2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Western Australia | Commonwealth Electoral Divisions

Canning, WA

Code CED502 (CED)
People 147,504
Male 73,557
Female 73,947
Median age 38
Families 40,526
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 66,672
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,200
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,950
Median weekly rent $270
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Total 147,504 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 73,557 49.9 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 73,947 50.1 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 3,344 2.3 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 147,504 people in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.3% of the population.

Age Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 10,261 7.0 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 9,663 6.6 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 9,959 6.8 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 10,080 6.8 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 9,162 6.2 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 9,219 6.3 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 8,832 6.0 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 9,421 6.4 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 10,048 6.8 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 10,255 7.0 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 9,860 6.7 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 9,198 6.2 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 9,574 6.5 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 7,259 4.9 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 5,736 3.9 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 4,005 2.7 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 2,883 2.0 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 2,086 1.4 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.9% of the population.

Registered marital status Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59,059 50.2 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 4,236 3.6 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 11,074 9.4 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 5,798 4.9 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 37,450 31.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) aged 15 years and over, 50.2% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52,080 50.4 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 12,130 11.7 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 39,123 37.9 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 50.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.7% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 2,259 5.4 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 8,798 21.1 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 1,694 4.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 2,332 5.6 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 4,314 10.3 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,279 3.1 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 2,163 5.2 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,072 7.4 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 3,182 7.6 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 776 1.9 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 11,831 28.4 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 41,700 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) 28.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 30.8% were in primary school, 18.6% in secondary school and 15.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Australia 99,625 67.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 48,366 35.6 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 12,547 9.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 9,816 7.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 65,249 48.0 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 48.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 35.6% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 40,919 58.6 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 19,833 28.4 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 4,954 7.1 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 4,067 5.8 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 69,773 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 69,773 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions). Of these 58.6% were employed full time, 28.4% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 7,136 10.9 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 6,006 9.1 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 6,687 10.2 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 10,953 16.7 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 29,971 45.6 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 10.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 562 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,452 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,200 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) was $562.

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

Unpaid work Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 82,049 69.8 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 33,796 28.7 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 11,625 9.9 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 18,053 15.3 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.7% provided care for children and 9.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 15.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 22,833 19.4 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 29,336 24.9 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 15,031 12.8 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 14,848 12.6 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 24.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.6% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 16,951 41.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 16,612 41.0 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 6,464 16.0 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 499 1.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 41.0% were couple families with children, 41.8% were couple families without children and 16.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.5 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.5 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions) 17.5% of single parents were male and 82.5% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,130 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,339 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,339 and those without children was $2,130.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 5,761 17.2 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 1,131 3.4 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 6,518 19.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 5,765 17.2 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,744 5.2 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 6,981 20.8 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 2,277 6.8 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 3,388 10.1 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of couple families, 17.2% had both partners employed full-time, 3.4% had both employed part-time and 19.4% 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 Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 53,154 83.0 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 10,881 17.0 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 83.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 17.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 46,217 86.9 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 4,032 7.6 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,224 4.2 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 663 1.2 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 86.9% were separate houses, 7.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 161 0.3 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,471 2.8 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,023 9.4 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 20,387 38.4 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 25,165 47.3 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 950 1.8 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 9.4% had 2 bedrooms and 38.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 15,929 30.0 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 21,518 40.5 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 13,723 25.8 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 714 1.3 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,273 2.4 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 30.0% were owned outright, 40.5% were owned with a mortgage and 25.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Family households 39,738 74.8 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 11,943 22.5 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,475 2.8 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), of all households, 74.8% were family households, 22.5% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 25.0 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 10.1 -- 14.1 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 25.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 10.1% 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 Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Median rent 270 -- 300 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 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 Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 88.6 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 11.4 -- 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 Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
None 2,729 5.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 17,042 32.1 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 20,022 37.7 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 11,843 22.3 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,519 2.9 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), 32.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 22.3% 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 Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 3,343 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 1,658 49.6 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 1,685 50.4 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), there were 3,343 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 1,658 (or 49.6%) were male and 1,685 (or 50.4%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Canning, WA % Western Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,001 -- 1,043 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,001.

Mortgage and rent Canning, WA % 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 1,733 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Canning, WA (Commonwealth Electoral Divisions), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $250 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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