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Wanneroo (C)

Code LGA58760 (LGA)
People 152,077
Male 75,220
Female 76,857
Median age 32
Families 41,559
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 56,334
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,514
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,104
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 152,077 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 75,220 49.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 76,857 50.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2,310 1.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 152,077 people in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

Age Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 12,896 8.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 12,108 8.0 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 12,108 8.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 11,357 7.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 10,056 6.6 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 11,473 7.5 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 11,277 7.4 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 12,436 8.2 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 12,493 8.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 10,844 7.1 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 8,555 5.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 6,836 4.5 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 6,200 4.1 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 4,360 2.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 3,519 2.3 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 2,432 1.6 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,678 1.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,447 1.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 32 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas) was 32 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 24.4% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 8.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 60,306 52.5 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 3,365 2.9 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 8,562 7.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 4,170 3.6 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 38,560 33.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 52.5% were married and 10.4% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 45 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55,239 52.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 11,583 11.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 37,970 36.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 52.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 45 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 27 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 2,669 5.5 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 11,285 23.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,412 5.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,215 4.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 5,323 11.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 2,333 4.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,469 5.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,390 7.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,799 9.9 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 928 1.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 10,740 22.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 48,563 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas) 31.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.8% were in primary school, 20.8% in secondary school and 16.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 83,487 54.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 75,987 53.7 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 11,428 8.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 8,714 6.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 45,458 32.1 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), 32.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 53.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 46,815 60.7 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 21,549 27.9 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 5,019 6.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 3,751 4.9 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 77,134 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 77,134 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 60.7% were employed full time, 27.9% were employed part-time and 4.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 7,681 10.5 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 6,630 9.0 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 7,235 9.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 13,154 17.9 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 33,660 45.9 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), 10.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 656 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,691 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,514 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas) was $656.

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

Unpaid work Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 80,219 69.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 39,254 34.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 9,653 8.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 13,651 11.9 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.1% provided care for children and 8.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 25,695 22.4 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 29,681 25.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 13,130 11.4 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 11,717 10.2 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), 25.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 13,353 32.1 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 21,425 51.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 6,228 15.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 552 1.3 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), 51.6% were couple families with children, 32.1% were couple families without children and 15.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.7 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.3 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas) 15.7% of single parents were male and 84.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,192 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,301 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,301 and those without children was $2,192.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 7,527 21.6 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,206 3.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 7,985 23.0 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 6,212 17.9 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,544 4.4 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 4,650 13.4 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 2,511 7.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 3,141 9.0 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 21.6% had both partners employed full-time, 3.5% had both employed part-time and 23.0% 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 Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 49,876 92.0 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,355 8.0 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), 92.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 45,165 90.6 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,481 7.0 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 948 1.9 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 277 0.6 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), 90.6% were separate houses, 7.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 84 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 627 1.3 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,632 5.3 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 15,099 30.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 30,795 61.7 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 640 1.3 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.3% had 1 bedroom, 5.3% had 2 bedrooms and 30.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 10,254 20.6 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 26,747 53.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 11,110 22.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 828 1.7 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 937 1.9 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), 20.6% were owned outright, 53.6% were owned with a mortgage and 22.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 40,451 81.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 8,228 16.5 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,198 2.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 81.1% were family households, 16.5% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.0 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), 17.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.5% 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 Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.1 -- 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 Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,104 -- 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 Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 1,757 3.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 14,654 29.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 21,650 43.4 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 10,652 21.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,164 2.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 21.4% 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 Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 2,308 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,091 47.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,217 52.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 2,308 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,091 (or 47.3%) were male and 1,217 (or 52.7%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wanneroo (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 1,160 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wanneroo (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 $1,160.

Mortgage and rent Wanneroo (C) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 235 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,898 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Wanneroo (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $235 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,898.

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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