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Girrawheen

Code SSC50286 (SSC)
People 8,334
Male 4,216
Female 4,118
Median age 33
Families 2,143
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 3,392
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $988
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $280
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 8,334 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,216 50.6 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,118 49.4 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 268 3.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 8,334 people in Girrawheen (State Suburbs) of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.2% of the population.

Age Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 690 8.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 585 7.0 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 548 6.6 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 577 6.9 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 625 7.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 720 8.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 621 7.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 606 7.3 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 563 6.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 528 6.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 469 5.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 474 5.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 469 5.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 342 4.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 239 2.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 138 1.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 85 1.0 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 54 0.6 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Girrawheen (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,603 40.0 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 246 3.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 678 10.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 300 4.6 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,684 41.2 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Girrawheen (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 40.0% were married and 14.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 71 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Girrawheen (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,361 39.4 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 646 10.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,986 49.8 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 39.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Girrawheen (State Suburbs) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 129 4.8 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 490 18.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 136 5.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 63 2.3 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 323 12.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 84 3.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 36 1.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 283 10.5 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 246 9.1 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 88 3.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 821 30.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,699 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs) 32.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 25.5% were in primary school, 16.4% in secondary school and 19.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 4,439 53.3 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,214 55.2 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 581 7.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 362 4.7 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,482 32.5 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs), 32.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 55.2% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,187 58.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,016 27.2 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 266 7.1 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 266 7.1 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 3,735 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 3,735 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Girrawheen (State Suburbs). Of these 58.6% were employed full time, 27.2% were employed part-time and 7.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 340 9.8 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 299 8.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 377 10.9 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 832 24.0 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,364 39.3 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Girrawheen (State Suburbs), 9.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Girrawheen (State Suburbs) was 37 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 494 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,115 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 988 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Girrawheen (State Suburbs) was $494.

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

Unpaid work Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,015 61.7 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,795 27.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 644 9.9 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 627 9.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 61.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.6% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 9.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,300 20.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,505 23.1 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 589 9.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 626 9.6 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Girrawheen (State Suburbs), 23.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 672 31.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 865 40.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 536 25.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 71 3.3 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Girrawheen (State Suburbs), 40.3% were couple families with children, 31.3% were couple families without children and 25.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,870 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,876 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,876 and those without children was $1,870.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 269 17.4 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 59 3.8 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 252 16.3 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 291 18.9 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 112 7.3 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 356 23.1 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 92 6.0 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 112 7.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.4% had both partners employed full-time, 3.8% had both employed part-time and 16.3% 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 Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,994 92.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 242 7.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

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

Dwelling structure Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,379 79.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 271 9.0 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 345 11.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Girrawheen (State Suburbs), 79.4% were separate houses, 9.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.4 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 83 2.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 182 6.1 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,080 69.5 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 567 18.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 70 2.3 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 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 6.1% had 2 bedrooms and 69.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 728 24.3 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,249 41.7 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 909 30.4 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 15 0.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 93 3.1 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Girrawheen (State Suburbs), 24.3% were owned outright, 41.7% were owned with a mortgage and 30.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,063 68.9 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 819 27.4 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 112 3.7 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs), of all households, 68.9% were family households, 27.4% were single person households and 3.7% were group households.

Household income Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.2 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.2 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs), 27.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.2% 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 Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.6 -- 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 Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 85.4 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 14.6 -- 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 Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
None 247 8.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,123 37.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,002 33.5 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 496 16.6 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 126 4.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs), 37.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.5% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.6% 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 Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 268 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 132 49.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 136 50.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Girrawheen (State Suburbs), there were 268 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 132 (or 49.3%) were male and 136 (or 50.7%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.3 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 969 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $969.

Mortgage and rent Girrawheen % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,468 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Girrawheen (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,468.

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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