Karratha

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code 5008
People 15,828
Male 53.2%
Female 46.8%
Median age 31
Families 3,747
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.9
All private dwellings 7,495
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,643
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,500
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1

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People

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Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 8,425 53.2 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 7,399 46.8 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,600 10.1 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 15,828 people in Karratha. Of these 53.2% were male and 46.8% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 10.1% of the population.

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Age Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 31 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,617 10.2 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,468 9.3 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 1,054 6.7 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 825 5.2 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 966 6.1 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,552 9.8 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,837 11.6 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,520 9.6 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,409 8.9 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 1,102 7.0 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 956 6.0 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 707 4.5 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 465 2.9 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 220 1.4 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 74 0.5 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 31 0.2 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 11 0.1 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 7 0.0 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Karratha was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 2.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Married 5,647 48.3 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 364 3.1 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 760 6.5 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 133 1.1 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 4,782 40.9 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Karratha aged 15 years and over, 48.3% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 4,423 46.4 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,950 20.5 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,154 33.1 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Karratha, of people aged 15 years and over, 46.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 20.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 290 5.3 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,379 25.2 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 271 5.0 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 56 1.0 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 648 11.9 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 243 4.4 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 3 0.1 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 292 5.3 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 237 4.3 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 74 1.4 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,970 36.1 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Karratha 34.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.3% were in primary school, 16.5% in secondary school and 9.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,787 15.3 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 983 8.4 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 467 4.0 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 2,327 19.9 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,620 13.9 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 675 5.8 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,239 10.6 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.0 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 401 3.4 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 19 0.2 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,857 15.9 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Karratha, 13.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 23.9% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australian 6,459 30.6 760,032 22.8 7,298,243 23.3
English 4,949 23.5 931,150 27.9 7,852,224 25.0
Scottish 1,224 5.8 214,154 6.4 2,023,470 6.4
Irish 1,202 5.7 224,372 6.7 2,388,058 7.6
Filipino 521 2.5 35,456 1.1 304,015 1.0

The most common ancestries in Karratha were Australian 30.6%, English 23.5%, Scottish 5.8%, Irish 5.7% and Filipino 2.5%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Karratha (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 10,389 65.7 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
New Zealand 835 5.3 79,221 3.2 518,466 2.2
Philippines 476 3.0 30,835 1.2 232,386 1.0
England 457 2.9 194,163 7.8 907,570 3.9
South Africa 240 1.5 41,008 1.7 162,449 0.7
India 205 1.3 49,385 2.0 455,389 1.9

In Karratha, 65.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were New Zealand 5.3%, Philippines 3.0%, England 2.9%, South Africa 1.5% and India 1.3%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 4,217 26.6 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 878 5.5 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 867 5.5 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 7,916 50.0 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Karratha, 50.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 8,841 55.9 1,097,468 44.4 12,231,150 52.3
New Zealand 970 6.1 97,382 3.9 617,331 2.6
England 906 5.7 276,956 11.2 1,403,096 6.0
Philippines 503 3.2 33,259 1.3 270,177 1.2
India 282 1.8 70,114 2.8 616,939 2.6

In Karratha, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 55.9%, New Zealand 6.1%, England 5.7%, Philippines 3.2% and India 1.8%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 8,858 56.2 1,140,417 46.1 12,643,365 54.0
New Zealand 953 6.0 94,116 3.8 608,329 2.6
England 895 5.7 265,520 10.7 1,302,147 5.6
Philippines 580 3.7 38,495 1.6 325,049 1.4
South Africa 302 1.9 47,681 1.9 193,412 0.8

In Karratha, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 56.2%, New Zealand 6.0%, England 5.7%, Philippines 3.7% and South Africa 1.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 5,585 35.3 804,268 32.5 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 3,488 22.0 530,361 21.4 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 2,316 14.6 255,987 10.3 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 1,857 11.7 354,790 14.3 3,101,185 13.3
Christian, nfd 392 2.5 83,670 3.4 612,371 2.6

