City of Wanneroo

Market characteristics

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

More detailed information about the City of Wanneroo'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 Wanneroo20162011Change
NameNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents188,212100.0100.0152,083100.0100.0+36,129
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years43,20723.019.337,10224.419.7+6,105
15 - 24 years26,23113.912.521,40314.113.7+4,828
25 - 54 years83,40044.342.867,06744.143.0+16,333
55 - 64 Years16,7058.911.413,0418.611.4+3,664
65 years and over18,6719.914.013,4708.912.3+5,201
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school19,08910.18.515,91110.58.4+3,178
Secondary school14,0527.56.310,1236.75.5+3,929
Total overseas born77,01140.932.260,34439.730.5+16,667
Speaks language other than English at home38,16920.317.526,87517.714.5+11,294
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all6,2753.32.54,7233.12.1+1,552
Bachelor or higher degree21,35114.720.513,63911.917.5+7,712
Advanced Diploma or Diploma13,8659.68.99,6038.48.1+4,262
Certificate level34,43323.720.426,54723.119.5+7,886
No qualification61,59442.538.953,99147.043.3+7,603
Household income--------------
Nill to $6498,17213.216.2--------
$650 to $1,49915,90025.726.0--------
$1,500 to $2,44916,12026.122.4--------
$2,500 or more 14,22323.023.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house62,31888.676.550,71290.078.1+11,606
Medium house7,61510.817.35,2099.216.0+2,406
High density670.14.0580.13.7+9

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 Wanneroo

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