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Thornlie

Code SSC50765 (SSC)
People 22,965
Male 11,408
Female 11,557
Median age 36
Families 6,423
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 8,761
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,411
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $320
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 22,965 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 11,408 49.7 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,557 50.3 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 461 2.0 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 22,965 people in Thornlie (State Suburbs) of these 49.7% were male and 50.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.0% of the population.

Age Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,468 6.4 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,477 6.4 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,641 7.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,723 7.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,701 7.4 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,624 7.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,504 6.5 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,615 7.0 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,600 7.0 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,567 6.8 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,533 6.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,548 6.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,351 5.9 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 948 4.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 732 3.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 457 2.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 301 1.3 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 175 0.8 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Thornlie (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,448 51.4 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 500 2.7 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,465 8.0 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 741 4.0 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 6,223 33.9 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Thornlie (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 51.4% were married and 10.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 50 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 73 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Thornlie (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,721 50.9 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,566 9.1 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,833 39.9 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Thornlie (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 316 4.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,453 21.6 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 297 4.4 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 300 4.5 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 836 12.4 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 311 4.6 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 214 3.2 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 599 8.9 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 805 12.0 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 119 1.8 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,481 22.0 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 6,731 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Thornlie (State Suburbs) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.5% were in primary school, 20.2% in secondary school and 20.9% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 13,207 57.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 11,088 51.5 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,759 8.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,342 6.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,353 34.1 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), 34.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 51.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 7,331 60.5 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,367 27.8 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 793 6.5 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 619 5.1 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 12,110 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 12,110 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Thornlie (State Suburbs). Of these 60.5% were employed full time, 27.8% were employed part-time and 5.1% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,248 10.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 994 8.6 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,126 9.8 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,350 20.4 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 4,977 43.3 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Thornlie (State Suburbs), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.6% worked 16 to 24 hours and 43.3% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 616 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,589 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,411 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Thornlie (State Suburbs) was $616.

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

Unpaid work Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,761 69.4 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,388 29.3 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,781 9.7 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,394 13.0 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.3% provided care for children and 9.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 13.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,975 21.6 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,567 24.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,179 11.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,038 11.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Thornlie (State Suburbs), 24.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,287 35.6 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 3,043 47.4 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 968 15.1 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 124 1.9 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Thornlie (State Suburbs), 47.4% were couple families with children, 35.6% were couple families without children and 15.1% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.6 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.4 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Thornlie (State Suburbs) 16.6% of single parents were male and 83.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,093 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,268 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,268 and those without children was $2,093.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,071 20.1 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 167 3.1 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,106 20.7 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 988 18.5 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 264 5.0 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 926 17.4 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 367 6.9 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 443 8.3 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), of couple families, 20.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.1% had both employed part-time and 20.7% 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 Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,988 93.9 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 518 6.1 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), 93.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 6.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,479 93.6 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 250 3.1 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 258 3.2 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 Thornlie (State Suburbs), 93.6% were separate houses, 3.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.2 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 25 0.3 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 432 5.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,235 40.5 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,173 52.2 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 111 1.4 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 2.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 0.3% had 1 bedroom, 5.4% had 2 bedrooms and 40.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.5. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,589 32.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,553 44.5 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,586 19.9 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 88 1.1 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 170 2.1 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Thornlie (State Suburbs), 32.4% were owned outright, 44.5% were owned with a mortgage and 19.9% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,240 78.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,507 18.9 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 241 3.0 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), of all households, 78.1% were family households, 18.9% were single person households and 3.0% were group households.

Household income Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 18.5 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.0 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), 18.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.0% 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 Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 320 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.2 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.8 -- 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 Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
None 334 4.2 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,444 30.6 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,165 39.6 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,835 23.0 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 209 2.6 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), 30.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.0% 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 Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 463 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 210 45.4 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 253 54.6 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 18 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Thornlie (State Suburbs), there were 463 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 210 (or 45.4%) were male and 253 (or 54.6%) were female. The median age was 18 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.5 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,062 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.5, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,062.

Mortgage and rent Thornlie % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 220 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,258 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Thornlie (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $220 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,258.

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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