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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Local Government Areas

Fremantle (C)

Code LGA53430 (LGA)
People 26,582
Male 13,004
Female 13,578
Median age 41
Families 6,740
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 13,460
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,299
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 26,582 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 13,004 48.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 13,578 51.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 432 1.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 26,582 people in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.6% of the population.

Age Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,429 5.4 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,297 4.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,222 4.6 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,219 4.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,662 6.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,002 7.5 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,947 7.3 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,882 7.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,014 7.6 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,945 7.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,959 7.4 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,924 7.2 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,711 6.4 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,202 4.5 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,018 3.8 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 851 3.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 695 2.6 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 603 2.3 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,835 39.0 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 722 3.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,813 12.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,298 5.7 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,970 39.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 39.0% were married and 15.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,855 40.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,563 13.0 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 9,243 47.0 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 345 4.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,090 14.7 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 333 4.5 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 270 3.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 406 5.5 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 435 5.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 209 2.8 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 527 7.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,628 22.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 139 1.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,022 27.3 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,404 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) 27.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.9% were in primary school, 14.2% in secondary school and 29.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 16,594 62.4 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 10,271 41.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 2,477 10.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,652 6.7 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 10,099 41.2 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,052 57.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 4,413 31.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 852 6.1 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 697 5.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 14,014 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 14,014 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.5% were employed full time, 31.5% were employed part-time and 5.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,641 12.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,342 10.1 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,430 10.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,911 14.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 6,138 46.1 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 680 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,863 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,299 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) was $680.

Travel to work, top responses Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 16,288 72.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,513 24.4 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,371 10.5 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,157 18.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.4% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,405 23.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,333 28.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,671 11.8 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,880 8.3 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,972 44.1 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,470 36.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,169 17.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 129 1.9 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 36.6% were couple families with children, 44.1% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.1 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.9 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas) 17.1% of single parents were male and 82.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,609 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,776 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,776 and those without children was $2,609.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,096 20.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 274 5.0 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,161 21.3 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 742 13.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 311 5.7 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 979 18.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 344 6.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 535 9.8 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 20.1% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 21.3% 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 Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 11,026 87.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,573 12.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 87.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,031 63.8 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,333 21.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,488 13.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 164 1.5 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 63.8% were separate houses, 21.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 82 0.7 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 897 8.1 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,141 28.5 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,665 42.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,003 18.2 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 236 2.1 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 8.1% had 1 bedroom, 28.5% had 2 bedrooms and 42.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,446 31.3 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,215 29.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,960 35.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 96 0.9 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 309 2.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 31.3% were owned outright, 29.2% were owned with a mortgage and 35.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,670 60.5 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,645 33.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 710 6.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 60.5% were family households, 33.1% were single person households and 6.4% were group households.

Household income Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.2 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 27.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.2% 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 Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.6 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.4 -- 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 Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,281 11.6 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 4,430 40.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,665 33.2 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,260 11.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 388 3.5 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), 40.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.4% 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 Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 431 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 204 47.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 227 52.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 431 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 204 (or 47.3%) were male and 227 (or 52.7%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 746 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $746.

Mortgage and rent Fremantle (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 177 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,227 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Fremantle (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $177 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,227.

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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