2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Mitcham

Code SSC42061 (SSC)
People 1,605
Male 757
Female 848
Median age 43
Australian citizenship 1,439
People born overseas 329
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 11
Families 439
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 742
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,146
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,400
Median weekly rent $190
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People — demographics
People Mitcham % Australia %
Total 1,605 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 757 47.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 848 52.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 4 0.2 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 1,605 people were usually resident in Mitcham (State Suburbs): of these 47.2% were male and 52.8% were female. Of the total population 0.2% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Mitcham % Australia %
People
0-4 years 69 4.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 178 11.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 252 15.7 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 606 37.8 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 211 13.1 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 291 18.1 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 43 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 15.4% of people usually resident in Mitcham (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 43 years.

Selected characteristics Mitcham % Australia %
Australian citizenship 1,439 89.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 329 20.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 11 0.7 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.7% of people usually resident in Mitcham (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 20.5% were born overseas and 0.7% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Mitcham % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 658 48.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 163 12.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 101 7.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 442 32.5 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Mitcham (State Suburbs) were married, 12.0% were either separated or divorced, 7.4% were widowed and 32.5% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Mitcham % Australia %
Australia 1,204 75.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Mitcham % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mitcham % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 498 61.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 249 30.6 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 22 2.7 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 17 2.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 27 3.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 498 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 813 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 813 people aged 15 years and over in Mitcham (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 61.3% worked full-time, 30.6% worked part-time, 2.7% were away from work, 2.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 3.3% were unemployed. 498 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Mitcham % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 581 -- 466 --
Family 1,545 -- 1,171 --
Household 1,146 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Mitcham (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $581, the median family income was $1,545 and the median household income was $1,146.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Mitcham % Australia %
Couple family without children 177 40.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 182 41.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 74 16.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 6 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 439 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 439 families in Mitcham (State Suburbs): of these 40.3% were couple families without children, 41.5% were couple families with children, 16.9% were one parent families and 1.4% 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 Mitcham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 696 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 742 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 696 occupied private dwellings were counted in Mitcham (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Mitcham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 458 65.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 199 28.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 39 5.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 0 0.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Mitcham (State Suburbs), 65.8% were separate houses, 28.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Mitcham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 277 39.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 225 32.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 151 21.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 3 0.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 38 5.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Mitcham (State Suburbs), 39.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 32.3% were owned with a mortgage and 21.7% were rented.

Landlord type Mitcham % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 73 48.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 4 2.6 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 69 45.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 7 4.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Mitcham (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 48.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 2.6% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 45.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Mitcham % Australia %
Median weekly rent 190 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,400 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.0 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Mitcham (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $190. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,400. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.0.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mitcham % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 433 62.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 209 30.0 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 22 3.2 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Mitcham (State Suburbs), 62.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 30.0% were single (or lone) person households and 3.2% 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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