2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

West Perth

Code SSC52516 (SSC)
People 3,806
Male 1,989
Female 1,817
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 2,308
People born overseas 1,594
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 220
Families 671
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,621
Average people per household 1.7
Median weekly household income $1,072
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,560
Median weekly rent $204
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People West Perth % Australia %
Total 3,806 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,989 52.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,817 47.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 12 0.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 3,806 people were usually resident in West Perth (State Suburbs): of these 52.3% were male and 47.7% were female. Of the total population 0.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age West Perth % Australia %
People
0-4 years 84 2.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 114 3.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 675 17.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 2,108 55.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 361 9.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 465 12.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 5.2% of people usually resident in West Perth (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics West Perth % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,308 60.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,594 41.9 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 220 5.8 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 60.6% of people usually resident in West Perth (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 41.9% were born overseas and 5.8% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status West Perth % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 936 25.9 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 501 13.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 182 5.0 936,813 5.9
Never married 1,991 55.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 25.9% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in West Perth (State Suburbs) were married, 13.9% were either separated or divorced, 5.0% were widowed and 55.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth West Perth % Australia %
Australia 1,524 40.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses West Perth % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) West Perth % Australia %

People — employment
Employment West Perth % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,512 70.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 424 19.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 69 3.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 38 1.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 106 4.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 836 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 2,149 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 2,149 people aged 15 years and over in West Perth (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 70.4% worked full-time, 19.7% worked part-time, 3.2% were away from work, 1.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.9% were unemployed. 836 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation West Perth % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes West Perth % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 698 -- 466 --
Family 1,648 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,072 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in West Perth (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $698, the median family income was $1,648 and the median household income was $1,072.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition West Perth % Australia %
Couple family without children 442 65.9 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 119 17.7 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 73 10.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 37 5.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 671 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 671 families in West Perth (State Suburbs): of these 65.9% were couple families without children, 17.7% were couple families with children, 10.9% were one parent families and 5.5% 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 West Perth % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,242 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 2,621 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 2,242 occupied private dwellings were counted in West Perth (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure West Perth % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 275 12.3 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 280 12.5 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 1,684 75.1 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 3 0.1 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in West Perth (State Suburbs), 12.3% were separate houses, 12.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 75.1% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Tenure West Perth % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 246 11.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 430 19.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,153 51.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 10 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 402 17.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in West Perth (State Suburbs), 11.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 19.2% were owned with a mortgage and 51.4% were rented.

Landlord type West Perth % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 669 58.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 121 10.5 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 350 30.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 10 0.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in West Perth (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 58.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 10.5% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics West Perth % Australia %
Median weekly rent 204 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,560 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 1.7 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in West Perth (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $204. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,560. The average people per household was 1.7 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition West Perth % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 671 29.9 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 929 41.4 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 187 8.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in West Perth (State Suburbs), 29.9% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 41.4% were single (or lone) person households and 8.3% 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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