2016 Census QuickStats Country of Birth

State/Territory

People in Western Australia who were born in China

Code 5 (STE) by 6101 (BPLP)
People 27,076
Male 12,501
Female 14,575
Australian citizen 30.3%
Not an Australian citizen 68.6%
Families 9,952
Couples with children 5,295
Couples without children 3,580
One parent families 966
Other families 103
All private dwellings
Median monthly mortgage repayment $2,000
Median weekly rent paid $390

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People — demographics & education
People Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Male 12,501 46.2 393,619 49.3 748,850 50.2 1,238,419 50.0
Female 14,575 53.8 404,078 50.7 744,012 49.8 1,235,994 50.0

In the 2016 Census, there were 27,076 people in Western Australia (State/Territory) who were born in China. Of these 46.2% were male and 53.8% were female.

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Age
People
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
0-14 years 1,718 6.3 58,364 7.3 392,238 26.3 476,683 19.3
15-24 years 4,970 18.3 78,343 9.8 212,344 14.2 310,329 12.5
25-34 years 7,964 29.4 142,452 17.9 205,429 13.8 379,178 15.3
35-44 years 4,894 18.1 134,096 16.8 185,175 12.4 345,038 13.9
45-54 years 3,779 14.0 134,541 16.9 174,736 11.7 334,959 13.5
55-64 years 2,144 7.9 107,003 13.4 152,633 10.2 282,042 11.4
65 years and over 1,617 6.0 142,895 17.9 170,303 11.4 346,185 14.0
Median age 33 -- 43 -- 31 -- 36 --

Of the population born in China who usually live in Western Australia (State/Territory), 6.3% were aged 0 - 14 years and 6.0% were aged 65 years and over. The median age of people in Western Australia (State/Territory) who were born in China was 33 years.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Married 15,054 59.3 429,018 58.0 475,214 43.2 975,062 48.8
Separated 401 1.6 22,468 3.0 35,022 3.2 63,205 3.2
Divorced 1,296 5.1 59,722 8.1 92,252 8.4 167,361 8.4
Widowed 500 2.0 35,816 4.8 43,155 3.9 88,619 4.4
Never married 8,120 32.0 192,307 26.0 454,983 41.3 703,482 35.2

Of people in Western Australia (State/Territory) aged 15 years and over who were born in China, 59.3% were married, 1.6% were separated, and 5.1% were divorced.

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Education Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Pre-school 108 0.4 2,851 0.4 27,181 1.8 30,247 1.2
Primary 855 3.2 32,077 4.0 176,460 11.8 209,889 8.5
Secondary 1,304 4.8 36,021 4.5 119,694 8.0 157,010 6.3
University or tertiary institution 4,483 16.6 43,888 5.5 62,255 4.2 106,815 4.3
Technical or further education 1,302 4.8 21,570 2.7 24,808 1.7 46,832 1.9
Other 562 2.1 9,462 1.2 8,896 0.6 18,547 0.7
Institution attended, type not stated 401 1.5 14,385 1.8 35,084 2.4 197,644 8.0
Not attending an educational institution 18,065 66.7 637,431 79.9 1,038,475 69.6 1,707,427 69.0

Of the population born in China who usually live in Western Australia (State/Territory), 33.3% were attending an educational institution. There were 3.2% in primary school, 4.8% in secondary school and 21.4% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Bachelor Degree level and above 10,345 40.8 208,359 28.2 199,118 18.1 410,272 20.5
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 2,170 8.6 81,935 11.1 93,775 8.5 177,631 8.9
Certificate level IV 230 0.9 19,777 2.7 42,283 3.8 62,656 3.1
Certificate level III 899 3.5 97,371 13.2 177,478 16.1 279,448 14.0
Year 12 6,516 25.7 129,354 17.5 185,139 16.8 318,674 16.0
Year 11 652 2.6 31,886 4.3 74,248 6.7 107,858 5.4
Year 10 967 3.8 63,503 8.6 166,815 15.2 235,001 11.8
Certificate level II 12 0.0 350 0.0 574 0.1 940 0.0
Certificate level I 11 0.0 118 0.0 93 0.0 209 0.0
Year 9 or below 1,846 7.3 40,311 5.5 74,731 6.8 117,996 5.9
No educational attainment 479 1.9 8,124 1.1 2,180 0.2 10,572 0.5
Not stated 651 2.6 33,521 4.5 53,925 4.9 220,701 11.0

