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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Wembley Downs

Code SSC50824 (SSC)
People 5,881
Male 3,010
Female 2,871
Median age 39
Families 1,644
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,385
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,856
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,400
Median weekly rent $360
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 5,881 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,010 51.2 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,871 48.8 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 56 1.0 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,881 people in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs) of these 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 332 5.6 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 382 6.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 492 8.4 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 524 8.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 348 5.9 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 240 4.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 253 4.3 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 398 6.8 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 446 7.6 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 446 7.6 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 371 6.3 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 357 6.1 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 295 5.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 276 4.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 290 4.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 210 3.6 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 138 2.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 84 1.4 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,574 55.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 68 1.5 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 371 7.9 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 228 4.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,430 30.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 55.1% were married and 9.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,434 56.2 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 323 7.5 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,575 36.4 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 101 5.2 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 321 16.7 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 129 6.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 90 4.7 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 107 5.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 129 6.7 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 368 19.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 75 3.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 406 21.1 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 26 1.4 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 173 9.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,925 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs) 32.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.1% were in primary school, 31.3% in secondary school and 25.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,986 67.8 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,188 38.2 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 542 9.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 398 7.0 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,595 45.3 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), 45.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 38.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,657 55.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,037 34.9 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 164 5.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 111 3.7 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,969 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,969 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs). Of these 55.8% were employed full time, 34.9% were employed part-time and 3.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 447 15.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 304 10.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 291 10.2 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 331 11.6 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,321 46.2 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), 15.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 761 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,456 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,856 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs) was $761.

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

Unpaid work Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,733 79.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,525 32.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 521 11.2 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,189 25.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.6% provided care for children and 11.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,187 25.4 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,298 27.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 701 15.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 549 11.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), 27.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 610 37.1 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 814 49.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 201 12.2 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 20 1.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), 49.5% were couple families with children, 37.1% were couple families without children and 12.2% were one parent families.

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

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs) 18.0% of single parents were male and 82.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,035 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,154 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,154 and those without children was $3,035.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 251 17.6 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 52 3.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 390 27.3 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 215 15.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 81 5.7 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 255 17.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 75 5.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 109 7.6 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 27.3% 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 Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,142 91.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 199 8.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), 91.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,763 82.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 301 14.1 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 77 3.6 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 Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), 82.3% were separate houses, 14.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 12 0.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 313 14.6 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 897 42.0 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 898 42.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 18 0.8 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.6% had 1 bedroom, 14.6% had 2 bedrooms and 42.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 921 43.0 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 744 34.8 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 435 20.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 9 0.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 31 1.4 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), 43.0% were owned outright, 34.8% were owned with a mortgage and 20.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,633 76.3 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 451 21.1 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 57 2.7 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), of all households, 76.3% were family households, 21.1% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 25.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), 15.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 25.7% 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 Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 360 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.3 -- 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 Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
None 61 2.9 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 655 30.6 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,001 46.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 387 18.1 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 36 1.7 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), 30.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.1% 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 Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 55 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 33 60.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 22 40.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), there were 55 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 33 (or 60.0%) were male and 22 (or 40.0%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,281 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,281.

Mortgage and rent Wembley Downs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 351 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Wembley Downs (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $351 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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