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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Palmyra

Code SSC52116 (SSC)
People 6,247
Male 2,846
Female 3,401
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 5,346
People born overseas 1,479
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 35
Families 1,618
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,264
Average people per household 2.0
Median weekly household income $909
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $180
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Expand People category,
includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Palmyra % Australia %
Total 6,247 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,846 45.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 3,401 54.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 72 1.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 6,247 people were usually resident in Palmyra (State Suburbs): of these 45.6% were male and 54.4% were female. Of the total population 1.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Palmyra % Australia %
People
0-4 years 396 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 647 10.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 656 10.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,823 45.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 643 10.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,083 17.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 16.7% of people usually resident in Palmyra (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 27.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Palmyra % Australia %
Australian citizenship 5,346 85.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,479 23.7 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 35 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 85.6% of people usually resident in Palmyra (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 23.7% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Palmyra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,048 39.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 892 17.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 444 8.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,821 35.0 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 39.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Palmyra (State Suburbs) were married, 17.1% were either separated or divorced, 8.5% were widowed and 35.0% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Palmyra % Australia %
Australia 4,256 68.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Palmyra % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Palmyra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,966 61.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 966 30.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 144 4.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 52 1.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 96 3.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,596 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 3,224 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 3,224 people aged 15 years and over in Palmyra (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 61.0% worked full-time, 30.0% worked part-time, 4.5% were away from work, 1.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.0% were unemployed. 1,596 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Palmyra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 537 -- 466 --
Family 1,204 -- 1,171 --
Household 909 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Palmyra (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $537, the median family income was $1,204 and the median household income was $909.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Palmyra % Australia %
Couple family without children 669 41.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 571 35.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 341 21.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 37 2.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,618 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,618 families in Palmyra (State Suburbs): of these 41.3% were couple families without children, 35.3% were couple families with children, 21.1% were one parent families and 2.3% 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 Palmyra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,039 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 3,264 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,039 occupied private dwellings were counted in Palmyra (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Palmyra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,951 64.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 970 31.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 112 3.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 6 0.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Palmyra (State Suburbs), 64.2% were separate houses, 31.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure Palmyra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 930 30.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 999 32.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 867 28.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 15 0.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 226 7.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Palmyra (State Suburbs), 30.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.9% were owned with a mortgage and 28.5% were rented.

Landlord type Palmyra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 352 40.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 183 21.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 306 35.3 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 24 2.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Palmyra (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 40.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 21.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 35.3% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Palmyra % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.0 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Palmyra (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.0 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Palmyra % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,611 53.0 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,149 37.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 122 4.0 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Palmyra (State Suburbs), 53.0% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 37.8% were single (or lone) person households and 4.0% 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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