2011 Census QuickStats

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Vasse

Code SSC50783 (SSC)
People 1,733
Male 858
Female 875
Median age 33
Families 467
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 669
Average people per household 2.9
Median weekly household income $1,394
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,135
Median weekly rent $350
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.5
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 1,733 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 858 49.5 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 875 50.5 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 30 1.7 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,733 people in Vasse (State Suburbs) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.7% of the population.

Age Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 139 8.0 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 158 9.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 148 8.5 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 145 8.4 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 111 6.4 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 106 6.1 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 119 6.9 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 155 8.9 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 125 7.2 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 115 6.6 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 134 7.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 91 5.2 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 64 3.7 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 54 3.1 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 35 2.0 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 21 1.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 12 0.7 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 4 0.2 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Vasse (State Suburbs) was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 25.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 6.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 698 54.1 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 32 2.5 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 96 7.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 34 2.6 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 430 33.3 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Vasse (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.1% were married and 10.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 47 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 41 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Vasse (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 611 53.5 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 141 12.3 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 390 34.2 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Vasse (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 47 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 24 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Vasse (State Suburbs) was 47 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 30 5.7 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 167 31.6 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 17 3.2 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 27 5.1 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 90 17.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 20 3.8 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 23 4.3 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 38 7.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 25 4.7 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 10 1.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 82 15.5 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 529 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Vasse (State Suburbs) 30.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 39.9% were in primary school, 25.0% in secondary school and 12.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 1,404 81.0 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 325 20.0 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 148 9.1 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 119 7.3 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,036 63.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Vasse (State Suburbs), 63.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 20.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 503 55.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 300 33.0 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 70 7.7 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 36 4.0 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 909 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 909 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Vasse (State Suburbs). Of these 55.3% were employed full time, 33.0% were employed part-time and 4.0% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 111 12.7 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 80 9.2 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 114 13.0 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 112 12.8 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 392 44.9 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Vasse (State Suburbs), 12.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Vasse (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 638 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,512 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,394 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Vasse (State Suburbs) was $638.

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

Unpaid work Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 992 76.9 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 421 32.6 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 120 9.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 230 17.8 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Vasse (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 76.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.6% provided care for children and 9.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 298 23.1 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 348 27.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 150 11.6 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 198 15.3 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Vasse (State Suburbs), 27.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 11.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 156 33.3 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 248 52.9 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 61 13.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 0.9 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Vasse (State Suburbs), 52.9% were couple families with children, 33.3% were couple families without children and 13.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.7 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.3 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Vasse (State Suburbs) 19.7% of single parents were male and 80.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,789 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,118 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Vasse (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,118 and those without children was $1,789.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 72 17.8 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 21 5.2 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 96 23.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 67 16.6 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 21 5.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 40 9.9 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 34 8.4 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 53 13.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Vasse (State Suburbs), of couple families, 17.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.2% had both employed part-time and 23.8% 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 Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 554 84.2 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 104 15.8 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Vasse (State Suburbs), 84.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 15.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 554 100.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 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 Vasse (State Suburbs), 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% 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 Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 6 1.1 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 6 1.1 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 16 2.9 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 172 30.9 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 353 63.5 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 3 0.5 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Vasse (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 1.1% had 1 bedroom, 2.9% had 2 bedrooms and 30.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.7. The average household size was 2.9 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 146 26.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 297 53.7 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 103 18.6 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 4 0.7 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Vasse (State Suburbs), 26.4% were owned outright, 53.7% were owned with a mortgage and 18.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 461 83.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 77 13.9 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 17 3.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Vasse (State Suburbs), of all households, 83.1% were family households, 13.9% were single person households and 3.1% were group households.

Household income Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 15.1 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.8 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Vasse (State Suburbs), 15.1% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.8% 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 Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 350 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 95.1 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 4.9 -- 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 Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,135 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 80.0 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 20.0 -- 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 Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
None 5 0.9 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 125 22.6 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 232 42.0 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 183 33.2 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 7 1.3 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Vasse (State Suburbs), 22.6% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 33.2% 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 Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 30 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 13 43.3 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 17 56.7 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 8 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Vasse (State Suburbs), there were 30 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 13 (or 43.3%) were male and 17 (or 56.7%) were female. The median age was 8 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 4.3 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.3 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,750 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Vasse (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 4.3, with 1.3 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,750.

Mortgage and rent Vasse % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 368 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Vasse (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $368 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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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