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Fremantle

Code SSC50269 (SSC)
People 7,669
Male 3,830
Female 3,839
Median age 41
Families 1,800
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 4,374
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $1,397
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,263
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 7,669 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,830 49.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,839 50.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 81 1.1 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 7,669 people in Fremantle (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

Age Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 316 4.1 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 234 3.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 257 3.4 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 333 4.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 572 7.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 757 9.9 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 670 8.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 557 7.3 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 533 7.0 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 559 7.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 591 7.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 590 7.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 533 7.0 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 368 4.8 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 273 3.6 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 201 2.6 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 175 2.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 149 1.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Fremantle (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 10.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,300 33.5 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 242 3.5 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 904 13.2 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 310 4.5 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,104 45.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Fremantle (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 33.5% were married and 16.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 30 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Fremantle (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 30 years.

Social marital status Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,994 34.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 855 14.9 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,878 50.3 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 14.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Fremantle (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 75 3.6 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 225 10.7 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 42 2.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 67 3.2 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 89 4.2 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 78 3.7 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 70 3.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 148 7.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 599 28.5 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 39 1.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 667 31.8 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,099 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Fremantle (State Suburbs) 27.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 15.9% were in primary school, 11.3% in secondary school and 35.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 4,449 58.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,096 44.2 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 645 9.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 486 6.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,783 39.7 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), 39.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 44.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,627 59.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,229 28.0 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 299 6.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 228 5.2 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,383 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 4,383 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Fremantle (State Suburbs). Of these 59.9% were employed full time, 28.0% were employed part-time and 5.2% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 470 11.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 379 9.1 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 385 9.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 576 13.9 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,051 49.3 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Fremantle (State Suburbs), 11.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 49.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Fremantle (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 773 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,145 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,397 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Fremantle (State Suburbs) was $773.

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

Unpaid work Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,885 71.2 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,337 19.5 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 635 9.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,331 19.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 19.5% provided care for children and 9.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,778 25.9 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,996 29.1 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 683 10.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 425 6.2 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Fremantle (State Suburbs), 29.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 942 52.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 552 30.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 261 14.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 46 2.6 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Fremantle (State Suburbs), 30.6% were couple families with children, 52.3% were couple families without children and 14.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 14.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 85.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Fremantle (State Suburbs) 14.2% of single parents were male and 85.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,789 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,116 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,116 and those without children was $2,789.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 366 24.5 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 63 4.2 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 296 19.9 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 204 13.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 83 5.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 220 14.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 108 7.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 151 10.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), of couple families, 24.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.2% had both employed part-time and 19.9% 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 Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,377 84.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 631 15.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), 84.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,442 42.7 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 901 26.7 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,000 29.6 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 30 0.9 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Fremantle (State Suburbs), 42.7% were separate houses, 26.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 29.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 23 0.7 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 402 11.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,299 38.5 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,219 36.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 360 10.7 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 73 2.2 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.5 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 11.9% had 1 bedroom, 38.5% had 2 bedrooms and 36.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.5. The average household size was 2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 910 26.9 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 849 25.1 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,511 44.7 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 18 0.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 91 2.7 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Fremantle (State Suburbs), 26.9% were owned outright, 25.1% were owned with a mortgage and 44.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,794 53.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,292 38.3 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 291 8.6 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), of all households, 53.1% were family households, 38.3% were single person households and 8.6% were group households.

Household income Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.1 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), 25.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.1% 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 Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.0 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.0 -- 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 Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,263 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.0 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.0 -- 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 Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
None 496 14.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,498 44.3 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 974 28.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 284 8.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 127 3.8 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), 44.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 28.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 8.4% 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 Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 80 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 53 66.2 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 27 33.8 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 40 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Fremantle (State Suburbs), there were 80 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 53 (or 66.2%) were male and 27 (or 33.8%) were female. The median age was 40 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 562 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $562.

Mortgage and rent Fremantle % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 176 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,995 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Fremantle (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $176 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,995.

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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