2011 Census QuickStats

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Victoria Plains (S)

Code LGA58540 (LGA)
People 895
Male 500
Female 395
Median age 41
Families 231
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 507
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $902
Median monthly mortgage repayments $477
Median weekly rent $70
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 895 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 500 55.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 395 44.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 25 2.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 895 people in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) of these 55.9% were male and 44.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.8% of the population.

Age Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 73 8.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 67 7.5 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 64 7.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 26 2.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 40 4.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 52 5.8 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 59 6.6 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 63 7.0 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 74 8.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 82 9.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 80 8.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 44 4.9 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 65 7.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 46 5.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 25 2.8 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 21 2.3 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 13 1.4 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4 0.4 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 12.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 394 56.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 17 2.4 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 50 7.2 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 23 3.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 211 30.4 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 56.7% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 32 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 32 years.

Social marital status Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 337 56.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 62 10.4 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 195 32.8 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 42 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 14 6.8 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 77 37.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 3 1.4 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 3 1.4 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 17 8.2 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 2.9 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 7 3.4 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 4 1.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3 1.4 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 4 1.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 69 33.3 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 207 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) 22.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 39.6% were in primary school, 14.0% in secondary school and 4.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 704 78.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 156 18.7 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 52 6.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 54 6.5 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 574 68.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 68.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 330 67.1 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 123 25.0 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 26 5.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 13 2.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 492 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 492 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas). Of these 67.1% were employed full time, 25.0% were employed part-time and 2.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 47 9.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 36 7.5 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 38 7.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 24 5.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 303 63.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 9.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 63.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 537 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,238 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 902 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) was $537.

Travel to work, top responses Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 487 70.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 217 31.3 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 83 12.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 197 28.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.3% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 28.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 141 20.3 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 138 19.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 92 13.3 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 110 15.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 19.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 102 44.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 111 48.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 14 6.1 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 1.7 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 48.1% were couple families with children, 44.2% were couple families without children and 6.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 44.4 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 55.6 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas) 44.4% of single parents were male and 55.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,874 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,446 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,446 and those without children was $1,874.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 52 25.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 3 1.4 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 57 27.5 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 33 15.9 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 12 5.8 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 19 9.2 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 9 4.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 22 10.6 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 25.1% had both partners employed full-time, 1.4% had both employed part-time and 27.5% 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 Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 347 73.2 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 127 26.8 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 73.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 26.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 333 96.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 5 1.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.9 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 1.7 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 96.0% were separate houses, 1.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.9% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 13 3.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 49 14.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 162 46.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 115 33.2 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 7 2.0 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.8% had 1 bedroom, 14.2% had 2 bedrooms and 46.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 149 43.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 63 18.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 117 33.8 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 4 1.2 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 13 3.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 43.1% were owned outright, 18.2% were owned with a mortgage and 33.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 226 64.9 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 110 31.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 12 3.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 64.9% were family households, 31.6% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.0 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 30.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.4% 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 Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 70 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 97.8 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 2.2 -- 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 Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 477 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.8 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.2 -- 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 Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 11 3.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 94 27.1 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 126 36.3 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 104 30.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 12 3.5 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), 27.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 30.0% 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 Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 23 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 13 56.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 10 43.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 49 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), there were 23 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 13 (or 56.5%) were male and 10 (or 43.5%) were female. The median age was 49 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Victoria Plains (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 2.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 941 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $941.

Mortgage and rent Victoria Plains (S) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 112 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Victoria Plains (S) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $112 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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