Greater Geraldton (C)

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type Local Government Areas
Area code LGA53800
People 38,634
Male 49.6%
Female 50.4%
Median age 38
Families 10,030
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 17,481
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,348
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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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
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 19,167 49.6 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 19,465 50.4 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 3,739 9.7 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 38,634 people in Greater Geraldton (C). Of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.7% of the population.

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Age Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 2,573 6.7 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 2,728 7.1 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 2,731 7.1 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 2,679 6.9 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 2,203 5.7 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 2,292 5.9 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,416 6.3 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 2,318 6.0 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 2,617 6.8 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 2,894 7.5 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 2,741 7.1 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 2,557 6.6 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 2,183 5.7 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,891 4.9 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,364 3.5 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 1,068 2.8 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 737 1.9 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 638 1.7 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Greater Geraldton (C) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Married 14,115 46.1 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 1,180 3.9 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,684 8.8 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,602 5.2 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 11,012 36.0 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Greater Geraldton (C) aged 15 years and over, 46.1% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 11,777 45.8 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 3,533 13.7 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 10,427 40.5 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Greater Geraldton (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 459 3.8 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,980 16.4 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,074 8.9 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 492 4.1 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,313 10.9 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 981 8.1 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 430 3.6 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 754 6.2 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 582 4.8 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 181 1.5 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 3,833 31.7 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Greater Geraldton (C) 31.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.4% were in primary school, 22.6% in secondary school and 11.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 3,210 10.5 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 2,196 7.2 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 1,115 3.6 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 5,157 16.9 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 4,131 13.5 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 2,326 7.6 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 4,801 15.7 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 20 0.1 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 3 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 2,595 8.5 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 109 0.4 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 4,160 13.6 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Greater Geraldton (C), 13.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.2% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australian 16,659 31.9 760,032 22.8 7,298,243 23.3
English 15,293 29.3 931,150 27.9 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 3,686 7.1 224,372 6.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 3,308 6.3 214,154 6.4 2,023,470 6.4
Italian 1,491 2.9 122,943 3.7 1,000,006 3.2

The most common ancestries in Greater Geraldton (C) were Australian 31.9%, English 29.3%, Irish 7.1%, Scottish 6.3% and Italian 2.9%.

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 Greater Geraldton (C) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 29,553 76.5 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 1,586 4.1 194,163 7.8 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 723 1.9 79,221 3.2 518,466 2.2
South Africa 524 1.4 41,008 1.7 162,449 0.7
Philippines 498 1.3 30,835 1.2 232,386 1.0
India 212 0.5 49,385 2.0 455,389 1.9

In Greater Geraldton (C), 76.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.1%, New Zealand 1.9%, South Africa 1.4%, Philippines 1.3% and India 0.5%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 7,143 18.5 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 2,514 6.5 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,872 4.8 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 23,281 60.3 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Greater Geraldton (C), 60.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 25,312 65.5 1,097,468 44.4 12,231,150 52.3
England 2,762 7.1 276,956 11.2 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 1,005 2.6 97,382 3.9 617,331 2.6
South Africa 556 1.4 46,181 1.9 190,816 0.8
Philippines 537 1.4 33,259 1.3 270,177 1.2

In Greater Geraldton (C), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 65.5%, England 7.1%, New Zealand 2.6%, South Africa 1.4% and Philippines 1.4%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 25,972 67.3 1,140,417 46.1 12,643,365 54.0
England 2,583 6.7 265,520 10.7 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 936 2.4 94,116 3.8 608,329 2.6
Philippines 649 1.7 38,495 1.6 325,049 1.4
South Africa 567 1.5 47,681 1.9 193,412 0.8

In Greater Geraldton (C), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 67.3%, England 6.7%, New Zealand 2.4%, Philippines 1.7% and South Africa 1.5%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 11,503 29.8 804,268 32.5 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 10,340 26.8 530,361 21.4 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 6,380 16.5 354,790 14.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 4,311 11.2 255,987 10.3 2,238,735 9.6
Christian, nfd 1,210 3.1 83,670 3.4 612,371 2.6

