North Perth

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC51137
People 8,744
Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%
Median age 37
Families 2,135
Average children per family
for families with children 1.7
for all families 0.6
All private dwellings 4,105
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $2,074
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,400
Median weekly rent $415
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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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
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 4,323 49.4 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 4,425 50.6 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 41 0.5 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 8,744 people in North Perth. Of these 49.4% were male and 50.6% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

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Age North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 37 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 493 5.6 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 505 5.8 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 380 4.3 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 348 4.0 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 545 6.2 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 854 9.8 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 812 9.3 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 740 8.5 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 617 7.1 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 651 7.5 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 614 7.0 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 531 6.1 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 421 4.8 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 326 3.7 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 209 2.4 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 238 2.7 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 193 2.2 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 261 3.0 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in North Perth was 37 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Married 3,088 41.9 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 157 2.1 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 622 8.4 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 414 5.6 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 3,088 41.9 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in North Perth aged 15 years and over, 41.9% were married and 10.5% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 2,719 42.3 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 880 13.7 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,825 44.0 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In North Perth, of people aged 15 years and over, 42.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.7% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 95 3.9 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 476 19.5 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 139 5.7 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 42 1.7 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 188 7.7 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 125 5.1 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 69 2.8 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 140 5.7 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 548 22.5 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 57 2.3 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 560 23.0 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In North Perth 27.9% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.1% were in primary school, 15.8% in secondary school and 28.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,862 38.9 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 639 8.7 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 155 2.1 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 588 8.0 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 1,065 14.5 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 205 2.8 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 441 6.0 235,001 11.8 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 0 0.0 940 0.0 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 209 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 469 6.4 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 60 0.8 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 728 9.9 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in North Perth, 14.5% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 10.1% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.7% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
English 2,683 22.4 931,150 27.9 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 2,356 19.6 760,032 22.8 7,298,243 23.3
Italian 1,086 9.0 122,943 3.7 1,000,006 3.2
Irish 999 8.3 224,372 6.7 2,388,058 7.6
Scottish 763 6.4 214,154 6.4 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in North Perth were English 22.4%, Australian 19.6%, Italian 9.0%, Irish 8.3% and Scottish 6.4%.

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 North Perth (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 5,409 62.1 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 475 5.5 194,163 7.8 907,570 3.9
Italy 342 3.9 19,210 0.8 174,042 0.7
Vietnam 181 2.1 15,845 0.6 219,355 0.9
New Zealand 173 2.0 79,221 3.2 518,466 2.2
Ireland 120 1.4 18,036 0.7 74,888 0.3

In North Perth, 62.1% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 5.5%, Italy 3.9%, Vietnam 2.1%, New Zealand 2.0% and Ireland 1.4%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 3,760 43.0 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 818 9.4 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 548 6.3 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 2,936 33.6 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In North Perth, 33.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 43.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 3,497 40.0 1,097,468 44.4 12,231,150 52.3
England 704 8.1 276,956 11.2 1,403,096 6.0
Italy 672 7.7 54,428 2.2 470,138 2.0
Vietnam 260 3.0 22,925 0.9 320,208 1.4
New Zealand 225 2.6 97,382 3.9 617,331 2.6

In North Perth, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 40.0%, England 8.1%, Italy 7.7%, Vietnam 3.0% and New Zealand 2.6%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 3,767 43.2 1,140,417 46.1 12,643,365 54.0
England 652 7.5 265,520 10.7 1,302,147 5.6
Italy 595 6.8 44,178 1.8 395,775 1.7
Vietnam 280 3.2 23,942 1.0 335,060 1.4
New Zealand 234 2.7 94,116 3.8 608,329 2.6

In North Perth, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 43.2%, England 7.5%, Italy 6.8%, Vietnam 3.2% and New Zealand 2.7%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 3,287 37.6 804,268 32.5 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 2,370 27.1 530,361 21.4 5,291,834 22.6
Not stated 976 11.2 255,987 10.3 2,238,735 9.6
Anglican 692 7.9 354,790 14.3 3,101,185 13.3
Eastern Orthodox 376 4.3 23,711 1.0 502,801 2.1

The most common responses for religion in North Perth were No Religion, so described 37.6%, Catholic 27.1%, Not stated 11.2%, Anglican 7.9% and Eastern Orthodox 4.3%. In North Perth, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (51.2%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Italian 491 5.6 29,401 1.2 271,597 1.2
Vietnamese 193 2.2 20,247 0.8 277,400 1.2
Macedonian 130 1.5 5,849 0.2 66,019 0.3
Mandarin 108 1.2 47,840 1.9 596,711 2.5
Greek 101 1.2 4,790 0.2 237,588 1.0
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English only spoken at home 6,311 72.0 1,861,041 75.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 953 26.7 181,998 19.4 1,971,011 22.2

