2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Birkenhead

Code SSC41131 (SSC)
People 1,677
Male 803
Female 874
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 1,536
People born overseas 245
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 4
Families 460
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 740
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $900
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,000
Median weekly rent $180
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People — demographics
People Birkenhead % Australia %
Total 1,677 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 803 47.9 9,799,252 49.4
Female 874 52.1 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 63 3.8 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,677 people were usually resident in Birkenhead (State Suburbs): of these 47.9% were male and 52.1% were female. Of the total population 3.8% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Birkenhead % Australia %
People
0-4 years 100 6.0 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 229 13.7 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 221 13.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 816 48.7 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 137 8.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 176 10.5 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 19.6% of people usually resident in Birkenhead (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 18.7% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Birkenhead % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,536 91.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 245 14.6 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 4 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 91.6% of people usually resident in Birkenhead (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 14.6% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Birkenhead % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 521 38.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 213 15.8 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 77 5.7 936,813 5.9
Never married 546 40.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 38.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Birkenhead (State Suburbs) were married, 15.8% were either separated or divorced, 5.7% were widowed and 40.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Birkenhead % Australia %
Australia 1,322 78.8 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Birkenhead % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Birkenhead % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Birkenhead % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 517 58.8 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 255 29.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 34 3.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 23 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 51 5.8 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 418 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 880 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 880 people aged 15 years and over in Birkenhead (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 58.8% worked full-time, 29.0% worked part-time, 3.9% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.8% were unemployed. 418 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Birkenhead % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Birkenhead % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 470 -- 466 --
Family 1,109 -- 1,171 --
Household 900 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $470, the median family income was $1,109 and the median household income was $900.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Birkenhead % Australia %
Couple family without children 160 34.8 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 180 39.1 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 107 23.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 13 2.8 89,686 1.7
Total families 460 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 460 families in Birkenhead (State Suburbs): of these 34.8% were couple families without children, 39.1% were couple families with children, 23.3% were one parent families and 2.8% were other families.

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includes dwelling structure | dwelling characteristics | household composition

Dwellings — dwelling structure

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

Dwelling type Birkenhead % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 704 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 740 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 704 occupied private dwellings were counted in Birkenhead (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Birkenhead % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 610 86.6 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 51 7.2 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 40 5.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 3 0.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 86.6% were separate houses, 7.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Birkenhead % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 179 25.4 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 296 42.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 193 27.4 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 0 0.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 35 5.0 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 25.4% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 42.0% were owned with a mortgage and 27.4% were rented.

Landlord type Birkenhead % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 63 32.6 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 48 24.9 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 77 39.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 7 3.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 32.6% were rented from a real estate agent, 24.9% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 39.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Birkenhead % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,000 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.4 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,000. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Birkenhead % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 453 64.3 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 196 27.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 22 3.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Birkenhead (State Suburbs), 64.3% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 27.8% were single (or lone) person households and 3.1% were group households.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 25/10/2007

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. It contains data from the 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2006. 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 2006 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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