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West Swan

Code SSC50832 (SSC)
People 1,212
Male 527
Female 685
Median age 41
Families 258
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 431
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,433
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,297
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,212 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 527 43.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 685 56.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 98 8.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,212 people in West Swan (State Suburbs) of these 43.5% were male and 56.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 8.1% of the population.

Age West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 28 2.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 44 3.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 54 4.5 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 81 6.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 97 8.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 88 7.3 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 81 6.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 95 7.8 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 88 7.3 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 112 9.2 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 92 7.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 74 6.1 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 97 8.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 68 5.6 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 45 3.7 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 27 2.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 22 1.8 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 19 1.6 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in West Swan (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 10.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.2% of the population.

Registered marital status West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 508 47.0 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 47 4.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 94 8.7 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 50 4.6 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 383 35.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in West Swan (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.0% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 65 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in West Swan (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 371 49.3 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 63 8.4 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 319 42.4 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In West Swan (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 50 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in West Swan (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 50 years.

Education West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 8 1.6 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 19 3.8 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 16 3.2 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 25 5.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 18 3.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 16 3.2 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 19 3.8 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 18 3.6 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 29 5.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 334 66.5 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 502 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In West Swan (State Suburbs) 41.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 12.2% were in primary school, 10.4% in secondary school and 9.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 696 57.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 295 33.4 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 93 10.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 61 6.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 435 49.2 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In West Swan (State Suburbs), 49.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 33.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 322 59.2 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 154 28.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 46 8.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 22 4.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 544 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 544 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Swan (State Suburbs). Of these 59.2% were employed full time, 28.3% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 66 12.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 39 7.4 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 44 8.4 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 67 12.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 259 49.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in West Swan (State Suburbs), 12.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in West Swan (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 670 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,674 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,433 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Swan (State Suburbs) was $670.

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

Unpaid work West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 572 52.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 206 19.0 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 89 8.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 123 11.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In West Swan (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.0% provided care for children and 8.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 174 16.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 194 17.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 101 9.3 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 102 9.4 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Swan (State Suburbs), 17.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 99 38.5 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 121 47.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 34 13.2 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 3 1.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in West Swan (State Suburbs), 47.1% were couple families with children, 38.5% were couple families without children and 13.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 31.4 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 68.6 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In West Swan (State Suburbs) 31.4% of single parents were male and 68.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,038 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,440 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Swan (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,440 and those without children was $2,038.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 54 24.4 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 10 4.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 44 19.9 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 24 10.9 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 16 7.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 37 16.7 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 16 7.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 20 9.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In West Swan (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 19.9% 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 Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 343 91.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 32 8.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 301 87.8 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 42 12.2 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in West Swan (State Suburbs), 87.8% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 12.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 3 0.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 8 2.3 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 88 25.6 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 196 57.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 49 14.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.8 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Swan (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 2.3% had 2 bedrooms and 25.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.8. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 115 33.5 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 118 34.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 59 17.2 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 0 0.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 51 14.9 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in West Swan (State Suburbs), 33.5% were owned outright, 34.4% were owned with a mortgage and 17.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 251 73.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 72 20.9 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 21 6.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In West Swan (State Suburbs), of all households, 73.0% were family households, 20.9% were single person households and 6.1% were group households.

Household income West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In West Swan (State Suburbs), 18.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.7% 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 Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.6 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.4 -- 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 West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,297 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.3 -- 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 West Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
None 11 3.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 53 15.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 96 28.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 133 38.8 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 50 14.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In West Swan (State Suburbs), 15.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 38.8% 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 Swan % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 100 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5 5.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 95 95.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 30 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in West Swan (State Suburbs), there were 100 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5 (or 5.0%) were male and 95 (or 95.0%) 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 West Swan % 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 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In West Swan (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

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

In West Swan (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 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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