2006 Census QuickStats

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Gawler

Code UCL407600 (UCL)
People 20,006
Male 9,644
Female 10,362
Median age 38
Australian citizenship 17,889
People born overseas 3,612
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 56
Families 5,574
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,207
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $896
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,083
Median weekly rent $160
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People — demographics
People Gawler % Australia %
Total 20,006 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 9,644 48.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 10,362 51.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 229 1.1 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 20,006 people were usually resident in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Of the total population 1.1% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Gawler % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,242 6.2 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,881 14.4 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,693 13.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 8,076 40.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,978 9.9 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 3,136 15.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 38 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.6% of people usually resident in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.6% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 38 years.

Selected characteristics Gawler % Australia %
Australian citizenship 17,889 89.4 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 3,612 18.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 56 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.4% of people usually resident in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 18.1% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Gawler % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,187 51.5 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,968 12.4 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,085 6.8 936,813 5.9
Never married 4,638 29.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 51.5% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 12.4% were either separated or divorced, 6.8% were widowed and 29.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Gawler % Australia %
Australia 15,420 77.1 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Gawler % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Gawler % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,487 58.5 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,794 29.8 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 361 3.8 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 231 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 504 5.4 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 5,806 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 9,377 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 9,377 people aged 15 years and over in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 58.5% worked full-time, 29.8% worked part-time, 3.8% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.4% were unemployed. 5,806 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Gawler % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 427 -- 466 --
Family 1,103 -- 1,171 --
Household 896 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $427, the median family income was $1,103 and the median household income was $896.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Gawler % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,159 38.7 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,398 43.0 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 944 16.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 73 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 5,574 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 5,574 families in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 38.7% were couple families without children, 43.0% were couple families with children, 16.9% were one parent families and 1.3% 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 Gawler % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 7,810 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 8,207 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 7,810 occupied private dwellings were counted in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Gawler % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 6,536 83.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 696 8.9 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 523 6.7 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 55 0.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 83.7% were separate houses, 8.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Gawler % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,321 29.7 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 3,115 39.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,927 24.7 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 64 0.8 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 384 4.9 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 29.7% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 39.9% were owned with a mortgage and 24.7% were rented.

Landlord type Gawler % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 750 38.9 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 504 26.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 625 32.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 47 2.4 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 38.9% were rented from a real estate agent, 26.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 32.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Gawler % Australia %
Median weekly rent 160 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 1,083 -- 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 Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $160. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083. The average people per household was 2.5 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gawler % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,499 70.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,895 24.3 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 162 2.1 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Gawler (Urban Centres and Localities), 70.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 24.3% were single (or lone) person households and 2.1% 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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