Perth

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Area code CED513
People 151,089
Male 49.9%
Female 50.1%
Median age 36
Families 37,694
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.5
All private dwellings 74,133
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,700
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,042
Median weekly rent $380
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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People

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Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 75,460 49.9 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 75,634 50.1 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 1,735 1.1 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 151,089 people in Perth. Of these 49.9% were male and 50.1% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.1% of the population.

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Age Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 36 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 8,163 5.4 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 7,196 4.8 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 6,087 4.0 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 6,792 4.5 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 11,074 7.3 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 16,448 10.9 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 16,472 10.9 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 12,210 8.1 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 10,404 6.9 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 9,828 6.5 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 9,218 6.1 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 8,626 5.7 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 7,734 5.1 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 6,569 4.3 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 4,609 3.1 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 3,640 2.4 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 2,720 1.8 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 3,289 2.2 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Perth was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.8% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Married 54,417 42.0 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 3,584 2.8 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 11,157 8.6 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 5,869 4.5 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 54,616 42.1 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Perth aged 15 years and over, 42.0% were married and 11.4% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 46,726 41.9 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 14,954 13.4 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 49,724 44.6 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In Perth, of people aged 15 years and over, 41.9% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.4% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 1,446 3.2 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 5,674 12.6 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,393 5.3 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 1,071 2.4 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 3,111 6.9 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 2,017 4.5 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 1,494 3.3 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 3,553 7.9 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 9,525 21.1 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 1,719 3.8 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 13,094 29.0 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In Perth 29.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 20.3% were in primary school, 14.7% in secondary school and 29.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 41,593 32.1 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 12,053 9.3 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 3,271 2.5 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 12,583 9.7 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 20,574 15.9 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 4,504 3.5 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 9,664 7.5 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 36 0.0 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 10 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 6,468 5.0 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 883 0.7 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 14,821 11.4 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Perth, 15.9% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 12.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 9.3% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
English 46,489 22.9 931,150 27.9 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 35,874 17.7 760,032 22.8 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 15,237 7.5 224,372 6.7 2,388,058 7.6
Italian 12,673 6.3 122,943 3.7 1,000,006 3.2
Scottish 11,929 5.9 214,154 6.4 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in Perth were English 22.9%, Australian 17.7%, Irish 7.5%, Italian 6.3% and Scottish 5.9%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Perth (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 81,084 53.7 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 8,823 5.8 194,163 7.8 907,570 3.9
India 4,075 2.7 49,385 2.0 455,389 1.9
New Zealand 3,735 2.5 79,221 3.2 518,466 2.2
Italy 3,035 2.0 19,210 0.8 174,042 0.7
Vietnam 2,779 1.8 15,845 0.6 219,355 0.9

In Perth, 53.7% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.8%, India 2.7%, New Zealand 2.5%, Italy 2.0% and Vietnam 1.8%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 72,203 47.8 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 11,642 7.7 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 8,363 5.5 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 45,331 30.0 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In Perth, 30.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 47.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 53,937 35.7 1,097,468 44.4 12,231,150 52.3
England 12,908 8.5 276,956 11.2 1,403,096 6.0
Italy 6,978 4.6 54,428 2.2 470,138 2.0
India 5,484 3.6 70,114 2.8 616,939 2.6
New Zealand 4,595 3.0 97,382 3.9 617,331 2.6

In Perth, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 35.7%, England 8.5%, Italy 4.6%, India 3.6% and New Zealand 3.0%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 57,337 38.0 1,140,417 46.1 12,643,365 54.0
England 11,778 7.8 265,520 10.7 1,302,147 5.6
Italy 6,019 4.0 44,178 1.8 395,775 1.7
India 5,471 3.6 68,962 2.8 605,777 2.6
New Zealand 4,439 2.9 94,116 3.8 608,329 2.6

In Perth, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 38.0%, England 7.8%, Italy 4.0%, India 3.6% and New Zealand 2.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 51,095 33.8 804,268 32.5 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 37,616 24.9 530,361 21.4 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 17,185 11.4 255,987 10.3 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 14,115 9.3 354,790 14.3 3,101,185 13.3
Buddhism 4,890 3.2 52,830 2.1 563,674 2.4

