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2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Wedgefield

Code SSC55891 (SSC)
People 538
Male 348
Female 190
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 385
People born overseas 114
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 13
Families 88
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 337
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,506
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,409
Median weekly rent $140
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Wedgefield % Australia %
Total 538 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 348 64.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 190 35.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 25 4.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 538 people were usually resident in Wedgefield (State Suburbs): of these 64.7% were male and 35.3% were female. Of the total population 4.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Wedgefield % Australia %
People
0-4 years 13 2.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 44 8.2 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 63 11.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 325 60.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 70 13.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 20 3.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 10.6% of people usually resident in Wedgefield (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 16.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Wedgefield % Australia %
Australian citizenship 385 71.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 114 21.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 13 2.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 71.6% of people usually resident in Wedgefield (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 21.2% were born overseas and 2.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Wedgefield % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 199 41.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 86 18.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 7 1.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 189 39.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 41.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Wedgefield (State Suburbs) were married, 18.0% were either separated or divorced, 1.5% were widowed and 39.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Wedgefield % Australia %
Australia 332 61.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Wedgefield % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wedgefield % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 272 79.1 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 37 10.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 12 3.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 13 3.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 10 2.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 49 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 344 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 344 people aged 15 years and over in Wedgefield (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 79.1% worked full-time, 10.8% worked part-time, 3.5% were away from work, 3.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.9% were unemployed. 49 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wedgefield % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 930 -- 466 --
Family 1,750 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,506 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Wedgefield (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $930, the median family income was $1,750 and the median household income was $1,506.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Wedgefield % Australia %
Couple family without children 41 46.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 39 44.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 8 9.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 88 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 88 families in Wedgefield (State Suburbs): of these 46.6% were couple families without children, 44.3% were couple families with children, 9.1% were one parent families and 0.0% 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 Wedgefield % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 331 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 337 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 331 occupied private dwellings were counted in Wedgefield (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Wedgefield % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 67 20.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 4 1.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 260 78.5 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Wedgefield (State Suburbs), 20.2% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.2% were flats, units or apartments and 78.5% were other dwellings.

Tenure Wedgefield % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 84 25.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 38 11.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 110 33.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 8 2.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 91 27.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Wedgefield (State Suburbs), 25.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 11.5% were owned with a mortgage and 33.2% were rented.

Landlord type Wedgefield % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 4 3.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 0 0.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 98 89.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 10 9.1 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Wedgefield (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 3.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 89.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Wedgefield % Australia %
Median weekly rent 140 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,409 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Wedgefield (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $140. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,409. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.3.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wedgefield % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 84 25.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 63 19.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 18 5.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Wedgefield (State Suburbs), 25.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.0% were single (or lone) person households and 5.4% 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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