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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Local Government Areas

Fremantle (C)

Code LGA53430 (LGA)
People 24,835
Male 12,324
Female 12,511
Median age 41
Australian citizenship 20,700
People born overseas 7,352
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 511
Families 6,203
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 12,613
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $960
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,400
Median weekly rent $180
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Total 24,835 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 12,324 49.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 12,511 50.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 386 1.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 24,835 people were usually resident in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Of the total population 1.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Fremantle (C) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,255 5.1 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,278 9.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,861 11.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 11,378 45.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,155 12.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,908 15.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 41 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 14.2% of people usually resident in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) were children aged 0-14 years, and 28.4% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 41 years.

Selected characteristics Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 20,700 83.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 7,352 29.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 511 2.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 83.4% of people usually resident in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) were Australian citizens, 29.6% were born overseas and 2.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Fremantle (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,223 38.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 3,464 16.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,362 6.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 8,255 38.8 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 38.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) were married, 16.3% were either separated or divorced, 6.4% were widowed and 38.8% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Australia 15,407 62.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Fremantle (C) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Fremantle (C) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Fremantle (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,183 57.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 3,873 31.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 562 4.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 313 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 568 4.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 6,985 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 12,499 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 12,499 people aged 15 years and over in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) were in the labour force. Of these 57.5% worked full-time, 31.0% worked part-time, 4.5% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.5% were unemployed. 6,985 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Fremantle (C) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 489 -- 466 --
Family 1,271 -- 1,171 --
Household 960 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $489, the median family income was $1,271 and the median household income was $960.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,623 42.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,275 36.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,169 18.8 823,254 15.8
Other family 136 2.2 89,686 1.7
Total families 6,203 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 6,203 families in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas): of these 42.3% were couple families without children, 36.7% were couple families with children, 18.8% were one parent families and 2.2% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,295 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 12,613 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 11,295 occupied private dwellings were counted in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas).

Dwelling structure Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,196 63.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,142 19.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,729 15.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 228 2.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 63.7% were separate houses, 19.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 15.3% were flats, units or apartments and 2.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,411 30.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,997 26.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,753 33.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 75 0.7 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,058 9.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 26.5% were owned with a mortgage and 33.2% were rented.

Landlord type Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,339 35.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 1,040 27.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 1,284 34.2 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 91 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 35.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 27.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 34.2% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,400 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,400. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fremantle (C) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 6,157 54.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 3,632 32.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 634 5.6 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 54.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 32.2% were single (or lone) person households and 5.6% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

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