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Postcards From The Census
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
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.
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