Statistics

Some facts and figures about the Town.

Town Profile

Town Profile Information
Location North-East Metropolitan Area of Perth
Federal Seat of Perth Mr Tim Hammond MP
State Seat of Bassendean Mr Dave Kelly MLA
East Metropolitan Region - Legislative Council
Estimated Residential Population 2015 16,101
Number of Electors 10,147
Area 11 sq km
Length of roads 95 km (all sealed)
Total Rates Levied $ 12,610,600
Total Revenue $ 22,436,009
6 Councillors (7 Councillors from October 2017)
Councillor elected Mayor

Our Community (2015 Census)

Our Community Information
Population 16,101
Median age 38
Over 60+ years 20.7%
Aboriginal 357 persons 3.0%
Australian Citizens 85%
Born Overseas 34%
English only at home 82%, Next most common languages spoken being: Italian, Vietnamese, Croatian and Tagalog (Filipino)
Median weekly income (Individual) $631
Median weekly income (Household) $1,277
Median weekly income (Family) $1,620
Unemployment rate 3.6%* (2006 Census)
Used computer in last week 39%* (2006 Census)
Own or buying home 67%* (2006 Census)
Single houses 83%
Semi-detached, row, town houses 13%
Flat or unit 4%
Couples with children 42%
Couples only 37%
Sole parent 19%
Households family 66%
Lone persons 28%
Group living 4%

Statistics provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics