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Whyalla Norrie

Code SSC40797 (SSC)
People 6,712
Male 3,368
Female 3,344
Median age 36
Families 1,786
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 3,230
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $870
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $165
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.4
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Total 6,712 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 3,368 50.2 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 3,344 49.8 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 297 4.4 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 6,712 people in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs) of these 50.2% were male and 49.8% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.4% of the population.

Age Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 486 7.2 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 454 6.8 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 458 6.8 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 491 7.3 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 476 7.1 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 475 7.1 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 374 5.6 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 447 6.7 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 486 7.2 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 482 7.2 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 444 6.6 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 322 4.8 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 356 5.3 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 311 4.6 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 281 4.2 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 181 2.7 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 115 1.7 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 75 1.1 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 36 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs) was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,122 39.9 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 201 3.8 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 558 10.5 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 322 6.1 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,112 39.7 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs) aged 15 years and over, 39.9% were married and 14.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 51 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,922 40.4 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 622 13.1 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 2,211 46.5 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 40.4% of people were in a registered marriage and 13.1% were in a de facto marriage.

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

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 33 years.

Education Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 99 5.0 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 496 25.2 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 94 4.8 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 37 1.9 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 257 13.1 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 109 5.5 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 3 0.2 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 175 8.9 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 94 4.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 25 1.3 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 578 29.4 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,967 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs) 29.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.9% were in primary school, 18.8% in secondary school and 13.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 5,031 74.9 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,729 27.9 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 455 7.3 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 357 5.8 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,664 59.0 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), 59.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 27.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,638 55.5 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 798 27.1 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 226 7.7 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 288 9.8 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,950 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,950 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs). Of these 55.5% were employed full time, 27.1% were employed part-time and 9.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 283 10.6 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 236 8.9 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 275 10.3 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 524 19.7 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,119 42.1 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), 10.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 8.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 39 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 38 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs) was 39 years and for people who were employed part-time was 38 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 452 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,086 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 870 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs) was $452.

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

Unpaid work Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 3,473 65.4 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,536 28.9 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 595 11.2 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 954 18.0 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), of people aged 15 years and over, 65.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.9% provided care for children and 11.2% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 908 17.1 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,303 24.5 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 670 12.6 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 592 11.1 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), 24.5% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.6% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.1% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 686 38.4 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 621 34.8 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 457 25.6 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 22 1.2 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), 34.8% were couple families with children, 38.4% were couple families without children and 25.6% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.0 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 79.0 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs) 21.0% of single parents were male and 79.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,994 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,065 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,065 and those without children was $1,994.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 201 15.4 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 25 1.9 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 246 18.9 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 221 16.9 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 65 5.0 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 344 26.4 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 100 7.7 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 103 7.9 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), of couple families, 15.4% had both partners employed full-time, 1.9% had both employed part-time and 18.9% 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 Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 2,760 91.2 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 266 8.8 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), 91.2% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.8% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,484 53.7 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,174 42.5 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 103 3.7 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 0 0.0 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), 53.7% were separate houses, 42.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 9 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 81 2.9 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 335 12.1 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 1,932 70.0 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 344 12.5 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 59 2.1 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 12.1% had 2 bedrooms and 70.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 583 21.1 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 964 34.9 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,124 40.7 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 7 0.3 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 82 3.0 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), 21.1% were owned outright, 34.9% were owned with a mortgage and 40.7% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,763 63.9 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 920 33.3 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 78 2.8 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), of all households, 63.9% were family households, 33.3% were single person households and 2.8% were group households.

Household income Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 35.6 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.2 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), 35.6% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.2% 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 Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 165 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.9 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.1 -- 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 Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.8 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.2 -- 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 Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
None 358 13.0 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,175 42.5 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 817 29.6 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 315 11.4 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 97 3.5 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), 42.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 29.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 11.4% 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 Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 296 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 140 47.3 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 156 52.7 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), there were 296 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 140 (or 47.3%) were male and 156 (or 52.7%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 654 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $654.

Mortgage and rent Whyalla Norrie % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 140 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Whyalla Norrie (State Suburbs), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $140 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,127.

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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