City of South Perth

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the City of South Perth'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 South Perth20162011Change
NameNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents41,989100.0100.040,738100.0100.0+1,251
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years6,09914.519.35,84214.319.7+257
15 - 24 years6,32315.112.56,96417.113.7-641
25 - 54 years17,78242.442.817,42342.843.0+359
55 - 64 Years5,15812.311.45,01312.311.4+145
65 years and over6,62315.814.05,49613.512.3+1,127
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,7006.48.52,3295.78.4+371
Secondary school2,4955.96.32,1355.25.5+360
Total overseas born15,10836.032.214,48835.630.5+620
Speaks language other than English at home9,25422.017.58,26620.314.5+988
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1,0522.52.59112.22.1+141
Bachelor or higher degree13,63838.020.511,79333.817.5+1,845
Advanced Diploma or Diploma3,3149.28.93,2729.48.1+42
Certificate level4,11811.520.43,91511.219.5+203
No qualification11,00030.638.911,99634.443.3-996
Household income--------------
Nill to $6492,78316.816.2--------
$650 to $1,4993,78922.826.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4493,34020.122.4--------
$2,500 or more 5,03430.323.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house9,42646.776.59,48348.078.1-57
Medium house8,60342.617.37,20936.516.0+1,394
High density2,07110.34.03,05315.53.7-982

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 South Perth

economic profile