Western Australia

Latest release
2021 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State/Territory
Area code 5
People 2,660,026
Male 49.7%
Female 50.3%
Median age 38
Families 703,130
Average number of children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all families 0.8
All private dwellings 1,147,872
Average number of people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,815
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,842
Median weekly rent (a) $340
Average number of motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9

(a) For 2021, median weekly rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free.

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People and population

People
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male 1,322,855 49.7 1,238,418 50.0 12,545,154 49.3
Female 1,337,171 50.3 1,235,996 50.0 12,877,635 50.7

More information on Sex (SEXP), Place of usual residence (PURP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Indigenous status
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 88,693 3.3 75,981 3.1 812,728 3.2
Non-Indigenous 2,431,204 91.4 2,237,543 90.4 23,375,949 91.9
Indigenous status not stated 140,128 5.3 160,890 6.5 1,234,112 4.9

More information on Indigenous status (INGP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Age
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median age 38 N/A 36 N/A 38 N/A
0-4 years 161,753 6.1 161,732 6.5 1,463,817 5.8
5-9 years 172,654 6.5 164,154 6.6 1,586,138 6.2
10-14 years 171,377 6.4 150,806 6.1 1,588,051 6.2
15-19 years 153,263 5.8 149,998 6.1 1,457,812 5.7
20-24 years 158,817 6.0 160,335 6.5 1,579,539 6.2
25-29 years 176,045 6.6 184,908 7.5 1,771,676 7.0
30-34 years 196,312 7.4 194,267 7.9 1,853,085 7.3
35-39 years 200,904 7.6 173,040 7.0 1,838,822 7.2
40-44 years 178,589 6.7 172,001 7.0 1,648,843 6.5
45-49 years 174,632 6.6 172,519 7.0 1,635,963 6.4
50-54 years 173,622 6.5 162,437 6.6 1,610,944 6.3
55-59 years 162,778 6.1 149,898 6.1 1,541,911 6.1
60-64 years 150,667 5.7 132,144 5.3 1,468,097 5.8
65-69 years 132,186 5.0 116,755 4.7 1,298,460 5.1
70-74 years 115,196 4.3 82,907 3.4 1,160,768 4.6
75-79 years 78,012 2.9 61,508 2.5 821,920 3.2
80-84 years 53,115 2.0 42,588 1.7 554,598 2.2
85 years and over 50,106 1.9 42,424 1.7 542,342 2.1

More information on Age (AGEP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Married 1,018,971 47.3 975,062 48.8 9,665,708 46.5
Separated 71,509 3.3 63,202 3.2 674,590 3.2
Divorced 190,493 8.8 167,358 8.4 1,831,952 8.8
Widowed 95,601 4.4 88,619 4.4 1,029,142 5.0
Never married 777,668 36.1 703,484 35.2 7,583,393 36.5

Note: In December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 came into effect enabling marriage equality for all couples. For 2021, registered marriages include all couples.

More information on Registered marital status (MSTP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over, usually resident and present in the household on Census night
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Registered marriage (a) 899,165 47.4 835,941 48.4 8,747,137 46.6
De facto marriage (b) 230,616 12.2 201,706 11.7 2,168,347 11.5
Not married 766,276 40.4 688,869 39.9 7,863,322 41.9

(a) In December 2017, amendments to the Marriage Act 1961 came into effect enabling marriage equality for all couples. For 2021, registered marriages include all couples.
(b) De facto marriage is when two people live together as partners who are not in a registered marriage. It includes people who report de facto, partner, common law husband/wife/spouse, lover, girlfriend or boyfriend.

More information on Social marital status (MDCP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Education

Type of educational institution attending
People attending an educational institution
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Preschool 45,452 5.6 30,252 3.9 484,185 6.3
Primary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Primary - Government 156,062 19.3 144,983 18.9 1,421,300 18.5
Primary - Catholic 36,691 4.5 36,861 4.8 396,758 5.2
Primary - other non-Government 29,429 3.6 28,046 3.7 254,043 3.3
Primary total (a) 222,555 27.6 209,893 27.4 2,075,224 27.0
Secondary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Secondary - Government 102,367 12.7 88,170 11.5 934,138 12.2
Secondary - Catholic 36,428 4.5 34,064 4.4 371,022 4.8
Secondary - other non-Government 36,831 4.6 34,778 4.5 322,314 4.2
Secondary total (b) 175,841 21.8 157,014 20.5 1,629,624 21.2
Tertiary  null  null  null  null  null  null
Tertiary - Vocational education (including TAFE and private training providers) 59,897 7.4 46,830 6.1 601,901 7.8
Tertiary - University or other higher education 112,067 13.9 106,811 13.9 1,185,450 15.4
Tertiary total (c) 172,239 21.3 153,643 20.0 1,789,994 23.3
Other 23,856 3.0 18,543 2.4 242,821 3.2
Not stated 167,197 20.7 197,646 25.8 1,456,618 19.0

