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Alexander Heights

Code SSC50005 (SSC)
People 7,695
Male 3,839
Female 3,856
Median age 35
Families 2,136
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,744
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,471
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,712
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 7,695 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,839 49.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,856 50.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 69 0.9 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,695 people in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 464 6.0 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 468 6.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 563 7.3 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 705 9.2 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 608 7.9 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 510 6.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 436 5.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 497 6.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 594 7.7 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 667 8.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 667 8.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 454 5.9 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 378 4.9 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 237 3.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 191 2.5 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 145 1.9 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 72 0.9 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 40 0.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,179 51.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 179 2.9 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 488 7.9 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 219 3.5 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,141 34.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.2% were married and 10.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,987 51.2 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 447 7.7 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,401 41.1 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 26 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 86 3.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 392 16.8 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 159 6.8 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 74 3.2 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 294 12.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 154 6.6 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 113 4.9 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 199 8.6 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 320 13.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 51 2.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 485 20.8 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,327 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs) 30.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.9% were in primary school, 24.2% in secondary school and 22.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 4,508 58.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,953 54.7 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 574 7.9 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 412 5.7 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,286 31.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), 31.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 54.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,508 60.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,197 28.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 261 6.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 191 4.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,157 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,157 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs). Of these 60.3% were employed full time, 28.8% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 453 11.4 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 353 8.9 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 395 10.0 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 758 19.1 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,748 44.1 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), 11.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 590 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,603 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,471 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs) was $590.

Travel to work, top responses Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,161 67.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,712 27.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 631 10.2 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 713 11.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.6% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,495 24.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,502 24.2 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 620 10.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 545 8.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), 24.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 654 30.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,101 51.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 342 16.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 39 1.8 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), 51.5% were couple families with children, 30.6% were couple families without children and 16.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.8 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.2 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs) 16.8% of single parents were male and 83.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,078 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,230 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,230 and those without children was $2,078.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 399 22.7 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 64 3.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 402 22.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 297 16.9 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 103 5.8 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 260 14.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 118 6.7 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 118 6.7 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), of couple families, 22.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 22.8% 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 Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,554 95.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 127 4.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), 95.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 4.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,335 91.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 185 7.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 34 1.3 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), 91.4% were separate houses, 7.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 40 1.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 63 2.5 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 721 28.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,680 65.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 41 1.6 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.6% had 1 bedroom, 2.5% had 2 bedrooms and 28.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 724 28.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,299 50.9 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 462 18.1 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 58 2.3 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), 28.4% were owned outright, 50.9% were owned with a mortgage and 18.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,068 81.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 426 16.7 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 59 2.3 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.0% were family households, 16.7% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.0 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.8 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), 17.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.8% 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 Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.4 -- 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 Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,712 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.8 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.2 -- 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 Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
None 89 3.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 659 25.8 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,058 41.5 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 681 26.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 65 2.5 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), 25.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.7% 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 Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 67 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 32 47.8 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 35 52.2 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), there were 67 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 32 (or 47.8%) were male and 35 (or 52.2%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,458 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,458.

Mortgage and rent Alexander Heights % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 210 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,192 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Alexander Heights (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $210 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,192.

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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