Geraldton

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL512003
People 31,982
Male 49.1%
Female 50.9%
Median age 38
Families 8,276
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.8
All private dwellings 14,700
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,319
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $262
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
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 15,697 49.1 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 16,284 50.9 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 3,092 9.7 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 31,982 people in Geraldton. Of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 9.7% of the population.

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Age Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 2,126 6.6 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 2,271 7.1 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 2,283 7.1 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 2,286 7.2 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 1,855 5.8 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,867 5.8 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 2,026 6.3 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,897 5.9 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 2,108 6.6 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 2,328 7.3 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 2,205 6.9 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 2,121 6.6 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 1,739 5.4 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 1,565 4.9 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 1,136 3.6 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 917 2.9 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 653 2.0 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 588 1.8 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Geraldton was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Married 11,318 44.7 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 979 3.9 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 2,230 8.8 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 1,415 5.6 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 9,353 37.0 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Geraldton aged 15 years and over, 44.7% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 9,548 44.4 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 2,863 13.3 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 9,073 42.2 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Geraldton, of people aged 15 years and over, 44.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 379 3.8 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,707 17.3 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 846 8.6 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 385 3.9 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 1,122 11.4 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 837 8.5 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 336 3.4 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 647 6.6 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 498 5.0 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 154 1.6 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 2,956 30.0 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Geraldton 30.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 29.8% were in primary school, 23.2% in secondary school and 11.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,673 10.6 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 1,813 7.2 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 915 3.6 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 4,226 16.7 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 3,500 13.8 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 1,949 7.7 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 3,981 15.7 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 21 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 2,224 8.8 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 104 0.4 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 3,235 12.8 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Geraldton, 13.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 20.3% 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 Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australian 13,825 32.0 760,032 22.8 7,298,243 23.3
English 12,562 29.1 931,150 27.9 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 3,042 7.0 224,372 6.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 2,695 6.2 214,154 6.4 2,023,470 6.4
Italian 1,284 3.0 122,943 3.7 1,000,006 3.2

The most common ancestries in Geraldton were Australian 32.0%, English 29.1%, Irish 7.0%, Scottish 6.2% and Italian 3.0%.

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

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Country of birth Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 24,316 76.1 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 1,291 4.0 194,163 7.8 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 576 1.8 79,221 3.2 518,466 2.2
Philippines 484 1.5 30,835 1.2 232,386 1.0
South Africa 436 1.4 41,008 1.7 162,449 0.7
India 208 0.7 49,385 2.0 455,389 1.9

In Geraldton, 76.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 4.0%, New Zealand 1.8%, Philippines 1.5%, South Africa 1.4% and India 0.7%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 6,067 19.0 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 2,123 6.6 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 1,546 4.8 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 19,265 60.3 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Geraldton, 60.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 20,950 65.5 1,097,468 44.4 12,231,150 52.3
England 2,252 7.0 276,956 11.2 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 819 2.6 97,382 3.9 617,331 2.6
Philippines 517 1.6 33,259 1.3 270,177 1.2
South Africa 466 1.5 46,181 1.9 190,816 0.8

In Geraldton, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 65.5%, England 7.0%, New Zealand 2.6%, Philippines 1.6% and South Africa 1.5%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 21,554 67.4 1,140,417 46.1 12,643,365 54.0
England 2,132 6.7 265,520 10.7 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 748 2.3 94,116 3.8 608,329 2.6
Philippines 624 2.0 38,495 1.6 325,049 1.4
South Africa 472 1.5 47,681 1.9 193,412 0.8

In Geraldton, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 67.4%, England 6.7%, New Zealand 2.3%, Philippines 2.0% and South Africa 1.5%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 9,585 30.0 804,268 32.5 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 8,641 27.0 530,361 21.4 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 5,222 16.3 354,790 14.3 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 3,358 10.5 255,987 10.3 2,238,735 9.6
Christian, nfd 1,023 3.2 83,670 3.4 612,371 2.6

