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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Cottesloe

Code SSC50184 (SSC)
People 7,398
Male 3,609
Female 3,789
Median age 40
Families 1,823
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 3,400
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $2,494
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,817
Median weekly rent $475
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 7,398 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,609 48.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,789 51.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 9 0.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,398 people in Cottesloe (State Suburbs) of these 48.8% were male and 51.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 376 5.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 479 6.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 425 5.7 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 421 5.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 522 7.1 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 570 7.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 461 6.2 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 379 5.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 534 7.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 513 6.9 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 531 7.2 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 543 7.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 514 6.9 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 376 5.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 237 3.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 176 2.4 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 150 2.0 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 193 2.6 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cottesloe (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,021 49.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 99 1.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 477 7.8 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 310 5.1 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,203 36.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cottesloe (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.4% were married and 9.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cottesloe (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,537 49.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 503 9.7 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,136 41.3 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cottesloe (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 107 4.2 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 374 14.8 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 61 2.4 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 183 7.3 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 51 2.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 69 2.7 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 259 10.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 75 3.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 574 22.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 39 1.5 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 727 28.9 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,519 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs) 34.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.5% were in primary school, 15.0% in secondary school and 25.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 4,978 67.3 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,961 29.6 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 634 9.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 477 7.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,562 53.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), 53.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,203 58.1 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,232 32.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 230 6.1 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 126 3.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,791 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,791 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cottesloe (State Suburbs). Of these 58.1% were employed full time, 32.5% were employed part-time and 3.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 535 14.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 366 10.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 332 9.1 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 345 9.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,860 50.8 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cottesloe (State Suburbs), 14.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cottesloe (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

Occupation Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,036 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,794 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,494 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cottesloe (State Suburbs) was $1,036.

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

Unpaid work Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,600 75.3 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,662 27.2 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 646 10.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,617 26.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.2% 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, 26.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,678 27.5 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,637 26.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 731 12.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 549 9.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cottesloe (State Suburbs), 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 741 40.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 849 46.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 185 10.1 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 48 2.6 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cottesloe (State Suburbs), 46.6% were couple families with children, 40.6% were couple families without children and 10.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 25.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 74.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs) 25.5% of single parents were male and 74.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,316 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,563 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,563 and those without children was $3,316.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 268 16.9 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 77 4.8 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 363 22.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 298 18.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 101 6.4 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 236 14.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 98 6.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 148 9.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% 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 Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,686 86.4 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 421 13.6 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), 86.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,867 69.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 307 11.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 511 19.0 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 Cottesloe (State Suburbs), 69.5% were separate houses, 11.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 29 1.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 138 5.1 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 606 22.6 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,015 37.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 856 31.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 43 1.6 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 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 5.1% had 1 bedroom, 22.6% had 2 bedrooms and 37.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,093 40.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 675 25.1 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 846 31.5 231,824 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 63 2.3 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cottesloe (State Suburbs), 40.7% were owned outright, 25.1% were owned with a mortgage and 31.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,806 67.3 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 714 26.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 165 6.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.3% were family households, 26.6% were single person households and 6.1% were group households.

Household income Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 30.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), 12.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 30.3% 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 Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 475 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.2 -- 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 Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,817 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
None 114 4.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 881 32.8 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,114 41.4 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 524 19.5 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 55 2.0 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), 32.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.5% 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 Cottesloe % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 8 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5 62.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 3 37.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 35 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cottesloe (State Suburbs), there were 8 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5 (or 62.5%) were male and 3 (or 37.5%) were female. The median age was 35 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cottesloe % 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 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 5,000 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $5,000.

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

In Cottesloe (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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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