Australia
Population
Type Number
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Population 1,943,858 396,857
Population density (Persons/sqkm)
Type Number
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Population density (Persons/sqkm) 303 168.3
Age groups
Type Percentage
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
0-4 years 6.5% 6.8%
5-14 years 12.5% 12.0%
15-19 years 6.2% 6.2%
20-24 years 6.9% 7.9%
25-34 years 15.8% 16.6%
35-44 years 14.0% 14.7%
45-54 years 13.3% 12.8%
55-64 years 11.0% 10.4%
65-74 years 7.8% 7.4%
75-84 years 4.2% 3.6%
85 years and over 1.8% 1.6%
Age groups
Type Number
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
0-4 years 126,713 26,782
5-14 years 243,617 47,659
15-19 years 120,129 24,468
20-24 years 133,434 31,354
25-34 years 306,680 66,008
35-44 years 272,610 58,298
45-54 years 258,693 50,915
55-64 years 212,965 41,426
65-74 years 152,368 29,428
75-84 years 82,007 14,352
85 years and over 34,652 6,155
Median age
Type Number
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Median age 36 35
Indigenous people
Type Number
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Indigenous people 31,214 6,476
Indigenous people (Percentage of population)
Type Percentage
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Indigenous people (Percentage of population) 1.6% 1.6%
Citizenship, Place of Birth and Language
Type Percentage
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Born in Australia 57.3% 68.0%
Born Elsewhere 36.1% 26.5%
Language spoken at home: English only 73.5% 72.7%
Language spoken at home: Other language 20.1% 21.8%
Australian citizen 78.3% 84.6%
Citizenship, Place of Birth and Language
Type Number
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Born in Australia 1,113,290 269,693
Born Elsewhere 702,545 105,039
Language spoken at home: English only 1,428,821 288,639
Language spoken at home: Other language 390,963 86,585
Australian citizen 1,521,235 335,575
Registered marital status (15 years and over)
Type Percentage
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Married 49.0% 47.9%
Separated 3.0% 2.5%
Divorced 8.2% 7.8%
Widowed 4.4% 3.9%
Never married 35.4% 37.8%
Registered marital status (15 years and over)
Type Number
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Married 770,357 154,526
Separated 47,568 8,118
Divorced 129,401 25,272
Widowed 69,549 12,530
Never married 556,668 121,971
Ancestry top responses
Type Percentage
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Australian 21.0% 23.1%
Australian Aboriginal 0.2% 0.2%
Chinese 3.8% 4.1%
Croatian 0.7% 0.8%
Dutch 1.4% 1.2%
English 27.7% 23.9%
Filipino 1.1% 0.9%
French 0.5% 0.5%
German 2.1% 3.2%
Greek 0.5% 0.9%
Hungarian 0.2% 0.3%
Indian 2.5% 2.6%
Irish 6.8% 9.4%
Italian 4.0% 2.4%
Korean 0.3% 0.5%
Lebanese 0.1% 0.3%
Macedonian 0.4% 0.2%
Maltese 0.2% 0.3%
Maori 0.8% 0.2%
New Zealander 1.0% 0.5%
Polish 0.7% 0.8%
Russian 0.2% 0.3%
Scottish 6.4% 7.3%
Serbian 0.2% 0.3%
South African 1.0% 0.3%
Spanish 0.4% 0.5%
Sri Lankan 0.3% 0.5%
Turkish 0.1% 0.1%
Vietnamese 0.8% 0.9%
Welsh 0.7% 0.6%
Others 9.1% 9.0%
Ancestry not stated 5.1% 4.2%
Ancestry top responses
Type Number
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Australian 549,235 127,124
Australian Aboriginal 4,600 1,059
Chinese 99,229 22,445
Croatian 16,875 4,617
Dutch 37,392 6,491
English 722,500 131,873
Filipino 28,445 4,954
French 13,075 2,578
German 55,298 17,611
Greek 13,548 4,780
Hungarian 4,350 1,747
Indian 64,933 14,543
Irish 178,256 51,554
Italian 103,773 12,968
Korean 7,716 2,780
Lebanese 2,913 1,391
Macedonian 9,197 1,085
Maltese 3,901 1,642
Maori 20,879 977