(a) For 2021, includes Primary - not further defined.
(b) For 2021, includes Secondary - not further defined.
(c) For 2021, includes Tertiary - not further defined.

More information on Type of educational institution attending (TYPP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Cultural diversity

Ancestry, top responses
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
English 1,000,796 37.6 931,147 37.6 8,385,928 33.0
Australian 789,282 29.7 760,035 30.7 7,596,753 29.9
Irish 233,323 8.8 224,372 9.1 2,410,833 9.5
Scottish 232,541 8.7 214,153 8.7 2,176,777 8.6
Italian 137,255 5.2 122,944 5.0 1,108,364 4.4

Note 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 sum of all ancestry responses for an area will not equal the total number of people in the area.

Note 2: Calculated percentages represent a proportion of the number of people in the area (including those who did not state an ancestry).

More information on Ancestry multi response (ANCP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth, top responses
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 1,648,794 62.0 1,492,841 60.3 17,019,815 66.9
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 196,885 7.4 194,164 7.8 927,490 3.6
New Zealand 75,591 2.8 79,222 3.2 530,492 2.1
India 61,088 2.3 49,384 2.0 673,352 2.6
South Africa 44,889 1.7 41,008 1.7 189,207 0.7
Philippines 37,524 1.4 30,835 1.2 293,892 1.2

More information on Country of birth of person (BPLP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of parents
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Both parents born overseas 1,106,195 41.6 1,001,145 40.5 9,321,603 36.7
Father only born overseas 207,167 7.8 184,893 7.5 1,670,476 6.6
Mother only born overseas 165,635 6.2 144,215 5.8 1,257,942 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 1,008,229 37.9 947,978 38.3 11,663,577 45.9
Not stated 172,800 6.5 196,186 7.9 1,509,188 5.9

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for mother/father if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of parents (BPPP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of father, top stated responses
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 1,177,291 44.3 1,097,470 44.4 12,959,282 51.0
England 323,400 12.2 276,957 11.2 1,626,778 6.4
New Zealand 101,529 3.8 97,382 3.9 673,661 2.6
India 91,478 3.4 70,114 2.8 935,066 3.7
Italy 55,877 2.1 54,427 2.2 477,065 1.9

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for father if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of father (BPMP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Country of birth of mother, top stated responses
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Australia 1,220,120 45.9 1,140,421 46.1 13,383,605 52.6
England 306,911 11.5 265,520 10.7 1,488,479 5.9
New Zealand 95,298 3.6 94,115 3.8 650,743 2.6
India 89,467 3.4 68,964 2.8 917,541 3.6
South Africa 54,397 2.0 47,682 1.9 231,248 0.9

Note: For the 2021 Census, guidance was provided to respondents on how to answer for mother if their birth parent is unknown or they have same-sex parents.

More information on Country of birth of mother (BPFP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Religious affiliation, top responses
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
No Religion, so described 1,130,094 42.5 804,273 32.5 9,767,448 38.4
Catholic 496,847 18.7 530,362 21.4 5,075,907 20.0
Anglican 269,583 10.1 354,787 14.3 2,496,273 9.8
Not stated 200,210 7.5 244,025 9.9 1,751,052 6.9
Christian, nfd 89,919 3.4 83,677 3.4 688,440 2.7

Note: 'No Religion, so described' does not include those who reported Secular and Other Spiritual Beliefs such as Atheism, Agnosticism and Own Spiritual Beliefs.

For 2021 in Western Australia, Secular Beliefs and Other Spiritual Beliefs and No Religious Affiliation was the largest broad group religious group reported overall (46.4%) (excludes Not stated). The broad group level is the highest and most general level of the Australian Standard Classification of Religious Groups, 2016.

