Midland

2011 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC50496
People 5,110
Male 2,544
Female 2,566
Median age 38
Families 1,149
Average children per family 1.6
All private dwellings 2,626
Average people per household 2
Median weekly household income $905
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,690
Median weekly rent $295
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.3

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Total 5,110 -- 2,239,170 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,544 49.8 1,126,178 50.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,566 50.2 1,112,992 49.7 10,873,704 50.6
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 214 4.2 69,664 3.1 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 5,110 people in Midland of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.2% of the population.

Age
People
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
0-4 years 265 5.2 151,262 6.8 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 208 4.1 142,774 6.4 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 210 4.1 146,035 6.5 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 340 6.7 148,208 6.6 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 474 9.3 159,010 7.1 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 446 8.7 167,944 7.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 386 7.6 156,152 7.0 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 345 6.8 161,526 7.2 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 358 7.0 166,731 7.4 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 274 5.4 159,859 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 316 6.2 150,369 6.7 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 288 5.6 133,894 6.0 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 265 5.2 120,531 5.4 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 181 3.5 86,324 3.9 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 181 3.5 66,219 3.0 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 155 3.0 49,832 2.2 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 186 3.6 38,284 1.7 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 232 4.5 34,217 1.5 402,681 1.9
Median age 38 -- 36 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Midland was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 13.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.4% of the population.

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Married 1,300 29.3 876,746 48.7 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 233 5.3 53,815 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 582 13.1 150,800 8.4 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 421 9.5 83,174 4.6 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,898 42.8 634,569 35.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Midland aged 15 years and over, 29.3% were married and 18.3% were either divorced or separated.

Median age by registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Married 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 78 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Midland was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,031 28.8 768,781 49.2 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 456 12.8 171,273 11.0 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,089 58.4 623,367 39.9 6,413,399 41.3

In Midland, of people aged 15 years and over, 28.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.8% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 49 -- 49 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 31 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Midland was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Pre-school 45 3.2 32,429 4.8 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 178 12.6 129,300 19.0 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 44 3.1 33,580 4.9 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 27 1.9 25,745 3.8 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 101 7.1 64,075 9.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 48 3.4 29,741 4.4 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 24 1.7 29,867 4.4 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 130 9.2 48,758 7.2 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 110 7.8 91,938 13.5 932,524 14.3
Other 33 2.3 13,527 2.0 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 674 47.7 180,865 26.6 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,414 -- 679,825 -- 6,503,580 --

In Midland 27.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 17.6% were in primary school, 12.2% in secondary school and 17.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
English 1,607 24.8 848,230 29.0 7,238,533 25.9
Australian 1,351 20.9 724,360 24.8 7,098,486 25.4
Irish 379 5.9 187,038 6.4 2,087,758 7.5
Italian 354 5.5 111,894 3.8 916,121 3.3
Scottish 345 5.3 186,475 6.4 1,792,622 6.4

The most common ancestries in Midland were English 24.8%, Australian 20.9%, Irish 5.9%, Italian 5.5% and Scottish 5.3%.

Country of birth Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 2,784 54.5 1,407,806 62.9 15,017,847 69.8
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 294 5.8 191,934 8.6 911,593 4.2
New Zealand 285 5.6 70,736 3.2 483,398 2.2
Philippines 228 4.5 17,231 0.8 171,234 0.8
India 178 3.5 29,915 1.3 295,362 1.4
Italy 171 3.3 19,477 0.9 185,402 0.9

In Midland, 54.5% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.8%, New Zealand 5.6%, Philippines 4.5%, India 3.5% and Italy 3.3%.

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 2,073 47.7 854,106 41.4 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 358 8.2 175,316 8.5 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 225 5.2 130,099 6.3 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,688 38.9 903,103 43.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Midland, 38.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 47.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Catholic 1,390 27.2 529,118 23.6 5,439,268 25.3
No Religion 1,139 22.3 571,948 25.5 4,796,787 22.3
Anglican 706 13.8 421,093 18.8 3,679,907 17.1
Christian, nfd 141 2.8 62,821 2.8 470,942 2.2
Uniting Church 94 1.8 74,368 3.3 1,065,795 5.0

The most common responses for religion in Midland were Catholic 27.2%, No Religion 22.3%, Anglican 13.8%, Christian, nfd 2.8% and Uniting Church 1.8%.

