West Perth

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2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC51564
People 5,608
Male 51.7%
Female 48.3%
Median age 33
Families 1,192
Average children per family
for families with children 1.3
for all families 0.2
All private dwellings 3,676
Average people per household 1.8
Median weekly household income $1,731
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,000
Median weekly rent $400
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.2
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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

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
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 2,899 51.7 1,238,419 50.0 11,546,638 49.3
Female 2,707 48.3 1,235,994 50.0 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 29 0.5 75,978 3.1 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 5,608 people in West Perth. Of these 51.7% were male and 48.3% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

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Age West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 33 -- 36 -- 38 --
0-4 years 193 3.4 161,727 6.5 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 95 1.7 164,153 6.6 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 55 1.0 150,806 6.1 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 125 2.2 149,997 6.1 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 519 9.2 160,332 6.5 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 1,101 19.6 184,908 7.5 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 988 17.6 194,267 7.9 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 554 9.9 173,041 7.0 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 317 5.6 171,996 7.0 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 281 5.0 172,520 7.0 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 288 5.1 162,438 6.6 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 208 3.7 149,899 6.1 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 225 4.0 132,145 5.3 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 202 3.6 116,755 4.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 166 3.0 82,911 3.4 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 127 2.3 61,509 2.5 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 64 1.1 42,590 1.7 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 111 2.0 42,420 1.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in West Perth was 33 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 6.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.9% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Married 1,564 29.7 975,062 48.8 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 170 3.2 63,205 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 504 9.6 167,361 8.4 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 165 3.1 88,619 4.4 985,204 5.2
Never married 2,861 54.4 703,482 35.2 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in West Perth aged 15 years and over, 29.7% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,158 28.0 835,938 48.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 804 19.5 201,709 11.7 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 2,170 52.5 688,868 39.9 7,024,973 41.9

In West Perth, of people aged 15 years and over, 28.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 19.5% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 20 1.2 30,247 3.9 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 73 4.4 144,988 18.9 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 17 1.0 36,865 4.8 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 11 0.7 28,046 3.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 53 3.2 88,176 11.5 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 11 0.7 34,065 4.4 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 14 0.8 34,773 4.5 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 184 11.0 46,835 6.1 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 454 27.3 106,811 13.9 1,160,626 16.1
Other 97 5.8 18,547 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 732 43.9 197,644 25.8 1,707,023 23.7

In West Perth 29.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 5.7% were in primary school, 4.7% in secondary school and 38.1% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 2,261 42.8 410,272 20.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 442 8.4 177,631 8.9 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 91 1.7 62,656 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 304 5.8 279,448 14.0 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 739 14.0 318,674 16.0 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 108 2.0 107,858 5.4 941,531 4.9
Year 10 187 3.5 235,001 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 100 1.9 117,996 5.9 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 32 0.6 10,572 0.5 145,844 0.8
Not stated 888 16.8 220,701 11.0 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in West Perth, 14.0% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 7.5% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 8.4% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
English 1,464 20.3 931,150 27.9 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 875 12.1 760,032 22.8 7,298,243 23.3
Irish 540 7.5 224,372 6.7 2,388,058 7.6
Chinese 456 6.3 103,677 3.1 1,213,903 3.9
Scottish 440 6.1 214,154 6.4 2,023,470 6.4

The most common ancestries in West Perth were English 20.3%, Australian 12.1%, Irish 7.5%, Chinese 6.3% and Scottish 6.1%.

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

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Country of birth West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 2,138 38.2 1,492,842 60.3 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 352 6.3 194,163 7.8 907,570 3.9
India 188 3.4 49,385 2.0 455,389 1.9
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 158 2.8 27,081 1.1 509,555 2.2
New Zealand 152 2.7 79,221 3.2 518,466 2.2
Malaysia 107 1.9 29,126 1.2 138,364 0.6

In West Perth, 38.2% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 6.3%, India 3.4%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 2.8%, New Zealand 2.7% and Malaysia 1.9%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 2,958 52.7 1,001,150 40.5 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 313 5.6 184,890 7.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 230 4.1 144,217 5.8 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,210 21.6 947,977 38.3 11,070,538 47.3

In West Perth, 21.6% of people had both parents born in Australia and 52.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 1,446 26.0 1,097,468 44.4 12,231,150 52.3
England 424 7.6 276,956 11.2 1,403,096 6.0
India 218 3.9 70,114 2.8 616,939 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 204 3.7 40,468 1.6 704,658 3.0
New Zealand 164 2.9 97,382 3.9 617,331 2.6

