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Perth (Tas.)

Code UCL615016 (UCL)
People 2,411
Male 1,192
Female 1,219
Median age 39
Families 680
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 1,036
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $968
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 2,411 -- 495,354 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 1,192 49.4 242,675 49.0 10,634,013 49.4
Female 1,219 50.6 252,679 51.0 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 51 2.1 19,626 4.0 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 2,411 people in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities) 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 181 7.5 31,182 6.3 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 176 7.3 30,231 6.1 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 146 6.1 32,455 6.6 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 138 5.7 32,687 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 109 4.5 29,577 6.0 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 141 5.8 28,074 5.7 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 159 6.6 27,209 5.5 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 178 7.4 30,908 6.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 154 6.4 33,944 6.9 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 164 6.8 35,030 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 201 8.3 36,528 7.4 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 158 6.6 34,090 6.9 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 150 6.2 32,733 6.6 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 117 4.9 25,312 5.1 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 112 4.6 19,449 3.9 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 67 2.8 14,522 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 30 1.2 11,175 2.3 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 30 1.2 10,247 2.1 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 40 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 1,026 53.7 190,899 47.5 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 73 3.8 13,090 3.3 529,280 3.0
Divorced 189 9.9 39,595 9.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 108 5.7 26,245 6.5 949,634 5.5
Never married 515 26.9 131,655 32.8 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities) aged 15 years and over, 53.7% were married and 13.7% 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 77 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 26 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities) 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 928 53.0 172,039 48.0 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 219 12.5 41,694 11.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 603 34.5 144,719 40.4 6,413,399 41.3

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 53 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 38 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 43 -- 39 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 38 years.

Education Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Pre-school 33 4.9 4,217 3.0 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 207 31.0 30,054 21.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 18 2.7 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 97 14.5 18,175 13.0 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 23 3.4 6,481 4.6 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 19 2.8 4,952 3.5 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 48 7.2 12,869 9.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 54 8.1 16,530 11.8 932,524 14.3
Other 16 2.4 2,865 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 143 21.4 31,624 22.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 667 -- 139,784 -- 6,503,580 --

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities) 27.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.0% were in primary school, 20.8% 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 2,119 87.9 414,261 83.6 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 217 9.4 69,303 14.9 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 105 4.6 26,629 5.7 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 66 2.9 18,037 3.9 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,913 83.1 351,939 75.5 10,757,087 53.7

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.1% 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 683 57.4 126,465 54.5 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 378 31.8 76,384 32.9 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 73 6.1 14,452 6.2 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 55 4.6 14,825 6.4 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 1,189 -- 232,126 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 1,189 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities). Of these 57.4% 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 115 10.1 27,159 12.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 122 10.7 23,356 10.7 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 144 12.7 25,868 11.9 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 222 19.6 41,655 19.2 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 460 40.5 84,811 39.0 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 10.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.5% 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 43 -- 42 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 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 515 -- 499 -- 577 --
Family 1,225 -- 1,203 -- 1,481 --
Household 968 -- 948 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities) was $515.

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) 1,361 71.2 289,363 72.1 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 580 30.3 111,822 27.9 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 181 9.5 46,646 11.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 319 16.7 78,249 19.5 3,090,874 17.8

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 30.3% provided care for children and 9.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 16.7% 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 390 20.4 80,975 20.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 488 25.5 106,957 26.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 264 13.8 54,796 13.6 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 220 11.5 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.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 25.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.5% 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 283 41.7 56,435 42.1 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 299 44.0 53,219 39.7 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 93 13.7 22,824 17.0 901,637 15.9
Other family 4 0.6 1,718 1.3 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 44.0% were couple families with children, 41.7% were couple families without children and 13.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.8 -- 18.5 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.2 -- 81.5 -- 82.4

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities) 17.8% of single parents were male and 82.2% 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 1,773 -- 1,999 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,773 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 108 18.5 18,916 17.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 17 2.9 5,113 4.7 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 153 26.2 24,509 22.4 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 83 14.2 14,195 12.9 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 37 6.3 7,386 6.7 251,191 5.4
Both not working 114 19.5 25,360 23.1 899,598 19.2
Other 45 7.7 6,840 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 27 4.6 7,334 6.7 314,529 6.7

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), of couple families, 18.5% had both partners employed full-time, 2.9% had both employed part-time and 26.2% 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 Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 929 91.6 192,819 85.6 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 85 8.4 32,494 14.4 934,470 10.7

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 856 92.1 166,516 86.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 34 3.7 10,329 5.4 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 34 3.7 14,516 7.5 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 5 0.5 1,355 0.7 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 92.1% were separate houses, 3.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% 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 2.8 9,380 4.9 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 201 21.7 39,348 20.4 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 504 54.3 99,420 51.6 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 182 19.6 40,675 21.1 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 15 1.6 3,310 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 21.7% had 2 bedrooms and 54.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 306 32.9 69,770 36.2 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 417 44.9 65,922 34.2 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 179 19.3 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 24 2.6 4,683 2.4 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.9% were owned outright, 44.9% were owned with a mortgage and 19.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Family households 676 72.8 132,582 68.8 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 234 25.2 54,039 28.0 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 19 2.0 6,205 3.2 321,007 4.1

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), of all households, 72.8% were family households, 25.2% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Perth (Tas.) % Tasmania % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.0 -- 30.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.6 -- 5.4 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.6% 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 -- 92.2 -- 90.5 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.8 -- 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 -- 88.2 -- 92.5 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.8 -- 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 44 4.7 15,145 7.9 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 286 30.9 68,647 35.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 372 40.1 68,499 35.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 208 22.4 34,946 18.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 17 1.8 5,589 2.9 234,292 3.0

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 30.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.4% 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 51 -- 19,625 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 29 56.9 9,629 49.1 270,331 49.3
Female 22 43.1 9,996 50.9 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), there were 51 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 29 (or 56.9%) were male and 22 (or 43.1%) 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 774 -- 923 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), 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 $774.

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 238 -- 190 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,300 -- 1,647 --

In Perth (Tas.) (Urban Centres and Localities), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $238 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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