Language, top responses (other than English) Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Italian 207 4.1 31,447 1.4 299,834 1.4
Tagalog 159 3.1 8,287 0.4 81,457 0.4
Croatian 72 1.4 5,936 0.3 61,547 0.3
Mandarin 49 1.0 28,033 1.3 336,410 1.6
Punjabi 45 0.9 4,819 0.2 71,229 0.3
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English only spoken at home 3,535 69.2 1,775,950 79.3 16,509,291 76.8
Households where two or more languages are spoken 484 22.6 137,091 17.3 1,579,949 20.4

In Midland 69.2% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 4.1%, Tagalog 3.1%, Croatian 1.4%, Mandarin 1.0% and Punjabi 0.9%.

Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,560 64.3 699,414 60.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 539 22.2 324,257 28.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 126 5.2 74,210 6.4 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 202 8.3 54,319 4.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,427 -- 1,152,200 -- 10,658,460 --

There were 2,427 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Midland. Of these 64.3% were employed full time, 22.2% were employed part-time and 8.3% were unemployed.

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Employment - hours worked
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 178 8.0 118,795 10.8 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 173 7.8 100,864 9.2 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 191 8.6 104,595 9.5 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 495 22.3 173,235 15.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,063 47.8 526,185 47.9 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Midland, 8.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 7.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 47.8% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Employed full-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 36 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Midland was 36 years and for people who were employed part-time was 36 years.

Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Technicians and Trades Workers 393 17.7 183,299 16.7 1,425,146 14.2
Clerical and Administrative Workers 303 13.6 158,179 14.4 1,483,558 14.7
Labourers 299 13.5 106,227 9.7 947,608 9.4
Machinery Operators And Drivers 274 12.3 83,856 7.6 659,551 6.6
Professionals 262 11.8 218,354 19.9 2,145,442 21.3
Community and Personal Service Workers 255 11.5 103,384 9.4 971,897 9.7
Sales Workers 226 10.2 94,596 8.6 942,140 9.4
Managers 173 7.8 133,801 12.2 1,293,970 12.9

The most common occupations in Midland included Technicians and Trades Workers 17.7%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.6%, Labourers 13.5%, Machinery Operators And Drivers 12.3%, Professionals 11.8%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.5%, Sales Workers 10.2% and Managers 7.8%.

Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 124 5.6 44,818 4.1 412,804 4.1
Road Freight Transport 91 4.1 19,691 1.8 171,578 1.7
Residential Care Services 83 3.7 19,320 1.8 184,770 1.8
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 69 3.1 25,414 2.3 235,773 2.3
Public Order and Safety Services 59 2.7 19,170 1.7 156,404 1.6

Of the employed people in Midland, the most common responses for industry of employment included Cafes, Restaurants and Takeaway Food Services 5.6%, Road Freight Transport 4.1%, Residential Care Services 3.7%, Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.1% and Public Order and Safety Services 2.7%.

Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 551 -- 662 -- 577 --
Family 1,202 -- 1,722 -- 1,481 --
Household 905 -- 1,415 -- 1,234 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Midland was $551.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,293 58.2 662,948 60.4 6,059,972 60.2
Car, as passenger 138 6.2 63,485 5.8 537,638 5.3
Walked only 133 6.0 35,995 3.3 377,043 3.7
Train 99 4.5 24,271 2.2 388,012 3.9
Bus 59 2.7 40,762 3.7 301,187 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 266 12.0 102,895 9.4 1,046,721 10.4
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,433 64.5 729,050 66.4 6,620,840 65.8

In Midland, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 58.2%, Car, as passenger 6.2%, Walked only 6.0%, Train 4.5% and Bus 2.7%. On the day, 12.0% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 64.5% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,553 57.6 1,255,935 69.8 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 804 18.1 507,968 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 370 8.3 168,014 9.3 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 393 8.9 304,623 16.9 3,090,874 17.8

In Midland, of people aged 15 years and over, 57.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 18.1% provided care for children and 8.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 8.9% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 889 20.0 399,954 22.2 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 980 22.1 459,759 25.6 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 370 8.3 209,912 11.7 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 313 7.1 186,312 10.4 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Midland, 22.1% worked 5 to 14 hours, 8.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.1% worked 30 hours or more.

