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Perth (C)

Code LGA57080 (LGA)
People 16,714
Male 9,269
Female 7,445
Median age 32
Families 3,387
Average children per family 1.3
All private dwellings 10,884
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,858
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,496
Median weekly rent $440
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 (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 16,714 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,269 55.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,445 44.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 102 0.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 16,714 people in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 55.5% were male and 44.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 490 2.9 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 202 1.2 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 168 1.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 641 3.8 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,217 13.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,431 20.5 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,308 13.8 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,261 7.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 972 5.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 892 5.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 932 5.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 945 5.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 834 5.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 554 3.3 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 377 2.3 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 223 1.3 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 146 0.9 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 123 0.7 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 5.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,302 33.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 507 3.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,391 8.8 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 321 2.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,333 52.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 33.4% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,815 32.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,943 16.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,827 50.3 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 32.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 44 0.8 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 110 1.9 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 44 0.8 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 38 0.7 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 75 1.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 44 0.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 55 1.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 479 8.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,778 31.3 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 257 4.5 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,753 48.5 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,677 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) 33.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 3.4% were in primary school, 3.0% in secondary school and 39.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,327 31.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 9,474 68.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 692 5.0 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 534 3.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,140 22.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 68.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,072 70.4 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,952 19.4 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 490 4.9 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 529 5.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,043 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 10,043 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 70.4% were employed full time, 19.4% were employed part-time and 5.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 639 6.7 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 738 7.8 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 574 6.0 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,466 15.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,604 58.9 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 6.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 58.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Perth (C) % 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 (C) (Local Government Areas) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 30 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,018 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,448 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,858 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) was $1,018.

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

Unpaid work Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,273 58.5 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,594 10.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 775 4.9 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,140 13.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 10.1% provided care for children and 4.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,357 27.5 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,517 22.2 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 897 5.7 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 502 3.2 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,411 71.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 612 18.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 214 6.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 149 4.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 18.1% were couple families with children, 71.2% were couple families without children and 6.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 27.9 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 72.1 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) 27.9% of single parents were male and 72.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,839 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,389 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,389 and those without children was $2,839.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 997 33.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 139 4.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 383 12.7 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 593 19.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 137 4.5 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 315 10.4 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 161 5.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 297 9.8 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 33.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 12.7% 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 (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,159 80.4 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,743 19.6 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 80.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 158 2.2 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 597 8.3 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 6,317 88.2 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 67 0.9 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 2.2% were separate houses, 8.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 88.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 145 2.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,677 23.4 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 3,535 49.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,496 20.9 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 197 2.8 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 107 1.5 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 23.4% had 1 bedroom, 49.4% had 2 bedrooms and 20.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2. The average household size was 1.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 995 13.9 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,554 21.7 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,459 62.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 22 0.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 129 1.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 13.9% were owned outright, 21.7% were owned with a mortgage and 62.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,375 47.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 3,038 42.4 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 748 10.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 47.1% were family households, 42.4% were single person households and 10.4% were group households.

Household income Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 17.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 16.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 17.4% 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 (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 440 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 78.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 21.1 -- 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 Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,496 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,681 23.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,765 52.6 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,325 18.5 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 219 3.1 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 168 2.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 52.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 18.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 3.1% 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 (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 100 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 51 51.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 49 49.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 34 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 51 (or 51.0%) were male and 49 (or 49.0%) were female. The median age was 34 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Perth (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 1.6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 295 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $295 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,400.

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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