2001 Census QuickStats

All people - location on Census Night

Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Statistical Subdivisions

South Canberra

Code 80535 (SSD)
People 24,139
Male 12,087
Female 12,052
Australian citizenship 21,123
People born overseas 5,391
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 409
Families 5,361
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 10,614
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People South Canberra % Australia %
Total 24,139 -- 18,769,249 --
Male 12,087 50.1 9,270,466 49.4
Female 12,052 49.9 9,498,783 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 315 1.3 410,003 2.2

On Census Night 7th August 2001, 24,139 people were counted in South Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions): of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Of the total population 1.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age South Canberra % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,078 4.5 1,243,969 6.6
5-14 years 2,939 12.2 2,668,506 14.2
15-24 years 3,282 13.6 2,566,346 13.7
25-54 years 11,202 46.4 8,159,808 43.5
55-64 years 2,192 9.1 1,759,742 9.4
65 years and over 3,446 14.3 2,370,878 12.6

On Census Night 2001 in South Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions) there were 4,017 children aged 0-14 years and 5,638 people aged 55 years and over.

Selected characteristics South Canberra % Australia %
Australian citizenship 21,123 87.5 16,559,774 88.2
People born overseas 5,391 22.3 4,105,444 21.9
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 409 1.7 203,101 1.1

On Census Night 2001 in South Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), 21,123 people were Australian citizens, 5,391 were born overseas and 409 people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status South Canberra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,063 45.0 7,635,947 51.4
Separated or divorced 2,361 11.7 1,609,314 10.8
Widowed 1,357 6.7 919,904 6.2
Never married 7,335 36.5 4,691,609 31.6

On Census Night 2001 in South Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), 45.0% of people aged 15 years and over were married, 11.7% were separated or divorced, 6.7% were widowed and 36.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth South Canberra % Australia %
Australia 17,124 70.9 13,629,481 72.6
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses South Canberra % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) South Canberra % Australia %

People — employment
Employment South Canberra % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 8,768 67.9 5,360,693 59.8
Worked part-time 3,346 25.9 2,689,709 30.0
Hours worked not stated 212 1.6 248,204 2.8
Unemployed 594 4.6 660,709 7.4
Not in the labour force 6,073 -- 5,265,426 --
Total in labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 12,920 -- 8,959,315 --
 
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During the week prior to Census Night 2001, 12,920 people aged 15 years and over in South Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions) were in the labour force. Of these 67.9% worked full-time, 25.9% worked part-time, 1.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.6% were unemployed. 6,073 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation South Canberra % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Industry of employment, top responses South Canberra % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Expand Families category,
includes family type

Families — family type
Family type South Canberra % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,304 43.0 1,764,167 35.7
Couple family with children 2,135 39.8 2,321,165 47.0
One parent family 828 15.4 762,632 15.4
Other family 94 1.8 88,864 1.8
Total families 5,361 -- 4,936,828 --

On Census Night 2001 in South Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), 5,361 families were counted: of these, 43.0% were couple families without children, 39.8% were couple families with children, 15.4% were one parent families and 1.8% were other families.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household type

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwellings include visitor only and other not-classifiable households unless otherwise stated

Dwelling type South Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,690 91.3 7,072,202 90.8
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 10,614 -- 7,790,079 --

On Census Night 2001 in South Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), 9,690 occupied private dwellings were counted.

Dwelling structure South Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,549 57.3 5,327,309 75.3
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 980 10.1 632,176 8.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,694 27.8 923,139 13.1
Other dwelling 292 3.0 134,274 1.9
Dwelling type not stated 175 1.8 55,304 0.8

On Census Night 2001, of occupied private dwellings counted in South Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), 57.3% were separate houses, 10.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 27.8% were flats, units or apartments and 3.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure South Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,314 34.2 2,810,917 39.7
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,791 18.5 1,872,132 26.5
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,698 38.2 1,858,324 26.3
Other tenure type 242 2.5 196,026 2.8
Tenure type not stated 640 6.6 334,803 4.7

On Census Night 2001 in South Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), 34.2% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 18.5% were being purchased and 38.2% were rented.

Landlord type South Canberra % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 1,389 37.6 813,633 43.8
State or Territory housing authority 1,217 32.9 317,171 17.1
Other landlord type 1,067 28.9 705,122 37.9
Landlord type not stated 27 0.7 22,398 1.2

On Census Night 2001 in South Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), of the occupied private dwellings being rented 37.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 32.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 28.9% were rented from an other landlord type.

Dwellings — household type
Household type South Canberra % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,337 55.1 4,866,031 68.8
Single (or lone) person households 2,976 30.7 1,616,213 22.9
Group households 542 5.6 262,551 3.7

On Census Night 2001 in South Canberra (Statistical Subdivisions), 55.1% of the occupied private dwellings were family households, 30.7% were single (or lone) person households and 5.6% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 9/03/2006

Data for this Quickstats has been sourced from the 2001 Basic Community Profile catalogue No. 2001.0 and the 2001 Indigenous Profile catalogue No. 2002.0. Indigenous Statistics are only available for selected geographic areas. The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070 | www.abs.gov.au/census

Census Data Quality.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2001 Census of Population & Housing held on 7 August 2001. Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. These adjustments may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages in QuickStats. For more information refer to Introduced Random Error in the 2001 Census Dictionary. For further enquiries contact the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070. www.abs.gov.au/census

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