Note: 'Secular Beliefs and Other Spiritual Beliefs and No Religious Affiliation', comprises entities which are identifiable and useful groupings which, while not satisfying the criteria of a religion, are necessary to enable the capture of the full range of responses to questions on religious affiliation.

More information on Religious affiliation (RELP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Language used at home, top responses (other than English)
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Mandarin 51,751 1.9 47,846 1.9 685,274 2.7
Italian 25,432 1.0 29,397 1.2 228,042 0.9
Vietnamese 22,763 0.9 20,242 0.8 320,758 1.3
Punjabi 20,613 0.8 12,228 0.5 239,033 0.9
Cantonese 19,683 0.7 19,340 0.8 295,281 1.2
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
English only used at home 2,002,771 75.3 1,861,036 75.2 18,303,662 72.0
Households where a non-English language is used 204,514 21.2 181,017 20.9 2,295,688 24.8

More information on Language used at home (LANP)
Languages used at home data is based on place of usual residence
Households where a non-English language is used, is based on place of enumeration

Income and work

Median weekly incomes (a)
People aged 15 years and over
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Personal (b) $848 N/A $724 N/A $805 N/A
Family (c) $2,214 N/A $1,910 N/A $2,120 N/A
Household (d) $1,815 N/A $1,595 N/A $1,746 N/A

(a) Incomes are collected in ranges. The medians are then calculated using information from the Survey of Income and Housing.
(b) Excludes people aged 15 years and over who did not state their income.
(c) Excludes families where at least one family member aged 15 years and over did not state their income.
(d) Excludes households where at least one household member aged 15 years and over did not state their income.

More information on Total personal income (INCP), Total family income (FINF), Total household income (HIND)
Personal income data is based on place of usual residence
Family and household income data is based on place of enumeration

Unpaid work and care

Unpaid work and care
People aged 15 years and over
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Did unpaid domestic work (week before Census Night) 1,463,667 67.9 1,387,280 69.4 14,077,657 67.7
Provided unpaid care for child/children (during two weeks before Census Night) 614,554 28.5 568,404 28.5 5,471,756 26.3
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition or due to old age (during two weeks before Census Night) 231,378 10.7 196,324 9.8 2,476,681 11.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 343,566 15.9 379,579 19.0 2,933,646 14.1

More information on Unpaid domestic work (DOMP), Unpaid child care (CHCAREP), Unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, health condition, or due to old age (UNCAREP), Voluntary work for an organisation or group (VOLWP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Less than 5 hours 447,351 20.8 447,727 22.4 4,117,135 19.8
5 to 14 hours 583,533 27.1 521,734 26.1 5,663,904 27.3
15 to 29 hours 245,381 11.4 228,251 11.4 2,511,024 12.1
30 hours or more 187,413 8.7 189,569 9.5 1,785,591 8.6

Note: Measures the time spent during the week before the Census doing domestic work without pay for themselves and their household.

More information on Unpaid domestic work: number of hours (DOMP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Health

Type of long-term health condition
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Arthritis 202,847 7.6 N/A N/A 2,150,396 8.5
Asthma 195,300 7.3 N/A N/A 2,068,020 8.1
Cancer (including remission) 72,864 2.7 N/A N/A 732,152 2.9
Dementia (including Alzheimer's) 17,612 0.7 N/A N/A 189,162 0.7
Diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes) 117,182 4.4 N/A N/A 1,198,721 4.7
Heart disease (including heart attack or angina) 94,523 3.6 N/A N/A 999,096 3.9
Kidney disease 20,352 0.8 N/A N/A 231,777 0.9
Lung condition (including COPD or emphysema) 42,087 1.6 N/A N/A 441,109 1.7
Mental health condition (including depression or anxiety) 220,581 8.3 N/A N/A 2,231,543 8.8
Stroke 21,573 0.8 N/A N/A 234,609 0.9
Any other long-term health condition(s) 196,431 7.4 N/A N/A 2,041,929 8.0
No long-term health condition(s) 1,629,249 61.2 N/A N/A 15,292,718 60.2
Not stated 235,428 8.9 N/A N/A 2,066,251 8.1

Note 1: Respondents had the option of reporting multiple long-term health conditions. Therefore, the sum of all long-term health condition responses for an area will not equal the total number of people in the area.

Note 2: Calculated percentages represent a proportion of the number of people in the area (including those who did not answer the long-term health conditions question).

