2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Electoral Divisions

Perth (North Metropolitan)

Code SED54304 (SED)
People 44,245
Male 22,664
Female 21,581
Median age 35
Australian citizenship 33,040
People born overseas 15,002
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3,490
Families 9,662
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 23,436
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,115
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,600
Median weekly rent $200
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People — demographics
People Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Total 44,245 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 22,664 51.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 21,581 48.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 309 0.7 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 44,245 people were usually resident in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions): of these 51.2% were male and 48.8% were female. Of the total population 0.7% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,075 4.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,263 7.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 6,907 15.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 22,574 51.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 3,921 8.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 5,504 12.4 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 35 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 12.1% of people usually resident in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 35 years.

Selected characteristics Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Australian citizenship 33,040 74.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 15,002 33.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 3,490 7.9 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 74.7% of people usually resident in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) were Australian citizens, 33.9% were born overseas and 7.9% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 14,120 36.3 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 4,510 11.6 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 2,132 5.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 18,145 46.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 36.3% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) were married, 11.6% were either separated or divorced, 5.5% were widowed and 46.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Australia 23,764 53.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 15,335 64.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 6,275 26.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 906 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 446 1.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 882 3.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 9,966 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 23,844 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 23,844 people aged 15 years and over in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions) were in the labour force. Of these 64.3% worked full-time, 26.3% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 1.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.7% were unemployed. 9,966 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 606 -- 466 --
Family 1,679 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,115 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $606, the median family income was $1,679 and the median household income was $1,115.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,613 47.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 3,552 36.8 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,151 11.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 346 3.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 9,662 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 9,662 families in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions): of these 47.7% were couple families without children, 36.8% were couple families with children, 11.9% were one parent families and 3.6% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 20,728 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 23,436 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 20,728 occupied private dwellings were counted in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions).

Dwelling structure Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 9,312 44.9 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,837 18.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 7,290 35.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 273 1.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 16 0.1 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 44.9% were separate houses, 18.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 35.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,576 22.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 5,315 25.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 7,484 36.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 324 1.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 3,030 14.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 22.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 25.6% were owned with a mortgage and 36.1% were rented.

Landlord type Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3,996 53.4 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 620 8.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 2,724 36.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 145 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 53.4% were rented from a real estate agent, 8.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 36.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Median weekly rent 200 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,600 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), the median weekly rent was $200. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,600. The average people per household was 2.1 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Perth (North Metropolitan) % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 9,580 46.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 6,730 32.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 1,699 8.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Perth (North Metropolitan) (State Electoral Divisions), 46.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 32.5% were single (or lone) person households and 8.2% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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