2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Forrestdale

Code SSC50266 (SSC)
People 1,063
Male 562
Female 501
Median age 39
Families 306
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 432
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,418
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,717
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.6
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,063 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 562 52.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 501 47.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 12 1.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,063 people in Forrestdale (State Suburbs) of these 52.9% were male and 47.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 55 5.2 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 63 5.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 81 7.6 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 102 9.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 70 6.6 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 53 5.0 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 53 5.0 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 67 6.3 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 77 7.3 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 109 10.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 81 7.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 72 6.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 75 7.1 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 49 4.6 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 23 2.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 14 1.3 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 12 1.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 6 0.6 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Forrestdale (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 9.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 417 48.3 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 30 3.5 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 71 8.2 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 33 3.8 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 313 36.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Forrestdale (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 48.3% were married and 11.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Forrestdale (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 391 49.4 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 91 11.5 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 310 39.1 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Forrestdale (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 10 3.3 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 66 21.5 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 2.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 28 9.1 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 47 15.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 8 2.6 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 23 7.5 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 29 9.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 29 9.4 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 61 19.9 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 307 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs) 28.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.4% were in primary school, 25.5% in secondary school and 19.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 785 73.8 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 318 31.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 83 8.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 72 7.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 524 52.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs), 52.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 344 58.1 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 172 29.1 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 47 7.9 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 29 4.9 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 592 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 592 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Forrestdale (State Suburbs). Of these 58.1% were employed full time, 29.1% were employed part-time and 4.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 73 13.0 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 55 9.8 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 41 7.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 68 12.1 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 275 49.1 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Forrestdale (State Suburbs), 13.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Forrestdale (State Suburbs) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 602 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,524 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,418 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Forrestdale (State Suburbs) was $602.

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

Unpaid work Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 580 67.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 232 26.8 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 86 10.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 132 15.3 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 67.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.8% provided care for children and 10.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 154 17.8 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 206 23.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 116 13.4 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 106 12.3 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Forrestdale (State Suburbs), 23.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 113 36.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 136 44.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 53 17.3 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 1.6 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Forrestdale (State Suburbs), 44.3% were couple families with children, 36.8% were couple families without children and 17.3% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 33.3 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 66.7 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs) 33.3% of single parents were male and 66.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,019 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,250 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,250 and those without children was $2,019.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 43 17.3 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 19 7.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 55 22.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 37 14.9 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 18 7.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 31 12.4 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 24 9.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 22 8.8 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.3% had both partners employed full-time, 7.6% had both employed part-time and 22.1% 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 Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 378 91.1 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 37 8.9 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs), 91.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.9% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 374 98.7 638,768 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 0 0.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 5 1.3 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Forrestdale (State Suburbs), 98.7% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.8 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 4 1.1 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 13 3.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 149 39.2 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 197 51.8 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 14 3.7 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 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.1% had 1 bedroom, 3.4% had 2 bedrooms and 39.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 124 32.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 169 44.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 70 18.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6 1.6 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 10 2.6 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Forrestdale (State Suburbs), 32.7% were owned outright, 44.6% were owned with a mortgage and 18.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 299 79.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 70 18.5 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 9 2.4 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs), of all households, 79.1% were family households, 18.5% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.6 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.3 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs), 19.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.3% 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 Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,717 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.4 -- 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 Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
None 7 1.8 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 72 18.9 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 142 37.4 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 149 39.2 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 10 2.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs), 18.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 39.2% 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 Forrestdale % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 11 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 27.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 8 72.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 14 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Forrestdale (State Suburbs), there were 11 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 27.3%) were male and 8 (or 72.7%) were female. The median age was 14 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Forrestdale % 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 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,333 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Forrestdale (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,333.

Mortgage and rent Forrestdale % 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 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Forrestdale (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 $1,733.

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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