Note 3: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Long-term health conditions is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Type of long-term health condition (LTHP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Count of selected long-term health conditions
All people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None of the selected conditions 1,730,753 65.1 N/A N/A 16,302,537 64.1
One condition 483,681 18.2 N/A N/A 4,791,516 18.8
Two conditions 142,068 5.3 N/A N/A 1,490,344 5.9
Three or more conditions 68,082 2.6 N/A N/A 772,142 3.0
Not stated 235,428 8.9 N/A N/A 2,066,251 8.1

Note 1: Selected long-term health conditions include arthritis, asthma, cancer (including remission), dementia (including Alzheimer's), diabetes (excluding gestational diabetes), heart disease (including heart attack or angina), kidney disease, lung condition (including COPD or emphysema), mental health condition (including depression or anxiety) and stroke. Other long-term health conditions are not included in this count.

Note 2: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Long-term health conditions is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Count of selected long-term health conditions (CLTHP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Australian Defence Force service

Australian Defence Force Service
People aged 15 years and over
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Currently serving 6,905 0.3 N/A N/A 84,865 0.4
Previously served (and not currently serving) 55,507 2.6 N/A N/A 496,276 2.4
Has never served 1,948,313 90.4 N/A N/A 18,954,152 91.2
Not stated 143,513 6.7 N/A N/A 1,249,493 6.0

Note 1: Australian Defence Force Service includes service in the Regular and/or Reserves service. Includes Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army, Royal Australian Air Force, Second Australian Imperial Force, National Service and NORFORCE. Excludes service for non-Australian defence forces.

Note 2: 2016 comparison data is not available for this table. Service with the Australian Defence Force is a new question for the 2021 Census.

More information on Australian Defence Force service (ADFP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Families

Family composition
People aged 15 years and over
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Couple family without children 272,493 38.8 247,840 38.5 2,608,834 38.8
Couple family with children 313,666 44.6 292,131 45.3 2,944,140 43.7
One parent family 106,035 15.1 93,346 14.5 1,068,268 15.9
Other family 10,930 1.6 10,871 1.7 108,941 1.6

More information on Family composition (FMCF)
Table based on place of enumeration

Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male N/A 20.1 N/A 18.3 N/A 19.6
Female N/A 79.9 N/A 81.7 N/A 80.4

More information on Sex of lone parent (SLPP)
Table based on place of enumeration

Dwellings

Dwelling count
Private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Occupied private dwellings 964,734 89.1 866,777 86.7 9,275,217 89.9
Unoccupied private dwellings 118,109 10.9 132,870 13.3 1,043,776 10.1

More information on Dwelling type (DWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Separate house 769,038 79.7 685,825 79.1 6,710,582 72.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 125,450 13.0 122,562 14.1 1,168,860 12.6
Flat or apartment 62,360 6.5 49,082 5.7 1,319,095 14.2
Other dwelling 5,858 0.6 6,322 0.7 54,711 0.6

More information on Dwelling structure (STRD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None (includes studio apartments or bedsitters) 2,557 0.3 2,451 0.3 44,864 0.5
1 bedroom 35,236 3.7 30,044 3.5 488,681 5.3
2 bedrooms 121,450 12.6 107,033 12.3 1,768,530 19.1
3 bedrooms 361,327 37.5 327,660 37.8 3,617,803 39.0
4 or more bedrooms 431,241 44.7 381,321 44.0 3,224,351 34.8
Number of bedrooms not stated 12,919 1.3 18,267 2.1 130,989 1.4
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.3 N/A 3.3 N/A 3.1 N/A
Average number of people per household 2.5 N/A 2.6 N/A 2.5 N/A

More information on Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD), Number of persons usually resident in dwelling (NPRD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Number of registered motor vehicles
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
None 47,107 4.9 42,620 4.9 673,969 7.3
1 motor vehicle 327,859 34.0 274,200 31.6 3,353,737 36.2
2 motor vehicles 376,783 39.1 337,351 38.9 3,366,738 36.3
3 or more vehicles 199,811 20.7 186,678 21.5 1,745,924 18.8
Number of motor vehicles not stated 13,179 1.4 25,932 3.0 134,848 1.5

Note: Motor vehicles excludes motorbikes, motor scooters and heavy motor vehicles.