In West Perth, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 26.0%, England 7.6%, India 3.9%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.7% and New Zealand 2.9%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 1,534 27.5 1,140,417 46.1 12,643,365 54.0
England 361 6.5 265,520 10.7 1,302,147 5.6
India 230 4.1 68,962 2.8 605,777 2.6
China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 197 3.5 39,321 1.6 699,074 3.0
New Zealand 162 2.9 94,116 3.8 608,329 2.6

In West Perth, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 27.5%, England 6.5%, India 4.1%, China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) 3.5% and New Zealand 2.9%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,988 35.6 804,268 32.5 6,933,708 29.6
Not stated 1,054 18.9 255,987 10.3 2,238,735 9.6
Catholic 1,042 18.7 530,361 21.4 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 425 7.6 354,790 14.3 3,101,185 13.3
Hinduism 189 3.4 38,739 1.6 440,300 1.9

The most common responses for religion in West Perth were No Religion, so described 35.6%, Not stated 18.9%, Catholic 18.7%, Anglican 7.6% and Hinduism 3.4%. In West Perth, No Religion, so described was the largest religious group reported overall (43.7%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Mandarin 240 4.3 47,840 1.9 596,711 2.5
Spanish 122 2.2 10,415 0.4 140,817 0.6
Italian 122 2.2 29,401 1.2 271,597 1.2
Portuguese 92 1.6 7,070 0.3 48,853 0.2
Korean 89 1.6 7,107 0.3 108,997 0.5
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English only spoken at home 3,155 56.3 1,861,041 75.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 908 29.8 181,998 19.4 1,971,011 22.2

In West Perth 56.3% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Mandarin 4.3%, Spanish 2.2%, Italian 2.2%, Portuguese 1.6% and Korean 1.6%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 2,275 65.9 715,287 57.0 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 755 21.9 376,590 30.0 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 146 4.2 65,859 5.2 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 278 8.0 97,966 7.8 787,452 6.9

There were 3,454 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in West Perth. Of these 65.9% were employed full time, 21.9% were employed part-time and 8.0% 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
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 245 7.7 138,263 11.9 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 264 8.3 114,814 9.9 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 245 7.7 123,517 10.7 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 566 17.8 198,785 17.2 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 1,711 53.8 516,501 44.6 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in West Perth, 7.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.3% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.8% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Professionals 1,272 40.0 237,230 20.5 2,370,966 22.2
Managers 443 13.9 139,350 12.0 1,390,047 13.0
Clerical and Administrative Workers 371 11.7 150,408 13.0 1,449,681 13.6
Community and Personal Service Workers 306 9.6 122,889 10.6 1,157,003 10.8
Technicians and Trades Workers 278 8.7 187,396 16.2 1,447,414 13.5
Sales Workers 198 6.2 102,337 8.8 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 186 5.8 112,599 9.7 1,011,520 9.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 73 2.3 86,392 7.5 670,106 6.3

The most common occupations in West Perth included Professionals 40.0%, Managers 13.9%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 11.7%, Community and Personal Service Workers 9.6%, Technicians and Trades Workers 8.7%, Sales Workers 6.2%, Labourers 5.8% and Machinery Operators and Drivers 2.3%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 163 5.3 41,706 3.6 411,808 3.9
Cafes and Restaurants 153 5.0 26,557 2.3 253,385 2.4
Legal Services 92 3.0 8,209 0.7 104,051 1.0
Computer System Design and Related Services 92 3.0 10,911 0.9 162,884 1.5
Engineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services 87 2.8 12,549 1.1 76,325 0.7

Of the employed people in West Perth, the most common responses for industry of employment included Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 5.3%, Cafes and Restaurants 5.0%, Legal Services 3.0%, Computer System Design and Related Services 3.0% and Engineering Design and Engineering Consulting Services 2.8%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 1,045 -- 724 -- 662 --
Family 2,329 -- 1,910 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,731 -- 1,595 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in West Perth was $1,045.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,242 39.5 733,030 63.3 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 552 17.5 31,914 2.8 370,427 3.5
Bus 490 15.6 44,742 3.9 323,201 3.0
Train 109 3.5 25,863 2.2 488,012 4.6
Worked at home 109 3.5 49,354 4.3 503,582 4.7
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People who travelled to work by public transport 714 22.4 106,764 9.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,388 43.6 815,077 70.4 7,305,271 68.4

