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2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

West Perth

Code SSC50830 (SSC)
People 5,168
Male 2,777
Female 2,391
Median age 32
Families 1,017
Average children per family 1.4
All private dwellings 3,357
Average people per household 1.7
Median weekly household income $1,698
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,300
Median weekly rent $380
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 5,168 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,777 53.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,391 46.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 16 0.3 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,168 people in West Perth (State Suburbs) of these 53.7% were male and 46.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 152 2.9 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 76 1.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 85 1.6 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 135 2.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 571 11.1 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,042 20.2 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 792 15.3 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 406 7.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 293 5.7 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 291 5.6 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 279 5.4 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 259 5.0 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 232 4.5 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 148 2.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 128 2.5 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 88 1.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 92 1.8 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 97 1.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Perth (State Suburbs) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.7% of the population.

Registered marital status West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,482 30.5 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 153 3.1 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 450 9.3 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 180 3.7 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,595 53.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Perth (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 30.5% were married and 12.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 42 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 55 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Perth (State Suburbs) was 42 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,085 28.5 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 639 16.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,077 54.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In West Perth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 28.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 41 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Perth (State Suburbs) was 41 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 14 0.9 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 58 3.7 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 17 1.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 13 0.8 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 36 2.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 18 1.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 8 0.5 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 143 9.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 409 25.9 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 69 4.4 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 793 50.3 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,578 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Perth (State Suburbs) 30.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 5.6% were in primary school, 3.9% in secondary school and 34.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,019 39.1 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,659 61.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 297 6.8 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 205 4.7 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,175 27.1 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In West Perth (State Suburbs), 27.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 61.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,272 71.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 598 18.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 158 5.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 149 4.7 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,177 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 3,177 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Perth (State Suburbs). Of these 71.5% were employed full time, 18.8% were employed part-time and 4.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 186 6.1 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 201 6.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 207 6.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 502 16.6 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,771 58.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Perth (State Suburbs), 6.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 58.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 32 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 31 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Perth (State Suburbs) was 32 years and for people who were employed part-time was 31 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,008 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,414 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,698 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Perth (State Suburbs) was $1,008.

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

Unpaid work West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,058 62.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 491 10.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 285 5.9 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 731 15.0 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In West Perth (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 62.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 10.1% provided care for children and 5.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,410 29.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,206 24.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 285 5.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 159 3.3 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Perth (State Suburbs), 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 711 69.9 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 188 18.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 78 7.7 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 40 3.9 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Perth (State Suburbs), 18.5% were couple families with children, 69.9% were couple families without children and 7.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 28.9 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 71.1 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In West Perth (State Suburbs) 28.9% of single parents were male and 71.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,737 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,374 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Perth (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,374 and those without children was $2,737.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 325 36.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 43 4.8 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 123 13.7 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 165 18.4 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 29 3.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 85 9.5 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 50 5.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 79 8.8 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In West Perth (State Suburbs), of couple families, 36.2% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 13.7% 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 West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,414 85.1 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 422 14.9 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In West Perth (State Suburbs), 85.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 276 11.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 357 14.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,767 73.3 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 9 0.4 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Perth (State Suburbs), 11.4% were separate houses, 14.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 73.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 52 2.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 640 26.5 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,081 44.8 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 517 21.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 77 3.2 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 47 1.9 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 1.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Perth (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 26.5% had 1 bedroom, 44.8% had 2 bedrooms and 21.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2. The average household size was 1.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 321 13.3 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 519 21.5 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,511 62.6 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.1 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 59 2.4 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Perth (State Suburbs), 13.3% were owned outright, 21.5% were owned with a mortgage and 62.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,011 41.9 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,120 46.4 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 282 11.7 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In West Perth (State Suburbs), of all households, 41.9% were family households, 46.4% were single person households and 11.7% were group households.

Household income West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Perth (State Suburbs), 19.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 15.7% 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 West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 380 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 19.6 -- 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 West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,300 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
None 452 18.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,309 54.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 485 20.1 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 114 4.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 53 2.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In West Perth (State Suburbs), 54.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 20.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 4.7% 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 West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 17 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 11 64.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 6 35.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Perth (State Suburbs), there were 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 11 (or 64.7%) were male and 6 (or 35.3%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics West 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 1.4 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 700 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Perth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $700.

Mortgage and rent West Perth % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 58 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In West Perth (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $58 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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