2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | Significant Urban Areas

Murray Bridge

Code 4003 (SUA)
People 16,708
Male 8,328
Female 8,380
Median age 39
Families 4,335
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 7,306
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $811
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $180
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Total 16,708 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 8,328 49.8 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 8,380 50.2 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 871 5.2 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 16,708 people in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 5.2% of the population.

Age Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,085 6.5 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 986 5.9 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,081 6.5 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,175 7.0 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,079 6.5 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,062 6.4 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 894 5.4 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,000 6.0 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,214 7.3 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,147 6.9 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,068 6.4 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 942 5.6 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 960 5.7 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 857 5.1 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 717 4.3 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 595 3.6 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 454 2.7 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 390 2.3 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.0% of the population.

Registered marital status Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,150 45.4 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 513 3.8 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,284 9.5 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 992 7.3 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,613 34.0 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) aged 15 years and over, 45.4% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 49 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,418 45.5 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,303 10.9 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,199 43.6 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.5% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 36 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 36 years.

Education Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 203 4.2 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 711 14.8 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 315 6.6 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 346 7.2 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 558 11.6 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 36 0.8 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 332 6.9 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 353 7.4 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 212 4.4 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 104 2.2 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,620 33.8 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,790 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) 28.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.7% were in primary school, 19.3% in secondary school and 11.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 13,522 80.9 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,588 17.1 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 766 5.1 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 582 3.8 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 11,210 74.0 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 74.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 17.1% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 3,921 55.2 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,143 30.2 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 491 6.9 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 544 7.7 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,099 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,099 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas). Of these 55.2% were employed full time, 30.2% were employed part-time and 7.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 721 11.0 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 574 8.8 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 849 12.9 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,328 20.3 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 2,591 39.5 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 11.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.5% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 448 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 996 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 812 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) was $448.

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

Unpaid work Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,921 65.8 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,440 25.4 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,577 11.6 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,808 20.7 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.8% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.4% provided care for children and 11.6% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 20.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,454 18.1 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,170 23.4 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,748 12.9 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,548 11.4 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 23.4% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.4% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,832 42.3 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,599 36.9 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 834 19.2 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 71 1.6 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 36.9% were couple families with children, 42.3% were couple families without children and 19.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 17.8 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 82.2 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas) 17.8% of single parents were male and 82.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,492 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,782 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,782 and those without children was $1,492.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 602 17.5 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 134 3.9 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 662 19.3 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 428 12.5 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 237 6.9 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 949 27.6 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 221 6.4 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 200 5.8 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), of couple families, 17.5% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 19.3% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 6,401 91.0 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 633 9.0 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,458 85.3 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 641 10.0 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 266 4.2 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 33 0.5 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 85.3% were separate houses, 10.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 4.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.5% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 226 3.5 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,046 16.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,675 57.4 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,289 20.1 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 155 2.4 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 Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 16.3% had 2 bedrooms and 57.4% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,953 30.5 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,763 27.5 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,331 36.4 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 134 2.1 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 221 3.5 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 30.5% were owned outright, 27.5% were owned with a mortgage and 36.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 4,276 66.8 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,912 29.9 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 214 3.3 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), of all households, 66.8% were family households, 29.9% were single person households and 3.3% were group households.

Household income Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 36.5 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 2.7 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 36.5% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 2.7% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 180 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.1 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.9 -- 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.2 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.8 -- 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
None 596 9.3 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,424 37.9 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,107 32.9 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,034 16.2 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 239 3.7 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), 37.9% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 32.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.2% 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 Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 870 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 474 54.5 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 396 45.5 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), there were 870 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 474 (or 54.5%) were male and 396 (or 45.5%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 817 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $817.

Mortgage and rent Murray Bridge % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 175 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,257 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Murray Bridge (Significant Urban Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,257.

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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