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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Statistical Area Level 2

Perth City

Code 503021041 (SA2)
People 25,504
Male 14,069
Female 11,435
Median age 32
Families 5,201
Average children per family 1.4
All private dwellings 15,876
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,709
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,375
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 25,504 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 14,069 55.2 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,435 44.8 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 165 0.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 25,504 people in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2) of these 55.2% were male and 44.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 815 3.2 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 389 1.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 368 1.4 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 758 3.0 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 3,128 12.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 5,298 20.8 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,715 14.6 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,062 8.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,592 6.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,413 5.5 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,406 5.5 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,370 5.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,131 4.4 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 712 2.8 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 491 1.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 335 1.3 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 255 1.0 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 267 1.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,407 30.9 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 750 3.1 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,095 8.8 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 597 2.5 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 13,088 54.7 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2) aged 15 years and over, 30.9% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2) was 41 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,493 29.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,215 17.5 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 9,680 52.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 29.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 17.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 81 1.0 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 267 3.3 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 88 1.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 75 0.9 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 171 2.1 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 92 1.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 74 0.9 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 851 10.5 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,114 26.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 455 5.6 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,850 47.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 8,118 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2) 31.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 5.3% were in primary school, 4.1% in secondary school and 36.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 9,220 36.1 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 14,053 65.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,267 5.9 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 933 4.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,282 24.5 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), 24.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 65.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,990 69.7 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,214 20.4 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 738 4.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 818 5.2 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 15,760 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 15,760 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2). Of these 69.7% were employed full time, 20.4% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 989 6.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,191 8.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,035 6.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,448 16.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 8,538 57.2 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), 6.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 57.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 30 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 30 years.

Occupation Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 957 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,275 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,709 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2) was $957.

Travel to work, top responses Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 14,623 61.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,627 11.0 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,256 5.2 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,362 14.0 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 11.0% provided care for children and 5.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,796 28.4 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,720 23.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,354 5.7 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 752 3.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), 23.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.1% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,518 67.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,046 20.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 410 7.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 227 4.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), 20.1% were couple families with children, 67.6% were couple families without children and 7.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.7 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.3 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2) 22.7% of single parents were male and 77.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,724 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,115 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,115 and those without children was $2,724.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,598 35.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 219 4.8 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 618 13.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 780 17.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 195 4.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 457 10.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 242 5.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 452 9.9 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), of couple families, 35.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 13.5% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,093 83.2 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,247 16.8 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), 83.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,258 11.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,702 15.3 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 8,024 72.3 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 95 0.9 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), 11.3% were separate houses, 15.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 72.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 189 1.7 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 2,590 23.4 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,156 46.5 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,468 22.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 495 4.5 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 194 1.7 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), of occupied private dwellings 23.4% had 1 bedroom, 46.5% had 2 bedrooms and 22.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.1. The average household size was 1.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,529 13.8 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,512 22.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,796 61.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 35 0.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 221 2.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), 13.8% were owned outright, 22.6% were owned with a mortgage and 61.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 5,162 46.5 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,594 41.4 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,338 12.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), of all households, 46.5% were family households, 41.4% were single person households and 12.1% were group households.

Household income Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.9 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), 17.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.5% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.7 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 20.3 -- 8.9 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,375 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 10.2 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
None 2,390 21.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 5,735 51.7 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,228 20.1 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 457 4.1 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 283 2.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), 51.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 20.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.1% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 165 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 87 52.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 78 47.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), there were 165 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 87 (or 52.7%) were male and 78 (or 47.3%) were female. The median age was 27 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 900 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.9, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $900.

Mortgage and rent Perth City % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 320 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Perth City (Statistical Area Level 2), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $320 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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