Of the population born in China who usually live in Western Australia (State/Territory), 25.7% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 4.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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People — cultural & language diversity
Year of arrival Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Before 1941 8 0.0 1,114 0.1 -- -- -- --
1941 - 1950 34 0.1 9,370 1.2 -- -- -- --
1951 - 1960 54 0.2 28,147 3.5 -- -- -- --
1961 - 1970 75 0.3 76,057 9.5 -- -- -- --
1971 - 1980 254 0.9 69,730 8.7 -- -- -- --
1981 - 1990 1,414 5.2 100,048 12.5 -- -- -- --
1991 - 2000 2,348 8.7 85,588 10.7 -- -- -- --
2001 - 2005 2,935 10.8 70,587 8.8 -- -- -- --
2006 - 2010 8,094 29.9 152,870 19.2 -- -- -- --
2011 - 2016 10,592 39.1 179,579 22.5 -- -- -- --
Born in Australia -- -- -- -- 1,492,859 -- -- --

In Western Australia (State/Territory) of people who were born in China, 39.1% arrived in Australia from 2011 - 2016 and 29.9% from 2006 - 2010.

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Citizenship Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Australian citizen 8,217 30.3 466,878 58.5 1,458,017 97.7 1,954,676 79.0
Not an Australian citizen 18,592 68.6 316,135 39.6 11,003 0.7 329,277 13.3

In Western Australia (State/Territory) of people who were born in China, 30.3% were Australian citizens.

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Birthplace of spouse or partner Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born'. %
Spouse or partner born overseas 12,663 89.3 326,693 71.6 111,504 19.9 441,076 43.2
Spouse or partner born in Australia 907 6.4 111,503 24.4 424,219 75.8 537,586 52.7

In Western Australia (State/Territory) of people who were born in China and had a spouse or partner, 89.3% had a spouse or partner who was born overseas and 6.4% had a spouse or partner born in Australia.

Note: Total does not include those spouses or partners who did not state their country of birth.

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Religious affiliation, top responses
Results may include 'nfd' for 'not further defined'
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %

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English language proficiency Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Speaks English only 867 3.2 457,404 57.3 1,378,685 92.4 1,861,041 75.2
Speaks other language and speaks English:
Very well or well 17,442 64.4 289,005 36.2 82,585 5.5 376,555 15.2
Not well or not at all 8,590 31.7 45,330 5.7 15,217 1.0 61,311 2.5

In Western Australia (State/Territory) of people who were born in China, 3.2% spoke English only at home. A further 64.4% spoke another language but also spoke English very well or well.

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People — employment
Employment
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Worked full-time 8,219 54.2 281,613 57.6 425,881 56.7 715,287 57.0
Worked part-time 4,485 29.6 144,552 29.6 227,674 30.3 376,590 30.0
Away from work 668 4.4 23,053 4.7 41,357 5.5 65,859 5.2
Unemployed 1,803 11.9 39,868 8.2 56,599 7.5 97,966 7.8
People aged 15 years and over
Not in the labour force 10,054 39.6 243,618 33.0 337,997 30.7 595,448 29.8

In Western Australia (State/Territory) of people who were born in China and who were in the labour force, 54.2% worked full-time, 29.6% worked part-time and 11.9% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
1-15 hours per week 1,670 12.5 47,324 10.5 89,399 12.9 138,263 11.9
16-24 hours per week 1,441 10.8 47,917 10.7 65,589 9.4 114,814 9.9
25-34 hours per week 1,380 10.3 49,311 11.0 72,683 10.5 123,517 10.7
35-39 hours per week 3,145 23.5 86,420 19.2 110,180 15.9 198,785 17.2
40 hours or more per week 5,074 37.9 195,195 43.5 315,702 45.4 516,501 44.6

In Western Australia (State/Territory) of people who were born in China and who were employed, 37.9% worked 40 hours or more per week and 23.5% worked 35-39 hours per week.

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Occupation, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %

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Median weekly income
People aged 15 years and over
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Personal 433 -- 713 -- 737 -- 724 --
Family 1,475 -- 1,928 -- 2,009 -- 1,910 --
Household 1,522 -- 1,728 -- 1,719 -- 1,595 --

In Western Australia (State/Territory) of people who were born in China, the personal weekly median income was $433. Family median weekly income was $1,475 and Household median weekly income was $1,522.

Median personal weekly income for persons aged 15 years and over born in the selected country. Excludes those who did not state an income.