In North Perth 72.0% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Italian 5.6%, Vietnamese 2.2%, Macedonian 1.5%, Mandarin 1.2% and Greek 1.2%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 3,005 60.2 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 1,514 30.3 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 189 3.8 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 282 5.7 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 4,990 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in North Perth. Of these 60.2% were employed full time, 30.3% were employed part-time and 5.7% 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
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 541 11.5 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 496 10.5 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 475 10.1 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 739 15.7 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 2,267 48.1 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in North Perth, 11.5% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 48.1% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,778 37.8 237,230 20.5 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 729 15.5 139,350 12.0 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 566 12.0 150,408 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Technicians and Trades Workers 500 10.6 187,396 16.2 1,447,414 13.5
Community and Personal Service Workers 407 8.7 122,889 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Sales Workers 331 7.0 102,337 8.8 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 226 4.8 112,599 9.7 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 106 2.3 86,392 7.5 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in North Perth included Professionals 37.8%, Managers 15.5%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 12.0%, Technicians and Trades Workers 10.6%, Community and Personal Service Workers 8.7%, Sales Workers 7.0%, Labourers 4.8% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 2.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 192 4.2 41,706 3.6 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 172 3.8 26,557 2.3 253,385 2.4
State Government Administration 133 2.9 17,770 1.5 158,980 1.5
Higher Education 127 2.8 14,284 1.2 155,985 1.5
Legal Services 104 2.3 8,209 0.7 104,051 1.0

Of the employed people in North Perth, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 4.2%, Cafes and Restaurants 3.8%, State Government Administration 2.9%, Higher Education 2.8% and Legal Services 2.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 943 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,616 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 2,074 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in North Perth was $943.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 2,651 56.5 733,030 63.3 6,574,571 61.5
Bus 541 11.5 44,742 3.9 323,201 3.0
Worked at home 240 5.1 49,354 4.3 503,582 4.7
Walked only 220 4.7 31,914 2.8 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 190 4.0 56,173 4.9 489,922 4.6
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People who travelled to work by public transport 666 14.2 106,764 9.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 2,899 61.7 815,077 70.4 7,305,271 68.4

In North Perth, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 56.5%, Bus 11.5%, Worked at home 5.1%, Walked only 4.7% and Car, as passenger 4.0%. On the day, 14.2% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 61.7% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,421 73.6 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,870 25.4 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 723 9.8 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,629 22.1 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In North Perth, of people aged 15 years and over, 73.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.4% provided care for children and 9.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.1% 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
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 2,029 27.6 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 2,129 28.9 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 738 10.0 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 524 7.1 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in North Perth, 28.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 10.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 7.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 884 41.4 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 969 45.4 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 231 10.8 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 52 2.4 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in North Perth, 45.4% were couple families with children, 41.4% were couple families without children and 10.8% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 21.2 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 78.8 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In North Perth, 21.2% of single parents were male and 78.8% 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
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 469 25.4 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 74 4.0 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 506 27.4 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 264 14.3 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 98 5.3 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 233 12.6 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 80 4.3 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 124 6.7 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In North Perth, of couple families with children, 25.4% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 27.4% 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 North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 3,359 86.0 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 546 14.0 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In North Perth, 86.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 14.0% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 2,260 67.3 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 692 20.6 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 389 11.6 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 6 0.2 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in North Perth, 67.3% were separate houses, 20.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.6% were flats or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 5 0.1 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 276 8.2 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 668 19.9 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 1,625 48.4 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 716 21.3 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 70 2.1 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In North Perth, of occupied private dwellings 8.2% had 1 bedroom, 19.9% had 2 bedrooms and 48.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.4 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 990 29.5 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 1,206 36.0 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,065 31.8 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 21 0.6 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 72 2.1 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in North Perth, 29.5% were owned outright, 36.0% were owned with a mortgage and 31.8% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 2,113 63.0 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 962 28.7 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 281 8.4 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In North Perth, of all households, 63.0% were family households, 28.7% were single person households and 8.4% were group households.

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Household income North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 16.7 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 32.0 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In North Perth, 16.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 32.0% 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 North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 415 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.4 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 9.6 -- 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 North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,400 -- 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 North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None 262 7.8 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,220 36.4 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 1,304 38.9 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 475 14.2 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 95 2.8 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In North Perth, 36.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 38.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.2% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 412 12.3 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,870 85.4 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 77 2.3 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In North Perth, 85.4% 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.
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 25 55.6 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 20 44.4 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 28 -- 23 -- 23 --

In North Perth, 55.6% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 44.4% were female. The median age was 28 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
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.9 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,375 -- 1,210 -- 1,203 --

In North Perth, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.3 persons, with 0.9 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,375.

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
North Perth % North Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 385 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,950 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In North Perth, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $385 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,950.

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.