2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | Significant Urban Areas

Adelaide

Code 4001 (SUA)
People 1,198,468
Male 586,502
Female 611,966
Median age 38
Families 322,653
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 522,987
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $1,103
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,547
Median weekly rent $250
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Total 1,198,468 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 586,502 48.9 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 611,966 51.1 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 15,383 1.3 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 1,198,468 people in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 72,180 6.0 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 68,399 5.7 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 70,904 5.9 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 78,249 6.5 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 85,988 7.2 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 84,226 7.0 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 77,512 6.5 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 80,421 6.7 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 84,566 7.1 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 84,085 7.0 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 82,107 6.9 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 73,871 6.2 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 69,663 5.8 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 52,061 4.3 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 41,243 3.4 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 33,959 2.8 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 29,584 2.5 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 29,450 2.5 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 15.5% of the population.

Registered marital status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 466,568 47.3 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 28,577 2.9 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 89,889 9.1 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 61,468 6.2 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 340,481 34.5 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 47.3% were married and 12.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 428,697 47.7 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 82,745 9.2 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 387,861 43.1 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 47.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 35 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 34 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 35 years.

Education Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 15,399 4.4 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 61,255 17.4 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 21,546 6.1 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 17,246 4.9 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 35,514 10.1 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 16,141 4.6 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 16,262 4.6 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 27,209 7.7 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 60,910 17.3 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 9,178 2.6 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 71,553 20.3 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 352,213 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas) 29.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.4% were in primary school, 19.3% in secondary school and 25.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 839,575 70.1 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 406,483 36.0 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 86,450 7.7 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 59,806 5.3 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 576,970 51.1 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), 51.1% of people had both parents born in Australia and 36.0% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 340,375 56.9 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 188,653 31.5 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 34,199 5.7 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 34,794 5.8 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 598,021 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 598,021 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 56.9% were employed full time, 31.5% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 67,365 12.0 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 55,266 9.8 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 66,025 11.7 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 119,067 21.1 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 221,307 39.3 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), 12.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 39 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 39 years.

Occupation Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 554 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,402 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,103 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas) was $554.

Travel to work, top responses Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 707,489 71.7 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 274,473 27.8 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 116,575 11.8 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 173,618 17.6 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.8% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 17.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 222,652 22.6 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 268,859 27.2 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 123,432 12.5 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 92,547 9.4 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), 27.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.5% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.4% worked 30 hours or more.

Expand Families category,
includes family composition | weekly incomes | employment status of couple families

Families — family composition
Family composition Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 124,722 38.7 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 137,040 42.5 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 54,960 17.0 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 5,931 1.8 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), 42.5% were couple families with children, 38.7% were couple families without children and 17.0% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.3 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.7 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas) 18.3% of single parents were male and 81.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,011 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,214 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,214 and those without children was $2,011.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 51,741 19.8 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 10,531 4.0 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 59,904 22.9 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 37,623 14.4 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 14,970 5.7 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 55,501 21.2 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 16,023 6.1 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 15,469 5.9 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.0% had both employed part-time and 22.9% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

Expand Dwellings category,
includes dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles

Dwellings — dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling type Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 466,005 91.9 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 40,987 8.1 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), 91.9% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.1% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 357,774 76.8 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 57,625 12.4 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 49,357 10.6 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 1,068 0.2 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), 76.8% were separate houses, 12.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.6% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 1,131 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 16,756 3.6 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 95,818 20.6 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 245,886 52.8 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 98,525 21.1 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 7,888 1.7 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.6% had 1 bedroom, 20.6% had 2 bedrooms and 52.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 146,260 31.4 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 168,665 36.2 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 132,559 28.4 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 6,861 1.5 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 11,659 2.5 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), 31.4% were owned outright, 36.2% were owned with a mortgage and 28.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 318,024 68.2 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 129,476 27.8 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 18,505 4.0 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 68.2% were family households, 27.8% were single person households and 4.0% were group households.

Household income Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.2 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 8.1 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), 26.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 8.1% of households had a weekly income of more than $3,000.

Dwellings — mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 250 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.0 -- 9.3 -- 10.4
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households whose rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which are not renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Mortgage monthly repayments Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,547 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.7 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.3 -- 8.8 -- 9.9
 
View the income fact sheet

Proportions in this table are calculated by taking the number of households who own their dwelling, and whose mortgage payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure and expressing this number as a proportion of the total number of households in an area, including those households which were renting their dwelling (excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion. Further information on the method to impute income is available in the income fact sheet.

Dwellings — number of motor vehicles
Number of registered motor vehicles Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
None 44,180 9.5 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 176,010 37.8 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 165,032 35.4 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 67,920 14.6 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 12,863 2.8 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), 37.8% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 14.6% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

Expand Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people category,
includes selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
People characteristics Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 15,383 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 7,526 48.9 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 7,857 51.1 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 21 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), there were 15,383 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 7,526 (or 48.9%) were male and 7,857 (or 51.1%) were female. The median age was 21 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 889 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $889.

Mortgage and rent Adelaide % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Adelaide (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

LATEST ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (AEST) 28/03/2013

Some values may have been adjusted to avoid release of confidential data. This may have a significant impact on the calculated percentages.

The information contained in this QuickStat has been produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics | It contains data from the 2011 Census of Population & Housing held on 9 August 2011 | Release date of this QuickStat was 28 March 2013 | 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 2011 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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