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1380.0.55.009 - Perspectives on Regional Australia: Comparing Census Night and Usual Resident Populations in Local Government Areas, 2011  
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HIGH CENSUS NIGHT RATIOS, WESTERN AUSTRALIA


Almost a third (15 of 46) of the high Census Night ratio LGAs were in Western Australia, extending throughout the north of the state. These LGAs had a large proportion of mining workers (23%) in their Census Night populations, in comparison to the proportion found in Western Australian (6%) and all other states and territories (1%).



HIGH CENSUS NIGHT RATIOS, Local Government Areas, Western Australia, 2011

Local Government Area
Census Night Population
Usual Resident Population
Census Night Ratio(a)

Exmouth
4 741
2 393
198.1
Leonora
4 345
2 512
173.0
Carnavon
8 858
5 786
153.1
Wyndham-East Kimberly
11 917
7 800
152.8
Ashburton
15 058
10 001
150.6
Broome
22 349
14 998
149.0
Perth
24 670
16 715
147.6
East Pilbara
17 147
11 950
143.5
Yilgarn
2 218
1 637
135.5
Derby-West Kimberly
11 185
8 434
132.6
Northampton
4 207
3 191
131.8
Halls Creek
4 662
3 562
130.9
Roebourne
29 971
22 899
130.9
Boddington
2 770
2 228
124.3

(a) The Census Night ratio is the ratio of the Census Night population to usual resident population, multiplied by 100.
Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011.


In 2011, Wyndham-East Kimberly showed a very interesting range of characteristics in its Census Night population. It appeared to attract a large number of people of both sexes and most age ranges. This was unlike many of the other high Census Night ratio LGAs, that had visitors of both sexes, most of whom were over 50 years (e.g., Exmouth), or mainly had male visitors between 20 and 49 years (e.g., Yilgarn).


CENSUS NIGHT AND USUAL RESIDENT POPULATIONS, by Age and Sex, Wyndham-East Kimberly, Western Australia, 2011

Chart: Census Night and Usual Resident Populations, by Age and Sex, Wyndham-East Kimberly, Western Australia, 2011
Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011


You can find population pyramids for LGAs in Western Australia with a high Census Night population ratio, by following the links below.
Exmouth
Leonora
Carnavon
Wyndham-East Kimberly
Ashburton
Broome
Perth
East Pilbara
Yilgarn
Derby-West Kimberly
Northampton
Halls Creek
Roebourne
Boddington
Port Hedland

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