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Gosnells (C)

Code LGA53780 (LGA)
People 106,585
Male 53,754
Female 52,831
Median age 33
Families 28,433
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 40,344
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,372
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,800
Median weekly rent $310
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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People — demographics & education
People Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 106,585 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 53,754 50.4 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 52,831 49.6 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,613 2.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 106,585 people in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.4% were male and 49.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5% of the population.

Age Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 7,910 7.4 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 7,320 6.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 7,367 6.9 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 7,721 7.2 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7,934 7.4 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 8,593 8.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 8,184 7.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 8,048 7.6 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 7,689 7.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 7,048 6.6 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 6,458 6.1 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 6,049 5.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 5,394 5.1 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,707 3.5 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,848 2.7 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,879 1.8 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,380 1.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,054 1.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41,640 49.6 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,533 3.0 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 6,770 8.1 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,528 4.2 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 29,520 35.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.6% were married and 11.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37,362 49.2 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 7,337 9.7 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 31,199 41.1 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 33 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 29 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 1,577 4.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 7,015 20.9 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,288 3.8 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,297 3.9 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,738 11.1 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,225 3.7 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,068 3.2 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,742 8.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,645 10.9 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 772 2.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 9,192 27.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 33,559 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas) 31.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.6% were in primary school, 18.0% in secondary school and 19.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 59,557 55.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 50,326 51.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 7,863 8.0 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 5,903 6.0 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 33,693 34.5 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 51.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 33,223 61.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 14,406 26.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,441 6.4 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,945 5.5 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 54,015 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 54,015 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.5% were employed full time, 26.7% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,991 9.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,433 8.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 4,972 9.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 10,185 19.9 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 23,047 45.1 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), 9.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 623 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,561 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,372 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas) was $623.

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

Unpaid work Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 56,284 67.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 24,756 29.5 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,748 9.2 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,266 12.2 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.5% provided care for children and 9.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.2% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 17,982 21.4 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 20,498 24.4 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 9,257 11.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 8,549 10.2 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), 24.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,550 33.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 13,605 47.8 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,691 16.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 587 2.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), 47.8% were couple families with children, 33.6% were couple families without children and 16.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,109 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,274 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,274 and those without children was $2,109.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,920 21.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 726 3.1 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,855 21.0 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 4,393 19.0 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,150 5.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,557 15.4 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 1,605 6.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,954 8.4 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 21.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% 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 Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 36,102 93.4 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,535 6.6 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), 93.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 32,821 90.9 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,745 4.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,378 3.8 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 147 0.4 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.9% were separate houses, 4.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.8% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 89 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 480 1.3 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,122 5.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 14,920 41.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 17,916 49.6 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 574 1.6 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.3% had 1 bedroom, 5.9% had 2 bedrooms and 41.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,599 26.6 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 17,047 47.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,181 22.7 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 445 1.2 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 830 2.3 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.6% were owned outright, 47.2% were owned with a mortgage and 22.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 27,622 76.5 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 7,217 20.0 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,261 3.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 76.5% were family households, 20.0% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

Household income Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), 19.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.5% 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 Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 310 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.1 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.9 -- 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 Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,800 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.4 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.6 -- 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 Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,785 4.9 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 11,286 31.3 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 14,199 39.3 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 7,837 21.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 994 2.8 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), 31.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.7% 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 Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,612 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,355 51.9 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,257 48.1 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,612 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,355 (or 51.9%) were male and 1,257 (or 48.1%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,160 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,160.

Mortgage and rent Gosnells (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,600 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Gosnells (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,600.

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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