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 - July 2017 16,101
Number of Electors 10,147
Area 10.3 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 (2016 Census)

Our Community Information
Population 15,092
Median age 39

Children 0-14

Adults 15-64

Adults 65 and over

17.9%

66.3%

15.8%

Aboriginal People 383 persons - 2.5%

People born in Australia

People born Overseas

65%

35%

The most common ancestries

English 28.2%

Australian 23%

Irish 8.4%

Scottish 7.2%

Italian 4.2%

English only at home 79.3%  The next most common languages spoken are: Italian, Mandarin, Vietnamese, French and Cantonese
Average number of people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,508
Unemployment rate 3.6%
Internet accessed from dwelling 83.2%
Household tenure

Owned outright 29.7%

Owned with a mortgage 39.3%

Rented 28.1%

Separate house 79%
Semi-detached or town house 16.7%
Flat or apartment 4.1%
Couple family with children 41.9%
Couple family without children 38.4%
One parent family 17.6%
Family household 67.3%
Single person household 28.6%
Group household 4.1%

Statistics provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics