2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

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Port Pirie

Code UCL422200 (UCL)
People 13,206
Male 6,363
Female 6,843
Median age 40
Australian citizenship 12,238
People born overseas 982
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 16
Families 3,573
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,082
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $608
Median monthly mortgage repayment $650
Median weekly rent $110
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People — demographics
People Port Pirie % Australia %
Total 13,206 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 6,363 48.2 9,799,252 49.4
Female 6,843 51.8 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 343 2.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 13,206 people were usually resident in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 48.2% were male and 51.8% were female. Of the total population 2.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Port Pirie % Australia %
People
0-4 years 835 6.3 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 1,955 14.8 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 1,429 10.8 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 4,889 37.0 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 1,648 12.5 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,450 18.6 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 40 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.1% of people usually resident in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 31.0% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 40 years.

Selected characteristics Port Pirie % Australia %
Australian citizenship 12,238 92.7 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 982 7.4 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 16 0.1 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 92.7% of people usually resident in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 7.4% were born overseas and 0.1% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Port Pirie % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,023 48.2 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 1,277 12.3 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,054 10.1 936,813 5.9
Never married 3,062 29.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 48.2% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 12.3% were either separated or divorced, 10.1% were widowed and 29.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Port Pirie % Australia %
Australia 11,480 86.9 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Port Pirie % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Port Pirie % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,643 51.9 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 1,537 30.2 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 215 4.2 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 132 2.6 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 561 11.0 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 4,803 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 5,088 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 5,088 people aged 15 years and over in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 51.9% worked full-time, 30.2% worked part-time, 4.2% were away from work, 2.6% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 11.0% were unemployed. 4,803 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Port Pirie % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 327 -- 466 --
Family 819 -- 1,171 --
Household 608 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over who were usual residents was $327, the median family income was $819 and the median household income was $608.

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includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Port Pirie % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,477 41.3 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 1,336 37.4 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 712 19.9 823,254 15.8
Other family 48 1.3 89,686 1.7
Total families 3,573 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 3,573 families in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 41.3% were couple families without children, 37.4% were couple families with children, 19.9% 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 Port Pirie % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,555 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 6,082 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 5,555 occupied private dwellings were counted in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Port Pirie % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,527 81.5 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 643 11.6 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 293 5.3 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 92 1.7 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 81.5% were separate houses, 11.6% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.3% were flats, units or apartments and 1.7% were other dwellings.

Tenure Port Pirie % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,934 34.8 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 1,642 29.6 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 1,599 28.8 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 17 0.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 361 6.5 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 34.8% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 29.6% were owned with a mortgage and 28.8% were rented.

Landlord type Port Pirie % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 511 32.0 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 741 46.3 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 315 19.7 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 32 2.0 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 32.0% were rented from a real estate agent, 46.3% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 19.7% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Port Pirie % Australia %
Median weekly rent 110 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 650 -- 1,300 --
Average people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.1 --

In the 2006 Census in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $110. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $650. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Port Pirie % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 3,533 63.6 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 1,717 30.9 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 93 1.7 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Port Pirie (Urban Centres and Localities), 63.6% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 30.9% were single (or lone) person households and 1.7% 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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