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Perth Metropolitan Area

Additional areas

Perth Metropolitan Area has a total population of 1,728,362 and 726,819 dwellings in 2011.

Additional areas are summary profiles that present a sub-set of socio-demographic information and are designed for areas which have too small a population for detailed profiling.

Please note that these are summary tables that include selected statistics drawn from the 2011 Census. Therefore the sum of these selected components may not equal the totals given in these tables.

Perth Metropolitan Area summary profile, 2011
NameNumber%Greater Perth %
Population Summary----0.0
Total Population1,728,362100.0100.0
Males858,02049.649.6
Females870,34250.450.4
Australian citizens1,383,47480.080.0
Eligible voters (citizens 18+)1,048,11460.660.6
Indigenous population27,1261.61.6
Australian-born1,033,13559.859.7
Speaks language other than English at home287,88016.716.7
Overseas-born593,49834.334.4
Needs assistance due to age or disability61,5283.63.6
Age Structure----0.0
Babies and pre-schoolers (0 to 4)114,9296.66.6
Primary schoolers (5 to 11)150,1948.78.7
Secondary schoolers (12 to 17)136,6697.97.9
Tertiary education/independence (18 to 24)176,69110.210.2
Young workforce (25 to 34)253,80814.714.7
Parents and homebuilders (35 to 49)372,99921.621.6
Older workers & pre-retirees (50 to 59)214,29012.412.4
Empty nesters and retirees (60 to 69)158,6809.29.2
Seniors (70 to 84)121,8077.07.0
Frail aged (85 and over)28,0661.61.6
Total Population1,728,362100.0100.0
Household Types----0.0
Couples with children208,94531.731.6
Couples without children169,11825.625.7
One parent families65,2639.99.9
Lone person households148,17122.522.4
Group households26,6274.04.0
Total households (inc. non-classifiable)659,675100.0100.0
Religion----0.0
Christian religions1,009,77058.458.4
Non Christian religions118,4776.96.9
No Religion433,55225.125.1
Not stated151,9378.88.8
Total persons (inc. non-classifiable)1,728,648100.0100.0
Education----0.0
Attending pre-school or primary school166,8909.79.6
Attending secondary school98,4675.75.7
Attending university or TAFE institution124,0947.27.2
Total persons (including those not attending)1,728,679100.0100.0
Labour Force----0.0
Employed859,83895.495.2
Unemployed41,1804.64.8
Total labour force901,01864.564.5
Not in the labour force413,66729.629.6
Total persons aged 15+ (inc. Not Stated)1,397,309100.0100.0
Dwelling Summary----0.0
Separate houses557,13376.776.7
Medium and high density164,66022.722.7
Other dwellings (inc. Caravans, houseboats)3,7540.50.5
Occupied private dwellings659,83290.890.8
Unoccupied Dwellings66,1089.19.1
Non private dwellings8790.10.1
Total dwellings726,819100.0100.0
Housing Tenure----0.0
Owned185,42028.128.1
Purchasing250,84238.038.0
Renting176,06526.726.7
Total households (inc. not stated and other)659,635100.0100.0
Household Income----0.0
Less than $600 (low)113,25517.917.9
$600 to $1,249 (lower middle)129,98620.520.5
$1,250 to $1,999 (upper middle)114,22218.018.0
$2,000 or more (high)199,31331.431.5
Incomes not stated77,51112.212.2
Total households634,287100.0100.0
Internet Connection----0.0
Broadband connection462,39670.170.1
Dial-up connection19,2282.92.9
Other connection26,5214.04.0
No connection104,38715.815.8
Not stated47,1637.17.1
Total households659,695100.0100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011.
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