2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Mount Barker

Code UCL417000 (UCL)
People 11,540
Male 5,466
Female 6,074
Median age 34
Australian citizenship 10,417
People born overseas 1,528
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 40
Families 3,124
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,693
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $947
Median monthly mortgage repayment $1,148
Median weekly rent $180
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People — demographics
People Mount Barker % Australia %
Total 11,540 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 5,466 47.4 9,799,252 49.4
Female 6,074 52.6 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 118 1.0 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 11,540 people were usually resident in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 47.4% were male and 52.6% were female. Of the total population 1.0% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Mount Barker % Australia %
People
0-4 years 875 7.6 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,806 15.6 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,600 13.9 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,892 42.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,135 9.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,231 10.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 34 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 23.2% of people usually resident in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 20.5% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 34 years.

Selected characteristics Mount Barker % Australia %
Australian citizenship 10,417 90.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,528 13.2 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 40 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.3% of people usually resident in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 13.2% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Mount Barker % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,483 50.6 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,154 13.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 452 5.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 2,775 31.3 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 50.6% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.0% were either separated or divorced, 5.1% were widowed and 31.3% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Mount Barker % Australia %
Australia 9,437 81.8 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 3,328 58.3 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,808 31.7 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 220 3.9 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 115 2.0 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 234 4.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 2,757 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,705 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,705 people aged 15 years and over in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 58.3% worked full-time, 31.7% worked part-time, 3.9% were away from work, 2.0% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 4.1% were unemployed. 2,757 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 467 -- 466 --
Family 1,128 -- 1,171 --
Household 947 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $467, the median family income was $1,128 and the median household income was $947.

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Families — family composition
Family composition Mount Barker % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,095 35.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,434 45.9 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 567 18.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 28 0.9 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,124 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,124 families in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 35.1% were couple families without children, 45.9% were couple families with children, 18.1% were one parent families and 0.9% 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 4,407 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 4,693 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 4,407 occupied private dwellings were counted in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Mount Barker % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,028 91.4 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 222 5.0 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 116 2.6 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 41 0.9 127,337 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 (Urban Centres and Localities), 91.4% were separate houses, 5.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.9% were other dwellings.

Tenure Mount Barker % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,082 24.6 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,780 40.4 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,276 29.0 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 60 1.4 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 208 4.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.6% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 40.4% were owned with a mortgage and 29.0% were rented.

Landlord type Mount Barker % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 529 41.5 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 321 25.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 403 31.6 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 21 1.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 41.5% were rented from a real estate agent, 25.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 31.6% 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 2.6 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $180. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,148. The average people per household was 2.6 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 3,092 70.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,035 23.5 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 118 2.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Mount Barker (Urban Centres and Localities), 70.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 23.5% 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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