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Scarborough (WA)

Code SSC50698 (SSC)
People 14,271
Male 7,288
Female 6,983
Median age 34
Families 3,407
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 7,808
Average people per household 2.1
Median weekly household income $1,566
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $350
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 Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 14,271 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,288 51.1 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,983 48.9 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 107 0.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 14,271 people in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs) of these 51.1% were male and 48.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.7% of the population.

Age Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 797 5.6 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 510 3.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 439 3.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 582 4.1 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,297 9.1 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,057 14.4 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,665 11.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,225 8.6 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,039 7.3 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 878 6.2 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 845 5.9 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 747 5.2 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 611 4.3 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 483 3.4 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 334 2.3 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 291 2.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 241 1.7 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 231 1.6 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 12.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,245 33.9 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 350 2.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,355 10.8 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 497 4.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,077 48.5 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 33.9% were married and 13.6% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 46 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 28 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people never married was 28 years.

Social marital status Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,588 34.4 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,766 16.9 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,086 48.7 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 34.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 16.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 46 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs) was 46 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 146 3.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 408 10.2 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 160 4.0 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 59 1.5 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 185 4.6 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 136 3.4 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 75 1.9 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 337 8.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 743 18.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 83 2.1 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,664 41.6 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,996 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs) 28.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 15.7% were in primary school, 9.9% in secondary school and 27.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 8,222 57.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,244 41.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,164 9.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 846 6.7 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 5,299 42.2 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), 42.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,651 65.7 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,142 24.9 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 491 5.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 313 3.6 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 8,597 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 8,597 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs). Of these 65.7% were employed full time, 24.9% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 718 8.7 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 740 8.9 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 685 8.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,280 15.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,370 52.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), 8.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 52.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 34 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 37 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs) was 34 years and for people who were employed part-time was 37 years.

Occupation Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 921 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,117 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,566 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs) was $921.

Travel to work, top responses Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,880 70.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,632 21.0 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 976 7.8 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,955 15.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 21.0% provided care for children and 7.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,487 27.8 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,440 27.5 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,171 9.4 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 779 6.2 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), 27.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.4% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,746 51.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,067 31.3 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 497 14.6 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 96 2.8 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), 31.3% were couple families with children, 51.3% were couple families without children and 14.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.6 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.4 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs) 19.6% of single parents were male and 80.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,555 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,770 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,770 and those without children was $2,555.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 803 28.6 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 127 4.5 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 584 20.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 395 14.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 124 4.4 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 314 11.2 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 175 6.2 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 286 10.2 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 28.6% had both partners employed full-time, 4.5% had both employed part-time and 20.8% 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 Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,103 86.9 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 917 13.1 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), 86.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,199 36.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,113 34.6 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,789 29.3 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 Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), 36.0% were separate houses, 34.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 29.3% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 263 4.3 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,941 31.8 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,051 50.0 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 754 12.4 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 87 1.4 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.1 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 4.3% had 1 bedroom, 31.8% had 2 bedrooms and 50.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.1 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,520 24.9 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,806 29.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,641 43.3 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 18 0.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 120 2.0 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), 24.9% were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 43.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,381 55.4 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,133 34.9 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 590 9.7 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), of all households, 55.4% were family households, 34.9% were single person households and 9.7% were group households.

Household income Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 16.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), 18.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 16.7% 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 Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.6 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.4 -- 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 Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.4 -- 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 Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
None 349 5.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,596 42.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,308 37.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 712 11.7 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 139 2.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), 42.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.7% 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 Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 106 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 51 48.1 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 55 51.9 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), there were 106 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 51 (or 48.1%) were male and 55 (or 51.9%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,199 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.6, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,199.

Mortgage and rent Scarborough (WA) % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 340 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 7,800 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Scarborough (WA) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $340 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $7,800.

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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