Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleEconomic profile
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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Market characteristics

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Western Australia.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale20112006Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents17,746100.0100.012,895100.0100.0+4,851
Males9,01850.850.36,62051.349.8+2,398
Females8,72849.249.76,27548.750.2+2,453
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years4,17223.519.73,02023.420.2+1,152
15 - 24 years2,41413.613.71,57312.214.1+841
25 - 54 years7,52242.443.05,58443.342.8+1,938
55 - 64 Years2,03811.511.41,58712.310.9+451
65 years and over1,6009.012.31,1318.812.0+469
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,82410.38.41,43511.18.7+389
Secondary school1,1506.55.59357.35.9+215
TAFE3892.22.22822.22.1+107
University4042.34.12101.63.7+194
Overseas born--------------
Total overseas born4,10623.130.53,02023.427.1+1,086
Non-English speaking backgrounds8805.014.26304.911.9+250
Speaks another language and English well or very well3,22618.216.32,39018.515.2+836
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,2038.917.57527.614.4+451
Certificate level3,47125.619.52,25022.817.6+1,221
No qualification6,45147.543.35,04251.146.8+1,409
Household income--------------
Nil to $59975513.318.6--------
$600 to $1,2491,04018.321.0--------
$1,250 to $1,999 1,16320.517.9--------
$2,000 or more 1,85232.630.1--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,56826.828.71,39432.730.2+174
Purchasing3,14353.835.52,10449.435.1+1,039
Renting84414.428.153912.726.0+305
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house6,35198.778.14,48697.878.6+1,865
Medium house460.716.0691.515.9-23
High density00.03.700.03.20

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

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