2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | Australian Capital Territory | Statistical Area Level 3

South Canberra

Code 80106 (SA3)
People 24,154
Male 11,812
Female 12,342
Median age 39
Families 6,051
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 11,828
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $2,383
Median monthly mortgage repayments $2,544
Median weekly rent $430
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 South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Total 24,154 -- 357,222 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 11,812 48.9 176,746 49.5 10,634,013 49.4
Female 12,342 51.1 180,476 50.5 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 359 1.5 5,185 1.5 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 24,154 people in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

Age South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,086 4.5 23,843 6.7 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,184 4.9 21,411 6.0 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,304 5.4 21,089 5.9 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,363 5.6 23,999 6.7 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,584 6.6 30,750 8.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 2,318 9.6 30,535 8.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,713 7.1 27,708 7.8 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,536 6.4 26,960 7.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,760 7.3 25,973 7.3 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,772 7.3 24,602 6.9 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,824 7.6 23,405 6.6 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,625 6.7 20,408 5.7 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,496 6.2 18,373 5.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 992 4.1 12,672 3.5 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 661 2.7 8,994 2.5 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 563 2.3 6,591 1.8 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 600 2.5 5,074 1.4 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 772 3.2 4,835 1.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 39 -- 34 -- 37 --

The median age of people in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) was 39 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 14.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.9% of the population.

Registered marital status South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 9,202 44.7 137,508 47.3 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 477 2.3 7,536 2.6 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,592 7.7 23,093 7.9 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,252 6.1 11,350 3.9 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,055 39.1 111,389 38.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) aged 15 years and over, 44.7% were married and 10.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 48 -- 50 --
Separated 52 -- 48 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 53 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 77 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 8,047 45.0 124,924 48.4 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,979 11.1 27,591 10.7 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 7,863 44.0 105,845 41.0 6,413,399 41.3

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 45.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 48 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 34 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 30 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Pre-school 271 3.7 5,201 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 920 12.4 16,597 14.5 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 277 3.7 7,451 6.5 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 397 5.4 3,662 3.2 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 652 8.8 12,384 10.8 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 236 3.2 6,635 5.8 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 699 9.4 4,096 3.6 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 436 5.9 9,181 8.0 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,865 25.2 28,337 24.7 932,524 14.3
Other 176 2.4 2,807 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,485 20.0 18,506 16.1 1,511,694 23.2
Total 7,414 -- 114,857 -- 6,503,580 --

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) 30.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 21.5% were in primary school, 21.4% in secondary school and 31.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Australia 16,996 70.4 255,052 71.4 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 7,082 31.4 108,891 32.2 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,925 8.5 27,344 8.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,543 6.8 21,036 6.2 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 12,003 53.2 180,529 53.4 10,757,087 53.7

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 53.2% of people had both parents born in Australia and 31.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %

People — employment
Employment South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 9,416 68.2 132,040 65.0 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,135 22.7 51,028 25.1 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 794 5.8 12,821 6.3 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 462 3.3 7,316 3.6 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 13,807 -- 203,205 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 13,807 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3). Of these 68.2% were employed full time, 22.7% were employed part-time and 3.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,202 9.0 18,664 9.5 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 901 6.8 14,748 7.5 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,033 7.7 17,617 9.0 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 2,297 17.2 43,133 22.0 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 7,120 53.3 88,909 45.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 9.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 6.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 53.3% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 39 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 41 -- 36 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Occupation Chart
Industry of employment, top responses South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Median weekly incomes South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 1,172 -- 917 -- 577 --
Family 2,871 -- 2,277 -- 1,481 --
Household 2,383 -- 1,920 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) was $1,172.

Travel to work, top responses South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 15,965 77.6 226,730 77.9 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,801 23.3 82,139 28.2 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,231 10.8 30,889 10.6 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,086 24.7 61,571 21.2 3,090,874 17.8

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 23.3% provided care for children and 10.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 5,706 27.7 75,671 26.0 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 6,381 31.0 91,161 31.3 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,463 12.0 37,329 12.8 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,415 6.9 22,571 7.8 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 31.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 6.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,747 45.4 35,150 37.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,440 40.3 43,191 46.2 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 772 12.8 13,601 14.6 901,637 15.9
Other family 92 1.5 1,452 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 40.3% were couple families with children, 45.4% were couple families without children and 12.8% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.4 -- 19.8 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.6 -- 80.2 -- 82.4

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3) 21.4% of single parents were male and 78.6% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Families without children 3,235 -- 2,662 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 3,779 -- 3,060 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $3,779 and those without children was $3,235.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,658 32.0 24,454 31.2 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 192 3.7 2,579 3.3 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 987 19.0 16,099 20.5 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 681 13.1 10,520 13.4 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 200 3.9 3,301 4.2 251,191 5.4
Both not working 710 13.7 10,452 13.3 899,598 19.2
Other 368 7.1 6,140 7.8 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 392 7.6 4,800 6.1 314,529 6.7

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), of couple families, 32.0% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 19.0% 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 South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,691 87.4 129,423 92.7 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,396 12.6 10,196 7.3 934,470 10.7

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 87.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 12.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 5,319 54.9 94,266 72.8 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 980 10.1 18,811 14.5 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 3,385 34.9 16,071 12.4 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 4 0.0 228 0.2 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 54.9% were separate houses, 10.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 34.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 40 0.4 419 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 755 7.8 6,739 5.2 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 2,906 30.0 17,477 13.5 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 3,314 34.2 56,123 43.4 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,531 26.1 47,271 36.5 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 143 1.5 1,396 1.1 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3.2 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.6 -- 2.6 --

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), of occupied private dwellings 7.8% had 1 bedroom, 30.0% had 2 bedrooms and 34.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,928 30.2 36,739 28.4 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,578 26.6 50,392 38.9 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 3,932 40.6 39,592 30.6 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 73 0.8 816 0.6 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 179 1.8 1,886 1.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 30.2% were owned outright, 26.6% were owned with a mortgage and 40.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Family households 6,004 62.0 91,979 71.1 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,964 30.6 30,248 23.4 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 722 7.5 7,198 5.6 321,007 4.1

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), of all households, 62.0% were family households, 30.6% were single person households and 7.5% were group households.

Household income South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 13.4 -- 12.9 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 31.5 -- 23.7 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 13.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 31.5% 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 South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median rent 430 -- 380 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.3 -- 92.0 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.7 -- 8.0 -- 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 South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 2,544 -- 2,167 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.9 -- 92.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.1 -- 7.8 -- 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 South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
None 828 8.5 7,978 6.2 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,943 40.7 47,517 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,478 35.9 50,278 38.8 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,198 12.4 21,104 16.3 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 243 2.5 2,548 2.0 234,292 3.0

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 40.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 35.9% had two registered motor vehicles and 12.4% 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 South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 360 -- 5,185 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 180 50.0 2,656 51.2 270,331 49.3
Female 180 50.0 2,529 48.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), there were 360 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 180 (or 50.0%) were male and 180 (or 50.0%) were female. The median age was 23 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.9 -- 3.1 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,211 -- 1,666 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), 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 $1,211.

Mortgage and rent South Canberra % Australian Capital Territory % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 340 -- 305 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 2,938 -- 2,167 -- 1,647 --

In South Canberra (Statistical Area Level 3), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $340 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $2,938.

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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