Perth Inner City Region

Market characteristics

Perth Inner City Region 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 Perth Inner City Region's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Perth Inner City Region'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

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Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Perth Inner City Region20162011Change
NameNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents132,469100.0100.0121,439100.0100.0+11,030
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years16,74212.619.315,32812.619.7+1,414
15 - 24 years18,62114.112.519,01915.713.7-398
25 - 54 years66,39850.142.860,05649.543.0+6,342
55 - 64 Years13,60610.311.412,56310.311.4+1,043
65 years and over17,11512.914.014,47311.912.3+2,642
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school6,9435.28.55,8934.98.4+1,050
Secondary school5,2253.96.34,3233.65.5+902
Total overseas born52,41239.632.247,49739.130.5+4,915
Speaks language other than English at home34,02425.717.528,75023.714.5+5,274
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all4,7423.62.54,1783.42.1+564
Bachelor or higher degree42,92837.120.535,15533.117.5+7,773
Advanced Diploma or Diploma10,5829.18.99,6749.18.1+908
Certificate level13,78711.920.412,53411.819.5+1,253
No qualification33,25828.738.934,32932.443.3-1,071
Household income--------------
Nill to $6499,09117.016.2--------
$650 to $1,49911,74222.026.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44911,77122.122.4--------
$2,500 or more 15,32228.723.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house26,30039.176.526,20842.478.1+92
Medium house20,29430.217.317,61128.516.0+2,683
High density19,88329.64.017,53028.43.7+2,353

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,

Perth Inner City Region

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