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High Wycombe

Code SSC50332 (SSC)
People 11,781
Male 5,912
Female 5,869
Median age 34
Families 3,217
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 4,553
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,480
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,900
Median weekly rent $330
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 11,781 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,912 50.2 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,869 49.8 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 291 2.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 11,781 people in High Wycombe (State Suburbs) of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.5% of the population.

Age High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 864 7.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 843 7.2 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 772 6.6 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 885 7.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 850 7.2 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 939 8.0 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 878 7.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 879 7.5 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 926 7.9 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 824 7.0 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 725 6.2 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 565 4.8 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 574 4.9 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 439 3.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 348 3.0 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 255 2.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 127 1.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 86 0.7 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in High Wycombe (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 10.6% of the population.

Registered marital status High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,384 47.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 286 3.1 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 782 8.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 340 3.7 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,510 37.7 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in High Wycombe (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 47.1% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 48 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in High Wycombe (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,919 47.0 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,121 13.5 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,293 39.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 48 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in High Wycombe (State Suburbs) was 48 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 197 5.8 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 785 23.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 189 5.6 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 107 3.2 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 394 11.7 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 134 4.0 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 74 2.2 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 272 8.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 250 7.4 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 52 1.5 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 926 27.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,380 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs) 28.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.0% were in primary school, 17.8% in secondary school and 15.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 8,327 70.7 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,518 32.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,058 9.8 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 793 7.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,468 50.5 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 50.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,080 64.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,563 24.6 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 443 7.0 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 256 4.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 6,342 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 6,342 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in High Wycombe (State Suburbs). Of these 64.3% were employed full time, 24.6% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 568 9.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 451 7.4 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 550 9.0 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,100 18.1 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,978 48.9 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 9.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.9% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 700 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,668 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,480 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in High Wycombe (State Suburbs) was $700.

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

Unpaid work High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,582 70.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,831 30.4 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 855 9.2 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,186 12.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.4% provided care for children and 9.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 12.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,108 22.7 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,469 26.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,068 11.5 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 939 10.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 26.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,186 36.9 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,441 44.8 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 540 16.8 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 49 1.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 44.8% were couple families with children, 36.9% were couple families without children and 16.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.9 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.1 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs) 22.9% of single parents were male and 77.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,183 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,297 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,297 and those without children was $2,183.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 609 23.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 75 2.9 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 556 21.1 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 465 17.7 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 95 3.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 402 15.3 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 193 7.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 234 8.9 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.2% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 21.1% 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 High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,096 94.0 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 261 6.0 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 94.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,054 99.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 24 0.6 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 10 0.2 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 99.0% were separate houses, 0.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 0.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 30 0.7 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 249 6.1 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,664 40.7 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,089 51.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 54 1.3 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.5 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.7% had 1 bedroom, 6.1% had 2 bedrooms and 40.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,151 28.1 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,045 50.0 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 785 19.2 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 37 0.9 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 76 1.9 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 28.1% were owned outright, 50.0% were owned with a mortgage and 19.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,158 77.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 793 19.4 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 144 3.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), of all households, 77.1% were family households, 19.4% were single person households and 3.5% were group households.

Household income High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 17.4 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.8 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 17.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.8% 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 High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 330 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.6 -- 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 High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,900 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.8 -- 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 High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
None 103 2.5 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,223 29.9 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,671 40.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 998 24.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 98 2.4 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), 29.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.4% 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 High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 291 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 156 53.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 135 46.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in High Wycombe (State Suburbs), there were 291 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 156 (or 53.6%) were male and 135 (or 46.4%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,488 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,488.

Mortgage and rent High Wycombe % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 280 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,109 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In High Wycombe (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $280 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,109.

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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