2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | Tasmania | State Suburbs

Perth

Code SSC65926 (SSC)
People 2,239
Male 1,101
Female 1,138
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 2,090
People born overseas 164
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0
Families 637
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 934
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $871
Median monthly mortgage repayment $910
Median weekly rent $130
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Perth % Australia %
Total 2,239 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 1,101 49.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 1,138 50.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 65 2.9 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 2,239 people were usually resident in Perth (State Suburbs): of these 49.2% were male and 50.8% were female. Of the total population 2.9% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Perth % Australia %
People
0-4 years 188 8.4 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 324 14.5 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 209 9.3 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 955 42.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 235 10.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 328 14.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.9% of people usually resident in Perth (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.1% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Perth % Australia %
Australian citizenship 2,090 93.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 164 7.3 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 0 0.0 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 93.3% of people usually resident in Perth (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 7.3% were born overseas and 0.0% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Perth % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,012 58.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 206 11.9 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 112 6.5 936,813 5.9
Never married 401 23.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 58.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Perth (State Suburbs) were married, 11.9% were either separated or divorced, 6.5% were widowed and 23.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Perth % Australia %
Australia 1,941 86.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Perth % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Perth % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 613 58.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 325 31.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 40 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 30 2.9 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 39 3.7 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 598 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 1,047 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 1,047 people aged 15 years and over in Perth (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 58.5% worked full-time, 31.0% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.9% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.7% were unemployed. 598 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Perth % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 418 -- 466 --
Family 1,054 -- 1,171 --
Household 871 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Perth (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $418, the median family income was $1,054 and the median household income was $871.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Perth % Australia %
Couple family without children 266 41.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 286 44.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 82 12.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 3 0.5 89,686 1.7
Total families 637 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 637 families in Perth (State Suburbs): of these 41.8% were couple families without children, 44.9% were couple families with children, 12.9% were one parent families and 0.5% 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 Perth % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 879 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 934 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 879 occupied private dwellings were counted in Perth (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Perth % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 801 91.1 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 19 2.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 56 6.4 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 3 0.3 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Perth (State Suburbs), 91.1% were separate houses, 2.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Tenure Perth % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 312 35.5 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 375 42.7 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 136 15.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 7 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 48 5.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Perth (State Suburbs), 35.5% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 42.7% were owned with a mortgage and 15.5% were rented.

Landlord type Perth % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 32 23.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 21 15.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 76 55.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 6 4.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Perth (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 23.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 15.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 55.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Perth % Australia %
Median weekly rent 130 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 910 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Perth (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $130. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $910. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Perth % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 628 71.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 209 23.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 12 1.4 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Perth (State Suburbs), 71.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.8% were single (or lone) person households and 1.4% 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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