2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

South Lake

Code SSC52316 (SSC)
People 5,659
Male 2,873
Female 2,786
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 4,859
People born overseas 1,495
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 31
Families 1,574
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,228
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,079
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,174
Median weekly rent $190
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People — demographics
People South Lake % Australia %
Total 5,659 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 2,873 50.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 2,786 49.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 202 3.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 5,659 people were usually resident in South Lake (State Suburbs): of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Of the total population 3.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age South Lake % Australia %
People
0-4 years 390 6.9 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 795 14.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 912 16.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,732 48.3 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 442 7.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 388 6.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.9% of people usually resident in South Lake (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 14.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics South Lake % Australia %
Australian citizenship 4,859 85.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,495 26.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 31 0.5 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 85.9% of people usually resident in South Lake (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 26.4% were born overseas and 0.5% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status South Lake % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,904 42.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 590 13.2 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 153 3.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,828 40.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 42.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in South Lake (State Suburbs) were married, 13.2% were either separated or divorced, 3.4% were widowed and 40.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth South Lake % Australia %
Australia 3,811 67.3 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses South Lake % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) South Lake % Australia %

People — employment
Employment South Lake % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,929 64.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 762 25.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 122 4.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 68 2.3 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 117 3.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,212 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,998 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,998 people aged 15 years and over in South Lake (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 64.3% worked full-time, 25.4% worked part-time, 4.1% were away from work, 2.3% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.9% were unemployed. 1,212 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation South Lake % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes South Lake % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 522 -- 466 --
Family 1,164 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,079 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in South Lake (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $522, the median family income was $1,164 and the median household income was $1,079.

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Families — family composition
Family composition South Lake % Australia %
Couple family without children 524 33.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 691 43.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 329 20.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 30 1.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 1,574 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 1,574 families in South Lake (State Suburbs): of these 33.3% were couple families without children, 43.9% were couple families with children, 20.9% were one parent families and 1.9% 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 South Lake % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,126 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,228 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,126 occupied private dwellings were counted in South Lake (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure South Lake % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,981 93.2 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 112 5.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 33 1.6 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 South Lake (State Suburbs), 93.2% were separate houses, 5.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure South Lake % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 364 17.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,117 52.5 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 498 23.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 7 0.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 140 6.6 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in South Lake (State Suburbs), 17.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 52.5% were owned with a mortgage and 23.4% were rented.

Landlord type South Lake % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 198 39.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 131 26.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 167 33.5 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 6 1.2 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in South Lake (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 39.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 26.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 33.5% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics South Lake % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,174 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in South Lake (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $190. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,174. The average people per household was 2.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Lake % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 1,538 72.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 416 19.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 82 3.9 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in South Lake (State Suburbs), 72.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 19.6% were single (or lone) person households and 3.9% 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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