Home » Strata News » Western Australia » Who lives in an apartment in WA? | WA Strata Data

Who lives in an apartment in WA? | WA Strata Data

Who lives in an apartment in WA - WA Strata Data

Who lives in an apartment in WA?

WA Strata Data & Statistics – May 2018

The first comprehensive national report of the strata and community title sector reveals there are about 2.6 million strata title lots in Australia with an insured value of $995 billion.

The document, the Australian National Strata Data Report, highlights the economic value of the sector to the national economy and will be an invaluable tool for policy makers deciding the framework in which the strata industry operates, the report’s creators say.

Strata properties play a central role in the delivery of housing and in urban governance. They are crucial to the future of our cities. Yet there have been no reliable national figures collated or published in Australia on the number of strata schemes (plans) and lots (units), the number of people employed in the strata management industry, or the estimated value of property owned under strata title.

This project, supported by Strata Community Association who are the peak body for the strata industry in Australia, provides the first comprehensive national picture of the strata industry. The national (and state and territory) information sheets provide information on the number of strata properties, their value, the demographic characteristics of their residents, and the professionals employed to serve them. The accompanying report provides detail on the data collection methodology.

Who lives in an apartment in WA - WA Strata Data

Who lives in an apartment in WA?

QUICK FACTS – WA STRATA DATA

  • In WA, about 4% of the population live in apartments (90,795)
  • Less than half of all apartment residents are born in Australia (38%)
  • More than half of all apartment residents speak English at home (54%)
  • More apartment households rent than are owner-occupied (40%)
  • More than half of all apartment residents are 20-39 years old (53%)
  • More people live alone in Strata than with others (40%)
  • There are 43,001 residential strata schemes in Western Australia
  • There are 174,435 residential strata lots in Western Australia
  • Strata management accounts for 713 employees
  • Strata management companies represent 14% of the market in WA

Strata Data Reports: Who lives in an Apartment?  Australia, NSW, QLD, VIC, SAACT, TAS, NT


Who lives in an apartment in WA - Number of Strata Schemes & Lots - WA Strata Data

WA Strata Data & Statistics

In Western Australia, about 4% of the population live in apartments

PeopleNumber or %
Apartment residents90,795
All residents2,517,851
Percentage4%

Less than half of all apartment residents are born in Australia

CountryPercentage
Australia38%
England6%
India5%
Other51%

More than half of all apartment residents speak English at home

Language spokenPercentage
English54%
Mandarin4%
Hindi1%
Other41%

More than half of all apartment residents are 20-39 years old

AgePercentage
Under 2010%
20 - 3953%
40 - 5919%
Over 6018%

More apartment households rent than are owner-occupied

TenurePercentage
Rented40%
Owned outright9%
Owned with a mortgage13%
Other37%

Many different types of households live in apartments

CountryPercentage
Lone person40%
Couples - no children24%
Couples - with children8%
Group household7%
Single parent4%
Other17%
Who lives in an apartment in WA - Economic Benefits of Strata - WA Strata Data

Source: Published in May 2018 by City Futures Research Centre. Design by Tanja Edwards at Luova.

About the author

City Futures

City Futures

Based in the Faculty of the Built Environment at UNSW since 2005, the City Futures Research Centre has developed into a national leader in scholarly applied urban research. Our work spans the interrelated areas of urban planning, housing, health and well-being, design, urban development and social policy.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment

Partners

Subscribe to our Newsletter



X
X