Margaret River (WA)

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC50893
People 7,654
Male 49.8%
Female 50.2%
Median age 36
Families 1,971
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.8
All private dwellings 3,631
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,325
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $340
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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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
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 3,814 49.8 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 3,847 50.2 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 117 1.5 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 7,654 people in Margaret River (WA). Of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

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Age Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 615 8.0 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 630 8.2 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 530 6.9 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 403 5.3 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 273 3.6 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 468 6.1 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 687 9.0 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 674 8.8 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 692 9.1 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 565 7.4 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 442 5.8 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 477 6.2 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 393 5.1 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 299 3.9 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 185 2.4 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 129 1.7 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 87 1.1 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 93 1.2 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Margaret River (WA) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Married 2,677 45.5 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 207 3.5 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 545 9.3 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 186 3.2 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,265 38.5 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Margaret River (WA) aged 15 years and over, 45.5% were married and 12.8% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,178 44.4 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 887 18.1 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,836 37.5 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Margaret River (WA), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 131 5.6 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 531 22.6 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 79 3.4 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 134 5.7 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 425 18.1 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 20 0.9 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 28 1.2 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 148 6.3 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 139 5.9 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 44 1.9 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 672 28.6 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Margaret River (WA) 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.5% were in primary school, 20.4% in secondary school and 12.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,223 20.8 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 589 10.0 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 201 3.4 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,008 17.1 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 965 16.4 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 280 4.8 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 547 9.3 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 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 222 3.8 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 11 0.2 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 651 11.1 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Margaret River (WA), 16.4% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 10.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
English 3,306 30.6 931,150 27.9 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 3,003 27.8 760,032 22.8 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 856 7.9 224,372 6.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 824 7.6 214,154 6.4 2,023,470 6.4
German 299 2.8 73,062 2.2 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Margaret River (WA) were English 30.6%, Australian 27.8%, Irish 7.9%, Scottish 7.6% and German 2.8%.

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 Margaret River (WA) (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 5,193 68.2 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 590 7.7 194,163 7.8 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 262 3.4 79,221 3.2 518,466 2.2
South Africa 84 1.1 41,008 1.7 162,449 0.7
Philippines 69 0.9 30,835 1.2 232,386 1.0
Germany 58 0.8 10,958 0.4 102,595 0.4

In Margaret River (WA), 68.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 7.7%, New Zealand 3.4%, South Africa 1.1%, Philippines 0.9% and Germany 0.8%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 2,188 28.6 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 690 9.0 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 600 7.8 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 3,564 46.5 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Margaret River (WA), 46.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 4,185 54.9 1,097,468 44.4 12,231,150 52.3
England 915 12.0 276,956 11.2 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 343 4.5 97,382 3.9 617,331 2.6
Scotland 139 1.8 50,380 2.0 276,038 1.2
South Africa 117 1.5 46,181 1.9 190,816 0.8

In Margaret River (WA), the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 54.9%, England 12.0%, New Zealand 4.5%, Scotland 1.8% and South Africa 1.5%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 4,272 55.9 1,140,417 46.1 12,643,365 54.0
England 938 12.3 265,520 10.7 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 312 4.1 94,116 3.8 608,329 2.6
Germany 110 1.4 17,930 0.7 169,618 0.7
Scotland 108 1.4 46,601 1.9 245,915 1.1

In Margaret River (WA), the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 55.9%, England 12.3%, New Zealand 4.1%, Germany 1.4% and Scotland 1.4%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 3,925 51.2 804,268 32.5 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 1,036 13.5 530,361 21.4 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 908 11.8 354,790 14.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 865 11.3 255,987 10.3 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 155 2.0 56,688 2.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Margaret River (WA) were No Religion, so described 51.2%, Catholic 13.5%, Anglican 11.8%, Not stated 11.3% and Uniting Church 2.0%. In Margaret River (WA), No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (57.8%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
German 66 0.9 9,320 0.4 79,353 0.3
Mandarin 60 0.8 47,840 1.9 596,711 2.5
French 53 0.7 9,597 0.4 70,873 0.3
Tagalog 51 0.7 15,268 0.6 111,273 0.5
Spanish 48 0.6 10,415 0.4 140,817 0.6
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English only spoken at home 6,378 83.7 1,861,041 75.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 325 11.0 181,998 19.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Margaret River (WA) 83.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included German 0.9%, Mandarin 0.8%, French 0.7%, Tagalog 0.7% and Spanish 0.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 2,005 50.0 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,515 37.8 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 283 7.1 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 204 5.1 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 4,007 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Margaret River (WA). Of these 50.0% were employed full time, 37.8% were employed part-time and 5.1% 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
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 535 14.1 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 446 11.8 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 525 13.8 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 551 14.5 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,454 38.3 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Margaret River (WA), 14.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 725 19.1 187,396 16.2 1,447,414 13.5
Professionals 609 16.0 237,230 20.5 2,370,966 22.2
Labourers 546 14.4 112,599 9.7 1,011,520 9.5
Managers 492 13.0 139,350 12.0 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 445 11.7 122,889 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 367 9.7 102,337 8.8 1,000,955 9.4
Clerical and Administrative Workers 345 9.1 150,408 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Machinery Operators and Drivers 218 5.7 86,392 7.5 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Margaret River (WA) included Technicians and Trades Workers 19.1%, Professionals 16.0%, Labourers 14.4%, Managers 13.0%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.7%, Sales Workers 9.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.1% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 5.7%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Wine and Other Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing 277 7.4 1,417 0.1 14,651 0.1
Accommodation 182 4.9 11,073 1.0 113,377 1.1
Cafes and Restaurants 147 3.9 26,557 2.3 253,385 2.4
Primary Education 131 3.5 29,683 2.6 231,198 2.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 123 3.3 28,080 2.4 254,275 2.4

