2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Port Lincoln

Code UCL421800 (UCL)
People 13,044
Male 6,494
Female 6,550
Median age 36
Australian citizenship 11,814
People born overseas 1,063
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 21
Families 3,368
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,922
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $804
Median monthly mortgage repayment $997
Median weekly rent $142
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People — demographics
People Port Lincoln % Australia %
Total 13,044 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 6,494 49.8 9,799,252 49.4
Female 6,550 50.2 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 690 5.3 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 13,044 people were usually resident in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Of the total population 5.3% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Port Lincoln % Australia %
People
0-4 years 891 6.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,930 14.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,719 13.2 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 5,205 39.9 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,378 10.6 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 1,921 14.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 36 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.6% of people usually resident in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 25.3% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 36 years.

Selected characteristics Port Lincoln % Australia %
Australian citizenship 11,814 90.6 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 1,063 8.1 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 21 0.2 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 90.6% of people usually resident in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 8.1% were born overseas and 0.2% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Port Lincoln % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,809 47.0 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,180 11.5 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 743 7.3 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,493 34.2 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 47.0% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 11.5% were either separated or divorced, 7.3% were widowed and 34.2% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Port Lincoln % Australia %
Australia 11,031 84.6 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Lincoln % Australia %

Language, top responses (other than English) Port Lincoln % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Port Lincoln % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,454 56.4 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,860 30.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 277 4.5 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 190 3.1 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 343 5.6 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 3,419 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 6,124 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 6,124 people aged 15 years and over in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 56.4% worked full-time, 30.4% worked part-time, 4.5% were away from work, 3.1% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 5.6% were unemployed. 3,419 people were not in the labour force.

Occupation Port Lincoln % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Port Lincoln % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 433 -- 466 --
Family 1,043 -- 1,171 --
Household 804 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $433, the median family income was $1,043 and the median household income was $804.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Lincoln % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,366 40.6 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,365 40.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 584 17.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 53 1.6 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,368 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,368 families in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 40.6% were couple families without children, 40.5% were couple families with children, 17.3% were one parent families and 1.6% 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 Port Lincoln % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,248 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 5,922 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,248 occupied private dwellings were counted in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Port Lincoln % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,960 75.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 559 10.7 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 655 12.5 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 74 1.4 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 75.5% were separate houses, 10.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 12.5% were flats, units or apartments and 1.4% were other dwellings.

Tenure Port Lincoln % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,471 28.0 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,536 29.3 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,843 35.1 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 62 1.2 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 335 6.4 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 28.0% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.3% were owned with a mortgage and 35.1% were rented.

Landlord type Port Lincoln % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 529 28.7 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 629 34.1 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 634 34.4 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 53 2.9 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 28.7% were rented from a real estate agent, 34.1% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 34.4% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Port Lincoln % Australia %
Median weekly rent 142 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 997 -- 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 Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $142. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $997. The average people per household was 2.4 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Lincoln % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,337 63.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,397 26.6 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 194 3.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Port Lincoln (Urban Centres and Localities), 63.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 26.6% were single (or lone) person households and 3.7% 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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