.1 14,925 4.2
Divorced 7 2.7 2,125 4.7 23,126 6.6
Widowed 7 2.7 1,599 3.5 12,142 3.5
Never married 211 81.8 29,643 65.7 215,347 61.3

In Roebourne (Indigenous Locations) 11.6% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were married and 3.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 40 -- 43 -- 44 --
Separated 0 -- 44 -- 46 --
Divorced 46 -- 51 -- 51 --
Widowed 72 -- 63 -- 65 --
Never married 33 -- 27 -- 26 --

In Roebourne (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 40 years and the median age of people never married was 33 years.

Social marital status Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 12 5.0 7,099 19.2 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 57 23.8 7,293 19.7 48,600 15.8
Not married 171 71.2 22,676 61.2 187,097 60.9

In Roebourne (Indigenous Locations) 5.0% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 23.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 44 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 34 --
Not married 35 -- 28 -- 28 --

In Roebourne (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 49 years and in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 4 3.9 1,799 6.4 13,977 6.2
Primary 24 23.3 10,335 36.7 81,554 36.4
Secondary 21 20.4 5,053 17.9 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 9 8.7 1,212 4.3 13,211 5.9
University or tertiary institution 3 2.9 929 3.3 10,125 4.5
Other 0 0.0 352 1.3 3,662 1.6
Not stated 42 40.8 8,478 30.1 50,410 22.5
Total 103 -- 28,158 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Roebourne (Indigenous Locations), 31.2% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.3% were attending a primary school, 20.4% were attending a secondary school and 11.7% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — language diversity
Australian Indigenous Language, top responses Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 51 50.5 9,993 47.9 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 18 17.8 5,112 24.5 47,035 26.4
Away from work 5 5.0 2,060 9.9 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 27 26.7 3,711 17.8 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 101 -- 20,876 -- 178,170 --
 
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There were 101 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Roebourne (Indigenous Locations). Of these 50.5% were employed full time, 17.8% were employed part-time and 26.7% were unemployed.

Median age by employment status Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 37 -- 37 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 34 -- 34 --

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Roebourne (Indigenous Locations) who were employed full time was 34 years and those employed part time was 43 years.

Median weekly incomes Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 381 -- 348 -- 362 --
Household 860 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
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The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Roebourne (Indigenous Locations) was $381 and the median weekly household income was $860.

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includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.6 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7 -- 1.5 -- 1.5 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Roebourne (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.5, with 1.6 persons per bedroom and 1.7 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

Housing costs Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 650 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Roebourne (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $650.

Dwellings — dwelling structure
Dwelling structure Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander            
Separate house 72 81.8 18,446 83.3 168,749 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 9 10.2 2,005 9.1 16,437 7.9
Flat, unit or apartment 4 4.5 1,311 5.9 20,640 9.9
Other dwelling 3 3.4 316 1.4 2,949 1.4
Total 88 -- 22,131 -- 209,047 --

In Roebourne (Indigenous Locations) there were 88 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 81.8% were separate houses, 10.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.5% were flats, unit or apartments and 3.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Tenure Roebourne % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Owned outright 7 8.0 1,896 8.6 23,333 11.2
Owned with a mortgage 15 17.2 5,098 23.0 51,761 24.8
Rented 58 66.7 13,868 62.7 124,099 59.4
Other tenure type 0 0.0 158 0.7 1,516 0.7
Tenure type not stated 7 8.0 1,115 5.0 8,338 4.0

In Roebourne (Indigenous Locations), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 8.0% were owned outright, 17.2% were owned with a mortgage and 66.7% were rented.

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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