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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Highgate (WA)

Code SSC50334 (SSC)
People 1,941
Male 1,031
Female 910
Median age 33
Families 424
Average children per family 1.5
All private dwellings 1,139
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,266
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,125
Median weekly rent $310
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,941 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,031 53.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 910 46.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 23 1.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,941 people in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs) of these 53.1% were male and 46.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 68 3.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 51 2.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 52 2.7 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 50 2.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 199 10.2 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 362 18.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 251 12.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 170 8.7 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 132 6.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 109 5.6 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 117 6.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 104 5.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 101 5.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 50 2.6 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 49 2.5 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 28 1.4 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 27 1.4 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 23 1.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 8.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 496 27.9 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 47 2.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 179 10.1 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 59 3.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 995 56.0 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 27.9% were married and 12.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 43 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 29 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs) was 43 years and the median age of people never married was 29 years.

Social marital status Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 406 26.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 281 18.6 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 824 54.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 26.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 30 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 30 years.

Education Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 9 1.5 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 37 6.1 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 19 3.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 8 1.3 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 26 4.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 11 1.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 6 1.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 92 15.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 153 25.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 37 6.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 213 34.9 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 611 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs) 31.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 10.5% were in primary school, 6.9% in secondary school and 40.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 895 46.1 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,027 59.2 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 132 7.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 103 5.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 473 27.3 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), 27.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 59.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 765 64.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 288 24.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 59 5.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 72 6.1 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,184 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,184 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs). Of these 64.6% were employed full time, 24.3% were employed part-time and 6.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 91 8.2 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 103 9.3 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 91 8.2 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 207 18.6 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 561 50.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), 8.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 30 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 30 years.

Occupation Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 757 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,962 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,266 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs) was $757.

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

Unpaid work Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,174 66.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 242 13.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 121 6.8 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 303 17.1 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 66.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 13.6% provided care for children and 6.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 532 29.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 466 26.2 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 105 5.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 70 3.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 253 59.5 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 110 25.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 42 9.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 20 4.7 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), 25.9% were couple families with children, 59.5% were couple families without children and 9.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.8 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.2 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs) 17.8% of single parents were male and 82.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,397 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,356 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,356 and those without children was $2,397.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 120 33.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 11 3.0 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 50 13.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 46 12.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 14 3.9 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 57 15.7 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 23 6.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 42 11.6 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 33.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 13.8% 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 Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 904 87.4 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 130 12.6 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), 87.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 237 26.2 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 207 22.9 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 460 50.9 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 Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), 26.2% were separate houses, 22.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 50.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 1.4 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 228 25.2 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 327 36.1 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 239 26.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 67 7.4 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 32 3.5 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 25.2% had 1 bedroom, 36.1% had 2 bedrooms and 26.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.2. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 140 15.5 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 179 19.8 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 552 61.0 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 31 3.4 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), 15.5% were owned outright, 19.8% were owned with a mortgage and 61.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 424 46.7 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 391 43.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 92 10.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), of all households, 46.7% were family households, 43.1% were single person households and 10.1% were group households.

Household income Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.3 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), 27.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.5% 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 Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 310 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.6 -- 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 Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,125 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 175 19.3 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 430 47.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 208 22.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 58 6.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 36 4.0 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), 47.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 22.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 6.4% 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 Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 21 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 14 66.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 7 33.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 14 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), there were 21 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 14 (or 66.7%) were male and 7 (or 33.3%) were female. The median age was 14 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.6 -- 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 Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.6, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,333.

Mortgage and rent Highgate (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 234 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Highgate (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $234 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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