More information on Number of registered motor vehicles (VEHD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Housing

Household composition
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Family households 686,949 71.2 629,878 72.7 6,542,648 70.5
Single (or lone) person households 245,193 25.4 204,206 23.6 2,370,742 25.6
Group households 32,591 3.4 32,690 3.8 361,822 3.9

More information on Household composition (HHCD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Tenure type
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Owned outright 281,327 29.2 247,053 28.5 2,872,331 31.0
Owned with a mortgage (a) 385,629 40.0 344,017 39.7 3,242,449 35.0
Rented (b) 263,826 27.3 235,557 27.2 2,842,378 30.6
Other tenure type (c) 20,648 2.1 19,333 2.2 181,518 2.0
Tenure type not stated 13,303 1.4 20,821 2.4 136,538 1.5

(a) Includes dwellings purchased under a shared equity scheme.
(b) Excludes dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.
(c) Comprises dwellings occupied rent free, occupied under a life tenure scheme and other tenure type.

More information on Tenure type (TEND)
Table based on place of enumeration

Household income
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households)
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Less than $650 total household weekly income (a) N/A 16.3 N/A 18.3 N/A 16.5
More than $3,000 total household weekly income (a) N/A 25.6 N/A 19.2 N/A 24.3

(a) Percentages (%) exclude dwellings with 'Partial income stated' or 'All incomes not stated.'

More information on Total household income (weekly) (HIND)
Table based on place of enumeration

Rent weekly payments
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) being rented
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median rent (a) 340 N/A 350 N/A 375 N/A
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Renter households where rent payments are less than or equal to 30% of household income (b) 157,934 59.9 126,141 53.6 1,667,080 58.7
Renter households with rent payments greater than 30% of household income (b) 74,615 28.3 78,532 33.3 915,317 32.2
Unable to determine (c) 31,280 11.9 30,882 13.1 259,992 9.1

(a) Median rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.
(b) The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats, as applicable households included in this calculation have changed. For details on how Household income is derived please refer to RAID.
(c) Unable to determine includes those households in which income and/or housing costs were not, or were only partially stated, by persons in the household.

More information on Rent payments (weekly) (RNTD), Rent affordability indicator (RAID)
Table based on place of enumeration

Mortgage monthly repayments
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) owned with a mortgage or purchased under a shared equity scheme
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median mortgage repayments 1,842 N/A 1,993 N/A 1,863 N/A
 null  null  null  null  null  null  null
Owner with mortgage households where mortgage repayments are less than or equal to 30% of household income (a) 277,901 72.1 223,186 64.9 2,398,902 74.0
Owner with mortgage households with mortgage repayments greater than 30% of household income (a) 50,192 13.0 68,356 19.9 468,817 14.5
Unable to determine (b) 57,539 14.9 52,473 15.3 374,734 11.6

(a) The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats, as applicable households included in this calculation have changed. For details on how Household income is derived please refer to MAID.
(b) Unable to determine includes those households in which income and/or housing costs were not, or were only partially stated, by persons in the household.

More information on Mortgage repayments (monthly) (MRED), Mortgage affordability indicator (MAID)
Table based on place of enumeration

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples

People characteristics
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Male 44,716 50.4 38,022 50.0 403,709 49.7
Female 43,985 49.6 37,959 50.0 409,025 50.3
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Median age 24 N/A 23 N/A 24 N/A

More information on Sex (SEXP), Indigenous status (INGP)
Table based on place of usual residence

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Average number of people per household 3.2 N/A 3.3 N/A 3.1 N/A
Average number of people per bedroom 1 N/A 1 N/A 1 N/A
Median weekly household income (a) 1,480 N/A 1,210 N/A 1,507 N/A

(a) Excludes households where at least one person aged 15 years and over in the household did not state their income.

More information on Number of bedrooms in a private dwelling (BEDD), Household composition (HHCD), Total household income (HIND), Indigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings (excl. visitor only and other non-classifiable households) where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Western Australia, 2021 % Western Australia, 2021 Western Australia, 2016 % Western Australia, 2016 Australia, 2021 % Australia, 2021
Median weekly rent (a) 260 N/A 225 N/A 300 N/A
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 N/A 1,830 N/A 1,721 N/A

(a) Median rent calculations exclude dwellings being occupied rent-free. The 2016 figure presented above is conceptually comparable with the 2021 data, however this is not comparable with historical QuickStats as dwellings being occupied rent-free were included in the rented categories.

More information on Rent weekly payments (RNTD), Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED), Indigenous household indicator (INGDWTD)
Table based on place of enumeration

Please note that there are small random adjustments 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 table totals.