2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Gosnells

Code SSC51541 (SSC)
People 17,277
Male 8,421
Female 8,856
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 14,397
People born overseas 4,774
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 62
Families 4,544
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,404
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $827
Median monthly mortgage repayment $997
Median weekly rent $160
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Gosnells % Australia %
Total 17,277 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 8,421 48.7 9,799,252 49.4
Female 8,856 51.3 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 611 3.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 17,277 people were usually resident in Gosnells (State Suburbs): of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Of the total population 3.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Gosnells % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,159 6.7 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,404 13.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,528 14.6 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 6,730 39.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,893 11.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,562 14.8 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.6% of people usually resident in Gosnells (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Gosnells % Australia %
Australian citizenship 14,397 83.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,774 27.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 62 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 83.3% of people usually resident in Gosnells (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 27.6% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Gosnells % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,864 42.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,066 15.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,038 7.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,745 34.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 42.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Gosnells (State Suburbs) were married, 15.1% were either separated or divorced, 7.6% were widowed and 34.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Gosnells % Australia %
Australia 11,179 64.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Gosnells % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Gosnells % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,912 62.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,075 26.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 302 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 270 3.4 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 360 4.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,870 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 7,919 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 7,919 people aged 15 years and over in Gosnells (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 62.0% worked full-time, 26.2% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 3.4% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.5% were unemployed. 4,870 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gosnells % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 423 -- 466 --
Family 1,043 -- 1,171 --
Household 827 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Gosnells (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $423, the median family income was $1,043 and the median household income was $827.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Gosnells % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,643 36.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,802 39.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,008 22.2 823,254 15.8
Other family 91 2.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 4,544 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 4,544 families in Gosnells (State Suburbs): of these 36.2% were couple families without children, 39.7% were couple families with children, 22.2% were one parent families and 2.0% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Gosnells % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,910 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 7,404 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 6,910 occupied private dwellings were counted in Gosnells (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Gosnells % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,985 86.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 616 8.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 291 4.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 18 0.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Gosnells (State Suburbs), 86.6% were separate houses, 8.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Gosnells % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,872 27.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,699 39.1 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,724 24.9 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 148 2.1 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 469 6.8 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Gosnells (State Suburbs), 27.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 39.1% were owned with a mortgage and 24.9% were rented.

Landlord type Gosnells % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 635 36.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 294 17.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 724 42.0 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 69 4.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Gosnells (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 36.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 17.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 42.0% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Gosnells % Australia %
Median weekly rent 160 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 997 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Gosnells (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $160. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $997. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gosnells % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 4,470 64.7 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,910 27.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 222 3.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Gosnells (State Suburbs), 64.7% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.6% were single (or lone) person households and 3.2% 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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