2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Bedfordale

Code SSC50051 (SSC)
People 2,239
Male 1,156
Female 1,083
Median age 39
Families 662
Average children per family 2.1
All private dwellings 782
Average people per household 3.1
Median weekly household income $2,127
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,313
Median weekly rent $293
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 2,239 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,156 51.6 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,083 48.4 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 13 0.6 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,239 people in Bedfordale (State Suburbs) of these 51.6% were male and 48.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 156 7.0 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 155 6.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 194 8.7 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 178 7.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 109 4.9 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 58 2.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 134 6.0 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 162 7.2 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 190 8.5 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 173 7.7 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 194 8.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 154 6.9 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 151 6.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 116 5.2 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 59 2.6 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 32 1.4 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 13 0.6 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 12 0.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Bedfordale (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,107 63.7 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 30 1.7 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 123 7.1 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 40 2.3 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 437 25.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Bedfordale (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 63.7% were married and 8.8% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 68 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 21 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Bedfordale (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 21 years.

Social marital status Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,055 64.1 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 137 8.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 454 27.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 43 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 22 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Bedfordale (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 43 years.

Education Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 52 8.2 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 104 16.4 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 15 2.4 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 94 14.8 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 41 6.5 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 37 5.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 92 14.5 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 40 6.3 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 58 9.2 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 8 1.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 92 14.5 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 633 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs) 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.6% were in primary school, 26.7% in secondary school and 16.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,491 66.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 914 42.3 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 224 10.4 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 164 7.6 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 859 39.8 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), 39.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 42.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 732 60.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 363 30.2 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 70 5.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 37 3.1 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,202 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,202 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Bedfordale (State Suburbs). Of these 60.9% were employed full time, 30.2% were employed part-time and 3.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 138 11.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 113 9.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 115 9.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 170 14.6 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 564 48.6 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Bedfordale (State Suburbs), 11.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Bedfordale (State Suburbs) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 755 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,231 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,127 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Bedfordale (State Suburbs) was $755.

Travel to work, top responses Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,378 79.4 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 601 34.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 192 11.1 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 353 20.3 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 79.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 34.6% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 354 20.4 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 499 28.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 249 14.4 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 276 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 Bedfordale (State Suburbs), 28.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.4% 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 Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 272 41.0 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 346 52.2 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 39 5.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 6 0.9 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Bedfordale (State Suburbs), 52.2% were couple families with children, 41.0% were couple families without children and 5.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 38.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 61.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs) 38.5% of single parents were male and 61.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,488 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,901 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,901 and those without children was $2,488.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 118 19.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 30 4.8 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 152 24.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 116 18.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 25 4.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 92 14.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 31 5.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 58 9.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), of couple families, 19.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.8% had both employed part-time and 24.4% 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 Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 722 94.8 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 40 5.2 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), 94.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 5.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 711 98.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3 0.4 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 8 1.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Bedfordale (State Suburbs), 98.5% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.4% were flats, units or apartments and 1.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.4 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 6 0.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 27 3.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 159 22.0 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 524 72.6 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 0.4 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.8 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.8% had 1 bedroom, 3.7% had 2 bedrooms and 22.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.8. The average household size was 3.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 260 36.0 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 399 55.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 49 6.8 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 5 0.7 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 10 1.4 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Bedfordale (State Suburbs), 36.0% were owned outright, 55.2% were owned with a mortgage and 6.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 650 90.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 62 8.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 10 1.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), of all households, 90.0% were family households, 8.6% were single person households and 1.4% were group households.

Household income Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 10.9 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 26.0 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), 10.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 26.0% 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 Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 293 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 98.9 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 1.1 -- 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 Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,313 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 84.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 15.8 -- 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 Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
None 3 0.4 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 81 11.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 312 43.2 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 311 43.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 16 2.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), 11.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 43.0% 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 Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 13 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 4 30.8 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 9 69.2 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 10 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Bedfordale (State Suburbs), there were 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 4 (or 30.8%) were male and 9 (or 69.2%) were female. The median age was 10 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Bedfordale % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 450 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 3,441 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Bedfordale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $450 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $3,441.

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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