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Perth (Tas.)

Code SSC60277 (SSC)
People 2,567
Male 1,268
Female 1,299
Median age 39
Families 726
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 1,092
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,015
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,300
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Total 2,567 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,268 49.4 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,299 50.6 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 53 2.1 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,567 people in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs) of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.1% of the population.

Age Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People
0-4 years 189 7.4 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 188 7.3 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 152 5.9 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 150 5.8 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 113 4.4 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 146 5.7 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 168 6.5 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 191 7.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 173 6.7 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 180 7.0 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 207 8.1 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 178 6.9 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 162 6.3 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 116 4.5 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 114 4.4 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 73 2.8 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 34 1.3 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 31 1.2 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,105 54.5 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 74 3.6 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 192 9.5 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 106 5.2 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 551 27.2 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 54.5% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 53 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 55 -- 54 --
Widowed 75 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,004 54.0 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 230 12.4 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 626 33.7 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 54.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 50 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 50 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 38 5.4 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 220 31.0 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 22 3.1 7,668 5.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 9 1.3 4,349 3.1 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 96 13.5 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 31 4.4 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 21 3.0 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 57 8.0 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 55 7.8 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 16 2.3 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 144 20.3 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 709 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs) 27.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.4% were in primary school, 21.0% in secondary school and 15.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Australia 2,258 88.0 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 230 9.4 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 118 4.8 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 68 2.8 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 2,038 83.0 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 83.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 9.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 737 57.7 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 406 31.8 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 76 5.9 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 59 4.6 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,278 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,278 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs). Of these 57.7% were employed full time, 31.8% were employed part-time and 4.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 124 10.2 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 125 10.3 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 153 12.6 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 245 20.1 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 496 40.7 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 10.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.7% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 42 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 521 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,240 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,015 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs) was $521.

Travel to work, top responses Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 1,455 71.8 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 625 30.8 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 197 9.7 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 341 16.8 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.8% 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, 16.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 416 20.5 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 520 25.7 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 289 14.3 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 230 11.4 46,635 11.6 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 25.7% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Couple family without children 302 41.6 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 327 45.0 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 91 12.5 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 6 0.8 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 45.0% were couple families with children, 41.6% were couple families without children and 12.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.5 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.5 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs) 16.5% of single parents were male and 83.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Families without children 1,750 -- 1,771 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,768 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,768 and those without children was $1,750.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 119 18.9 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 19 3.0 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 167 26.6 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 86 13.7 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 38 6.1 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 127 20.2 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 41 6.5 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 31 4.9 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of couple families, 18.9% had both partners employed full-time, 3.0% had both employed part-time and 26.6% 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 Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 980 91.6 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 90 8.4 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 905 92.4 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 33 3.4 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 35 3.6 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 6 0.6 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 92.4% were separate houses, 3.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 0 0.0 693 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 26 2.7 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 209 21.4 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 529 54.1 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 199 20.3 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 15 1.5 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 21.4% had 2 bedrooms and 54.1% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 320 32.7 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 452 46.1 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 180 18.4 50,956 26.4 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 3 0.3 1,495 0.8 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 25 2.6 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 32.7% were owned outright, 46.1% were owned with a mortgage and 18.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 721 73.8 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 235 24.1 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 21 2.1 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), of all households, 73.8% were family households, 24.1% were single person households and 2.1% were group households.

Household income Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 28.8 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.9 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 28.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.9% 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 Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 200 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.6 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.4 -- 9.5 -- 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 Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,300 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.0 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.0 -- 7.5 -- 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 Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
None 45 4.6 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 292 29.8 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 390 39.8 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 235 24.0 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 17 1.7 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), 29.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 39.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 24.0% 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 Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 50 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 28 56.0 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 22 44.0 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), there were 50 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 28 (or 56.0%) were male and 22 (or 44.0%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 924 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $924.

Mortgage and rent Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 245 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Perth (Tas.) (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $245 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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