New Zealander 25,119 2,650
Polish 17,417 4,183
Russian 5,196 1,657
Scottish 167,460 40,120
Serbian 6,161 1,711
South African 24,999 1,526
Spanish 9,886 2,777
Sri Lankan 7,523 2,624
Turkish 2,279 495
Vietnamese 20,790 4,932
Welsh 18,304 3,058
Others 238,239 49,754
Ancestry not stated 132,434 23,296
Language spoken at home
Type Percentage
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Afrikaans 0.6% 0.2%
Australian Indigenous Languages 0.0% 0.0%
Arabic 0.7% 0.8%
Bengali 0.2% 0.5%
Cantonese 1.0% 1.0%
Croatian 0.3% 0.6%
Dutch 0.2% 0.2%
Filipino 0.4% 0.3%
French 0.4% 0.5%
Greek 0.2% 0.6%
German 0.4% 0.5%
Hindi 0.5% 0.9%
Indones 0.5% 0.3%
Italian 1.4% 0.8%
Japanese 0.3% 0.3%
Korean 0.3% 0.6%
Language spoken at home not stated 6.4% 5.5%
Mandarin 2.4% 3.1%
Maltese 0.0% 0.0%
Macedonian 0.3% 0.2%
Other Southeast Asian Austronesian languages 0.3% 0.1%
Other Indo-Aryan languages 0.6% 0.6%
Other Chinese 0.2% 0.2%
Other languages 3.9% 3.7%
Punjabi 0.6% 0.6%
Persian 0.3% 0.2%
Polish 0.3% 0.3%
Russian 0.2% 0.2%
Samoan 0.0% 0.1%
Serbian 0.3% 0.3%
Sinhale 0.2% 0.4%
Spanish 0.5% 0.8%
Tagalog 0.6% 0.4%
Tamil 0.3% 0.5%
Thai 0.3% 0.3%
Turkish 0.1% 0.1%
Urdu 0.3% 0.6%
Vietnamese 1% 1.1%
Language spoken at home
Type Number
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Afrikaans 11,393 651
Australian Indigenous Languages 747 124
Arabic 13,733 3,029
Bengali 3,071 1,941
Cantonese 18,830 3,854
Croatian 5,282 2,272
Dutch 4,224 585
Filipino 8,051 1,304
French 8,566 2,047
Greek 4,536 2,436
German 7,562 1,913
Hindi 10,166 3,642
Indones 10,119 1,325
Italian 26,759 3,247
Japanese 5,403 1,116
Korean 6,630 2,367
Language spoken at home not stated 124,074 21,631
Mandarin 45,658 12,395
Maltese 351 153
Macedonian 5,632 593
Other Southeast Asian Austronesian languages 6,250 520
Other Indo-Aryan languages 11,589 2,186
Other Chinese 4,208 953
Other languages 75,058 14,741
Punjabi 11,782 2,215
Persian 6,494 933
Polish 5,501 1,091
Russian 2,973 889
Samoan 811 486
Serbian 4,890 1,095
Sinhale 4,621 1,718
Spanish 9,661 3,272
Tagalog 12,336 1,683
Tamil 6,571 1,883
Thai 5,353 1,075
Turkish 1,668 285
Urdu 5,099 2,370
Vietnamese 19,396 4,215
Religious affiliation
Type Percentage Number
Indicator Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City Perth, WA, Capital City Canberra, ACT, Capital City
Buddhism 2.5% 2.5% 47,666 9,908
Christianity Anglican 13.8% 10.8% 268,381 42,688
Christianity Asyrin Apstlic 0% 0.0% 29 25
Christianity Baptist 1.7% 1.0% 32,755 4,101
Christianity Brethren 0.1% 0.0% 1,210 53
Christianity Catholic 22.0% 22.3% 428,418 88,544
Christianity Church Christ 0.3% 0.1% 5,063 282
Christianity Eastrn Orthodox 1.2% 1.5% 22,464 6,127
Christinty Jehvahs Witnses 0.4% 0.2% 8,029 674
Christianity Latter-day Saints 0.3% 0.2% 5,291 771
Christianity Lutheran 0.3% 0.6% 5,723 2,257
Christianity Oriental Orthodox 0.1% 0.2% 2,632 625
Christianity Other Protestant 0.6% 0.6% 12,438 2,312
Christianity Pentecostal 1.1% 1.0% 21,663 4,015
Christinty Presbyterian and Reformed 1.8% 1.9% 35,830 7,352
Christianity Salvation Army 0.2% 0.2% 3,198 665
Christnty Seventh-day Adventist 0.2% 0.2% 4,567 687
Christianity Uniting Church 2.1% 2.4% 39,754 9,595
Christianity, nfd 3.4% 2.3% 66,029 8,932
Christianity Othr Christian 0.1% 0.1% 2,729 419
Hinduism 1.9% 2.6% 36,684 10,208
Islam 2.4% 2.5% 47,398 9,864
Judaism 0.3% 0.2% 5,187 642
Other Religions 1.0% 0.9% 19,955 3,703
Secular Beliefs and Other Spiritual Beliefs and No Religious Affiliation total 32.6% 36.8% 634,404 146,124
Religious affiliation not stated 9.6% 9.1% 186,361 36,293

Source: Complied from various sources including 2016 Census Data, ABS