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Bassendean (T)

Code LGA50350 (LGA)
People 14,404
Male 7,174
Female 7,230
Median age 38
Families 3,890
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 6,383
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,277
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,842
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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People — demographics & education
People Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 14,404 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,174 49.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 7,230 50.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 388 2.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,404 people in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.7% of the population.

Age Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 963 6.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 804 5.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 795 5.5 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 846 5.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 971 6.7 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 970 6.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,030 7.2 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,131 7.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,041 7.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,045 7.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 996 6.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 921 6.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 838 5.8 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 543 3.8 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 471 3.3 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 452 3.1 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 308 2.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 279 1.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,024 42.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 423 3.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,273 10.7 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 721 6.1 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,404 37.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 42.4% were married and 14.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 4,623 42.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,314 12.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 4,856 45.0 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 192 4.9 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 654 16.8 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 230 5.9 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 131 3.4 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 355 9.1 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 232 5.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 121 3.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 349 8.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 557 14.3 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 83 2.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 997 25.6 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,901 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas) 27.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 26.0% were in primary school, 18.1% in secondary school and 23.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 9,586 66.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,329 39.7 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,354 10.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 969 7.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,759 42.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), 42.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 39.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,700 61.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,078 27.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 474 6.2 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 346 4.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,598 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 7,598 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.9% were employed full time, 27.3% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 700 9.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 697 9.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 682 9.4 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,374 18.9 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,328 45.8 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), 9.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 643 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,620 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,277 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas) was $643.

Travel to work, top responses Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,605 72.7 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,205 27.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,193 10.1 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,841 15.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 72.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.1% provided care for children and 10.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,739 23.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,231 27.3 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,451 12.2 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,185 10.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), 27.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.0% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,524 39.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,549 39.8 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 720 18.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 98 2.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), 39.8% were couple families with children, 39.2% were couple families without children and 18.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.7 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.3 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas) 18.7% of single parents were male and 81.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,245 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,483 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,483 and those without children was $2,245.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 686 22.3 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 112 3.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 645 21.0 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 494 16.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 144 4.7 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 513 16.7 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 225 7.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 254 8.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.3% had both partners employed full-time, 3.6% had both employed part-time and 21.0% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,714 92.8 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 442 7.2 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), 92.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,614 80.7 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 564 9.9 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 529 9.3 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 7 0.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), 80.7% were separate houses, 9.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 9.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 138 2.4 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 951 16.6 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,936 51.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,577 27.6 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 102 1.8 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.4% had 1 bedroom, 16.6% had 2 bedrooms and 51.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,745 30.5 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,170 38.0 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,603 28.1 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 50 0.9 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 144 2.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), 30.5% were owned outright, 38.0% were owned with a mortgage and 28.1% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,818 66.8 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,639 28.7 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 257 4.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 66.8% were family households, 28.7% were single person households and 4.5% were group households.

Household income Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.6 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), 24.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.6 -- 8.9 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,842 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.4 -- 10.2 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 488 8.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,091 36.6 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,016 35.3 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 947 16.6 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 170 3.0 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), 36.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 386 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 203 52.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 183 47.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), there were 386 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 203 (or 52.6%) were male and 183 (or 47.4%) were female. The median age was 20 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Bassendean (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 280 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,078 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bassendean (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,078.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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