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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Riverton

Code SSC52206 (SSC)
People 4,666
Male 2,306
Female 2,360
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 3,822
People born overseas 1,777
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 54
Families 1,302
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,923
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,063
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,200
Median weekly rent $200
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Riverton % Australia %
Total 4,666 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,306 49.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 2,360 50.6 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 22 0.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 4,666 people were usually resident in Riverton (State Suburbs): of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Of the total population 0.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Riverton % Australia %
People
0-4 years 223 4.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 659 14.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 777 16.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,853 39.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 583 12.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 570 12.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 18.9% of people usually resident in Riverton (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Riverton % Australia %
Australian citizenship 3,822 81.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,777 38.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 54 1.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 81.9% of people usually resident in Riverton (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 38.1% were born overseas and 1.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Riverton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,956 51.7 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 409 10.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 163 4.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,257 33.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.7% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Riverton (State Suburbs) were married, 10.8% were either separated or divorced, 4.3% were widowed and 33.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Riverton % Australia %
Australia 2,663 57.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Riverton % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Riverton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,435 59.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 746 30.9 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 71 2.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 67 2.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 94 3.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,223 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,413 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,413 people aged 15 years and over in Riverton (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 59.5% worked full-time, 30.9% worked part-time, 2.9% were away from work, 2.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.9% were unemployed. 1,223 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Riverton % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 479 -- 466 --
Family 1,237 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,063 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Riverton (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $479, the median family income was $1,237 and the median household income was $1,063.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Riverton % Australia %
Couple family without children 438 33.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 603 46.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 220 16.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 41 3.1 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,302 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,302 families in Riverton (State Suburbs): of these 33.6% were couple families without children, 46.3% were couple families with children, 16.9% were one parent families and 3.1% 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 Riverton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,785 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,923 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,785 occupied private dwellings were counted in Riverton (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Riverton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,530 85.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 243 13.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 12 0.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Riverton (State Suburbs), 85.7% were separate houses, 13.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Riverton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 683 38.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 573 32.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 450 25.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 7 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 74 4.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Riverton (State Suburbs), 38.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.1% were owned with a mortgage and 25.2% were rented.

Landlord type Riverton % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 239 53.1 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 21 4.7 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 184 40.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 6 1.3 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Riverton (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 53.1% were rented from a real estate agent, 4.7% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 40.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Riverton % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,200 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Riverton (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,200. The average people per household was 2.6 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Riverton % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,291 72.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 388 21.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 58 3.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Riverton (State Suburbs), 72.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 21.7% were single (or lone) person households and 3.2% 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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