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Swan (C)

Code LGA58050 (LGA)
People 108,461
Male 54,018
Female 54,443
Median age 34
Families 29,348
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 41,469
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,441
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $315
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 108,461 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 54,018 49.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 54,443 50.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,249 3.0 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 108,461 people in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.0% of the population.

Age Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 8,119 7.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 8,070 7.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 8,264 7.6 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 8,133 7.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 7,404 6.8 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 7,532 6.9 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 7,479 6.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 8,276 7.6 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 8,693 8.0 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 8,234 7.6 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 7,143 6.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 5,904 5.4 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 5,022 4.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,552 3.3 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,577 2.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,722 1.6 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,333 1.2 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,005 0.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41,497 49.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,742 3.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 7,291 8.7 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,162 3.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 29,316 34.9 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.4% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Swan (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 Swan (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37,673 49.6 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 8,347 11.0 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 29,896 39.4 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 1,673 5.0 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 6,378 18.9 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,940 5.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,959 5.8 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 3,919 11.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,646 4.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,765 5.2 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,448 7.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,237 9.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 641 1.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 8,179 24.2 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 33,785 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas) 31.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.4% were in primary school, 21.7% in secondary school and 16.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 69,524 64.1 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 42,912 42.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 9,048 9.0 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 6,833 6.8 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 41,513 41.4 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.4% of people had both parents born in Australia and 42.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 34,660 61.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 15,092 26.9 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,607 6.4 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,701 4.8 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 56,060 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 56,060 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 61.8% were employed full time, 26.9% were employed part-time and 4.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 5,360 10.0 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,583 8.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 5,154 9.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 9,891 18.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 24,770 46.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.4% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 653 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,648 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,441 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas) was $653.

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

Unpaid work Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 58,415 69.5 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 26,339 31.4 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 7,887 9.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 10,856 12.9 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.4% provided care for children and 9.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 18,425 21.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 21,489 25.6 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 9,667 11.5 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 8,829 10.5 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), 25.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 9,565 32.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 14,392 49.0 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,939 16.8 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 454 1.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), 49.0% were couple families with children, 32.6% were couple families without children and 16.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.9 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.1 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas) 16.9% of single parents were male and 83.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,149 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,282 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,282 and those without children was $2,149.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 5,418 22.6 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 777 3.2 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 5,401 22.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 4,276 17.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,085 4.5 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 3,096 12.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 1,664 6.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 2,239 9.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 22.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.2% had both employed part-time and 22.5% 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 Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 36,540 92.1 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,132 7.9 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), 92.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 32,707 89.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,197 6.0 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,314 3.6 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 297 0.8 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), 89.5% were separate houses, 6.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 76 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 739 2.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,507 6.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 13,318 36.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 19,319 52.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 583 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 Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.0% had 1 bedroom, 6.9% had 2 bedrooms and 36.4% 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 Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 8,791 24.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 18,310 50.1 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 8,466 23.2 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 164 0.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 809 2.2 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), 24.1% were owned outright, 50.1% were owned with a mortgage and 23.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 28,519 78.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 7,018 19.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,003 2.7 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 78.0% were family households, 19.2% were single person households and 2.7% were group households.

Household income Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 11.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), 18.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 11.5% 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 Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 315 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.2 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.4 -- 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 Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,722 4.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 10,301 28.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 14,857 40.7 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 8,608 23.6 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,053 2.9 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), 28.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.6% 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 Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,250 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,499 46.1 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,751 53.9 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 3,250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,499 (or 46.1%) were male and 1,751 (or 53.9%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Swan (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 3.6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,149 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Swan (C) (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 $1,149.

Mortgage and rent Swan (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 225 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,925 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Swan (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $225 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,925.

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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