2006 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Urban Centres and Localities

Whyalla

Code UCL428400 (UCL)
People 21,122
Male 10,691
Female 10,431
Median age 37
Australian citizenship 18,236
People born overseas 4,332
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 55
Families 5,599
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 9,806
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $744
Median monthly mortgage repayment $737
Median weekly rent $104
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includes demographics | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics
People Whyalla % Australia %
Total 21,122 -- 19,855,288 --
Male 10,691 50.6 9,799,252 49.4
Female 10,431 49.4 10,056,036 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 759 3.6 455,031 2.3

In the 2006 Census, 21,122 people were usually resident in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Of the total population 3.6% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Age Whyalla % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,429 6.8 1,260,405 6.3
5-14 years 3,151 14.9 2,676,807 13.5
15-24 years 2,741 13.0 2,704,276 13.6
25-54 years 8,540 40.4 8,376,751 42.2
55-64 years 2,359 11.2 2,192,675 11.0
65 years and over 2,902 13.7 2,644,374 13.3
 
Median age 37 -- 37 --

In the 2006 Census, 21.7% of people usually resident in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) were children aged 0-14 years, and 24.9% were people aged 55 years and over. The median age was 37 years.

Selected characteristics Whyalla % Australia %
Australian citizenship 18,236 86.3 17,095,569 86.1
People born overseas 4,332 20.5 4,416,037 22.2
Overseas visitors (excluded from people counts) 55 0.3 206,358 1.0

In the 2006 Census, 86.3% of people usually resident in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) were Australian citizens, 20.5% were born overseas and 0.3% people were overseas visitors.

Registered marital status Whyalla % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 7,510 45.4 7,900,684 49.6
Separated or divorced 2,154 13.0 1,801,979 11.3
Widowed 1,192 7.2 936,813 5.9
Never married 5,684 34.4 5,278,600 33.2

In the 2006 Census, 45.4% of people aged 15 years and over usually resident in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) were married, 13.0% were either separated or divorced, 7.2% were widowed and 34.4% were never married.

People — cultural & language diversity
Country of birth Whyalla % Australia %
Australia 15,427 73.0 14,072,944 70.9
 
Other top responses

Religious affiliation, top responses Whyalla % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Whyalla % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,245 57.2 5,827,432 60.7
Worked part-time 2,517 27.4 2,685,193 27.9
Away from work 366 4.0 337,991 3.5
Hours worked not stated 228 2.5 253,567 2.6
Unemployed 819 8.9 503,804 5.2
Not in the labour force 6,383 -- 5,271,116 --
Total labour force (includes employed and unemployed people) 9,175 -- 9,607,987 --
 
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During the week prior to the 2006 Census, 9,175 people aged 15 years and over in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities) were in the labour force. Of these 57.2% worked full-time, 27.4% worked part-time, 4.0% were away from work, 2.5% were employed but did not state their hours worked and 8.9% were unemployed. 6,383 people were not in the labour force.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Whyalla % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 365 -- 466 --
Family 1,034 -- 1,171 --
Household 744 -- 1,027 --

In the 2006 Census in Whyalla (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 $1,034 and the median household income was $744.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition

Families — family composition
Family composition Whyalla % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,138 38.2 1,943,643 37.2
Couple family with children 2,211 39.5 2,362,582 45.3
One parent family 1,192 21.3 823,254 15.8
Other family 58 1.0 89,686 1.7
Total families 5,599 -- 5,219,165 --

In the 2006 Census, there were 5,599 families in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities): of these 38.2% were couple families without children, 39.5% were couple families with children, 21.3% were one parent families and 1.0% 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 Whyalla % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,900 -- 7,596,183 --
All private dwellings (including unoccupied) 9,806 -- 8,426,559 --

In the 2006 Census 8,900 occupied private dwellings were counted in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities).

Dwelling structure Whyalla % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,980 56.0 5,685,387 74.8
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 3,494 39.3 702,550 9.2
Flat, unit or apartment 373 4.2 1,076,315 14.2
Other dwelling 53 0.6 127,337 1.7
Dwelling type not stated 0 0.0 4,594 0.1

In the 2006 Census, of the occupied private dwellings in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 56.0% were separate houses, 39.3% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.6% were other dwellings.

Tenure Whyalla % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,145 24.1 2,478,264 32.6
Owned with a mortgage (includes being purchased under rent/buy scheme) 2,748 30.9 2,448,205 32.2
Rented (includes rent-free) 3,428 38.5 2,063,947 27.2
Other tenure type 24 0.3 65,715 0.9
Tenure type not stated 558 6.3 540,050 7.1

In the 2006 Census in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 24.1% of occupied private dwellings were owned outright, 30.9% were owned with a mortgage and 38.5% were rented.

Landlord type Whyalla % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings being rented (including rent-free accommodation)
Real estate agent 766 22.3 1,043,198 50.5
State or Territory housing authority 2,031 59.2 306,697 14.9
Other landlord type 579 16.9 652,012 31.6
Landlord type not stated 54 1.6 62,037 3.0

In the 2006 Census in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), of the occupied private dwellings being rented, 22.3% were rented from a real estate agent, 59.2% were rented from a State or Territory housing authority and 16.9% were rented from other landlord type.

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics
Dwelling characteristics Whyalla % Australia %
Median weekly rent 104 -- 190 --
Median monthly mortgage repayment 737 -- 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 Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), the median weekly rent was $104. The median monthly mortgage repayment was $737. The average people per household was 2.3 and the average number of people per bedroom was 1.1.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Whyalla % Australia %
Excludes visitor only and other not classifiable households
Family households 5,557 62.4 5,122,760 67.4
Single (or lone) person households 2,687 30.2 1,740,481 22.9
Group households 203 2.3 280,856 3.7

In the 2006 Census in Whyalla (Urban Centres and Localities), 62.4% of occupied private dwellings were family households, 30.2% were single (or lone) person households and 2.3% 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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