2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | State Suburbs

Mount Barker

Code SSC44261 (SSC)
People 10,258
Male 4,848
Female 5,410
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 9,181
People born overseas 1,411
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 38
Families 2,770
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,215
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $920
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,148
Median weekly rent $180
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Mount Barker % Australia %
Total 10,258 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 4,848 47.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 5,410 52.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 98 1.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 10,258 people were usually resident in Mount Barker (State Suburbs): of these 47.3% were male and 52.7% were female. Of the total population 1.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Mount Barker % Australia %
People
0-4 years 748 7.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,551 15.1 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,447 14.1 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,303 41.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,054 10.3 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,155 11.3 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 22.4% of people usually resident in Mount Barker (State Suburbs) were children aged 0-14 years, and 21.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Mount Barker % Australia %
Australian citizenship 9,181 89.5 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,411 13.8 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 38 0.4 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.5% of people usually resident in Mount Barker (State Suburbs) were Australian citizens, 13.8% were born overseas and 0.4% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Mount Barker % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 3,976 50.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,039 13.1 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 430 5.4 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,515 31.6 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Mount Barker (State Suburbs) were married, 13.1% were either separated or divorced, 5.4% were widowed and 31.6% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Mount Barker % Australia %
Australia 8,274 80.7 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Mount Barker % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Mount Barker % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Mount Barker % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,928 57.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,621 32.0 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 192 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 102 2.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 218 4.3 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,510 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,061 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,061 people aged 15 years and over in Mount Barker (State Suburbs) were in the labour force. Of these 57.9% worked full-time, 32.0% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.3% were unemployed. 2,510 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Mount Barker % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Mount Barker % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 460 -- 466 --
Family 1,111 -- 1,171 --
Household 920 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Mount Barker (State Suburbs), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $460, the median family income was $1,111 and the median household income was $920.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Barker % Australia %
Couple family without children 988 35.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,236 44.6 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 519 18.7 823,254 15.8
Other family 27 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 2,770 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 2,770 families in Mount Barker (State Suburbs): of these 35.7% were couple families without children, 44.6% were couple families with children, 18.7% were one parent families and 1.0% 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 Mount Barker % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 3,957 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,215 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 3,957 occupied private dwellings were counted in Mount Barker (State Suburbs).

Dwelling structure Mount Barker % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,594 90.8 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 212 5.4 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 111 2.8 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 40 1.0 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Mount Barker (State Suburbs), 90.8% were separate houses, 5.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.8% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Mount Barker % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 993 25.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,510 38.2 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,188 30.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 58 1.5 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 205 5.2 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Mount Barker (State Suburbs), 25.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 38.2% were owned with a mortgage and 30.0% were rented.

Landlord type Mount Barker % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 487 41.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 314 26.4 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 364 30.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 22 1.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Mount Barker (State Suburbs), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 41.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 26.4% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 30.6% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Mount Barker % Australia %
Median weekly rent 180 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,148 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.5 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Mount Barker (State Suburbs), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,148. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mount Barker % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 2,745 69.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 944 23.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 107 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Mount Barker (State Suburbs), 69.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.9% were single (or lone) person households and 2.7% 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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