Of the employed people in Margaret River (WA), the most common responses for industry of employment included Wine and Other Alcoholic Beverage Manufacturing 7.4%, Accommodation 4.9%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.9%, Primary Education 3.5% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 700 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,580 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,325 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Margaret River (WA) was $700.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 2,344 61.8 733,030 63.3 6,574,571 61.5
Worked at home 262 6.9 49,354 4.3 503,582 4.7
Car, as passenger 192 5.1 56,173 4.9 489,922 4.6
Walked only 169 4.5 31,914 2.8 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 64 1.7 11,730 1.0 107,756 1.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 75 2.0 106,764 9.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 2,555 67.2 815,077 70.4 7,305,271 68.4

In Margaret River (WA), on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 61.8%, Worked at home 6.9%, Car, as passenger 5.1%, Walked only 4.5% and Bicycle 1.7%. On the day, 2.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 67.2% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,458 75.9 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,024 34.5 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 500 8.5 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,547 26.3 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Margaret River (WA), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.5% provided care for children and 8.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.3% 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
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,233 21.0 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,786 30.4 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 837 14.2 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 603 10.3 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Margaret River (WA), 30.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 739 37.4 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 882 44.7 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 338 17.1 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 16 0.8 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Margaret River (WA), 44.7% were couple families with children, 37.4% were couple families without children and 17.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.8 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.2 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Margaret River (WA), 18.8% of single parents were male and 81.2% 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
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 266 16.4 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 132 8.1 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 435 26.8 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 188 11.6 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 100 6.2 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 198 12.2 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 114 7.0 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 191 11.8 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Margaret River (WA), of couple families with children, 16.4% had both partners employed full-time, 8.1% had both employed part-time and 26.8% 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 Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,666 79.9 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 669 20.1 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Margaret River (WA), 79.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 20.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 2,463 92.4 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 139 5.2 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 12 0.5 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 36 1.4 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Margaret River (WA), 92.4% were separate houses, 5.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.5% were flats or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.3 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 119 4.5 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 308 11.6 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,108 41.6 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,089 40.8 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 34 1.3 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Margaret River (WA), of occupied private dwellings 4.5% had 1 bedroom, 11.6% had 2 bedrooms and 41.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 643 24.2 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,102 41.4 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 843 31.7 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 21 0.8 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 50 1.9 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Margaret River (WA), 24.2% were owned outright, 41.4% were owned with a mortgage and 31.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 1,951 73.4 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 593 22.3 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 114 4.3 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Margaret River (WA), of all households, 73.4% were family households, 22.3% were single person households and 4.3% were group households.

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Household income Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 21.0 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.6 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Margaret River (WA), 21.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 10.6% 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 Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 340 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.5 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 12.5 -- 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 Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) 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 -- 89.3 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None 72 2.7 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 876 32.9 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,139 42.7 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 504 18.9 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 75 2.8 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Margaret River (WA), 32.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 275 10.3 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,335 87.8 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 48 1.8 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Margaret River (WA), 87.8% 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.
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 65 53.3 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 57 46.7 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 22 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Margaret River (WA), 53.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 46.7% were female. The median age was 22 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
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,089 -- 1,210 -- 1,203 --

In Margaret River (WA), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,089.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Margaret River (WA) % Margaret River (WA) Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 350 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,409 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Margaret River (WA), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,409.

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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.