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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Como

Code SSC51311 (SSC)
People 12,423
Male 5,705
Female 6,718
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 9,945
People born overseas 3,799
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 132
Families 2,941
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,974
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,019
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,400
Median weekly rent $190
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Como % Australia %
Total 12,423 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,705 45.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 6,718 54.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 85 0.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 12,423 people were usually resident in Como (State Suburbs): of these 45.9% were male and 54.1% were female. Of the total population 0.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Como % Australia %
People
0-4 years 440 3.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 903 7.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,363 19.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,336 43.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,333 10.7 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,049 16.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 10.8% of people usually resident in Como (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.2% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Como % Australia %
Australian citizenship 9,945 80.1 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,799 30.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 132 1.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 80.1% of people usually resident in Como (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 30.6% were born overseas and 1.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Como % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,826 34.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,505 13.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 877 7.9 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,873 44.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 34.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Como (State Suburbs) were married, 13.6% were either separated or divorced, 7.9% were widowed and 44.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Como % Australia %
Australia 7,702 62.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Como % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Como % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Como % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,512 64.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,885 26.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 262 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 133 1.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 242 3.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,257 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 7,034 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 7,034 people aged 15 years and over in Como (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 64.1% worked full-time, 26.8% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 1.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.4% were unemployed. 3,257 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Como % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Como % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Como % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 589 -- 466 --
Family 1,438 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,019 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Como (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $589, the median family income was $1,438 and the median household income was $1,019.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Como % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,409 47.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 855 29.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 486 16.5 823,254 15.8
Other family 191 6.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 2,941 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 2,941 families in Como (State Suburbs): of these 47.9% were couple families without children, 29.1% were couple families with children, 16.5% were one parent families and 6.5% 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 Como % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,137 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,974 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 6,137 occupied private dwellings were counted in Como (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Como % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,021 32.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,973 48.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,140 18.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 3 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Como (State Suburbs), 32.9% were separate houses, 48.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 18.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Como % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,608 26.2 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,516 24.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 2,407 39.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 140 2.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 462 7.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Como (State Suburbs), 26.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 24.7% were owned with a mortgage and 39.2% were rented.

Landlord type Como % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,244 51.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 219 9.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 880 36.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 63 2.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Como (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 51.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 9.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 36.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Como % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,400 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Como (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $190. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,400. The average people per household was 1.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Como % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,924 47.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,392 39.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 457 7.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Como (State Suburbs), 47.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 39.0% were single (or lone) person households and 7.4% 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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