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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | Local Government Areas

Stirling (C)

Code LGA57910 (LGA)
People 195,702
Male 96,173
Female 99,529
Median age 36
Families 50,679
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 89,494
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,353
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $310
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 195,702 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 96,173 49.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 99,529 50.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,346 1.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 195,702 people in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 12,329 6.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 10,425 5.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 10,274 5.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 10,972 5.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 14,950 7.6 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 18,457 9.4 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 15,687 8.0 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 14,663 7.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 13,807 7.1 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 12,723 6.5 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 11,856 6.1 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 11,026 5.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 9,949 5.1 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 7,801 4.0 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 6,609 3.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 5,473 2.8 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 4,479 2.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4,218 2.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 73,796 45.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 4,439 2.7 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 14,492 8.9 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 8,962 5.5 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 60,985 37.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 45.4% were married and 11.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 66,668 45.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 14,249 9.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 64,886 44.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 2,617 4.5 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 7,771 13.4 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3,636 6.3 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,751 3.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,994 6.9 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 3,013 5.2 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,638 4.6 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4,709 8.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 10,801 18.7 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 1,471 2.5 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 15,482 26.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 57,883 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas) 29.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 22.7% were in primary school, 16.7% in secondary school and 26.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 112,873 57.7 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 90,139 49.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 15,457 8.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 10,608 5.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 64,650 35.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), 35.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 49.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 62,640 60.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 30,059 29.1 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 6,030 5.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4,616 4.5 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 103,345 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 103,345 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 60.6% were employed full time, 29.1% were employed part-time and 4.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 11,094 11.2 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 9,717 9.8 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 9,246 9.4 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 16,779 17.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 45,863 46.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 689 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,783 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,353 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas) was $689.

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

Unpaid work Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 113,752 69.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 41,395 25.4 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 15,668 9.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 25,615 15.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.4% provided care for children and 9.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 39,548 24.3 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 42,569 26.2 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 17,214 10.6 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 14,422 8.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 20,642 40.7 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 21,152 41.7 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 7,619 15.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 1,266 2.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.7% were couple families with children, 40.7% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas) 17.2% of single parents were male and 82.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,363 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,726 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,726 and those without children was $2,363.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 8,913 21.3 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,745 4.2 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 9,171 21.9 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 6,554 15.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 2,225 5.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 7,393 17.7 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 2,540 6.1 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 3,251 7.8 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 21.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 21.9% 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 Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 77,318 90.9 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 7,707 9.1 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 45,858 59.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 21,011 27.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 10,299 13.3 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 126 0.2 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), 59.3% were separate houses, 27.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 13.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 170 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3,277 4.2 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 15,867 20.5 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 36,146 46.7 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 20,441 26.4 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,418 1.8 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.2% had 1 bedroom, 20.5% had 2 bedrooms and 46.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 23,764 30.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 24,947 32.3 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 25,903 33.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 779 1.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,925 2.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.7% were owned outright, 32.3% were owned with a mortgage and 33.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 49,865 64.5 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 23,280 30.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 4,174 5.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 64.5% were family households, 30.1% were single person households and 5.4% were group households.

Household income Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 22.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.8 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), 22.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.8% 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 Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 310 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.8 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.2 -- 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 Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 6,017 7.8 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 29,429 38.1 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 28,264 36.6 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 11,390 14.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 2,219 2.9 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.7% 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 Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,346 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,076 45.9 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,270 54.1 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,346 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,076 (or 45.9%) were male and 1,270 (or 54.1%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Stirling (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 3 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 984 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $984.

Mortgage and rent Stirling (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 237 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Stirling (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $237 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

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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