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Gosnells

Code SSC50299 (SSC)
People 19,169
Male 9,512
Female 9,657
Median age 35
Families 4,956
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 8,106
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,051
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,603
Median weekly rent $290
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 Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 19,169 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,512 49.6 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 9,657 50.4 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 678 3.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 19,169 people in Gosnells (State Suburbs) of these 49.6% were male and 50.4% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.

Age Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,443 7.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,182 6.2 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,151 6.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,266 6.6 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,403 7.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,635 8.5 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,374 7.2 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,209 6.3 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,174 6.1 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,184 6.2 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,142 6.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,075 5.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,025 5.3 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 779 4.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 686 3.6 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 535 2.8 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 480 2.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 426 2.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 35 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gosnells (State Suburbs) was 35 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,534 42.5 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 560 3.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,612 10.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,068 6.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,615 36.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gosnells (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 42.5% were married and 14.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gosnells (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,695 42.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,596 11.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,270 46.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Gosnells (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 42.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 37 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gosnells (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 32 years.

Education Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 251 4.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,094 19.3 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 175 3.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 146 2.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 626 11.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 169 3.0 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 117 2.1 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 446 7.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 390 6.9 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 127 2.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,139 37.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,680 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gosnells (State Suburbs) 29.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 24.9% were in primary school, 16.0% in secondary school and 14.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 11,661 60.8 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,298 42.6 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,565 9.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,201 7.0 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,081 41.3 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Gosnells (State Suburbs), 41.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 42.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,375 60.7 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,318 26.2 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 601 6.8 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 563 6.4 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,857 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,857 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gosnells (State Suburbs). Of these 60.7% were employed full time, 26.2% were employed part-time and 6.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 753 9.1 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 698 8.4 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 861 10.4 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,723 20.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,655 44.1 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gosnells (State Suburbs), 9.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Gosnells (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 550 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,270 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,051 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gosnells (State Suburbs) was $550.

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

Unpaid work Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 9,851 64.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,096 26.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,577 10.2 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,799 11.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Gosnells (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.6% provided care for children and 10.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 11.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,962 19.2 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,659 23.8 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,701 11.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,528 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 Gosnells (State Suburbs), 23.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.1% 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 Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,838 37.1 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,939 39.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,078 21.7 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 102 2.1 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gosnells (State Suburbs), 39.1% were couple families with children, 37.1% were couple families without children and 21.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.3 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.7 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Gosnells (State Suburbs) 18.3% of single parents were male and 81.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,881 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,043 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gosnells (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,043 and those without children was $1,881.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 699 18.5 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 118 3.1 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 683 18.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 705 18.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 197 5.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 752 19.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 281 7.4 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 344 9.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Gosnells (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 18.1% 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 Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,103 92.6 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 569 7.4 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Gosnells (State Suburbs), 92.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,797 81.6 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 411 5.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 853 12.0 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 40 0.6 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gosnells (State Suburbs), 81.6% were separate houses, 5.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 20 0.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 240 3.4 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 749 10.5 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,774 53.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,168 30.5 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 152 2.1 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Gosnells (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 10.5% had 2 bedrooms and 53.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,902 26.8 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,757 38.8 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,095 29.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 139 2.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 210 3.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gosnells (State Suburbs), 26.8% were owned outright, 38.8% were owned with a mortgage and 29.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 4,814 67.8 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,022 28.5 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 269 3.8 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Gosnells (State Suburbs), of all households, 67.8% were family households, 28.5% were single person households and 3.8% were group households.

Household income Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 27.8 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.1 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gosnells (State Suburbs), 27.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.1% 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 Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 290 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,603 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.3 -- 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 Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
None 643 9.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,712 38.2 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,255 31.7 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,250 17.6 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 243 3.4 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Gosnells (State Suburbs), 38.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.6% 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 Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 681 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 304 44.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 377 55.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gosnells (State Suburbs), there were 681 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 304 (or 44.6%) were male and 377 (or 55.4%) 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 Gosnells % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,179 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gosnells (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,179.

Mortgage and rent Gosnells % 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 1,421 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Gosnells (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 $1,421.

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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