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Cottesloe (T)

Code LGA52170 (LGA)
People 7,605
Male 3,724
Female 3,881
Median age 40
Families 1,859
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 3,508
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $2,409
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,000
Median weekly rent $450
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 7,605 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,724 49.0 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,881 51.0 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 9 0.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,605 people in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.1% of the population.

Age Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 392 5.2 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 497 6.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 441 5.8 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 430 5.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 535 7.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 572 7.5 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 471 6.2 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 376 4.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 547 7.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 527 6.9 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 541 7.1 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 556 7.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 540 7.1 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 393 5.2 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 252 3.3 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 186 2.4 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 154 2.0 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 196 2.6 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,090 49.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 107 1.7 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 504 8.0 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 323 5.1 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,253 35.9 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.2% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 83 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,592 48.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 514 9.7 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,212 41.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 104 4.0 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 388 15.0 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 62 2.4 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 188 7.3 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 51 2.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 70 2.7 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 271 10.5 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 75 2.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 589 22.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 40 1.5 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 751 29.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,589 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas) 34.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.6% were in primary school, 15.1% in secondary school and 25.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,102 67.1 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,013 29.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 653 9.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 501 7.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,651 53.5 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), 53.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,243 58.1 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,256 32.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 236 6.1 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 127 3.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,862 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 3,862 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas). Of these 58.1% were employed full time, 32.5% were employed part-time and 3.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 546 14.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 375 10.1 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 335 9.0 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 354 9.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,887 50.6 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), 14.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 50.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 45 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,024 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,799 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,409 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas) was $1,024.

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

Unpaid work Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,705 74.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,706 27.2 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 661 10.5 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,665 26.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.2% provided care for children and 10.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,703 27.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,686 26.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 748 11.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 568 9.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 757 40.7 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 868 46.7 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 189 10.2 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 45 2.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), 46.7% were couple families with children, 40.7% were couple families without children and 10.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.8 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 76.2 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas) 23.8% of single parents were male and 76.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,302 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,563 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,563 and those without children was $3,302.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 269 16.6 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 83 5.1 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 372 22.9 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 307 18.9 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 98 6.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 242 14.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 104 6.4 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 149 9.2 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.6% had both partners employed full-time, 5.1% had both employed part-time and 22.9% 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 Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,779 86.7 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 426 13.3 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), 86.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,912 68.8 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 313 11.3 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 553 19.9 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), 68.8% were separate houses, 11.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 19.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 28 1.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 176 6.3 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 616 22.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,036 37.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 876 31.5 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 48 1.7 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 6.3% had 1 bedroom, 22.2% had 2 bedrooms and 37.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,116 40.2 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 696 25.0 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 886 31.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 12 0.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 69 2.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), 40.2% were owned outright, 25.0% were owned with a mortgage and 31.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,844 66.3 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 769 27.7 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 167 6.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 66.3% were family households, 27.7% were single person households and 6.0% were group households.

Household income Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 29.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), 13.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 29.7% 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 Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 450 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.7 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.3 -- 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 Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,000 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 136 4.9 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 906 32.6 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,138 41.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 534 19.2 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 63 2.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), 32.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 19.2% 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 Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 9 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 5 55.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 4 44.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 35 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), there were 9 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 5 (or 55.6%) were male and 4 (or 44.4%) were female. The median age was 35 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Cottesloe (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 1.6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 5,000 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.6, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $5,000.

Mortgage and rent Cottesloe (T) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Cottesloe (T) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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