2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Silver Sands

Code SSC50709 (SSC)
People 1,241
Male 627
Female 614
Median age 45
Families 353
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 772
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $982
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,898
Median weekly rent $280
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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,241 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 627 50.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 614 49.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 11 0.9 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,241 people in Silver Sands (State Suburbs) of these 50.5% were male and 49.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 78 6.3 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 53 4.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 72 5.8 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 71 5.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 79 6.4 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 59 4.8 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 58 4.7 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 66 5.3 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 70 5.6 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 92 7.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 94 7.6 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 91 7.3 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 95 7.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 91 7.3 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 60 4.8 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 50 4.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 38 3.1 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 24 1.9 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 45 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Silver Sands (State Suburbs) was 45 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 534 51.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 39 3.8 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 98 9.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 66 6.4 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 302 29.1 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Silver Sands (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.4% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 38 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 77 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Silver Sands (State Suburbs) was 59 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 424 48.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 114 13.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 329 37.9 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 58 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 40 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Silver Sands (State Suburbs) was 58 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 16 4.9 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 35 10.6 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 14 4.3 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 29 8.8 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 27 8.2 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 6 1.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 26 7.9 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 23 7.0 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 29 8.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 0 0.0 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 124 37.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 329 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs) 26.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 23.8% were in primary school, 18.3% in secondary school and 14.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 875 70.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 338 30.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 89 8.0 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 73 6.6 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 609 54.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 54.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 30.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 303 53.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 189 33.5 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 39 6.9 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 34 6.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 565 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 565 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Silver Sands (State Suburbs). Of these 53.6% were employed full time, 33.5% were employed part-time and 6.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 77 14.5 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 52 9.8 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 57 10.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 82 15.5 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 221 41.7 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 14.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 42 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 47 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Silver Sands (State Suburbs) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 47 years.

Occupation Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 534 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,189 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 982 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Silver Sands (State Suburbs) was $534.

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

Unpaid work Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 716 69.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 290 27.9 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 100 9.6 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 153 14.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.9% provided care for children and 9.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 14.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 185 17.8 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 263 25.3 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 157 15.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 112 10.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 183 52.0 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 106 30.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 63 17.9 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 Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 30.1% were couple families with children, 52.0% were couple families without children and 17.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 30.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 69.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs) 30.2% of single parents were male and 69.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,980 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,403 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,403 and those without children was $1,980.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 36 12.5 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 17 5.9 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 43 14.9 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 37 12.8 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 23 8.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 75 26.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 21 7.3 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 37 12.8 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), of couple families, 12.5% had both partners employed full-time, 5.9% had both employed part-time and 14.9% 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 467 64.5 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 257 35.5 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 64.5% of private dwellings were occupied and 35.5% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 447 95.5 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 21 4.5 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 Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 95.5% were separate houses, 4.5% 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 7 1.5 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 40 8.5 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 175 37.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 241 51.4 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 6 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 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.5% had 1 bedroom, 8.5% had 2 bedrooms and 37.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 186 39.7 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 108 23.1 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 158 33.8 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.6 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 13 2.8 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 39.7% were owned outright, 23.1% were owned with a mortgage and 33.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 351 75.2 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 109 23.3 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 7 1.5 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), of all households, 75.2% were family households, 23.3% were single person households and 1.5% were group households.

Household income Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.6 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 9.9 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 29.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 9.9% 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 280 -- 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,898 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.0 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.0 -- 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
None 23 4.9 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 156 33.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 201 43.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 74 15.8 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 13 2.8 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), 33.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 15.8% 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 10 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 3 30.0 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 7 70.0 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Silver Sands (State Suburbs), there were 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 3 (or 30.0%) were male and 7 (or 70.0%) 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 Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 6 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,125 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 6, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,125.

Mortgage and rent Silver Sands % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 350 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,820 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Silver Sands (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $350 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,820.

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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