National Regional Profile: Western Australia   
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 POPULATION/PEOPLE


2002
2003
2004
2005
2006

POPULATION BY SEX - at 30 June
Malesno.
965 147
979 839
996 861
1 016 065
1 039 653
Femalesno.
960 494
972 533
985 145
1 000 330
1 019 392
Personsno.
1 925 641
1 952 372
1 982 006
2 016 395
2 059 045
POPULATION BY AGE GROUP - at 30 June
Persons - 0 to 14 years%
20.8
20.5
20.3
20.0
19.9
Persons - 15 years to 24 years%
14.3
14.3
14.3
14.4
14.4
Persons - 25 years to 34 years%
14.6
14.4
14.2
14.0
13.8
Persons - 35 years to 44 years%
15.5
15.4
15.3
15.2
15.1
Persons - 45 years to 54 years%
14.1
14.1
14.2
14.2
14.2
Persons - 55 years to 64 years%
9.6
9.9
10.3
10.6
10.8
Persons - 65 years to 74 years%
6.2
6.2
6.3
6.4
6.4
Persons - 75 years to 84 years%
3.8
3.9
4.0
4.0
4.0
Persons - 85 years and over%
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.3
1.3
POPULATION DENSITY - at 30 June
Population density persons/km2
-
-
-
-
0.8
INDIGENOUS POPULATION - Census 2006
Percentage of total population%
-
-
-
-
3.2
OVERSEAS BORN POPULATION: PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL POPULATION - Census 2006
Born in Oceania and Antarctica (excluding Australia)%
-
-
-
-
2.8
Born in North-West Europe%
-
-
-
-
13.6
Born in Southern and Eastern Europe%
-
-
-
-
3.1
Born in North Africa and the Middle East%
-
-
-
-
0.7
Born in South-East Asia%
-
-
-
-
3.8
Born in North-East Asia%
-
-
-
-
1.0
Born in Southern and Central Asia%
-
-
-
-
1.2
Born in Americas%
-
-
-
-
0.9
Born in Sub-Saharan Africa%
-
-
-
-
2.3
Total born overseas%
-
-
-
-
29.3
SPEAKS A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH AT HOME - Census 2006
Percentage of total population aged 15 years and over%
-
-
-
-
12.4
PERSONS WITH POST SCHOOL QUALIFICATIONS - Census 2006
Percentage of total population aged 15 years and over%
-
-
-
-
53.2
OCCUPATION OF EMPLOYED PERSONS: PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL EMPLOYED PERSONS - Census 2006
Managers%
-
-
-
-
12.5
Professionals%
-
-
-
-
18.6
Technicians and Trades Workers%
-
-
-
-
16.4
Community and Personal Service Workers%
-
-
-
-
8.9
Clerical and Administrative Workers%
-
-
-
-
14.5
Sales Workers%
-
-
-
-
9.4
Machinery Operators and Drivers%
-
-
-
-
7.3
Labourers%
-
-
-
-
10.9
Inadequately Described/Not Stated%
-
-
-
-
1.6
HOUSEHOLDS - Census 2006
Householdsno.
-
-
-
-
703 164
FAMILIES - Census 2006
Total familiesno.
-
-
-
-
511 917
Couple families with children under 15 and/or dependent studentsno.
-
-
-
-
190 931
One parent families with children under 15 and/or dependent studentsno.
-
-
-
-
52 887
INTERNAL MIGRATION - Census 2006
Persons who lived at different address 1 year ago%
-
-
-
-
18.2
Persons who lived at different address 5 years ago%
-
-
-
-
41.4
PROPORTION OF POPULATION IN REMOTENESS AREA - Census 2006
Major Cities%
-
-
-
-
71.6
Inner Regional%
-
-
-
-
12.5
Outer Regional%
-
-
-
-
9.2
Remote%
-
-
-
-
4.4
Very Remote%
-
-
-
-
2.2
PROPORTION OF POPULATION BY SECTION OF STATE - Census 2006
Major Urban%
-
-
-
-
64.3
Other Urban%
-
-
-
-
24.9
Bounded Locality%
-
-
-
-
2.7
Rural Balance%
-
-
-
-
8.1
UNPAID WORK: PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL POPULATION AGED 15 YEARS AND OVER - Census 2006
Persons undertaking voluntary work for an organisation or group%
-
-
-
-
18.7
Persons caring for own children without pay%
-
-
-
-
21.9
Persons caring for other children without pay%
-
-
-
-
7.7
Persons caring for own children and other children without pay%
-
-
-
-
1.3
Persons providing unpaid care, help or assistance to family members or others%
-
-
-
-
10.0
ACCESS TO INTERNET AT HOME - Census 2006
Proportion of occupied private dwellings%
-
-
-
-
64.6
BIRTHS AND DEATHS - year ended 31 December
Birthsno.
23 601
24 273
25 295
26 253
27 776
Total fertility raterate
1.7
1.7
1.8
1.9
1.9
Deathsno.
11 326
11 311
11 184
11 297
11 643
Standardised death raterate
6.5
6.3
6.0
5.9
5.8