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The XX Factor
Pearl luggers at sunset off Cable Beach, in Broome
(Photo courtesy of Tourism WA)
But with the extravagant scenery aside, let’s use freely available Census data to get a better insight into the XX factor.
Of the 11,548 people usually resident in the Broome Urban Centre, 5,586 (48%) of these were women. But exactly where were most of these women in the town of Broome residing I hear you ask? Where else but the glorious suburb of Cable Beach (2,170 females or 39% of the females in the Broome Urban Centre) - and who could blame them!
Being the helping kind, more women in the Town of Broome were employed in the Health care & social assistance industry (438 females) than in any other industry.
Proportion of Females by Suburb, 2006 Census
In addition to this, more females aged 15 and over stated that they had undertaken voluntary work for an organisation than males (898 females to 712 males).
Not only are they helpful, but they’re also a very smart bunch, with almost three times as many females attending a University or other tertiary institution in comparison to males.
Roughly twice as many females held Bachelor degrees and Post-graduate qualifications in comparison to males – even with less females living in the area.
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