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Sawyers Valley

Code SSC50697 (SSC)
People 954
Male 476
Female 478
Median age 43
Families 294
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 379
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,460
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 954 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 476 49.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 478 50.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 10 1.0 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 954 people in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.0% of the population.

Age Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 33 3.5 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 65 6.8 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 72 7.5 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 79 8.3 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 43 4.5 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 32 3.4 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 33 3.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 68 7.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 72 7.5 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 76 8.0 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 94 9.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 73 7.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 82 8.6 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 56 5.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 36 3.8 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 15 1.6 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 14 1.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 11 1.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs) was 43 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 444 57.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 26 3.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 69 8.9 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 25 3.2 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 214 27.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 57.1% were married and 12.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 415 58.6 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 71 10.0 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 222 31.4 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 46 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 25 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 46 years.

Education Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 19 6.8 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 65 23.4 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 6 2.2 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 18 6.5 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 36 12.9 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 16 5.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 13 4.7 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 28 10.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 35 12.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 6 2.2 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 36 12.9 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 278 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs) 29.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.0% were in primary school, 23.4% in secondary school and 22.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 684 71.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 303 32.9 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 98 10.6 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 60 6.5 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 461 50.0 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), 50.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 32.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 291 55.9 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 173 33.2 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 36 6.9 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 21 4.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 521 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 521 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs). Of these 55.9% were employed full time, 33.2% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 62 12.3 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 49 9.7 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 61 12.1 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 62 12.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 231 45.9 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs) was 47 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

Occupation Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 620 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,714 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,460 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs) was $620.

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

Unpaid work Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 597 76.6 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 255 32.8 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 103 13.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 205 26.3 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.8% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 173 22.2 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 214 27.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 109 14.0 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 99 12.7 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), 27.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 132 44.9 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 125 42.5 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 37 12.6 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 0 0.0 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), 42.5% were couple families with children, 44.9% were couple families without children and 12.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 20.6 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.4 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs) 20.6% of single parents were male and 79.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,192 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,365 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,365 and those without children was $2,192.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 43 16.7 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 14 5.4 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 59 23.0 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 41 16.0 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 12 4.7 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 45 17.5 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 17 6.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 26 10.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.4% had both employed part-time and 23.0% 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 Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 339 91.9 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 30 8.1 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 339 100.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 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 Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% 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 Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 8 2.4 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 28 8.3 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 121 35.8 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 172 50.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 9 2.7 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 Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.4% had 1 bedroom, 8.3% had 2 bedrooms and 35.8% 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 Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 121 35.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 176 51.9 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 34 10.0 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.9 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 5 1.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), 35.7% were owned outright, 51.9% were owned with a mortgage and 10.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 287 85.2 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 46 13.6 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 4 1.2 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), of all households, 85.2% were family households, 13.6% were single person households and 1.2% were group households.

Household income Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.9 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 13.5 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), 18.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 13.5% 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 Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.6 -- 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 Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.1 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.9 -- 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 Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
None 8 2.4 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 68 20.0 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 122 35.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 139 40.9 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 3 0.9 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), 20.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 40.9% 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 Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 12 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 6 50.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 6 50.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 48 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), there were 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 6 (or 50.0%) were male and 6 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 48 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 0 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 0 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 0 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 0, with 0 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $0.

Mortgage and rent Sawyers Valley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 0 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Sawyers Valley (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $0 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

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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