2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Lower Chittering

Code SSC54576 (SSC)
People 1,395
Male 715
Female 680
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 1,238
People born overseas 360
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 24
Families 394
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 577
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,228
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,300
Median weekly rent $120
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People — demographics
People Lower Chittering % Australia %
Total 1,395 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 715 51.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 680 48.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 12 0.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,395 people were usually resident in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs): of these 51.3% were male and 48.7% were female. Of the total population 0.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Lower Chittering % Australia %
People
0-4 years 91 6.5 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 251 18.0 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 133 9.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 599 42.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 181 13.0 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 140 10.0 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 24.5% of people usually resident in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 23.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Lower Chittering % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,238 88.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 360 25.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 24 1.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 88.7% of people usually resident in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 25.8% were born overseas and 1.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Lower Chittering % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 714 67.8 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 99 9.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 22 2.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 220 20.9 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 67.8% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs) were married, 9.4% were either separated or divorced, 2.1% were widowed and 20.9% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Lower Chittering % Australia %
Australia 954 68.4 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Lower Chittering % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Lower Chittering % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Lower Chittering % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 472 66.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 175 24.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 34 4.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 13 1.8 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 16 2.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 297 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 710 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 710 people aged 15 years and over in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 66.5% worked full-time, 24.6% worked part-time, 4.8% were away from work, 1.8% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 2.3% were unemployed. 297 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Lower Chittering % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Lower Chittering % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 502 -- 466 --
Family 1,317 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,228 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $502, the median family income was $1,317 and the median household income was $1,228.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Lower Chittering % Australia %
Couple family without children 175 44.4 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 202 51.3 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 17 4.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 0 0.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 394 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 394 families in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs): of these 44.4% were couple families without children, 51.3% were couple families with children, 4.3% were one parent families and 0.0% 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 Lower Chittering % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 481 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 577 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 481 occupied private dwellings were counted in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Lower Chittering % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 467 97.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 14 2.9 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs), 97.1% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 2.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Lower Chittering % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 149 31.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 251 52.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 48 10.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 3 0.6 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 26 5.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs), 31.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 52.2% were owned with a mortgage and 10.0% were rented.

Landlord type Lower Chittering % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 3 6.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 0 0.0 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 37 77.1 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 7 14.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 6.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 0.0% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 77.1% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Lower Chittering % Australia %
Median weekly rent 120 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,300 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $120. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300. The average people per household was 2.9 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lower Chittering % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 387 80.5 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 61 12.7 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 4 0.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Lower Chittering (State Suburbs), 80.5% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 12.7% 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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