In West Perth, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 39.5%, Walked only 17.5%, Bus 15.6%, Train 3.5% and Worked at home 3.5%. On the day, 22.4% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 43.6% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,342 63.5 1,387,280 69.4 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 564 10.7 568,406 28.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 311 5.9 196,328 9.8 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 908 17.2 379,578 19.0 3,620,726 19.0

In West Perth, of people aged 15 years and over, 63.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 10.7% provided care for children and 5.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.2% 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
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 1,567 29.7 447,726 22.4 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 1,298 24.6 521,733 26.1 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 298 5.7 228,248 11.4 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 185 3.5 189,571 9.5 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in West Perth, 24.6% worked 5 to 14 hours, 5.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 3.5% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 814 68.7 247,841 38.5 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 214 18.1 292,133 45.3 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 112 9.5 93,344 14.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 45 3.8 10,869 1.7 102,559 1.7

Of the families in West Perth, 18.1% were couple families with children, 68.7% were couple families without children and 9.5% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 31.2 -- 18.3 -- 18.2
Female -- 68.8 -- 81.7 -- 81.8

In West Perth, 31.2% of single parents were male and 68.8% 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
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 326 31.8 106,951 19.8 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 58 5.7 22,177 4.1 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 158 15.4 119,913 22.2 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 176 17.2 88,558 16.4 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 55 5.4 31,917 5.9 302,037 6.0
Both not working 98 9.6 93,686 17.4 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 50 4.9 29,973 5.6 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 105 10.2 46,793 8.7 311,381 6.2

In West Perth, of couple families with children, 31.8% had both partners employed full-time, 5.7% had both employed part-time and 15.4% 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 West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 2,566 80.1 866,767 86.7 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 637 19.9 132,874 13.3 1,039,874 11.2

In West Perth, 80.1% of private dwellings were occupied and 19.9% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 195 7.6 685,824 79.1 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 310 12.1 122,562 14.1 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 2,053 80.0 49,086 5.7 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 0 0.0 6,314 0.7 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in West Perth, 7.6% were separate houses, 12.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 80.0% were flats or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 35 1.4 2,452 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 706 27.5 30,043 3.5 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 1,208 47.0 107,035 12.3 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 494 19.2 327,662 37.8 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 72 2.8 381,319 44.0 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 56 2.2 18,272 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 1.9 -- 3.3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 1.8 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In West Perth, of occupied private dwellings 27.5% had 1 bedroom, 47.0% had 2 bedrooms and 19.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 1.9. The average household size was 1.8 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 359 14.0 247,050 28.5 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 493 19.2 344,014 39.7 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 1,642 63.9 245,705 28.3 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 17 0.7 9,181 1.1 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 59 2.3 20,823 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in West Perth, 14.0% were owned outright, 19.2% were owned with a mortgage and 63.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 1,190 46.3 629,882 72.7 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 1,122 43.6 204,202 23.6 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 260 10.1 32,692 3.8 354,917 4.3

In West Perth, of all households, 46.3% were family households, 43.6% were single person households and 10.1% were group households.

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Household income West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 19.7 -- 18.3 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 23.6 -- 19.2 -- 16.4

In West Perth, 19.7% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 23.6% 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 West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 400 -- 347 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 78.2 -- 90.3 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 21.8 -- 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 West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 2,000 -- 1,993 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.0 -- 91.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 4.0 -- 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 West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
None 422 16.4 42,620 4.9 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 1,456 56.5 274,198 31.6 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 534 20.7 337,355 38.9 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 100 3.9 186,678 21.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 67 2.6 25,934 3.0 285,197 3.4

In West Perth, 56.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 20.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 3.9% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 292 11.4 108,489 12.5 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 2,216 86.2 737,659 85.1 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 64 2.5 20,625 2.4 221,494 2.7

In West Perth, 86.2% 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.
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Male 12 42.9 38,027 50.0 322,171 49.6
Female 16 57.1 37,959 50.0 326,996 50.4
Median age 28 -- 23 -- 23 --

In West Perth, 42.9% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 57.1% 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
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 1.7 -- 3.3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 1.4 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 1,562 -- 1,210 -- 1,203 --

In West Perth, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 1.7 persons, with 1.4 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,562.

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
West Perth % West Perth Western Australia % Western Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 360 -- 216 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,822 -- 1,830 -- 1,660 --

In West Perth, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $360 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,822.

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.