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Spencer Park

Code SSC50735 (SSC)
People 3,321
Male 1,528
Female 1,793
Median age 43
Families 859
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,622
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $797
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,389
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.5
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 3,321 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,528 46.0 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,793 54.0 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 149 4.5 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 3,321 people in Spencer Park (State Suburbs) of these 46.0% were male and 54.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.5% of the population.

Age Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 194 5.8 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 197 5.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 204 6.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 200 6.0 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 185 5.6 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 148 4.5 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 178 5.4 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 203 6.1 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 192 5.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 208 6.3 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 192 5.8 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 165 5.0 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 213 6.4 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 157 4.7 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 180 5.4 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 190 5.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 149 4.5 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 165 5.0 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 43 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Spencer Park (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 25.2% of the population.

Registered marital status Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,235 45.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 89 3.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 298 10.9 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 311 11.4 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 790 29.0 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Spencer Park (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 45.4% were married and 14.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 57 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 81 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Spencer Park (State Suburbs) was 57 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,058 45.2 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 226 9.6 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,059 45.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 45 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Spencer Park (State Suburbs) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 49 6.0 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 196 23.9 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 27 3.3 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 42 5.1 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 97 11.8 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 28 3.4 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 26 3.2 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 108 13.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 54 6.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 7 0.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 186 22.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 820 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs) 24.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 32.3% were in primary school, 18.4% in secondary school and 19.7% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 2,459 74.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 911 28.8 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 294 9.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 214 6.8 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,741 55.1 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs), 55.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 28.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 761 55.1 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 457 33.1 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 99 7.2 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 65 4.7 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,382 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,382 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Spencer Park (State Suburbs). Of these 55.1% were employed full time, 33.1% were employed part-time and 4.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 144 10.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 139 10.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 175 13.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 253 19.2 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 507 38.5 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Spencer Park (State Suburbs), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

Occupation Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 458 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,098 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 797 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Spencer Park (State Suburbs) was $458.

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

Unpaid work Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,880 69.0 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 703 25.8 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 303 11.1 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 560 20.6 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Spencer Park (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, 25.8% provided care for children and 11.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 462 17.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 743 27.3 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 376 13.8 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 299 11.0 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Spencer Park (State Suburbs), 27.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 373 43.5 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 293 34.1 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 177 20.6 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 15 1.7 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Spencer Park (State Suburbs), 34.1% were couple families with children, 43.5% were couple families without children and 20.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 7.2 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 92.8 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs) 7.2% of single parents were male and 92.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,854 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,938 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,938 and those without children was $1,854.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 111 16.7 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 22 3.3 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 134 20.2 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 87 13.1 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 51 7.7 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 172 25.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 37 5.6 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 50 7.5 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs), of couple families, 16.7% had both partners employed full-time, 3.3% had both employed part-time and 20.2% 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 Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,371 86.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 217 13.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs), 86.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,212 88.4 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 113 8.2 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 46 3.4 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 Spencer Park (State Suburbs), 88.4% were separate houses, 8.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 92 6.7 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 182 13.2 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 674 49.1 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 386 28.1 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 40 2.9 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 6.7% had 1 bedroom, 13.2% had 2 bedrooms and 49.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 427 31.2 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 302 22.0 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 583 42.6 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 10 0.7 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 48 3.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Spencer Park (State Suburbs), 31.2% were owned outright, 22.0% were owned with a mortgage and 42.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 852 62.2 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 475 34.7 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 43 3.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs), of all households, 62.2% were family households, 34.7% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 38.7 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.4 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs), 38.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.4% 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 Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.3 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 13.7 -- 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 Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,389 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.9 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.1 -- 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 Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
None 161 11.7 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 554 40.4 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 437 31.9 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 171 12.5 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 48 3.5 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs), 40.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 31.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.5% 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 Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 150 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 77 51.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 73 48.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Spencer Park (State Suburbs), there were 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 77 (or 51.3%) were male and 73 (or 48.7%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.1 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 633 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $633.

Mortgage and rent Spencer Park % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 181 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,300 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Spencer Park (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $181 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,300.

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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