2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Murray Bridge

Code UCL418000 (UCL)
People 14,048
Male 6,786
Female 7,262
Median age 39
Australian citizenship 12,624
People born overseas 1,459
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 22
Families 3,814
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,325
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $639
Median monthly mortgage repayment $823
Median weekly rent $130
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People — demographics
People Murray Bridge % Australia %
Total 14,048 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 6,786 48.3 9,799,252 49.4
Female 7,262 51.7 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 627 4.5 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 14,048 people were usually resident in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female. Of the total population 4.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Murray Bridge % Australia %
People
0-4 years 816 5.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 2,004 14.3 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,757 12.5 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,253 37.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,662 11.8 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,556 18.2 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 39 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 20.1% of people usually resident in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 30.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 39 years.

Selected characteristics Murray Bridge % Australia %
Australian citizenship 12,624 89.9 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,459 10.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 22 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 89.9% of people usually resident in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 10.4% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Murray Bridge % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,432 48.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,498 13.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 961 8.6 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,337 29.7 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.3% were either separated or divorced, 8.6% were widowed and 29.7% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Murray Bridge % Australia %
Australia 11,793 83.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Murray Bridge % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Murray Bridge % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Murray Bridge % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,419 56.0 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,846 30.3 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 210 3.4 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 191 3.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 436 7.1 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,536 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 6,102 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 6,102 people aged 15 years and over in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 56.0% worked full-time, 30.3% worked part-time, 3.4% were away from work, 3.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 7.1% were unemployed. 4,536 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Murray Bridge % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Murray Bridge % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 365 -- 466 --
Family 861 -- 1,171 --
Household 639 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $365, the median family income was $861 and the median household income was $639.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Murray Bridge % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,644 43.1 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,391 36.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 727 19.1 823,254 15.8
Other family 52 1.4 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,814 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,814 families in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 43.1% were couple families without children, 36.5% were couple families with children, 19.1% 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 Murray Bridge % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,762 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,325 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,762 occupied private dwellings were counted in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Murray Bridge % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,880 84.7 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 446 7.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 376 6.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 60 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 Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 84.7% were separate houses, 7.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.0% were other dwellings.

Tenure Murray Bridge % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,847 32.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,558 27.0 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,911 33.2 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 118 2.0 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 331 5.7 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 32.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 27.0% were owned with a mortgage and 33.2% were rented.

Landlord type Murray Bridge % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 750 39.2 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 693 36.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 409 21.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 58 3.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 39.2% were rented from a real estate agent, 36.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 21.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Murray Bridge % Australia %
Median weekly rent 130 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 823 -- 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 Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $130. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $823. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Murray Bridge % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,756 65.2 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,659 28.8 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 160 2.8 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Murray Bridge (Urban Centres and Localities), 65.2% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 28.8% were single (or lone) person households and 2.8% 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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