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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Mount Lawley

Code SSC50530 (SSC)
People 10,703
Male 5,207
Female 5,496
Median age 34
Families 2,517
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 4,982
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $1,718
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 10,703 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,207 48.6 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,496 51.4 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 71 0.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,703 people in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 467 4.4 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 395 3.7 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 487 4.6 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 750 7.0 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,061 9.9 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,230 11.5 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 973 9.1 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 772 7.2 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 722 6.7 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 771 7.2 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 697 6.5 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 648 6.1 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 542 5.1 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 330 3.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 233 2.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 215 2.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 182 1.7 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 227 2.1 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,529 37.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 207 2.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 691 7.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 416 4.4 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,512 48.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 37.7% were married and 9.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,135 39.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,042 13.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,676 46.8 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 39.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.3% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 94 2.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 322 9.1 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 132 3.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 97 2.7 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 136 3.8 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 132 3.7 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 304 8.6 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 256 7.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,182 33.5 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 79 2.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 799 22.6 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,533 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs) 33.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 15.6% were in primary school, 16.2% in secondary school and 40.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 6,358 59.4 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,632 47.0 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 907 9.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 661 6.7 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,647 37.0 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), 37.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 47.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,961 61.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,863 28.9 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 340 5.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 277 4.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,441 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,441 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs). Of these 61.5% were employed full time, 28.9% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 688 11.2 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 602 9.8 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 571 9.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 960 15.6 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,003 48.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), 11.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 35 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 35 years.

Occupation Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 834 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,414 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,718 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs) was $834.

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

Unpaid work Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,857 73.3 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,968 21.0 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 855 9.1 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,845 19.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.0% provided care for children and 9.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,802 30.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,532 27.1 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 873 9.3 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 652 7.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), 27.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,173 46.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 994 39.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 273 10.8 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 77 3.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), 39.5% were couple families with children, 46.6% were couple families without children and 10.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.9 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.1 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs) 15.9% of single parents were male and 84.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,595 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,326 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,326 and those without children was $2,595.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 594 27.4 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 98 4.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 512 23.6 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 319 14.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 109 5.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 226 10.4 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 131 6.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 180 8.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), of couple families, 27.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 23.6% 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 Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,238 90.0 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 472 10.0 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), 90.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,352 55.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 664 15.7 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,208 28.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 5 0.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), 55.5% were separate houses, 15.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 28.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 23 0.5 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 417 9.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,392 32.8 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,408 33.2 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 944 22.3 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 54 1.3 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 9.8% had 1 bedroom, 32.8% had 2 bedrooms and 33.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,230 29.0 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,274 30.1 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,641 38.7 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 18 0.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 74 1.7 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), 29.0% were owned outright, 30.1% were owned with a mortgage and 38.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,486 58.7 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,370 32.3 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 380 9.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), of all households, 58.7% were family households, 32.3% were single person households and 9.0% were group households.

Household income Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.6 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 21.8 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), 16.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 21.8% 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 Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.2 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.8 -- 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 Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
None 446 10.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,752 41.3 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,411 33.3 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 545 12.9 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 84 2.0 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), 41.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.9% 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 Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 69 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 30 43.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 39 56.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), there were 69 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 30 (or 43.5%) were male and 39 (or 56.5%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.5 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,600 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.2, with 1.5 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,600.

Mortgage and rent Mount Lawley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,000 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Mount Lawley (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,000.

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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