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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Lower King

Code SSC50448 (SSC)
People 1,738
Male 875
Female 863
Median age 43
Families 491
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 724
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,193
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,517
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,738 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 875 50.3 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 863 49.7 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 61 3.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,738 people in Lower King (State Suburbs) of these 50.3% were male and 49.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.

Age Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 82 4.7 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 115 6.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 152 8.7 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 139 8.0 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 65 3.7 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 46 2.6 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 59 3.4 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 81 4.7 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 163 9.4 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 128 7.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 156 9.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 127 7.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 129 7.4 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 104 6.0 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 82 4.7 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 60 3.5 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 40 2.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 10 0.6 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Lower King (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 821 59.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 36 2.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 121 8.7 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 58 4.2 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 347 25.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Lower King (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 59.4% were married and 11.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Lower King (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 688 56.7 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 142 11.7 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 384 31.6 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Lower King (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 44 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Lower King (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 44 years.

Education Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 30 5.6 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 102 19.1 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 9 1.7 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 42 7.9 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 79 14.8 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 1.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 47 8.8 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 58 10.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 31 5.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 6 1.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 123 23.1 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 533 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Lower King (State Suburbs) 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.9% were in primary school, 25.1% in secondary school and 15.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,291 74.2 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 416 25.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 151 9.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 102 6.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 962 59.0 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Lower King (State Suburbs), 59.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 25.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 444 54.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 282 34.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 60 7.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 32 3.9 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 818 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 818 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lower King (State Suburbs). Of these 54.3% were employed full time, 34.5% were employed part-time and 3.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 97 12.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 76 9.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 108 13.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 131 16.6 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 317 40.1 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Lower King (State Suburbs), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Lower King (State Suburbs) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

Occupation Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 557 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,353 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,193 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Lower King (State Suburbs) was $557.

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

Unpaid work Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,065 77.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 388 28.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 172 12.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 372 26.9 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Lower King (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.1% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 264 19.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 385 27.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 236 17.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 179 13.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Lower King (State Suburbs), 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 17.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 227 46.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 202 41.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 57 11.6 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 5 1.0 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Lower King (State Suburbs), 41.1% were couple families with children, 46.2% were couple families without children and 11.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.4 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.6 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Lower King (State Suburbs) 16.4% of single parents were male and 83.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,940 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,233 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lower King (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,233 and those without children was $1,940.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 77 17.8 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 16 3.7 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 107 24.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 39 9.0 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 27 6.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 103 23.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 25 5.8 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 38 8.8 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Lower King (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.8% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 24.8% 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 Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 617 88.4 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 81 11.6 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Lower King (State Suburbs), 88.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 612 99.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6 1.0 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 0 0.0 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Lower King (State Suburbs), 99.0% were separate houses, 1.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 10 1.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 45 7.3 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 289 46.6 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 269 43.4 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 7 1.1 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Lower King (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.6% had 1 bedroom, 7.3% had 2 bedrooms and 46.6% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 243 39.2 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 252 40.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 111 17.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 11 1.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Lower King (State Suburbs), 39.2% were owned outright, 40.6% were owned with a mortgage and 17.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 490 79.0 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 124 20.0 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 6 1.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Lower King (State Suburbs), of all households, 79.0% were family households, 20.0% were single person households and 1.0% were group households.

Household income Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.8 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lower King (State Suburbs), 23.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.4% 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 Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.0 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.0 -- 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 Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.4 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.6 -- 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 Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
None 10 1.6 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 163 26.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 285 46.1 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 148 23.9 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 12 1.9 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Lower King (State Suburbs), 26.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 46.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.9% 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 Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 61 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 32 52.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 29 47.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Lower King (State Suburbs), there were 61 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 32 (or 52.5%) were male and 29 (or 47.5%) 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 Lower King % 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 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 979 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Lower King (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $979.

Mortgage and rent Lower King % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 166 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,759 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Lower King (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $166 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,759.

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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