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Fremantle (South Metropolitan)

Code SED52105 (SED)
People 34,895
Male 17,049
Female 17,846
Median age 41
Families 8,922
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 17,320
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,368
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 34,895 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 17,049 48.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 17,846 51.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 428 1.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 34,895 people in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,855 5.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,855 5.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,794 5.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,776 5.1 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 2,076 5.9 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,368 6.8 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 2,344 6.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,441 7.0 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,726 7.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,732 7.8 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,636 7.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,512 7.2 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,251 6.5 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,525 4.4 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,262 3.6 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,063 3.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 872 2.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 810 2.3 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 12,290 41.8 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 940 3.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,337 11.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,735 5.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 11,091 37.7 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 41.8% were married and 14.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 10,926 42.6 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,229 12.6 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 11,521 44.9 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 474 4.8 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,544 15.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 495 5.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 402 4.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 523 5.2 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 695 7.0 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 364 3.6 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 690 6.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,024 20.3 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 164 1.6 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,598 26.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 9,973 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) 28.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.5% were in primary school, 15.9% in secondary school and 27.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 21,982 63.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 13,356 41.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,266 10.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,239 6.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 13,455 41.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 41.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 10,701 57.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 5,828 31.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,185 6.4 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 800 4.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 18,514 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 18,514 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions). Of these 57.8% were employed full time, 31.5% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,228 12.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,774 10.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,825 10.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,466 13.9 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 8,237 46.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 717 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,996 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,368 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) was $717.

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

Unpaid work Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 21,367 72.7 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,560 25.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,115 10.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,453 18.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.7% provided care for children and 10.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 7,154 24.3 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 8,252 28.1 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,415 11.6 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,546 8.7 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 28.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,868 43.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,525 39.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,361 15.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 169 1.9 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 39.5% were couple families with children, 43.3% were couple families without children and 15.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.3 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.7 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) 18.3% of single parents were male and 81.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,608 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,938 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,938 and those without children was $2,608.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,449 19.6 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 367 5.0 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,666 22.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,066 14.4 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 400 5.4 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,216 16.5 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 503 6.8 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 725 9.8 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of couple families, 19.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.0% had both employed part-time and 22.5% 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 Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 14,288 87.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,017 12.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 87.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,138 64.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,896 20.3 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,071 14.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 168 1.2 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 64.0% were separate houses, 20.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 14.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 63 0.4 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 945 6.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,003 28.0 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,106 42.7 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,900 20.3 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 271 1.9 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 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 6.6% had 1 bedroom, 28.0% had 2 bedrooms and 42.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,713 33.0 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,229 29.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,902 34.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 71 0.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 373 2.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 33.0% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 34.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 8,834 61.8 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 4,658 32.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 796 5.6 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of all households, 61.8% were family households, 32.6% were single person households and 5.6% were group households.

Household income Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.0 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.8 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 25.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.8% 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 Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.1 -- 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 Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 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 (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,474 10.3 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 5,618 39.3 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 4,983 34.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,748 12.2 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 465 3.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 39.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.2% 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 (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 427 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 228 53.4 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 199 46.6 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 27 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), there were 427 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 228 (or 53.4%) were male and 199 (or 46.6%) 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 Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 991 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $991.

Mortgage and rent Fremantle (South Metropolitan) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Fremantle (South Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 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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