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.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale20162011Change
NameNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents26,833100.0100.017,746100.0100.0+9,087
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years6,39623.819.34,17223.519.7+2,224
15 - 24 years3,49113.012.52,41413.613.7+1,077
25 - 54 years11,88144.342.87,52242.443.0+4,359
55 - 64 Years2,6179.811.42,03811.511.4+579
65 years and over2,4459.114.01,6009.012.3+845
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,70210.18.51,82410.38.4+878
Secondary school1,7986.76.31,1506.55.5+648
Total overseas born6,78025.332.24,10623.130.5+2,674
Speaks language other than English at home2,4489.117.57464.214.5+1,702
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2520.92.5680.42.1+184
Bachelor or higher degree2,29711.220.51,2038.917.5+1,094
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,7958.88.99867.38.1+809
Certificate level5,68927.820.43,47125.619.5+2,218
No qualification8,51941.738.96,45147.543.3+2,068
Household income--------------
Nill to $6497789.216.2--------
$650 to $1,4992,04124.126.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,44128.822.4--------
$2,500 or more 2,11525.023.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house9,42698.176.56,35198.778.1+3,075
Medium house1261.317.3460.716.0+80
High density0--4.00--3.7--

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,

Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

economic profile