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Australia | Western Australia | State Suburbs

Wembley

Code SSC50823 (SSC)
People 10,553
Male 5,210
Female 5,343
Median age 34
Families 2,561
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 5,073
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,585
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,167
Median weekly rent $300
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 10,553 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,210 49.4 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,343 50.6 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 33 0.3 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,553 people in Wembley (State Suburbs) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.3% of the population.

Age Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 756 7.2 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 733 6.9 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 529 5.0 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 474 4.5 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 840 8.0 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,097 10.4 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 930 8.8 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 862 8.2 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 847 8.0 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 679 6.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 633 6.0 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 491 4.7 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 439 4.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 295 2.8 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 227 2.2 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 230 2.2 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 197 1.9 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 295 2.8 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 34 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Wembley (State Suburbs) was 34 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,952 46.3 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 219 2.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 650 7.6 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 421 4.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 3,295 38.6 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Wembley (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 46.3% were married and 10.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Wembley (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,521 46.5 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 802 10.6 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,241 42.8 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Wembley (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 44 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 31 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 33 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Wembley (State Suburbs) was 44 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 31 years.

Education Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 203 6.1 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 635 19.0 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 196 5.9 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 97 2.9 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 168 5.0 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 133 4.0 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 121 3.6 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 238 7.1 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 749 22.4 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 88 2.6 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 714 21.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 3,342 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Wembley (State Suburbs) 31.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.8% were in primary school, 12.6% in secondary school and 29.5% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 6,293 59.6 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,278 43.6 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 916 9.3 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 627 6.4 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,980 40.6 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Wembley (State Suburbs), 40.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 43.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,643 61.8 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,729 29.3 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 317 5.4 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 209 3.5 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,898 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,898 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Wembley (State Suburbs). Of these 61.8% were employed full time, 29.3% were employed part-time and 3.5% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 661 11.6 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 587 10.3 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 474 8.3 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 905 15.9 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,742 48.2 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Wembley (State Suburbs), 11.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.2% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Wembley (State Suburbs) was 38 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 868 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 2,417 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,585 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Wembley (State Suburbs) was $868.

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

Unpaid work Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 6,391 74.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,452 28.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 767 9.0 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,684 19.7 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Wembley (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 74.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.7% provided care for children and 9.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 19.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,321 27.2 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,391 28.0 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 931 10.9 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 748 8.8 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Wembley (State Suburbs), 28.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 8.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,003 39.2 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,230 48.0 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 261 10.2 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 67 2.6 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Wembley (State Suburbs), 48.0% were couple families with children, 39.2% were couple families without children and 10.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 15.7 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 84.3 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Wembley (State Suburbs) 15.7% of single parents were male and 84.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,460 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,120 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wembley (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,120 and those without children was $2,460.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 523 23.4 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 106 4.7 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 577 25.8 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 431 19.3 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 81 3.6 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 220 9.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 137 6.1 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 161 7.2 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Wembley (State Suburbs), of couple families, 23.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.7% had both employed part-time and 25.8% 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 Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,253 88.3 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 561 11.7 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Wembley (State Suburbs), 88.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 11.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 2,257 53.0 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 484 11.4 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 1,508 35.4 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 Wembley (State Suburbs), 53.0% were separate houses, 11.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 35.4% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 442 10.4 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,453 34.1 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,401 32.9 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 893 21.0 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 55 1.3 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Wembley (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 10.4% had 1 bedroom, 34.1% had 2 bedrooms and 32.9% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,167 27.4 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,344 31.6 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,594 37.5 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 85 2.0 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 65 1.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Wembley (State Suburbs), 27.4% were owned outright, 31.6% were owned with a mortgage and 37.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,539 59.7 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,476 34.7 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 240 5.6 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Wembley (State Suburbs), of all households, 59.7% were family households, 34.7% were single person households and 5.6% were group households.

Household income Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.8 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 19.7 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Wembley (State Suburbs), 16.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 19.7% 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 Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 300 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.5 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.5 -- 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 Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,167 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
None 331 7.8 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,927 45.3 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,438 33.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 464 10.9 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 95 2.2 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Wembley (State Suburbs), 45.3% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 10.9% 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 Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 32 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 12 37.5 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 20 62.5 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 36 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Wembley (State Suburbs), there were 32 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 12 (or 37.5%) were male and 20 (or 62.5%) were female. The median age was 36 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 1.9 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 759 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Wembley (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.9, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $759.

Mortgage and rent Wembley % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 250 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 4,446 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Wembley (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $4,446.

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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