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South Perth (C)

Code LGA57840 (LGA)
People 40,739
Male 19,905
Female 20,834
Median age 36
Families 10,093
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 19,760
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,606
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,200
Median weekly rent $340
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
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People — demographics & education
People South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 40,739 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 19,905 48.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 20,834 51.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 440 1.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 40,739 people in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,072 5.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,826 4.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,943 4.8 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,703 6.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,256 10.4 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,803 9.3 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,038 7.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,659 6.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 2,641 6.5 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 2,581 6.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 2,702 6.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 2,676 6.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,343 5.8 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,566 3.8 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,103 2.7 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 874 2.1 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 845 2.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,108 2.7 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.5% of the population.

Registered marital status South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 14,989 42.9 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 888 2.5 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,054 8.8 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,879 5.4 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 14,089 40.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 42.9% were married and 11.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 13,006 43.4 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,020 10.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 13,951 46.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 43.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 493 3.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,315 9.9 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 538 4.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 476 3.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 493 3.7 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 703 5.3 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 936 7.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 854 6.5 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,100 31.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 280 2.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 3,049 23.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 13,237 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) 32.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 17.6% were in primary school, 16.1% in secondary school and 37.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 23,602 57.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 17,453 46.4 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,005 8.0 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,393 6.4 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 14,778 39.3 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 46.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 13,666 61.1 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 6,453 28.9 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,214 5.4 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,033 4.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 22,366 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 22,366 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.1% were employed full time, 28.9% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,552 12.0 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,079 9.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,827 8.6 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,178 14.9 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 10,488 49.2 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 780 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,259 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,606 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) was $780.

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

Unpaid work South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 24,862 71.2 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,663 22.0 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 3,149 9.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 6,950 19.9 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.0% provided care for children and 9.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 9,359 26.8 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 9,343 26.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,546 10.2 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,616 7.5 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,457 44.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,885 38.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,289 12.8 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 461 4.6 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 38.5% were couple families with children, 44.2% were couple families without children and 12.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.8 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.2 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.8% of single parents were male and 83.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,661 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,193 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,193 and those without children was $2,661.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,997 23.9 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 358 4.3 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,799 21.6 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,397 16.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 409 4.9 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,140 13.7 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 504 6.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 743 8.9 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 23.9% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 21.6% 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 South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 16,256 87.7 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,288 12.3 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 87.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,310 51.1 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,462 27.5 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3,478 21.4 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 South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 51.1% were separate houses, 27.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 21.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 19 0.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 877 5.4 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 4,621 28.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,575 40.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 3,919 24.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 244 1.5 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 5.4% had 1 bedroom, 28.4% had 2 bedrooms and 40.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 4,762 29.3 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 4,460 27.4 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 6,458 39.7 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 256 1.6 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 320 2.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.3% were owned outright, 27.4% were owned with a mortgage and 39.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 9,981 61.4 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,158 31.7 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,117 6.9 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 61.4% were family households, 31.7% were single person households and 6.9% were group households.

Household income South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 19.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 19.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 19.3% 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 South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 340 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.3 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.7 -- 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 South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,200 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,225 7.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 6,539 40.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 5,867 36.1 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 2,243 13.8 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 381 2.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), 40.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.8% 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 South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 443 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 234 52.8 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 209 47.2 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 20 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 443 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 234 (or 52.8%) were male and 209 (or 47.2%) 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 South Perth (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 762 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Perth (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 $762.

Mortgage and rent South Perth (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 170 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,467 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In South Perth (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $170 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,467.

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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