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Bassendean (WA)

Code SSC50040 (SSC)
People 9,640
Male 4,772
Female 4,868
Median age 39
Families 2,575
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 4,341
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,301
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,898
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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People — demographics & education
People Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 9,640 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,772 49.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,868 50.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 193 2.0 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,640 people in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.0% of the population.

Age Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 663 6.9 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 514 5.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 529 5.5 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 548 5.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 630 6.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 621 6.4 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 695 7.2 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 779 8.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 695 7.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 740 7.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 661 6.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 608 6.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 574 6.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 360 3.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 286 3.0 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 310 3.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 219 2.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 208 2.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,335 42.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 303 3.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 891 11.2 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 509 6.4 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,890 36.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.1% were married and 15.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,033 42.6 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 916 12.9 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,174 44.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 123 4.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 428 16.4 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 161 6.2 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 88 3.4 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 204 7.8 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 162 6.2 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 87 3.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 218 8.3 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 386 14.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 53 2.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 701 26.8 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,611 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs) 27.1% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.9% were in primary school, 17.3% in secondary school and 23.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 6,354 65.9 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,539 39.6 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 921 10.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 646 7.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,836 42.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), 42.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 39.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,165 61.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,431 28.0 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 305 6.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 214 4.2 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,115 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 5,115 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs). Of these 61.9% were employed full time, 28.0% were employed part-time and 4.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 488 9.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 494 10.1 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 453 9.2 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 921 18.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,243 45.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), 9.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 672 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,743 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,301 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs) was $672.

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

Unpaid work Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,807 73.2 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,222 28.0 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 765 9.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,307 16.5 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 73.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.0% provided care for children and 9.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,856 23.4 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,193 27.7 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 975 12.3 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 787 9.9 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), 27.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,022 39.7 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,024 39.8 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 466 18.1 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 63 2.4 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), 39.8% were couple families with children, 39.7% were couple families without children and 18.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.4 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.6 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs) 18.4% of single parents were male and 81.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,285 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,571 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,571 and those without children was $2,285.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 472 23.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 88 4.3 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 447 21.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 320 15.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 80 3.9 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 313 15.3 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 153 7.5 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 173 8.5 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.1% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 21.8% 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 Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,858 92.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 312 7.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), 92.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,991 77.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 398 10.3 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 463 12.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 7 0.2 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), 77.5% were separate houses, 10.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 114 3.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 698 18.1 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,014 52.2 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 965 25.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 58 1.5 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.0% had 1 bedroom, 18.1% had 2 bedrooms and 52.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,161 30.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,488 38.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,087 28.2 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 41 1.1 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 82 2.1 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), 30.1% were owned outright, 38.6% were owned with a mortgage and 28.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,530 65.6 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,155 29.9 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 173 4.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), of all households, 65.6% were family households, 29.9% were single person households and 4.5% were group households.

Household income Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.6 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 12.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), 24.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 12.3% 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 Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,898 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 352 9.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,434 37.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,400 36.3 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 569 14.8 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 101 2.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), 37.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.8% 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 Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 195 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 104 53.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 91 46.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), there were 195 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 104 (or 53.3%) were male and 91 (or 46.7%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 959 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $959.

Mortgage and rent Bassendean (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,035 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bassendean (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,035.

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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