Greater Perth, Western Australia – People
Total population
2011
1,728,867
2006
1,512,105
Population growth
14.3%
Indigenous population
1.6%
1.5%
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Males – 49.6%
Male – 49.4%
Females – 50.4%
Female – 50.6%
80.0%
82.8%
34.6%
30.8%
Australia – 59.6%
Australia – 61.9%
England – 9.5%
England – 9.9%
New Zealand – 3.1%
New Zealand – 2.4%
Only English – 77.8%
Only English – 80.4%
Italian – 1.6%
Italian – 2.0%
Mandarin – 1.5%
Mandarin – 1.1%
No religion – 25.1%
Catholic – 24.6%
Catholic – 24.5%
No religion – 22.2%
Anglican – 18.5%
Anglican – 20.2%
Married – 48.7%
Married – 49.3%
Never married – 35.4%
Never married – 33.9%
Separated or divorced – 11.2%
Separated or divorced – 11.6%
Individual – $669
Individual – $507
Household – $1,459
Household – $1,078
Family –$1,781
Family – $1,283
Couple with children – 46.0%
Couple with children – 45.3%
Couple without children – 37.9%
Couple without children – 37.6%
One parent families – 14.6%
One parent families – 15.1%
Median age
Sex
Hold Australian
citizenship
Born overseas
Country of birth
Languages spoken at
home
Religious affiliation
Registered marital
status (over 15 years
old)
Median income (weekly)
Family composition
Greater Perth, Western Australia – Dwellings
Total dwellings
Occupied private
dwellings
Dwelling structure
Tenure
Household composition
Median household rent
(weekly)
Median household
mortgage repayments
(monthly)
Average people per
household
Average people per
bedroom
2011
2006
726,886
642,725
659,779
586,608
Separate house – 76.7%
Separate house – 77.5%
Flat/Unit/Apartment – 10.3%
Flat/Unit/Apartment – 9.8%
Semi-detached – 12.4%
Semi-detached – 12.1%
Owned outright – 29.3%
Owned outright – 31.3%
Owned with mortgage – 39.8%
Owned with mortgage – 39.3%
Rented – 27.6%
Single/multi-family household –
72.1%
Lone person household – 23.6%
Rented – 25.7%
Single/multi-family household –
71.3%
Lone person household – 25.0%
Group household – 4.3%
Group household – 3.8%
$320
$180
$2,000
$1,300
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2.5
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Key Points
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The population of Greater Perth has increased from 1,512,105 in 2006 to 1,728,867 in 2011, an
increase of 216,762 people.
The proportion of the overseas born population increased from 30.8 per cent in 2006 to 34.6 per
cent in 2011.
Median household weekly rent has increased from $180 in 2006 to $320 in 2011, an increase of
$140 per week.
Median household monthly mortgage repayments have increased from $1,300 in 2006 to $2,000
in 2011, an increase of $700.
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– People Greater Perth, Western Australia