Family for the selected country of birth is determined by the reference person and/or their spouse/partner's response to country of birth. Median family income excludes families where at least one family member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

Household for the selected country of birth is determined by the response of any household member (enumerated in the dwelling) to country of birth. Median household income excludes households where at least one member aged 15 years and over did not state an income.

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Travel to work
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Car 9,205 68.9 304,917 67.9 477,778 68.8 791,997 68.4
Bus or train 1,605 12.0 42,061 9.4 42,030 6.0 84,830 7.3
Other 971 7.3 42,136 9.4 58,650 8.4 101,939 8.8

In Western Australia (State/Territory) 68.9% of employed people who were born in China travelled to work on census day by car, while 12.0% travelled by bus or train.

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,069 59.4 528,541 71.5 841,411 76.4 1,387,280 69.4
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 7,833 30.9 223,886 30.3 337,191 30.6 568,406 28.5
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,348 9.3 68,875 9.3 124,060 11.3 196,328 9.8
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,805 11.1 128,435 17.4 246,758 22.4 379,578 19.0

In Western Australia (State/Territory) 59.4% of people who were born in China did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, and 30.9% cared for a child or children in the two weeks before the census.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Born in China % All overseas born This is for all people who were born overseas and includes people born in the selected country of birth. % Australian born These are people who stated their country of birth was Australia. This includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island. % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born', plus 'Australian born' plus those people who did NOT state a country of birth. %
Less than 5 hours per week 5,114 20.2 161,683 21.9 280,986 25.5 447,726 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,366 21.2 204,567 27.7 311,130 28.3 521,733 26.1
15 to 29 hours per week 2,585 10.2 89,780 12.1 135,377 12.3 228,248 11.4
30 hours or more per week 2,005 7.9 72,507 9.8 113,922 10.4 189,571 9.5

In Western Australia (State/Territory) of people who were born in China and who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the census, 21.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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includes family composition | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition

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Family composition Born in China These are families where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born The family is determined where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner stated a country of birth was overseas and includes the selected country of birth total. % Australian born The family is determined where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born' plus 'Australian born' as well as families where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner did NOT state a country of birth. %
Couple family without children 3,580 36.0 135,249 40.7 109,174 36.1 247,841 38.5
Couple family with children 5,295 53.2 160,664 48.4 128,460 42.4 292,133 45.3
One parent family 966 9.7 32,221 9.7 58,496 19.3 93,344 14.5
Other family 103 1.0 3,982 1.2 6,642 2.2 10,869 1.7
Families with a child under 5 2,627 26.4 57,453 17.3 56,976 18.8 114,433 17.8
Families with a child aged 0-15 years 4,538 45.6 128,059 38.6 128,966 42.6 257,023 39.9

These statistics are for families in Western Australia (State/Territory). They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in China. Of these families, 53.2% were couple families with children, 36.0% were couple families without children and 9.7% were one parent families.

Note: Totals for families with a child under 5 and for families with a child aged 0-15 years does not include those families where the reference person and/or their spouse/partner did not state their country of birth.

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Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Born in China These are families where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born The family is determined where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner stated a country of birth was overseas and includes the selected country of birth total. % Australian born The family is determined where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). % Total This is the total of 'All overseas born' plus 'Australian born' as well as families where the Reference Person and/or their spouse/partner did NOT state a country of birth. %
Both employed, worked full-time 1,706 19.2 59,028 19.9 47,192 19.9 106,951 19.8
Both employed, worked part-time 428 4.8 12,952 4.4 9,008 3.8 22,177 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,403 15.8 62,828 21.2 56,209 23.7 119,913 22.2
One employed full-time, other not working 2,023 22.8 52,555 17.8 35,278 14.8 88,558 16.4
One employed part-time, other not working 725 8.2 19,254 6.5 12,330 5.2 31,917 5.9
Both not working 1,530 17.2 53,518 18.1 38,074 16.0 93,686 17.4
Other (includes away from work) 408 4.6 15,379 5.2 14,199 6.0 29,973 5.6
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 654 7.4 20,399 6.9 25,352 10.7 46,793 8.7

These statistics are for families in Western Australia (State/Territory). They are for families where the reference person and/or their spouse or partner was born in China. Of these families, 19.2% of families had both parents working full-time, 15.8% of families had one parent working full-time and one parent working part-time, and 17.2% of families stated that both parents were not working.