The most common responses for religion in Karratha were No Religion, so described 35.3%, Catholic 22.0%, Not stated 14.6%, Anglican 11.7% and Christian, nfd 2.5%. In Karratha, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (53.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Tagalog 264 1.7 15,268 0.6 111,273 0.5
Filipino 176 1.1 10,317 0.4 71,220 0.3
Afrikaans 122 0.8 14,208 0.6 43,741 0.2
Mandarin 106 0.7 47,840 1.9 596,711 2.5
Thai 91 0.6 6,403 0.3 55,444 0.2
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English only spoken at home 12,023 76.2 1,861,041 75.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 847 14.5 181,998 19.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Karratha 76.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Tagalog 1.7%, Filipino 1.1%, Afrikaans 0.8%, Mandarin 0.7% and Thai 0.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 5,899 69.3 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,604 18.8 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 541 6.4 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 474 5.6 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 8,518 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Karratha. Of these 69.3% were employed full time, 18.8% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 567 7.0 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 437 5.4 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 606 7.5 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,023 12.7 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 4,875 60.6 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Karratha, 7.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 60.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,848 23.0 187,396 16.2 1,447,414 13.5
Professionals 1,195 14.9 237,230 20.5 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,003 12.5 150,408 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 900 11.2 86,392 7.5 670,106 6.3
Managers 855 10.6 139,350 12.0 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 801 10.0 112,599 9.7 1,011,520 9.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 694 8.6 122,889 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 555 6.9 102,337 8.8 1,000,955 9.4

The most common occupations in Karratha included Technicians and Trades Workers 23.0%, Professionals 14.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.5%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 11.2%, Managers 10.6%, Labourers 10.0%, Community and Personal Service Workers 8.6% and Sales Workers 6.9%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Iron Ore Mining 544 6.8 28,510 2.5 33,163 0.3
Oil and Gas Extraction 444 5.6 8,090 0.7 18,943 0.2
Other Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 370 4.6 1,716 0.1 2,773 0.0
Primary Education 287 3.6 29,683 2.6 231,198 2.2
Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 180 2.3 10,350 0.9 48,486 0.5

Of the employed people in Karratha, the most common responses for industry of employment included Iron Ore Mining 6.8%, Oil and Gas Extraction 5.6%, Other Non-Metallic Mineral Mining and Quarrying 4.6%, Primary Education 3.6% and Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 1,318 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,963 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,643 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Karratha was $1,318.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 5,397 67.3 733,030 63.3 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 608 7.6 56,173 4.9 489,922 4.6
Bus 263 3.3 44,742 3.9 323,201 3.0
Walked only 248 3.1 31,914 2.8 370,427 3.5
Worked at home 166 2.1 49,354 4.3 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 309 3.8 106,764 9.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 6,081 75.6 815,077 70.4 7,305,271 68.4

In Karratha, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 67.3%, Car, as passenger 7.6%, Bus 3.3%, Walked only 3.1% and Worked at home 2.1%. On the day, 3.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 75.6% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,024 68.7 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,962 33.9 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 659 5.6 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,389 20.4 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Karratha, of people aged 15 years and over, 68.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.9% provided care for children and 5.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 2,752 23.5 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 3,068 26.2 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,149 9.8 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 1,056 9.0 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Karratha, 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,249 33.3 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 2,048 54.7 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 402 10.7 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 48 1.3 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Karratha, 54.7% were couple families with children, 33.3% were couple families without children and 10.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 21.5 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.5 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Karratha, 21.5% of single parents were male and 78.5% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 1,003 30.4 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 60 1.8 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 792 24.0 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 755 22.9 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 77 2.3 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 100 3.0 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 267 8.1 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 249 7.5 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Karratha, of couple families with children, 30.4% had both partners employed full-time, 1.8% had both employed part-time and 24.0% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

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Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 4,846 74.3 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,675 25.7 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Karratha, 74.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 25.7% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 4,103 84.7 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 480 9.9 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 184 3.8 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 62 1.3 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Karratha, 84.7% were separate houses, 9.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.8% were flats or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 26 0.5 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 226 4.7 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 524 10.8 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,736 35.9 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 2,240 46.3 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 88 1.8 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Karratha, of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 10.8% had 2 bedrooms and 35.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.8 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 248 5.1 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 728 15.0 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,725 77.0 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 42 0.9 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 97 2.0 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Karratha, 5.1% were owned outright, 15.0% were owned with a mortgage and 77.0% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 3,684 76.0 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 966 19.9 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 199 4.1 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Karratha, of all households, 76.0% were family households, 19.9% were single person households and 4.1% were group households.

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Household income Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 5.6 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 43.2 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Karratha, 5.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 43.2% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 260 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.6 -- 9.7 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.1 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 2.9 -- 8.6 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None 166 3.4 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,204 24.8 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 2,015 41.6 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 1,270 26.2 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 193 4.0 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Karratha, 24.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 496 10.3 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 4,236 87.6 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 105 2.2 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Karratha, 87.6% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 779 48.6 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 824 51.4 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 20 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Karratha, 48.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.4% were female. The median age was 20 years.

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Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,786 -- 1,210 -- 1,203 --

In Karratha, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,786.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Karratha % Karratha Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 200 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,496 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Karratha, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,496.

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Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.