The most common responses for religion in Perth were No Religion, so described 33.8%, Catholic 24.9%, Not stated 11.4%, Anglican 9.3% and Buddhism 3.2%. In Perth, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (50.9%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Italian 4,451 2.9 29,401 1.2 271,597 1.2
Mandarin 4,227 2.8 47,840 1.9 596,711 2.5
Vietnamese 3,293 2.2 20,247 0.8 277,400 1.2
Cantonese 2,377 1.6 19,339 0.8 280,943 1.2
Spanish 1,178 0.8 10,415 0.4 140,817 0.6
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English only spoken at home 100,696 66.7 1,861,041 75.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 18,061 27.8 181,998 19.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Perth 66.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 2.9%, Mandarin 2.8%, Vietnamese 2.2%, Cantonese 1.6% and Spanish 0.8%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 50,257 59.5 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 24,194 28.6 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 3,836 4.5 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 6,178 7.3 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 84,465 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Perth. Of these 59.5% were employed full time, 28.6% were employed part-time and 7.3% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 8,305 10.6 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 8,153 10.4 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 7,734 9.9 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 14,382 18.4 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 35,879 45.8 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Perth, 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.4% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Professionals 23,630 30.2 237,230 20.5 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 10,402 13.3 139,350 12.0 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 10,289 13.1 150,408 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 9,863 12.6 187,396 16.2 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 7,996 10.2 122,889 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 6,096 7.8 102,337 8.8 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 5,617 7.2 112,599 9.7 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 3,179 4.1 86,392 7.5 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in Perth included Professionals 30.2%, Managers 13.3%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 13.1%, Technicians and Trades Workers 12.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 10.2%, Sales Workers 7.8%, Labourers 7.2% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 4.1%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 3,183 4.1 41,706 3.6 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 3,147 4.0 26,557 2.3 253,385 2.4
State Government Administration 2,066 2.6 17,770 1.5 158,980 1.5
Iron Ore Mining 1,485 1.9 28,510 2.5 33,163 0.3
Higher Education 1,477 1.9 14,284 1.2 155,985 1.5

Of the employed people in Perth, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.1%, Cafes and Restaurants 4.0%, State Government Administration 2.6%, Iron Ore Mining 1.9% and Higher Education 1.9%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 829 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,141 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,700 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Perth was $829.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 42,898 54.8 733,030 63.3 6,574,571 61.5
Bus 6,896 8.8 44,742 3.9 323,201 3.0
Walked only 4,763 6.1 31,914 2.8 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 3,362 4.3 56,173 4.9 489,922 4.6
Train 2,958 3.8 25,863 2.2 488,012 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 12,315 15.7 106,764 9.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 47,726 61.0 815,077 70.4 7,305,271 68.4

In Perth, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 54.8%, Bus 8.8%, Walked only 6.1%, Car, as passenger 4.3% and Train 3.8%. On the day, 15.7% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 61.0% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 89,336 68.9 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 29,174 22.5 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 11,756 9.1 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 23,847 18.4 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In Perth, of people aged 15 years and over, 68.9% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 22.5% provided care for children and 9.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.4% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 33,778 26.1 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 34,479 26.6 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 12,364 9.5 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 8,711 6.7 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Perth, 26.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 9.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 17,188 45.6 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 14,789 39.2 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 4,796 12.7 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 918 2.4 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Perth, 39.2% were couple families with children, 45.6% were couple families without children and 12.7% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.5 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.5 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In Perth, 19.5% of single parents were male and 80.5% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 7,661 24.0 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 1,467 4.6 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 6,945 21.7 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 5,088 15.9 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 1,855 5.8 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 4,794 15.0 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 1,669 5.2 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 2,496 7.8 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In Perth, of couple families with children, 24.0% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 21.7% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

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

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 59,331 86.4 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 9,323 13.6 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In Perth, 86.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.6% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 33,119 55.8 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 10,569 17.8 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 15,318 25.8 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 124 0.2 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth, 55.8% were separate houses, 17.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 25.8% were flats or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 247 0.4 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 5,544 9.3 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 15,909 26.8 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 22,750 38.3 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 13,608 22.9 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 1,270 2.1 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In Perth, of occupied private dwellings 9.3% had 1 bedroom, 26.8% had 2 bedrooms and 38.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 15,479 26.1 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 19,357 32.6 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 22,418 37.8 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 640 1.1 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 1,436 2.4 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Perth, 26.1% were owned outright, 32.6% were owned with a mortgage and 37.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 37,097 62.5 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 18,045 30.4 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 4,191 7.1 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In Perth, of all households, 62.5% were family households, 30.4% were single person households and 7.1% were group households.

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Household income Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 18.3 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 22.9 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In Perth, 18.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 22.9% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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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 Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 380 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 86.9 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 13.1 -- 9.7 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and 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.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,042 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 6.5 -- 8.6 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and 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.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None 5,577 9.4 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 24,324 41.0 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 19,770 33.3 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 7,963 13.4 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,695 2.9 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In Perth, 41.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.3% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.4% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 7,363 12.4 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 50,568 85.2 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 1,395 2.4 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In Perth, 85.2% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

View the data quality statement for Dwelling internet connection (NEDD)

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 871 50.1 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 867 49.9 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 26 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Perth, 50.1% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 49.9% were female. The median age was 26 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

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
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,299 -- 1,210 -- 1,203 --

In Perth, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7 persons, with 1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,299.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Perth % Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 320 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In Perth, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $320 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,000.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.