Broome

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code UCL513001
People 13,984
Male 50.1%
Female 49.9%
Median age 34
Families 3,210
Average children per family
for families with children 1.9
for all households (a) 0.7
All private dwellings 7,317
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,939
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,593
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(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
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 7,003 50.1 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 6,981 49.9 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 2,997 21.4 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 13,984 people in Broome. Of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 21.4% of the population.

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Age Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 1,106 7.9 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 1,167 8.3 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 986 7.0 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 706 5.0 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 676 4.8 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,184 8.5 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 1,346 9.6 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 1,222 8.7 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 1,117 8.0 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 999 7.1 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 931 6.7 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 933 6.7 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 699 5.0 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 429 3.1 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 244 1.7 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 133 1.0 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 69 0.5 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 44 0.3 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Broome was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.6% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Married 4,006 37.4 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 410 3.8 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 954 8.9 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 263 2.5 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 5,086 47.4 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Broome aged 15 years and over, 37.4% were married and 12.7% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 3,077 36.6 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 1,839 21.9 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 3,499 41.6 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Broome, of people aged 15 years and over, 36.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 21.9% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 185 3.7 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 1,019 20.6 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 290 5.9 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 20 0.4 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 607 12.3 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 170 3.4 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 21 0.4 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 285 5.8 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 295 6.0 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 66 1.3 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 1,993 40.3 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Broome 35.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.0% were in primary school, 16.1% in secondary school and 11.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 1,962 18.3 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 959 9.0 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 364 3.4 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 1,649 15.4 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,365 12.8 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 596 5.6 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 1,050 9.8 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 7 0.1 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 487 4.6 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 41 0.4 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 1,920 17.9 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Broome, 12.8% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 18.8% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.0% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australian 6,112 32.4 760,032 22.8 7,298,243 23.3
English 4,469 23.7 931,150 27.9 7,852,224 25.0
Irish 1,179 6.3 224,372 6.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 1,086 5.8 214,154 6.4 2,023,470 6.4
Australian Aboriginal 589 3.1 20,718 0.6 144,173 0.5

The most common ancestries in Broome were Australian 32.4%, English 23.7%, Irish 6.3%, Scottish 5.8% and Australian Aboriginal 3.1%.

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

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Country of birth Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 9,860 70.6 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 523 3.7 194,163 7.8 907,570 3.9
New Zealand 337 2.4 79,221 3.2 518,466 2.2
Philippines 227 1.6 30,835 1.2 232,386 1.0
Germany 81 0.6 10,958 0.4 102,595 0.4
South Africa 80 0.6 41,008 1.7 162,449 0.7

In Broome, 70.6% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 3.7%, New Zealand 2.4%, Philippines 1.6%, Germany 0.6% and South Africa 0.6%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 2,718 19.4 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 895 6.4 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 646 4.6 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 7,804 55.8 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Broome, 55.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 8,521 61.0 1,097,468 44.4 12,231,150 52.3
England 834 6.0 276,956 11.2 1,403,096 6.0
New Zealand 451 3.2 97,382 3.9 617,331 2.6
Philippines 242 1.7 33,259 1.3 270,177 1.2
Scotland 150 1.1 50,380 2.0 276,038 1.2

In Broome, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 61.0%, England 6.0%, New Zealand 3.2%, Philippines 1.7% and Scotland 1.1%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 8,771 62.8 1,140,417 46.1 12,643,365 54.0
England 818 5.9 265,520 10.7 1,302,147 5.6
New Zealand 397 2.8 94,116 3.8 608,329 2.6
Philippines 270 1.9 38,495 1.6 325,049 1.4
Germany 134 1.0 17,930 0.7 169,618 0.7

