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1306.5 - Western Australia at a Glance, 2013  
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Estimated Resident Population
Demography
Population Census
Education
Workforce Participation
Labour Market
Average Weekly Earnings



Estimated Resident Population
2011(a)
2012 (b)
'000
'000

Males
1 183.3
1 225.0
Females
1 168.9
1 205.2
Persons
2 352.2
2 430.3
0-14 years
450.9
464.9
15-19 years
154.9
156.9
20-29 years
361.8
378.2
30-39 years
335.0
347.0
40-49 years
340.4
349.3
50-59 years
298.1
306.4
60-64 years
126.0
127.3
65 years and over
285.2
300.3

Statistical Areas Level 4 - WA

Perth-Inner
168.6
172.7
Perth-North East
232.0
240.1
Perth-North West
512.1
530.1
Perth-South East
458.6
476.1
Perth-South West
373.3
387.4
Mandurah
87.5
91.3
Total Greater Perth
1 832.1
1 897.5
Bunbury
162.3
166.9
Western Australia-Wheat Belt
132.7
134.6
Western Australia-Outback
225.1
231.3

(a) As at 30 June, preliminary rebased estimates
(b) As at 30 June, preliminary estimates

Demography
2010
2011
no.
no.

Births
31 424
32 259
Deaths
12 720
12 724
Marriages
12 684
12 665
Divorces
4 835
5 020

Crude rate (per 1 000 persons) (a)

Births
13.7
13.7
Deaths
5.5
5.4
Marriages
5.5
5.4
Divorces
2.1
2.1

(a) Based on estimated resident population at 30 June

Population Census (Proportion of WA Total) (a)
2006
2011
%
%

Birthplace

Australia
65.3
62.9
England
8.9
8.6
New Zealand
2.4
3.2
South Africa
1.1
1.6
India
0.8
1.3
Scotland
1.2
1.2

Religious affiliation

No Religion
22.9
25.5
Catholic
23.7
23.6
Anglican
20.4
18.8
Uniting Church
3.8
3.3
Christian, nfd
2.1
2.8

(a) Based on place of usual residence

Education
2011
2012
no.
no.

Full time students

Government
236 387
244 874
Non-government
127 331
129 328

Schools

Government
770
765
Non-government
301
301


Workforce Participation and Workplace Flexibility
2010
%

Proportion of employees (a) who:
Were female
45.7
Worked full time
74.5
Currently employed less than 1 year
25.1
Private sector worker
78.8
Wanted to reduce their hours
23.2
Sometimes achieved work life balance
48.8
Rarely/never achieved work life balance
10.2
Had requested changes to their working arrangements (b)
23.3
Were without paid leave entitlements
16.5

(a) And persons on long term unpaid leave
(b) Within the last 12 months

Labour Market
2011
2012

'000
'000

Employed persons
1 260.9
1 313.6
Unemployed persons
54.8
59.4
Total labour force (a)
1 315.7
1 373.0

%
%

Unemployment rate (a)
4.2
4.3
Participation rate (a)
68.5
69.2

'000
'000

Employing industries (b)
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing
35.0
42.5
Mining
105.3
108.9
Manufacturing
90.8
95.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
14.2
22.3
Construction
121.0
128.1
Wholesale Trade
47.6
39.7
Retail Trade
126.6
134.2
Accommodation and Food Services
75.8
74.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing
60.0
59.9
Information Media and Telecommunications
13.5
15.8
Financial and Insurance Services
28.3
30.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
25.6
22.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
97.8
97.5
Administrative and Support Services
30.4
51.1
Public Administration and Safety
77.6
72.1
Education and Training
90.7
93.8
Health Care and Social Assistance
139.9
143.6
Arts and Recreation Services
22.6
22.3
Other Services
47.7
54.9
Total
1 250.3
1 309.1

(a) December, Trend estimates.
(b) November quarter, Original estimates.

Average Weekly Earnings (a)
2011
2012
$
$

Males
1 666.40
1 746.70
Females
1 226.10
1 277.60
Persons
1 523.90
1 590.60

(a) Full time adult ordinary time earnings, November quarter. Original estimates


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