2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Butler

Code SSC51221 (SSC)
People 5,056
Male 2,501
Female 2,555
Median age 28
Australian citizenship 3,584
People born overseas 2,017
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 36
Families 1,366
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,732
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $1,205
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,517
Median weekly rent $250
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Butler % Australia %
Total 5,056 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,501 49.5 9,799,252 49.4
Female 2,555 50.5 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 62 1.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 5,056 people were usually resident in Butler (State Suburbs): of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Of the total population 1.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Butler % Australia %
People
0-4 years 606 12.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,059 20.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 613 12.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,338 46.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 273 5.4 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 167 3.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 28 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 32.9% of people usually resident in Butler (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 8.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 28 years.

Selected characteristics Butler % Australia %
Australian citizenship 3,584 70.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 2,017 39.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 36 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 70.9% of people usually resident in Butler (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 39.9% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Butler % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,995 58.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 286 8.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 46 1.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,064 31.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 58.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Butler (State Suburbs) were married, 8.4% were either separated or divorced, 1.4% were widowed and 31.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Butler % Australia %
Australia 2,699 53.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Butler % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Butler % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Butler % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,507 63.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 582 24.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 94 4.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 70 3.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 106 4.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 848 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,359 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,359 people aged 15 years and over in Butler (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 63.9% worked full-time, 24.7% worked part-time, 4.0% were away from work, 3.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.5% were unemployed. 848 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Butler % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses Butler % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Butler % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 601 -- 466 --
Family 1,298 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,205 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Butler (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $601, the median family income was $1,298 and the median household income was $1,205.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Butler % Australia %
Couple family without children 404 29.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 795 58.2 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 153 11.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 14 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,366 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,366 families in Butler (State Suburbs): of these 29.6% were couple families without children, 58.2% were couple families with children, 11.2% were one parent families and 1.0% 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 Butler % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,626 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,732 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,626 occupied private dwellings were counted in Butler (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Butler % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,626 100.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Butler (State Suburbs), 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Butler % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 172 10.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,005 61.8 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 364 22.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 5 0.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 81 5.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Butler (State Suburbs), 10.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 61.8% were owned with a mortgage and 22.4% were rented.

Landlord type Butler % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 190 52.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 51 14.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 118 32.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 3 0.8 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Butler (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 52.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 14.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 32.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Butler % Australia %
Median weekly rent 250 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,517 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Butler (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $250. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517. The average people per household was 3.1 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Butler % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,361 83.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 180 11.1 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 20 1.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Butler (State Suburbs), 83.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 11.1% were single (or lone) person households and 1.2% 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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