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City of Perth

Market characteristics

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

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

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

Key statistics of local residents
City of Perth20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents25,027100.0100.016,720100.0100.0+8,307
Males13,12652.550.09,26755.450.3+3,859
Females11,90047.650.07,45344.649.7+4,447
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,4325.719.38625.219.7+570
15 - 24 years4,85719.412.52,85517.113.7+2,002
25 - 54 years14,27257.042.89,81158.743.0+4,461
55 - 64 Years2,0768.311.41,78010.611.4+296
65 years and over2,3949.614.01,4128.412.3+982
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school3911.68.51971.28.4+194
Secondary school3291.36.31731.05.5+156
TAFE8223.31.94762.82.2+346
University4,20516.84.31,77510.64.1+2,430
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born13,67454.632.28,61451.530.5+5,060
Speaks language other than English at home9,66538.617.55,16430.914.5+4,501
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,3105.22.56684.02.1+642
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree9,61540.820.55,99337.817.5+3,622
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,9978.58.91,3478.58.1+650
Certificate level1,9818.420.41,5019.519.5+480
No qualification5,90925.038.93,91324.743.3+1,996
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,00718.916.2--------
$650 to $1,4992,16120.426.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,56924.222.4--------
$2,500 or more 2,71825.723.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned1,49512.327.31,03711.328.7+458
Purchasing1,93916.036.91,58717.435.5+352
Renting6,59554.426.84,96154.328.1+1,634
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house3522.476.52152.078.1+137
Medium house1,86912.717.31,0129.316.0+857
High density12,20182.74.09,40386.43.7+2,798

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

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