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Meadow Springs

Code SSC50481 (SSC)
People 5,920
Male 2,838
Female 3,082
Median age 37
Families 1,630
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 2,429
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,294
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $325
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 5,920 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,838 47.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,082 52.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 75 1.3 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,920 people in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs) of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 445 7.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 414 7.0 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 430 7.3 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 400 6.8 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 333 5.6 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 375 6.3 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 342 5.8 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 400 6.8 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 426 7.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 375 6.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 322 5.4 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 270 4.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 242 4.1 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 229 3.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 255 4.3 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 224 3.8 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 201 3.4 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 237 4.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 37 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs) was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 21.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 19.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,522 54.5 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 149 3.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 345 7.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 348 7.5 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,264 27.3 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.5% were married and 10.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 47 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 50 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 2,168 54.6 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 446 11.2 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,356 34.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 32 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 30 -- 31 -- 33 --

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

Education Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 87 4.9 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 267 15.1 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 149 8.4 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 175 9.9 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 106 6.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 58 3.3 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 157 8.9 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 122 6.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 116 6.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 24 1.4 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 506 28.6 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,767 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs) 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 33.4% were in primary school, 18.2% in secondary school and 13.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 3,869 65.4 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,987 36.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 461 8.5 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 343 6.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,657 48.8 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), 48.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,550 60.0 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 755 29.2 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 137 5.3 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 143 5.5 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,585 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,585 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs). Of these 60.0% were employed full time, 29.2% were employed part-time and 5.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 266 10.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 230 9.4 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 262 10.7 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 400 16.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,147 47.0 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

Occupation Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 540 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,496 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,294 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs) was $540.

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

Unpaid work Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,199 69.1 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,361 29.4 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 389 8.4 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 641 13.9 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.4% provided care for children and 8.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 890 19.2 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,122 24.2 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 626 13.5 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 562 12.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), 24.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 677 41.5 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 707 43.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 227 13.9 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 20 1.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), 43.3% were couple families with children, 41.5% were couple families without children and 13.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.4 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.6 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs) 15.4% of single parents were male and 84.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,281 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,399 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,399 and those without children was $2,281.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 198 14.3 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 37 2.7 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 268 19.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 251 18.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 49 3.5 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 335 24.2 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 66 4.8 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 179 12.9 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), of couple families, 14.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 19.4% 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 Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,053 87.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 298 12.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), 87.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,697 82.7 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 270 13.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 86 4.2 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 Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), 82.7% were separate houses, 13.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 18 0.9 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 234 11.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 438 21.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,330 64.7 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 32 1.6 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.6 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.9% had 1 bedroom, 11.4% had 2 bedrooms and 21.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.6. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 446 21.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 813 39.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 563 27.4 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 182 8.9 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 51 2.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), 21.7% were owned outright, 39.6% were owned with a mortgage and 27.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,609 78.3 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 394 19.2 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 51 2.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), of all households, 78.3% were family households, 19.2% were single person households and 2.5% were group households.

Household income Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 23.7 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), 23.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.7% 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 Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 325 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.5 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.5 -- 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 Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.3 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.7 -- 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 Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
None 78 3.8 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 733 35.7 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 849 41.3 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 336 16.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 59 2.9 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), 35.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 41.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.4% 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 Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 76 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 37 48.7 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 39 51.3 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 13 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), there were 76 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 37 (or 48.7%) were male and 39 (or 51.3%) were female. The median age was 13 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.8 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,133 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.8, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,133.

Mortgage and rent Meadow Springs % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 310 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,907 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Meadow Springs (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $310 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,907.

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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