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Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)

Code LGA57700 (LGA)
People 17,746
Male 9,018
Female 8,728
Median age 35
Families 4,952
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 6,436
Average people per household 3
Median weekly household income $1,638
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $309
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 17,746 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,018 50.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,728 49.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 254 1.4 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 17,746 people in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.8% were male and 49.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.4% of the population.

Age Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,347 7.6 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,393 7.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,439 8.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,288 7.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,125 6.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,017 5.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,047 5.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,307 7.4 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,520 8.6 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,439 8.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,183 6.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,036 5.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 998 5.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 630 3.6 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 434 2.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 235 1.3 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 178 1.0 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 129 0.7 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 23.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,443 54.8 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 413 3.0 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 996 7.3 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 385 2.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,334 31.9 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 54.8% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 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 Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 6,728 55.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,540 12.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,794 31.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 330 6.1 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,219 22.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 116 2.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 489 9.0 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 373 6.9 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 145 2.7 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 630 11.6 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 389 7.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 404 7.5 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 92 1.7 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,228 22.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,415 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas) 30.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.7% were in primary school, 21.2% in secondary school and 14.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 12,645 71.3 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,434 32.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,642 9.9 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,365 8.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,073 48.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), 48.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,560 60.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,623 28.6 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 625 6.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 365 4.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,173 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 9,173 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 60.6% were employed full time, 28.6% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 907 10.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 809 9.2 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 912 10.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,285 14.6 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,275 48.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), 10.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 666 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,763 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,638 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas) was $666.

Travel to work, top responses Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 10,023 73.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,602 33.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,316 9.7 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,385 17.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.9% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,850 21.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,553 26.2 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,778 13.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,845 13.6 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,840 37.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,507 50.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 560 11.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 45 0.9 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), 50.6% were couple families with children, 37.2% were couple families without children and 11.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % 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 Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (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 Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,203 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,321 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,321 and those without children was $2,203.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 864 19.9 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 165 3.8 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,001 23.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 781 18.0 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 214 4.9 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 536 12.3 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 317 7.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 463 10.7 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 23.1% 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 Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,643 90.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 591 9.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), 90.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,582 98.9 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 19 0.3 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 14 0.2 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 25 0.4 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), 98.9% were separate houses, 0.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 64 1.1 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 320 5.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,385 24.5 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,794 67.2 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 69 1.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.1% had 1 bedroom, 5.7% had 2 bedrooms and 24.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,560 27.6 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,117 55.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 833 14.8 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 24 0.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 109 1.9 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.6% were owned outright, 55.2% were owned with a mortgage and 14.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 4,817 85.4 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 718 12.7 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 108 1.9 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 85.4% were family households, 12.7% were single person households and 1.9% were group households.

Household income Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), 15.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.3% 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 Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 309 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.5 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.5 -- 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 Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 82.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 17.4 -- 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 Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 98 1.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,029 18.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,231 39.5 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,185 38.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 99 1.8 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), 18.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 38.7% 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 Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 253 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 131 51.8 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 122 48.2 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 253 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 131 (or 51.8%) were male and 122 (or 48.2%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,632 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.6, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,632.

Mortgage and rent Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 300 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $300 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,167.

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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