2016 Data in pictures

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Western Australia % 2011 % Australia %
Male 1,238,419 50.0 1,126,175 50.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,235,994 50.0 1,112,991 49.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 75,978 3.1 69,664 3.1 649,171 2.8
Age Western Australia % 2011 % Australia %
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 161,727 6.5 151,263 6.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 164,153 6.6 142,775 6.4 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 150,806 6.1 146,034 6.5 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 149,997 6.1 148,209 6.6 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 160,332 6.5 159,011 7.1 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 184,908 7.5 167,944 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 194,267 7.9 156,152 7.0 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 173,041 7.0 161,526 7.2 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 171,996 7.0 166,730 7.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 172,520 7.0 159,860 7.1 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 162,438 6.6 150,369 6.7 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 149,899 6.1 133,893 6.0 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 132,145 5.3 120,530 5.4 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 116,755 4.7 86,322 3.9 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 82,911 3.4 66,218 3.0 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 61,509 2.5 49,833 2.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 42,590 1.7 38,286 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 42,420 1.7 34,217 1.5 486,842 2.1
Country of birth Western Australia % 2011 % Australia %
Australia 1,492,842 60.3 1,407,808 62.9 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses
England194,1637.8191,9328.6907,5703.9
New Zealand79,2213.270,7343.2518,4662.2
India49,3852.035,3261.6455,3891.9
South Africa41,0081.729,9151.3162,4490.7
Philippines30,8351.227,1851.2232,3861.0
Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Western Australia % 2011 % Australia %
Personal 724 -- 662 -- 662 --
Family 1,910 -- 1,722 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,595 -- 1,415 -- 1,438 --
Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Western Australia % 2011 % Australia %
None (includes bedsitters) 2,452 0.3 2,869 0.4 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 30,043 3.5 28,193 3.6 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 107,035 12.3 103,374 13.0 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 327,662 37.8 312,044 39.3 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 381,319 44.0 333,932 42.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 18,272 2.1 13,751 1.7 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Western Australia % 2011 % Australia %
Owned outright 247,050 28.5 234,626 29.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 344,014 39.7 300,334 37.8 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 245,705 28.3 231,826 29.2 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9,181 1.1 8,879 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 20,823 2.4 18,493 2.3 224,869 2.7
LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 27/06/2017

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The information contained in this QuickStat: Data in Pictures has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat: Data in Pictures was 27 June 2017 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 ##cycle## Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census