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1304.5 - Stats Talk WA, Dec 2010  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 15/12/2010  Final
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Postcards From The Census
Perth


In our final Postcards for this year, we turn now to Perth, the party capital of Western Australia. While for some it is the place where we come to work every day, to others, the city is where they call home.

According to the 2006 Census 11,573 people stated that they were usual residents of the Local Government Area of Perth. Of these, 56% were males and 44% were females.

Half of Perth residents were aged 25-54 years. There were significantly more couple families without children (67%) when compared to those with children (19%).

St George's cathedral City of Perth - Council House Perth City


Residents appeared to be foot loose and fancy free as only 32% were married at the time of the 2006 Census compared to the national percentage of 50%.

Significantly more residents stated they were born overseas (44%) than the Australian percentage (22%).

English was the only language spoken at home by half of residents. The most common languages other than English spoken at home were: Mandarin (4%), Cantonese (4%), Indonesian (2%), Japanese (2%) and Italian (1%).

Total Number of Persons in the LGA of Perth by
Census Collection District - Census, 2006


Map of Perth



The most common industries of employment for people who resided in Perth at the time of the 2006 Census, were Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services (6%) and Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services (6%).

The top three occupations were Professionals (35%), Managers (18%), and Clerical and Administrative Workers (13%).

With the ‘mining boom’ and apparent increase of apartment building activity, it will be interesting to see if the number of residents has increased since 2006.

All will be revealed after Census 2011.

    A Selection of Statistics for the LGA of Perth
    (sourced from 2006 Census Quick Stats)
    Number of people born overseas
    5,099
    Total families
    2,005
    Total participating in the labour force (15+)
    5,705
    Median individual income ($/weekly)
    626
    Median household income ($/weekly)
    1,110
    Total private dwellings (includes unoccupied dwellings)
    7,285
    Median rent ($/weekly)
    250


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