The most common responses for religion in Greater Geraldton (C) were No Religion, so described 29.8%, Catholic 26.8%, Anglican 16.5%, Not stated 11.2% and Christian, nfd 3.1%. In Greater Geraldton (C), Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (62.5%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Afrikaans 304 0.8 14,208 0.6 43,741 0.2
Malay 294 0.8 5,899 0.2 17,942 0.1
Tagalog 233 0.6 15,268 0.6 111,273 0.5
Italian 222 0.6 29,401 1.2 271,597 1.2
Filipino 168 0.4 10,317 0.4 71,220 0.3
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English only spoken at home 32,378 83.9 1,861,041 75.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,366 9.1 181,998 19.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Greater Geraldton (C) 83.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Afrikaans 0.8%, Malay 0.8%, Tagalog 0.6%, Italian 0.6% and Filipino 0.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 10,186 55.6 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 5,394 29.5 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 1,124 6.1 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,611 8.8 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 18,315 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Greater Geraldton (C). Of these 55.6% were employed full time, 29.5% were employed part-time and 8.8% 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
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 1,906 11.4 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,491 8.9 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,989 11.9 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,761 16.5 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 7,426 44.5 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Greater Geraldton (C), 11.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 2,838 17.0 187,396 16.2 1,447,414 13.5
Professionals 2,688 16.1 237,230 20.5 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 2,066 12.4 150,408 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Labourers 1,933 11.6 112,599 9.7 1,011,520 9.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,921 11.5 122,889 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 1,838 11.0 139,350 12.0 1,390,047 13.0
Sales Workers 1,612 9.7 102,337 8.8 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 1,492 8.9 86,392 7.5 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Greater Geraldton (C) included Technicians and Trades Workers 17.0%, Professionals 16.1%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.4%, Labourers 11.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.5%, Managers 11.0%, Sales Workers 9.7% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.9%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 659 3.9 41,706 3.6 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 600 3.6 29,683 2.6 231,198 2.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 504 3.0 28,080 2.4 254,275 2.4
Road Freight Transport 437 2.6 15,673 1.4 129,528 1.2
Secondary Education 405 2.4 20,488 1.8 177,487 1.7

Of the employed people in Greater Geraldton (C), the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3.9%, Primary Education 3.6%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.0%, Road Freight Transport 2.6% and Secondary Education 2.4%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 662 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,674 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,348 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Greater Geraldton (C) was $662.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 11,577 69.3 733,030 63.3 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 975 5.8 56,173 4.9 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 599 3.6 49,354 4.3 503,582 4.7
Walked only 489 2.9 31,914 2.8 370,427 3.5
Bus 261 1.6 44,742 3.9 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 307 1.8 106,764 9.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 12,666 75.9 815,077 70.4 7,305,271 68.4

In Greater Geraldton (C), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 69.3%, Car, as passenger 5.8%, Worked at home 3.6%, Walked only 2.9% and Bus 1.6%. On the day, 1.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 75.9% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 20,801 68.0 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 8,529 27.9 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,153 10.3 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 6,259 20.5 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Greater Geraldton (C), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.9% provided care for children and 10.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.5% 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
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 5,933 19.4 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 7,823 25.6 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 3,703 12.1 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 3,345 10.9 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Greater Geraldton (C), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 4,036 40.2 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 4,048 40.4 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,783 17.8 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 162 1.6 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Greater Geraldton (C), 40.4% were couple families with children, 40.2% were couple families without children and 17.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.9 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.1 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Greater Geraldton (C), 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% 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
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 1,535 19.0 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 284 3.5 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,701 21.0 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 1,150 14.2 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 463 5.7 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,495 18.5 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 515 6.4 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 945 11.7 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Greater Geraldton (C), of couple families with children, 19.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 21.0% 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 Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 13,708 84.7 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,474 15.3 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Greater Geraldton (C), 84.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.3% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 11,690 85.3 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,426 10.4 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 253 1.8 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 283 2.1 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Geraldton (C), 85.3% were separate houses, 10.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.8% were flats or apartments and 2.1% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 50 0.4 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 419 3.1 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,629 11.9 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 5,368 39.2 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 5,898 43.0 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 344 2.5 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Greater Geraldton (C), of occupied private dwellings 3.1% had 1 bedroom, 11.9% had 2 bedrooms and 39.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 4,117 30.0 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 4,773 34.8 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 4,345 31.7 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 97 0.7 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 373 2.7 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Greater Geraldton (C), 30.0% were owned outright, 34.8% were owned with a mortgage and 31.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 9,844 71.8 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 3,468 25.3 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 400 2.9 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Greater Geraldton (C), of all households, 71.8% were family households, 25.3% were single person households and 2.9% were group households.

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Household income Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 22.6 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.6 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Greater Geraldton (C), 22.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.6% 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 Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 270 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.2 -- 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 Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.4 -- 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 Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None 739 5.4 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 4,210 30.7 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 5,127 37.4 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 3,120 22.8 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 509 3.7 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Greater Geraldton (C), 30.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.8% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,459 17.9 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 10,868 79.3 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 382 2.8 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Greater Geraldton (C), 79.3% 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.
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 1,849 49.5 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 1,888 50.5 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 23 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Greater Geraldton (C), 49.5% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 50.5% were female. The median age was 23 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
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,005 -- 1,210 -- 1,203 --

In Greater Geraldton (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,005.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Greater Geraldton (C) % Greater Geraldton (C) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 240 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Greater Geraldton (C), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,690.

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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.