2011 Census QuickStats

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Laverton (S)

Code LGA54970 (LGA)
People 1,227
Male 846
Female 381
Median age 37
Families 144
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 383
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $900
Median monthly mortgage repayments $953
Median weekly rent $70
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,227 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 846 68.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 381 31.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 353 28.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,227 people in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 68.9% were male and 31.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 28.8% of the population.

Age Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 51 4.2 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 57 4.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 52 4.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 45 3.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 132 10.8 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 118 9.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 111 9.1 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 126 10.3 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 123 10.0 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 110 9.0 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 102 8.3 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 78 6.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 58 4.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 30 2.4 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 23 1.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 10 0.8 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 0 0.0 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 0 0.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 5.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 368 34.3 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 46 4.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 101 9.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 21 2.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 538 50.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 34.3% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 72 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 106 26.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 102 25.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 187 47.3 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 26.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 25.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 10 3.5 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 69 24.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 0 0.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 21 7.4 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 1.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 17 6.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 14 5.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 4 1.4 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 144 51.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 282 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas) 22.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.5% were in primary school, 8.5% in secondary school and 11.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 852 69.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 300 27.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 50 4.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 52 4.8 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 678 62.8 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), 62.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 27.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 564 72.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 114 14.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 74 9.6 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 22 2.8 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 774 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 774 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 72.9% were employed full time, 14.7% were employed part-time and 2.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 56 7.5 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 43 5.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 15 2.0 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 32 4.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 532 70.8 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), 7.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 5.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 70.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,460 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 793 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 900 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas) was $1,460.

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

Unpaid work Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 522 48.7 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 264 24.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 133 12.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 163 15.2 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 24.6% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 236 22.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 195 18.2 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 51 4.8 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 41 3.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), 18.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 4.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 53 36.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 55 38.2 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 33 22.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 2.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), 38.2% were couple families with children, 36.8% were couple families without children and 22.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 9.1 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 90.9 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas) 9.1% of single parents were male and 90.9% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,166 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,666 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,666 and those without children was $2,166.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 19 17.4 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 11 10.1 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 11 10.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 13 11.9 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 11 10.1 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 25 22.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 8 7.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 11 10.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 17.4% had both partners employed full-time, 10.1% had both employed part-time and 10.1% 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 Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 210 68.0 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 99 32.0 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), 68.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 32.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 159 75.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 8 3.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 18 8.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 26 12.3 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), 75.4% were separate houses, 3.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.5% were flats, units or apartments and 12.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 3.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 16 7.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 27 12.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 96 45.7 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 54 25.7 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 10 4.8 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 7.6% had 1 bedroom, 12.9% had 2 bedrooms and 45.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 34 16.2 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 17 8.1 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 146 69.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 13 6.2 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), 16.2% were owned outright, 8.1% were owned with a mortgage and 69.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 129 61.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 76 36.0 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 6 2.8 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 61.1% were family households, 36.0% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.0 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), 35.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.5% 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 Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 70 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 953 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.9 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.1 -- 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 Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 46 21.9 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 81 38.6 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 46 21.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 21 10.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 16 7.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), 38.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 21.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.0% 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 Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 350 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 177 50.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 173 49.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 26 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 350 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 177 (or 50.6%) were male and 173 (or 49.4%) were female. The median age was 26 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 568 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $568.

Mortgage and rent Laverton (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 70 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Laverton (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $70 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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