WA Demographics and LocalStats

Western Australia is a state of Australia. It's capital city is Perth.

In the 2011 census the population of Western Australia was 2,239,170 and is comprised of approximately 49.7% females and 50.3% males.

The median/average age of the population of Western Australia is 36 years of age.

62.9% of people living in the state of Western Australia were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were 10.3% United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man, 3.2% New Zealand, 1.6% South Africa, 1.3% India, 1.1% Malaysia, 0.9% Italy, 0.8% Philippines, 0.7% China , 0.6% Ireland.

79.3% of people living in Western Australia speak English only. The other top languages spoken are 6.2% Language spoken at home not stated, 2.5% Other, 1.4% Italian, 1.3% Mandarin, 0.8% Cantonese, 0.7% Vietnamese, 0.5% Arabic, 0.4% Australian Indigenous Languages , 0.4% Indonesian.

The religious makeup of Western Australia is 25.5% No religion, 23.6% Catholic, 18.8% Anglican, 9.7% Religious affiliation not stated, 3.3% Uniting Church, 2.8% Christian, nfd, 2.2% Presbyterian and Reformed, 2.1% Buddhism, 1.9% Baptist, 1.7% Islam.

48.7% of people are married, 35.3% have never married and 8.4% are divorced and 3.0% are separated. There are 83174 widowed people living in Western Australia.

60.7% of the people living in Western Australia over the age of 15 and who identify as being in the labour force are employed full time, 28.1% are working on a part time basis. Western Australia has an unemployment rate of 4.7%.

The main occupations of people living in Western Australia are 19.9% Professionals, 16.7% Technicians & trades workers, 14.4% Clerical & administrative workers, 12.2% Managers, 9.7% Labourers, 9.4% Community & personal service workers, 8.6% Sales workers, 7.6% Machinery operators & drivers, 1.5% Occupation inadequately described/ Not stated.

The main industries people from Western Australia work in are 10.4% Health care and social assistance, 10.2% Construction, 10.1% Retail trade, 8.2% Manufacturing, 8.0% Education and training, 7.2% Professional, scientific and technical services, 6.2% Public administration and safety, 6.2% Mining, 5.9% Accommodation and food services.

29.5% of homes are fully owned, and 37.8% are in the process of being purchased by home loan mortgage. 29.2% of homes are rented.

The median individual income is $662 per week and the median household income is $1415 per week.

The median rent in Western Australia is $300 per week and the median mortgage repayment is $1950 per month.

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