2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

St James

Code SSC52341 (SSC)
People 3,710
Male 1,864
Female 1,846
Median age 32
Australian citizenship 2,691
People born overseas 1,314
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 44
Families 862
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,782
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $864
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $165
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People St James % Australia %
Total 3,710 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,864 50.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,846 49.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 93 2.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 3,710 people were usually resident in St James (State Suburbs): of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Of the total population 2.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age St James % Australia %
People
0-4 years 235 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 325 8.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 738 19.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 1,638 44.2 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 254 6.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 518 14.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 32 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 15.1% of people usually resident in St James (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.8% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 32 years.

Selected characteristics St James % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,691 72.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,314 35.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 44 1.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 72.5% of people usually resident in St James (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 35.4% were born overseas and 1.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status St James % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,097 34.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 392 12.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 200 6.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,463 46.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 34.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in St James (State Suburbs) were married, 12.5% were either separated or divorced, 6.4% were widowed and 46.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth St James % Australia %
Australia 2,017 54.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses St James % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) St James % Australia %

People — employment
Employment St James % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,110 61.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 509 28.1 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 56 3.1 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 38 2.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 100 5.5 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 1,004 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,813 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,813 people aged 15 years and over in St James (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 61.2% worked full-time, 28.1% worked part-time, 3.1% were away from work, 2.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.5% were unemployed. 1,004 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation St James % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes St James % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 473 -- 466 --
Family 1,133 -- 1,171 --
Household 864 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in St James (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $473, the median family income was $1,133 and the median household income was $864.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition St James % Australia %
Couple family without children 368 42.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 285 33.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 150 17.4 823,254 15.8
Other family 59 6.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 862 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 862 families in St James (State Suburbs): of these 42.7% were couple families without children, 33.1% were couple families with children, 17.4% were one parent families and 6.8% 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 St James % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,620 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 1,782 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 1,620 occupied private dwellings were counted in St James (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure St James % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 948 58.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 466 28.8 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 203 12.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 3 0.2 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in St James (State Suburbs), 58.5% were separate houses, 28.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Tenure St James % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 362 22.3 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 420 25.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 668 41.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 6 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 162 10.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in St James (State Suburbs), 22.3% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 25.9% were owned with a mortgage and 41.2% were rented.

Landlord type St James % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 259 38.8 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 193 28.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 200 29.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 18 2.7 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in St James (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 38.8% were rented from a real estate agent, 28.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 29.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics St James % Australia %
Median weekly rent 165 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in St James (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $165. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.2 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition St James % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 855 52.8 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 505 31.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 131 8.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in St James (State Suburbs), 52.8% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 31.2% were single (or lone) person households and 8.1% 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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