City of Fremantle

Market characteristics

The City of Fremantle has a lower 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 City of Fremantle's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

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

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
City of Fremantle20162011Change
NameNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents28,893100.0100.026,584100.0100.0+2,309
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years4,09514.219.33,94814.919.7+147
15 - 24 years2,8729.912.52,87610.813.7-4
25 - 54 years12,81744.342.811,74644.243.0+1,071
55 - 64 Years3,88913.511.43,63113.711.4+258
65 years and over5,21418.014.04,38316.512.3+831
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,7155.98.51,6906.48.4+25
Secondary school1,3424.66.31,0463.95.5+296
Total overseas born8,69330.132.28,30531.230.5+388
Speaks language other than English at home4,24014.717.54,02115.114.5+219
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all6672.32.57102.72.1-43
Bachelor or higher degree8,31233.520.56,62329.317.5+1,689
Advanced Diploma or Diploma2,1788.88.91,9618.78.1+217
Certificate level3,52814.220.43,22914.319.5+299
No qualification7,74831.338.98,06835.643.3-320
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,44220.716.2--------
$650 to $1,4992,61822.226.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,25919.222.4--------
$2,500 or more 3,08226.223.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house8,38157.776.58,11260.278.1+269
Medium house4,18528.817.33,71127.616.0+474
High density1,64311.34.01,3139.83.7+330

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

City of Fremantle

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