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Perth (WA)

Code SSC50639 (SSC)
People 9,237
Male 5,227
Female 4,010
Median age 31
Families 1,791
Average children per family 1.4
All private dwellings 5,735
Average people per household 1.9
Median weekly household income $1,749
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,473
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 9,237 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,227 56.6 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,010 43.4 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 66 0.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,237 people in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs) of these 56.6% were male and 43.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 306 3.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 141 1.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 122 1.3 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 268 2.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,187 12.9 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,939 21.0 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,432 15.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 794 8.6 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 612 6.6 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 501 5.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 502 5.4 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 466 5.0 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 342 3.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 225 2.4 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 140 1.5 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 102 1.1 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 79 0.9 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 79 0.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 31 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs) was 31 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,507 28.9 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 269 3.1 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 713 8.2 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 175 2.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,997 57.7 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 28.9% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 39 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 45 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs) was 39 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,820 28.3 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,198 18.6 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,422 53.1 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 28.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 18.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 38 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 31 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs) was 38 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 30 1.0 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 108 3.7 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 25 0.9 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 36 1.2 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 63 2.2 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 26 0.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 25 0.9 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 290 10.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 741 25.7 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 179 6.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,363 47.2 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,886 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs) 31.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 5.9% were in primary school, 4.0% in secondary school and 35.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,382 36.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,114 65.2 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 470 6.0 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 333 4.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,932 24.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), 24.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 65.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,046 70.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,129 19.6 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 278 4.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 300 5.2 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,753 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,753 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs). Of these 70.3% were employed full time, 19.6% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 360 6.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 400 7.3 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 372 6.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 893 16.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,149 57.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), 6.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 57.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Perth (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 Perth (WA) (State Suburbs) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 30 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 948 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,210 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,749 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs) was $948.

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

Unpaid work Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,246 60.6 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 969 11.2 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 425 4.9 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,243 14.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 60.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 11.2% provided care for children and 4.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,504 28.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,054 23.7 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 443 5.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 247 2.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), 23.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 2.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,220 68.1 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 361 20.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 137 7.6 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 74 4.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), 20.1% were couple families with children, 68.1% were couple families without children and 7.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.9 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.1 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs) 16.9% of single parents were male and 83.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,645 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,764 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,764 and those without children was $2,645.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 587 37.3 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 71 4.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 207 13.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 256 16.3 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 67 4.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 154 9.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 81 5.1 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 152 9.7 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 37.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 13.1% 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 Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,838 81.1 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 895 18.9 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), 81.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 520 13.6 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 667 17.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,625 68.4 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 19 0.5 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), 13.6% were separate houses, 17.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 68.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 41 1.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 953 24.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,868 48.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 749 19.5 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 173 4.5 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 53 1.4 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 24.8% had 1 bedroom, 48.7% had 2 bedrooms and 19.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2. The average household size was 1.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 508 13.2 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 919 24.0 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,332 60.8 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 0.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 66 1.7 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), 13.2% were owned outright, 24.0% were owned with a mortgage and 60.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,775 46.3 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,556 40.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 506 13.2 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), of all households, 46.3% were family households, 40.6% were single person households and 13.2% were group households.

Household income Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), 16.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.4% 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 Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 400 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 20.1 -- 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 Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,473 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 934 24.3 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,938 50.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 727 19.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 137 3.6 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 100 2.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), 50.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 19.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 3.6% 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 Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 67 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 37 55.2 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 30 44.8 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), there were 67 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 37 (or 55.2%) were male and 30 (or 44.8%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Perth (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 1.8 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 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 Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.8, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,333.

Mortgage and rent Perth (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 343 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Perth (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $343 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,400.

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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