2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Southern River

Code SSC52331 (SSC)
People 2,955
Male 1,435
Female 1,520
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 2,321
People born overseas 993
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 17
Families 838
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 999
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $1,504
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,588
Median weekly rent $290
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People — demographics
People Southern River % Australia %
Total 2,955 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,435 48.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,520 51.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 17 0.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,955 people were usually resident in Southern River (State Suburbs): of these 48.6% were male and 51.4% were female. Of the total population 0.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Southern River % Australia %
People
0-4 years 271 9.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 490 16.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 351 11.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,381 46.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 319 10.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 145 4.9 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 25.8% of people usually resident in Southern River (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 15.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics Southern River % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,321 78.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 993 33.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 17 0.6 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 78.5% of people usually resident in Southern River (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 33.6% were born overseas and 0.6% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Southern River % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,379 62.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 152 6.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 48 2.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 613 27.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 62.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Southern River (State Suburbs) were married, 6.9% were either separated or divorced, 2.2% were widowed and 27.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Southern River % Australia %
Australia 1,754 59.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Southern River % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Southern River % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Southern River % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,021 66.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 380 24.5 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 57 3.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 58 3.7 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 32 2.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 490 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,548 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,548 people aged 15 years and over in Southern River (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 66.0% worked full-time, 24.5% worked part-time, 3.7% were away from work, 3.7% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.1% were unemployed. 490 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Southern River % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Southern River % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 627 -- 466 --
Family 1,533 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,504 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Southern River (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $627, the median family income was $1,533 and the median household income was $1,504.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Southern River % Australia %
Couple family without children 283 33.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 480 57.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 64 7.6 823,254 15.8
Other family 11 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 838 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 838 families in Southern River (State Suburbs): of these 33.8% were couple families without children, 57.3% were couple families with children, 7.6% were one parent families and 1.3% 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 Southern River % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 958 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 999 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 958 occupied private dwellings were counted in Southern River (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Southern River % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 952 99.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6 0.6 702,550 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 Southern River (State Suburbs), 99.4% were separate houses, 0.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Southern River % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 179 18.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 626 65.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 84 8.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 0 0.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 68 7.1 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Southern River (State Suburbs), 18.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 65.3% were owned with a mortgage and 8.8% were rented.

Landlord type Southern River % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 46 54.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 4 4.8 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 35 41.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 0 0.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Southern River (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 54.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 4.8% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 41.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Southern River % Australia %
Median weekly rent 290 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,588 -- 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 Southern River (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $290. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,588. The average people per household was 3.1 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Southern River % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 816 85.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 75 7.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 8 0.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Southern River (State Suburbs), 85.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 7.8% were single (or lone) person households and 0.8% 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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