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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Gwelup

Code SSC50312 (SSC)
People 3,924
Male 1,834
Female 2,090
Median age 40
Families 1,076
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,487
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,040
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,383
Median weekly rent $400
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 Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 3,924 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,834 46.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,090 53.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 28 0.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,924 people in Gwelup (State Suburbs) of these 46.7% were male and 53.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 306 7.8 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 349 8.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 282 7.2 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 169 4.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 131 3.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 139 3.5 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 182 4.6 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 345 8.8 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 391 10.0 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 292 7.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 230 5.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 218 5.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 220 5.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 172 4.4 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 132 3.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 106 2.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 101 2.6 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 157 4.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gwelup (State Suburbs) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,873 62.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 38 1.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 192 6.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 224 7.5 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 662 22.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gwelup (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 62.7% were married and 7.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 44 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gwelup (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,715 65.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 188 7.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 703 27.0 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gwelup (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 88 7.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 258 22.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 128 11.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 51 4.4 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 76 6.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 75 6.5 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 75 6.5 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 37 3.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 127 11.1 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 14 1.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 220 19.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,149 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gwelup (State Suburbs) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 38.0% were in primary school, 19.7% in secondary school and 14.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,777 70.8 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,265 35.0 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 356 9.8 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 261 7.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,734 48.0 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), 48.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 35.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,135 59.2 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 629 32.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 96 5.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 57 3.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,917 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,917 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gwelup (State Suburbs). Of these 59.2% were employed full time, 32.8% were employed part-time and 3.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 276 14.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 195 10.5 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 165 8.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 245 13.1 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 889 47.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gwelup (State Suburbs), 14.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 807 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,327 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,040 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gwelup (State Suburbs) was $807.

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

Unpaid work Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,255 75.4 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,165 39.0 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 311 10.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 528 17.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 39.0% provided care for children and 10.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 635 21.2 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 854 28.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 422 14.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 344 11.5 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gwelup (State Suburbs), 28.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 396 36.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 583 54.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 87 8.1 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 11 1.0 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gwelup (State Suburbs), 54.1% were couple families with children, 36.8% were couple families without children and 8.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.3 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.7 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Gwelup (State Suburbs) 14.3% of single parents were male and 85.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,949 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,885 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,885 and those without children was $2,949.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 184 18.8 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 32 3.3 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 295 30.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 153 15.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 44 4.5 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 148 15.1 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 56 5.7 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 68 6.9 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 30.1% 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 Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,312 93.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 91 6.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), 93.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,186 90.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 86 6.6 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 39 3.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gwelup (State Suburbs), 90.5% were separate houses, 6.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 3.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 1.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 19 1.4 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 104 7.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 363 27.7 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 797 60.7 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 16 1.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.4% had 1 bedroom, 7.9% had 2 bedrooms and 27.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 494 37.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 606 46.3 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 139 10.6 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 49 3.7 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 22 1.7 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gwelup (State Suburbs), 37.7% were owned outright, 46.3% were owned with a mortgage and 10.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,067 81.5 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 212 16.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 30 2.3 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), of all households, 81.5% were family households, 16.2% were single person households and 2.3% were group households.

Household income Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 12.8 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 25.2 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), 12.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 25.2% 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 Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.0 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.0 -- 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 Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,383 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.8 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.2 -- 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 Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
None 32 2.4 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 329 25.1 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 726 55.5 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 207 15.8 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 15 1.1 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), 25.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 55.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.8% 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 Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 27 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 17 63.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 10 37.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 40 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gwelup (State Suburbs), there were 27 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 17 (or 63.0%) were male and 10 (or 37.0%) were female. The median age was 40 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Gwelup % 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 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,333 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,333.

Mortgage and rent Gwelup % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 540 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,250 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Gwelup (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $540 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,250.

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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