The most common responses for religion in Geraldton were No Religion, so described 30.0%, Catholic 27.0%, Anglican 16.3%, Not stated 10.5% and Christian, nfd 3.2%. In Geraldton, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (62.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Malay 289 0.9 5,899 0.2 17,942 0.1
Afrikaans 250 0.8 14,208 0.6 43,741 0.2
Tagalog 228 0.7 15,268 0.6 111,273 0.5
Italian 212 0.7 29,401 1.2 271,597 1.2
Filipino 163 0.5 10,317 0.4 71,220 0.3
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English only spoken at home 26,817 83.9 1,861,041 75.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 1,219 9.7 181,998 19.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Geraldton 83.9% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Malay 0.9%, Afrikaans 0.8%, Tagalog 0.7%, Italian 0.7% and Filipino 0.5%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 8,333 55.2 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 4,459 29.5 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 917 6.1 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 1,390 9.2 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 15,099 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Geraldton. Of these 55.2% were employed full time, 29.5% were employed part-time and 9.2% 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
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 1,591 11.6 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 1,231 9.0 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 1,636 11.9 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 2,366 17.3 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 5,966 43.5 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Geraldton, 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 2,347 17.1 187,396 16.2 1,447,414 13.5
Professionals 2,223 16.2 237,230 20.5 2,370,966 22.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 1,700 12.4 150,408 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 1,621 11.8 122,889 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Labourers 1,615 11.8 112,599 9.7 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 1,404 10.2 102,337 8.8 1,000,955 9.4
Managers 1,363 9.9 139,350 12.0 1,390,047 13.0
Machinery Operators and Drivers 1,175 8.6 86,392 7.5 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Geraldton included Technicians and Trades Workers 17.1%, Professionals 16.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.4%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.8%, Labourers 11.8%, Sales Workers 10.2%, Managers 9.9% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 8.6%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 580 4.2 41,706 3.6 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 473 3.5 29,683 2.6 231,198 2.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 451 3.3 28,080 2.4 254,275 2.4
Takeaway Food Services 357 2.6 20,942 1.8 189,447 1.8
Road Freight Transport 339 2.5 15,673 1.4 129,528 1.2

Of the employed people in Geraldton, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.2%, Primary Education 3.5%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.3%, Takeaway Food Services 2.6% and Road Freight Transport 2.5%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 652 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,639 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,319 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Geraldton was $652.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 9,603 70.0 733,030 63.3 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 854 6.2 56,173 4.9 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 390 2.8 49,354 4.3 503,582 4.7
Walked only 379 2.8 31,914 2.8 370,427 3.5
Bus 209 1.5 44,742 3.9 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 247 1.8 106,764 9.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 10,563 77.0 815,077 70.4 7,305,271 68.4

In Geraldton, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 70.0%, Car, as passenger 6.2%, Worked at home 2.8%, Walked only 2.8% and Bus 1.5%. 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 77.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 17,202 68.0 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,018 27.7 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,672 10.6 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,083 20.1 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Geraldton, 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, 27.7% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.1% 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
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 4,945 19.5 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 6,511 25.7 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 3,038 12.0 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 2,711 10.7 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Geraldton, 25.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 3,262 39.4 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 3,280 39.6 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 1,584 19.1 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 151 1.8 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Geraldton, 39.6% were couple families with children, 39.4% were couple families without children and 19.1% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 18.5 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 81.5 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Geraldton, 18.5% of single parents were male and 81.5% 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
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 1,215 18.6 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 232 3.5 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,361 20.8 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 936 14.3 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 380 5.8 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 1,257 19.2 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 409 6.2 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 758 11.6 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Geraldton, of couple families with children, 18.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 20.8% 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

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 11,504 84.4 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,125 15.6 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Geraldton, 84.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 9,567 83.2 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,427 12.4 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 249 2.2 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 213 1.9 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Geraldton, 83.2% were separate houses, 12.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.2% were flats or apartments and 1.9% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 29 0.3 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 326 2.8 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,432 12.5 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 4,744 41.2 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 4,690 40.8 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 281 2.4 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 Geraldton, of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 12.5% had 2 bedrooms and 41.2% 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
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 3,338 29.0 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 3,940 34.2 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 3,820 33.2 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 91 0.8 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 316 2.7 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Geraldton, 29.0% were owned outright, 34.2% were owned with a mortgage and 33.2% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 8,124 70.7 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 3,010 26.2 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 363 3.2 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Geraldton, of all households, 70.7% were family households, 26.2% were single person households and 3.2% were group households.

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Household income Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 23.3 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.1 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Geraldton, 23.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 13.1% 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 Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 262 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 11.1 -- 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 Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None 693 6.0 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 3,758 32.7 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 4,248 36.9 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 2,370 20.6 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 432 3.8 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Geraldton, 32.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 2,131 18.5 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 9,043 78.6 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 326 2.8 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Geraldton, 78.6% 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.
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 1,463 47.2 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 1,634 52.8 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 21 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Geraldton, 47.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 52.8% were female. The median age was 21 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
Geraldton % Geraldton 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 985 -- 1,210 -- 1,203 --

In Geraldton, 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 $985.

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Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Geraldton % Geraldton Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 240 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,613 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Geraldton, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $240 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,613.

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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.