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Southern Cross (L)

Code UCL521053 (UCL)
People 762
Male 408
Female 354
Median age 36
Families 189
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 395
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,388
Median monthly mortgage repayments $867
Median weekly rent $127
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 762 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 408 53.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 354 46.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 16 2.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 762 people in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) of these 53.5% were male and 46.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.1% of the population.

Age Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 66 8.6 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 80 10.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 58 7.6 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 22 2.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 42 5.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 47 6.2 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 37 4.8 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 70 9.2 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 68 8.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 45 5.9 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 43 5.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 48 6.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 55 7.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 24 3.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 18 2.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 17 2.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 15 2.0 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 9 1.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 26.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 271 48.3 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 26 4.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 54 9.6 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 22 3.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 188 33.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 48.3% were married and 14.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 43 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 220 47.2 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 76 16.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 170 36.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 47 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 18 7.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 67 27.7 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 31 12.8 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 20 8.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 0 0.0 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 9 3.7 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 10 4.1 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 87 36.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 242 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 31.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 40.7% were in primary school, 8.2% in secondary school and 8.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 592 77.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 137 20.1 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 67 9.8 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 37 5.4 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 440 64.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 64.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 241 65.7 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 81 22.1 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 32 8.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 13 3.5 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 367 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 367 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 65.7% were employed full time, 22.1% were employed part-time and 3.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 25 7.2 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 24 7.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 29 8.4 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 30 8.7 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 205 59.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 7.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 59.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 697 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,702 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,388 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $697.

Travel to work, top responses Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 367 65.7 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 168 30.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 37 6.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 153 27.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.1% provided care for children and 6.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 27.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 94 16.8 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 148 26.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 60 10.8 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 65 11.6 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 70 37.0 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 86 45.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 33 17.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 45.5% were couple families with children, 37.0% were couple families without children and 17.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 76.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities) 23.5% of single parents were male and 76.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,324 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,718 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,718 and those without children was $2,324.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 37 24.5 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 0 0.0 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 34 22.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 22 14.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 8 5.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 19 12.6 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 14 9.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 17 11.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 24.5% had both partners employed full-time, 0.0% had both employed part-time and 22.5% 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 Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 280 77.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 81 22.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 77.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 22.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 237 84.3 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 35 12.5 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 6 2.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.3% were separate houses, 12.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 1.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 17 6.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 23 8.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 149 53.0 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 83 29.5 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 6 2.1 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 6.0% had 1 bedroom, 8.2% had 2 bedrooms and 53.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 79 28.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 78 27.8 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 111 39.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 1.1 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 10 3.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.1% were owned outright, 27.8% were owned with a mortgage and 39.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 187 67.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 88 31.5 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 4 1.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 67.0% were family households, 31.5% were single person households and 1.4% were group households.

Household income Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.3 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 26.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.3% 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 Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 127 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.3 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.7 -- 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 Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 867 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.8 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.2 -- 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 Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 14 5.0 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 107 38.1 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 108 38.4 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 44 15.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 8 2.8 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), 38.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.7% 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 Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 16 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 8 50.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 8 50.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 55 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 16 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 8 (or 50.0%) were male and 8 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 55 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Southern Cross (L) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,341 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.5, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,341.

Mortgage and rent Southern Cross (L) % 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 4,897 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Southern Cross (L) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $4,897.

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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