2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Spearwood

Code SSC50734 (SSC)
People 9,096
Male 4,483
Female 4,613
Median age 41
Families 2,551
Average children per family 1.7
All private dwellings 3,962
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,090
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $300
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 Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 9,096 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 4,483 49.3 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 4,613 50.7 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 162 1.8 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 9,096 people in Spearwood (State Suburbs) of these 49.3% were male and 50.7% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.8% of the population.

Age Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 493 5.4 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 484 5.3 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 497 5.5 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 530 5.8 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 538 5.9 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 555 6.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 580 6.4 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 670 7.4 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 689 7.6 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 576 6.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 634 7.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 565 6.2 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 629 6.9 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 481 5.3 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 405 4.5 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 328 3.6 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 245 2.7 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 197 2.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Spearwood (State Suburbs) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,771 49.5 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 243 3.2 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 644 8.5 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 536 7.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,423 31.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Spearwood (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 49.5% were married and 11.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Spearwood (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,379 48.6 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 617 8.9 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,953 42.5 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Spearwood (State Suburbs) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 123 5.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 410 18.1 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 173 7.6 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 32 1.4 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 207 9.1 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 190 8.4 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 32 1.4 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 196 8.7 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 262 11.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 44 1.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 594 26.2 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,263 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Spearwood (State Suburbs) 24.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.2% were in primary school, 18.9% in secondary school and 20.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,332 58.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,394 51.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 775 9.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 502 5.9 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,862 33.5 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), 33.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 51.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,640 59.4 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,278 28.7 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 300 6.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 228 5.1 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,446 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 4,446 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Spearwood (State Suburbs). Of these 59.4% were employed full time, 28.7% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 461 10.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 400 9.5 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 424 10.0 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 766 18.2 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,874 44.4 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Spearwood (State Suburbs), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Spearwood (State Suburbs) was 40 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 527 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,371 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,090 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Spearwood (State Suburbs) was $527.

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

Unpaid work Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 4,921 64.6 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,909 25.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 828 10.9 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 795 10.4 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 64.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.1% provided care for children and 10.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 10.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,505 19.8 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,763 23.1 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 845 11.1 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 806 10.6 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Spearwood (State Suburbs), 23.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 10.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,026 40.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,042 40.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 445 17.5 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 37 1.5 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Spearwood (State Suburbs), 40.9% were couple families with children, 40.2% were couple families without children and 17.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.8 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.2 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Spearwood (State Suburbs) 18.8% of single parents were male and 81.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,158 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,231 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,231 and those without children was $2,158.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 373 18.0 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 56 2.7 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 384 18.6 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 323 15.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 121 5.9 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 497 24.0 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 142 6.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 172 8.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.0% had both partners employed full-time, 2.7% had both employed part-time and 18.6% 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 Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,537 91.7 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 322 8.3 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), 91.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,713 76.7 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 515 14.6 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 305 8.6 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Spearwood (State Suburbs), 76.7% were separate houses, 14.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 8.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 3 0.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 69 2.0 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 448 12.7 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,741 49.2 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,205 34.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 70 2.0 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.0% had 1 bedroom, 12.7% had 2 bedrooms and 49.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,427 40.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 997 28.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 997 28.2 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 13 0.4 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 102 2.9 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Spearwood (State Suburbs), 40.4% were owned outright, 28.2% were owned with a mortgage and 28.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,498 70.7 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 909 25.7 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 128 3.6 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), of all households, 70.7% were family households, 25.7% were single person households and 3.6% were group households.

Household income Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.6 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), 28.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.7% 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 Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.5 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.5 -- 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 Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
None 290 8.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,219 34.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,259 35.6 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 649 18.4 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 117 3.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), 34.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.4% 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 Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 162 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 72 44.4 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 90 55.6 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 25 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Spearwood (State Suburbs), there were 162 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 72 (or 44.4%) were male and 90 (or 55.6%) were female. The median age was 25 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Spearwood % 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 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,350 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.3, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,350.

Mortgage and rent Spearwood % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 270 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,668 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Spearwood (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $270 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,668.

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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