Families

family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 457 39.8 226,879 38.8 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 317 27.6 262,885 44.9 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 338 29.4 85,067 14.5 901,637 15.9
Other family 37 3.2 10,479 1.8 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Midland, 27.6% were couple families with children, 39.8% were couple families without children and 29.4% were one parent families.

Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 21.4 -- 18.0 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.6 -- 82.0 -- 82.4

In Midland 21.4% of single parents were male and 78.6% were female.

Weekly incomes

Median family income, couple families with two incomes Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Families without children 1,863 -- 2,257 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,867 -- 2,497 -- 2,310 --

In Midland, for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,867 and those without children was $1,863.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 172 22.3 102,046 20.8 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 20 2.6 18,398 3.8 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 111 14.4 107,972 22.0 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 154 20.0 81,901 16.7 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 35 4.5 24,046 4.9 251,191 5.4
Both not working 156 20.3 76,909 15.7 899,598 19.2
Other 42 5.5 32,710 6.7 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 80 10.4 45,776 9.3 314,529 6.7

In Midland, of couple families with children, 22.3% had both partners employed full-time, 2.6% had both employed part-time and 14.4% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,140 88.0 794,159 87.9 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 292 12.0 109,328 12.1 934,470 10.7

In Midland, 88.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 933 43.6 638,768 80.4 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 680 31.8 84,333 10.6 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 523 24.5 62,990 7.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 3 0.1 7,380 0.9 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Midland, 43.6% were separate houses, 31.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 24.5% were flats, units or apartments and 0.1% were other dwellings.

Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 10 0.5 2,868 0.4 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 141 6.6 28,193 3.6 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 559 26.1 103,373 13.0 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,162 54.3 312,043 39.3 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 211 9.9 333,932 42.0 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 55 2.6 13,751 1.7 143,394 1.8
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Midland, of occupied private dwellings 6.6% had 1 bedroom, 26.1% had 2 bedrooms and 54.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.7. The average household size was 2 people.

Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 424 19.8 234,627 29.5 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 432 20.2 300,334 37.8 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,200 56.0 231,824 29.2 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 11 0.5 8,880 1.1 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 74 3.5 18,493 2.3 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Midland, 19.8% were owned outright, 20.2% were owned with a mortgage and 56.0% were rented.

Household composition

Household composition Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 1,135 53.1 573,706 72.2 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 873 40.8 188,764 23.8 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 131 6.1 31,690 4.0 321,007 4.1

In Midland, of all households, 53.1% were family households, 40.8% were single person households and 6.1% were group households.

Household income Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 34.0 -- 21.1 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 4.1 -- 14.1 -- 11.2

In Midland, 34.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 4.1% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 295 -- 300 -- 285 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 79.1 -- 91.1 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 20.9 -- 8.9 -- 10.4

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,690 -- 1,950 -- 1,800 --
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.7 -- 89.8 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.3 -- 10.2 -- 9.9

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None 345 16.1 48,447 6.1 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 996 46.5 258,942 32.6 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 530 24.8 305,676 38.5 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 168 7.9 158,860 20.0 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 101 4.7 22,234 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Midland, 46.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 24.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 7.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 212 -- 69,664 -- 548,368 --
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Male 93 43.9 34,418 49.4 270,331 49.3
Female 119 56.1 35,246 50.6 278,037 50.7
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

In Midland, there were 212 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 93 (or 43.9%) were male and 119 (or 56.1%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 3.5 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.3 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 587 -- 1,043 -- 991 --

Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Midland, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $587.

Mortgage and rent Midland % Midland Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 260 -- 158 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,418 -- 1,733 -- 1,647 --

In Midland, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $260 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,418.

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.