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Dwellings — dwelling structure

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Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Born in China These are occupied private dwellings with at least one resident who was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born overseas or in Australia (including occupied private dwellings for the selected country of birth). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Australian born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Total This total includes occupied private dwellings for people who were born overseas or in Australia as well as occupied private dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. %
Separate house 8,952 71.1 328,329 77.9 528,061 82.3 685,824 79.1
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 2,114 16.8 62,283 14.8 80,173 12.5 122,562 14.1
Flat or apartment 1,461 11.6 27,559 6.5 26,853 4.2 49,086 5.7
Other dwelling 20 0.2 2,231 0.5 4,559 0.7 6,314 0.7

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Western Australia (State/Territory). For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in China, 71.1% were a separate house, 11.6% were a flat or apartment, and 16.8% were a semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Born in China These are occupied private dwellings with at least one resident who was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born overseas or in Australia (including occupied private dwellings for the selected country of birth). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Australian born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Total This total includes occupied private dwellings for people who were born overseas or in Australia as well as occupied private dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. %
None (includes bedsitters) 28 0.2 1,021 0.2 1,560 0.2 2,452 0.3
1 bedroom 439 3.5 13,969 3.3 17,273 2.7 30,043 3.5
2 bedrooms 1,449 11.5 49,496 11.7 70,325 11.0 107,035 12.3
3 bedrooms 4,042 32.1 153,436 36.4 242,621 37.8 327,662 37.8
4 or more bedrooms 6,407 50.9 196,059 46.5 299,188 46.6 381,319 44.0
Number of bedrooms not stated 222 1.8 7,682 1.8 10,799 1.7 18,272 2.1

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Western Australia (State/Territory). For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in China, 11.5% had two bedrooms, 32.1% had three bedrooms and 50.9% had four or more bedrooms.

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Dwellings — mortgage & rent
Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings
Born in China These are occupied private dwellings with at least one resident who was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born overseas or in Australia (including occupied private dwellings for the selected country of birth). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Australian born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Total This total includes occupied private dwellings for people who were born overseas or in Australia as well as occupied private dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. %
Owned outright 2,864 22.7 117,887 28.0 175,998 27.4 247,050 28.5
Owned with a mortgage 5,901 46.9 170,205 40.4 275,993 43.0 344,014 39.7
Rented 3,481 27.6 121,115 28.7 170,853 26.6 245,705 28.3
Other tenure type 84 0.7 3,645 0.9 6,293 1.0 9,181 1.1
Tenure type not stated 262 2.1 8,808 2.1 12,620 2.0 20,823 2.4
Median monthly mortgage repayment 2,000 -- 2,000 -- 1,985 -- 1,993 --
Median weekly rent paid 390 -- 360 -- 340 -- 347 --

These statistics are for occupied private dwellings in Western Australia (State/Territory). For the dwellings that were occupied on census night by a person or persons who were born in China, 22.7% were owned outright, 46.9% were owned with a mortgage and 27.6% were rented. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000 and the median weekly rent paid was $390.

Median monthly mortgage repayment relates only to occupied private dwellings that are owned with a mortgage (including those being purchased under a rent/buy scheme). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a monthly repayment value.

Median weekly rent paid relates to occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation). It excludes 'visitor only' and 'other non-classifiable' households and dwellings that did not state a weekly payment value.

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Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Born in China These are occupied private dwellings with at least one resident who was born in the selected country of birth. % All overseas born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born overseas or in Australia (including occupied private dwellings for the selected country of birth). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Australian born These are occupied private dwellings with people who were born in Australia (includes Australian External Territories and Norfolk Island). It excludes dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. % Total This total includes occupied private dwellings for people who were born overseas or in Australia as well as occupied private dwellings where none of the occupants stated their country of birth. %
One family households 9,166 72.8 321,923 76.3 481,331 75.0 616,131 71.1
Multiple family households 721 5.7 9,534 2.3 11,549 1.8 13,754 1.6
Single (or lone) person households 1,260 10.0 72,397 17.2 126,565 19.7 204,202 23.6
Group households 1,442 11.5 17,814 4.2 22,321 3.5 32,692 3.8

All occupants of a private dwelling complete one census form and are counted as a household. 'Born in China' includes households in Western Australia (State/Territory) where at least one person was born in China. Of those households, 72.8% were one family households and 10.0% were lone person households.

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LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 23/10/2017

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Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics It contains data from the 2016 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2016 Release date of this QuickStat was 23 October 2017 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 2016 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 www.abs.gov.au/census