In Broome, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 62.8%, England 5.9%, New Zealand 2.8%, Philippines 1.9% and Germany 1.0%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 5,392 38.5 804,268 32.5 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 3,477 24.9 530,361 21.4 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 2,184 15.6 255,987 10.3 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 1,268 9.1 354,790 14.3 3,101,185 13.3
Uniting Church 271 1.9 56,688 2.3 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Broome were No Religion, so described 38.5%, Catholic 24.9%, Not stated 15.6%, Anglican 9.1% and Uniting Church 1.9%. In Broome, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (50.1%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Tagalog 95 0.7 15,268 0.6 111,273 0.5
Filipino 88 0.6 10,317 0.4 71,220 0.3
German 84 0.6 9,320 0.4 79,353 0.3
Thai 84 0.6 6,403 0.3 55,444 0.2
Mandarin 76 0.5 47,840 1.9 596,711 2.5
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English only spoken at home 10,887 78.0 1,861,041 75.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 588 8.8 181,998 19.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Broome 78.0% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Tagalog 0.7%, Filipino 0.6%, German 0.6%, Thai 0.6% and Mandarin 0.5%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 4,568 64.1 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,721 24.2 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 486 6.8 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 350 4.9 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 7,125 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Broome. Of these 64.1% were employed full time, 24.2% were employed part-time and 4.9% 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
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 511 7.5 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 458 6.8 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 758 11.2 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 1,388 20.5 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 3,181 47.0 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Broome, 7.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,392 20.6 237,230 20.5 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 1,029 15.2 187,396 16.2 1,447,414 13.5
Clerical and Administrative Workers 941 13.9 150,408 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 939 13.9 122,889 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Managers 898 13.3 139,350 12.0 1,390,047 13.0
Labourers 577 8.5 112,599 9.7 1,011,520 9.5
Sales Workers 536 7.9 102,337 8.8 1,000,955 9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers 324 4.8 86,392 7.5 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Broome included Professionals 20.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 15.2%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.9%, Community and Personal Service Workers 13.9%, Managers 13.3%, Labourers 8.5%, Sales Workers 7.9% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.8%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Accommodation 382 5.7 11,073 1.0 113,377 1.1
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 325 4.9 41,706 3.6 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 228 3.4 29,683 2.6 231,198 2.2
Secondary Education 209 3.1 20,488 1.8 177,487 1.7
Local Government Administration 147 2.2 16,526 1.4 142,724 1.3

Of the employed people in Broome, the most common responses for industry of employment included Accommodation 5.7%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.9%, Primary Education 3.4%, Secondary Education 3.1% and Local Government Administration 2.2%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 983 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,226 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,939 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Broome was $983.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 4,198 62.2 733,030 63.3 6,574,571 61.5
Car, as passenger 412 6.1 56,173 4.9 489,922 4.6
Walked only 358 5.3 31,914 2.8 370,427 3.5
Bicycle 256 3.8 11,730 1.0 107,756 1.0
Motorbike/scooter 239 3.5 5,751 0.5 64,580 0.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 77 1.1 106,764 9.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 4,663 68.8 815,077 70.4 7,305,271 68.4

In Broome, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 62.2%, Car, as passenger 6.1%, Walked only 5.3%, Bicycle 3.8% and Motorbike/scooter 3.5%. On the day, 1.1% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 68.8% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,975 65.0 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,968 27.7 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 745 6.9 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,249 21.0 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Broome, of people aged 15 years and over, 65.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.7% provided care for children and 6.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 21.0% 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
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 2,275 21.2 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,912 27.1 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 1,062 9.9 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 735 6.8 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Broome, 27.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 1,212 37.7 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 1,372 42.7 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 577 17.9 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 54 1.7 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Broome, 42.7% were couple families with children, 37.7% were couple families without children and 17.9% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 16.0 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 84.0 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Broome, 16.0% of single parents were male and 84.0% 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
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 814 31.5 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 105 4.1 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 597 23.1 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 313 12.1 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 80 3.1 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 195 7.5 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 200 7.7 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 281 10.9 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Broome, of couple families with children, 31.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.1% had both employed part-time and 23.1% 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 Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 4,489 86.9 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 677 13.1 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Broome, 86.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.1% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 3,353 74.7 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 371 8.3 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 316 7.0 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 345 7.7 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Broome, 74.7% were separate houses, 8.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 7.0% were flats or apartments and 7.7% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 150 3.3 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 390 8.7 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 745 16.6 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,676 37.3 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 1,382 30.7 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 154 3.4 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Broome, of occupied private dwellings 8.7% had 1 bedroom, 16.6% had 2 bedrooms and 37.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.6 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 657 14.6 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,180 26.3 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 2,458 54.7 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 44 1.0 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 156 3.5 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Broome, 14.6% were owned outright, 26.3% were owned with a mortgage and 54.7% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 3,126 69.5 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,126 25.0 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 245 5.4 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Broome, of all households, 69.5% were family households, 25.0% were single person households and 5.4% were group households.

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Household income Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 14.9 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.7 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Broome, 14.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 22.7% 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 Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 300 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.8 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 14.2 -- 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 Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,593 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.3 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.7 -- 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 Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None 347 7.7 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,396 31.1 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,642 36.6 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 877 19.5 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 230 5.1 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Broome, 31.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 740 16.4 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 3,592 79.8 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 171 3.8 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Broome, 79.8% 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.
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 1,444 48.2 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 1,550 51.8 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 25 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Broome, 48.2% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 51.8% were female. The median age was 25 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
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,235 -- 1,210 -- 1,203 --

In Broome, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1 persons, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,235.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Broome % Broome Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 215 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,500 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Broome, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $215 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,500.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

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.