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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

South Perth

Code SSC50725 (SSC)
People 11,990
Male 6,042
Female 5,948
Median age 37
Families 2,982
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 6,644
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,766
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,300
Median weekly rent $350
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 South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 11,990 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,042 50.4 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,948 49.6 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 73 0.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,990 people in South Perth (State Suburbs) of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 509 4.2 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 441 3.7 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 484 4.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 693 5.8 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,198 10.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,222 10.2 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,017 8.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 782 6.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 792 6.6 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 785 6.5 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 835 7.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 861 7.2 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 808 6.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 557 4.6 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 350 2.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 222 1.9 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 189 1.6 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 245 2.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Perth (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.1% of the population.

Registered marital status South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,706 44.6 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 271 2.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 990 9.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 436 4.1 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,150 39.3 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Perth (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 44.6% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Perth (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,954 44.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,005 11.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,025 44.8 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In South Perth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 44.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Perth (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 113 3.1 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 287 7.8 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 115 3.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 168 4.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 76 2.1 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 108 2.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 397 10.8 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 243 6.6 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,077 29.2 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 76 2.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,032 28.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,692 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Perth (State Suburbs) 30.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 15.4% were in primary school, 15.7% in secondary school and 35.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 6,349 53.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,450 49.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 885 8.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 659 6.0 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,952 36.1 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 36.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 49.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,323 63.0 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,873 27.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 370 5.4 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 293 4.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,859 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,859 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Perth (State Suburbs). Of these 63.0% were employed full time, 27.3% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 712 10.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 590 9.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 564 8.6 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 949 14.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,380 51.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Perth (State Suburbs), 10.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 51.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Perth (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 921 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,502 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,766 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Perth (State Suburbs) was $921.

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

Unpaid work South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,457 70.7 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,128 20.2 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 913 8.7 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,054 19.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In South Perth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 20.2% provided care for children and 8.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,821 26.7 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,891 27.4 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,061 10.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 684 6.5 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Perth (State Suburbs), 27.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,536 51.5 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,049 35.2 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 279 9.4 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 118 4.0 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Perth (State Suburbs), 35.2% were couple families with children, 51.5% were couple families without children and 9.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.4 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.6 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In South Perth (State Suburbs) 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,747 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,376 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Perth (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,376 and those without children was $2,747.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 625 24.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 116 4.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 496 19.2 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 481 18.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 135 5.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 333 12.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 163 6.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 237 9.2 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In South Perth (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 19.2% 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 South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,087 83.9 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 977 16.1 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 83.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 16.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,815 35.7 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 977 19.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,291 45.0 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 South Perth (State Suburbs), 35.7% were separate houses, 19.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 45.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 550 10.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,706 33.5 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,925 37.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 842 16.6 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 61 1.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.6 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Perth (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 10.8% had 1 bedroom, 33.5% had 2 bedrooms and 37.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.6. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,478 29.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,138 22.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,348 46.2 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 44 0.9 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 77 1.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Perth (State Suburbs), 29.1% were owned outright, 22.4% were owned with a mortgage and 46.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,971 58.4 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,761 34.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 354 7.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In South Perth (State Suburbs), of all households, 58.4% were family households, 34.6% were single person households and 7.0% were group households.

Household income South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 20.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 16.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 20.5% 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 South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.8 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.2 -- 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 South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,300 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 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 South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
None 409 8.0 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,286 44.9 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,731 34.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 560 11.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 100 2.0 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In South Perth (State Suburbs), 44.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.0% 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 South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 75 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 45 60.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 30 40.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Perth (State Suburbs), there were 75 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 45 (or 60.0%) were male and 30 (or 40.0%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South Perth % 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 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,208 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Perth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,208.

Mortgage and rent South Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 260 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,380 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In South Perth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $260 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,380.

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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