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Nedlands (C)

Code LGA56580 (LGA)
People 20,534
Male 9,995
Female 10,539
Median age 41
Families 5,360
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 8,048
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $2,490
Median monthly mortgage repayments $3,000
Median weekly rent $430
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 Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 20,534 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,995 48.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,539 51.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 49 0.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 20,534 people in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.2% of the population.

Age Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,062 5.2 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,357 6.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,609 7.8 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,622 7.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,665 8.1 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 930 4.5 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 753 3.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 996 4.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,388 6.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,546 7.5 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,616 7.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,412 6.9 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,309 6.4 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 987 4.8 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 689 3.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 527 2.6 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 452 2.2 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 614 3.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,031 54.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 269 1.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 996 6.0 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 910 5.5 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,300 32.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.7% were married and 7.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 58 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 83 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,236 55.3 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 753 5.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,904 39.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 5.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 24 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 332 4.5 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,113 15.1 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 310 4.2 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 571 7.7 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 274 3.7 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 311 4.2 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 977 13.2 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 222 3.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 2,127 28.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 104 1.4 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,050 14.2 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,391 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas) 36.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.0% were in primary school, 21.1% in secondary school and 31.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 12,985 63.2 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,876 40.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,819 9.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,436 7.4 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,400 43.0 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), 43.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 40.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,449 53.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,709 36.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 560 5.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 386 3.8 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,104 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 10,104 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 53.9% were employed full time, 36.7% were employed part-time and 3.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,700 17.5 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,066 11.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 942 9.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 867 8.9 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,584 47.1 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), 17.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 818 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,779 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,490 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas) was $818.

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

Unpaid work Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,677 76.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,925 29.8 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,937 11.7 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,624 28.0 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.8% provided care for children and 11.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 28.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 4,267 25.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,340 26.3 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,168 13.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,901 11.5 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,749 32.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,949 55.0 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 552 10.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 110 2.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), 55.0% were couple families with children, 32.6% were couple families without children and 10.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.6 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.4 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.6% of single parents were male and 83.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 3,113 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,520 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,520 and those without children was $3,113.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 757 16.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 198 4.2 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,147 24.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 907 19.3 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 301 6.4 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 698 14.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 246 5.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 445 9.5 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 16.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,022 90.0 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 776 10.0 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 10.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,964 84.9 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 606 8.6 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 447 6.4 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 Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), 84.9% were separate houses, 8.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 167 2.4 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,051 15.0 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,223 31.7 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,491 49.7 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 83 1.2 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 Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.4% had 1 bedroom, 15.0% had 2 bedrooms and 31.7% 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 Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,071 43.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,001 28.5 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,679 23.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 141 2.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 131 1.9 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), 43.7% were owned outright, 28.5% were owned with a mortgage and 23.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 5,308 75.6 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,426 20.3 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 288 4.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 75.6% were family households, 20.3% were single person households and 4.1% were group households.

Household income Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 31.9 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), 15.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 31.9% 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 Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 430 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.8 -- 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 Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 3,000 -- 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 Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 350 5.0 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,987 28.3 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,009 42.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,524 21.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 153 2.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.8% 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 Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 52 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 25 48.1 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 27 51.9 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 52 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 25 (or 48.1%) were male and 27 (or 51.9%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Nedlands (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 2.9 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 766 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $766.

Mortgage and rent Nedlands (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 600 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Nedlands (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $600 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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