2016 Data in pictures

Perth

People in Perth

Total number of people: 1,943,858

Number of Females: 50.4%

Number of Males: 49.6%

Household Income - Average weekly (gross)

Total income in 2011: $1,459

Total income in 2016: $1,643

Top 5 countries of birth

  1. Born in Australia 57.3%
  2. England 8.6%
  3. New Zealand 3.2%
  4. India 2.4%
  5. South Africa 1.8%

Age

  1. 0-14 years old 19.1%
  2. 15-64 years old 67.1%
  3. Greater than 65 years old 13.8%

Household composition

Average people per household: 2.6 (based on 2016 values for Australia)

Dwellings

  1. Owned outright 28.1%
  2. Mortgage 41.9%
  3. Rented 26.7%
People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Greater Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Male 963,536 49.6 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 980,326 50.4 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 31,214 1.6 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8
Age Greater Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 126,713 6.5 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 126,833 6.5 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 116,781 6.0 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 120,129 6.2 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 133,434 6.9 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 150,329 7.7 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 156,352 8.0 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 137,621 7.1 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 134,986 6.9 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 134,195 6.9 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 124,498 6.4 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 113,020 5.8 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 99,944 5.1 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 88,770 4.6 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 63,597 3.3 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 48,038 2.5 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 33,960 1.7 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 34,652 1.8 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1
Country of birth Greater Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,113,277 57.3 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses
England166,9658.6194,1637.8907,5703.9
New Zealand61,3263.279,2213.2518,4662.2
India46,6672.449,3852.0455,3891.9
South Africa35,2621.841,0081.7162,4490.7
Malaysia28,2241.529,1261.2138,3640.6
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Greater Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Personal 728 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 1,955 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,643 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --
Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 1,347 0.2 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 23,141 3.4 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 84,552 12.2 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 255,369 37.0 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 312,296 45.2 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 13,577 2.0 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 --
Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Greater Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Owned outright 193,636 28.1 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 289,273 41.9 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 184,428 26.7 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 7,319 1.1 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 15,620 2.3 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7
LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 27/06/2017

Please note that there are small random adjustments 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 table totals. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat: Data in Pictures has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat: Data in Pictures was 27 June 2017 Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the ##cycle## Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census