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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Nedlands

Code SSC50569 (SSC)
People 10,184
Male 4,948
Female 5,236
Median age 39
Families 2,544
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,056
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $2,342
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,975
Median weekly rent $429
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 10,184 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,948 48.6 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,236 51.4 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 20 0.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,184 people in Nedlands (State Suburbs) of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 496 4.9 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 660 6.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 699 6.9 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 727 7.1 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,028 10.1 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 585 5.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 432 4.2 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 498 4.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 689 6.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 685 6.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 780 7.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 654 6.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 631 6.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 482 4.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 318 3.1 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 240 2.4 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 211 2.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 368 3.6 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Nedlands (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,282 51.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 134 1.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 489 5.9 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 492 5.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,934 35.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Nedlands (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.4% were married and 7.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 86 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Nedlands (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,854 51.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 402 5.4 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,200 42.9 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 51.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Nedlands (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 169 4.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 610 16.0 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 113 3.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 213 5.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 148 3.9 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 106 2.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 408 10.7 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 114 3.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,352 35.5 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 52 1.4 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 523 13.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,808 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Nedlands (State Suburbs) 37.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.6% were in primary school, 17.4% in secondary school and 38.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 6,261 61.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,040 41.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 889 9.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 697 7.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 4,032 41.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 41.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,797 53.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,923 36.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 293 5.6 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 213 4.1 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,226 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,226 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Nedlands (State Suburbs). Of these 53.5% were employed full time, 36.8% were employed part-time and 4.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 887 17.7 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 546 10.9 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 491 9.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 494 9.9 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,305 46.0 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Nedlands (State Suburbs), 17.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.0% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Nedlands (State Suburbs) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 796 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,783 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,342 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Nedlands (State Suburbs) was $796.

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

Unpaid work Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,420 77.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,309 27.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 912 10.9 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,286 27.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.7% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,196 26.4 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,315 27.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,087 13.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 825 9.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Nedlands (State Suburbs), 27.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 845 33.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,365 53.7 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 257 10.1 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 76 3.0 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Nedlands (State Suburbs), 53.7% were couple families with children, 33.2% were couple families without children and 10.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 11.3 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 88.7 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Nedlands (State Suburbs) 11.3% of single parents were male and 88.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,064 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,655 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,655 and those without children was $3,064.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 399 18.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 94 4.2 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 577 26.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 416 18.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 133 6.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 289 13.1 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 125 5.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 180 8.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 26.1% 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 Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,535 90.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 379 9.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 90.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,633 74.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 533 15.1 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 364 10.3 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Nedlands (State Suburbs), 74.5% were separate houses, 15.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 7 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 83 2.3 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 684 19.3 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,207 34.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,515 42.8 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 40 1.1 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.3% had 1 bedroom, 19.3% had 2 bedrooms and 34.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.3. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,443 40.8 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 992 28.0 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 982 27.8 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 55 1.6 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 65 1.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Nedlands (State Suburbs), 40.8% were owned outright, 28.0% were owned with a mortgage and 27.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,525 71.4 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 758 21.4 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 253 7.2 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), of all households, 71.4% were family households, 21.4% were single person households and 7.2% were group households.

Household income Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 14.8 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 30.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 14.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 30.4% 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 Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 429 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.6 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.4 -- 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 Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,975 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.1 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.9 -- 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 Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
None 229 6.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,098 31.1 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,459 41.3 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 678 19.2 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 72 2.0 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), 31.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.2% 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 Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 17 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 10 58.8 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 7 41.2 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Nedlands (State Suburbs), there were 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 10 (or 58.8%) were male and 7 (or 41.2%) were female. The median age was 30 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,033 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,033.

Mortgage and rent Nedlands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 380 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Nedlands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $380 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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