2011 Census QuickStats

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Indigenous Locations

Pukatja (Ernabella)

Code ILOC40200109 (ILOC) Total population 503 | Total dwellings 117
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 438
Male 204
Female 233
Median age 24
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Households 59
Average people per household 5.9
Median weekly household income $1,625
Median monthly mortgage repayments $0
Median weekly rent $80
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal 438 100.0 28,831 94.7 495,757 90.4
Torres Strait Islander 0 0.0 1,039 3.4 31,407 5.7
Both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 0 0.0 561 1.8 21,206 3.9
Total 438 -- 30,431 -- 548,370 --
           
Male 204 46.7 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 233 53.3 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7

For the 2011 Census in Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations), there were 438 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 204 (or 46.7%) were male and 233 (or 53.3%) were female.

Age Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
0-4 years 50 11.5 3,580 11.8 67,415 12.3
5-14 years 82 18.8 6,969 22.9 129,670 23.6
15-24 years 92 21.1 5,897 19.4 105,652 19.3
25-54 years 172 39.4 10,953 36.0 192,627 35.1
55-64 years 16 3.7 1,774 5.8 32,232 5.9
65 years and over 24 5.5 1,260 4.1 20,772 3.8
           
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

In Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations) the median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was 24 years. Of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 31.0% were children aged 0 to 14 years and 5.5% were people aged 65 years and over.

Registered marital status Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 151 49.0 4,142 20.8 85,741 24.4
Separated 8 2.6 869 4.4 14,925 4.2
Divorced 3 1.0 1,394 7.0 23,126 6.6
Widowed 30 9.7 737 3.7 12,142 3.5
Never married 116 37.7 12,739 64.1 215,347 61.3

In Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations) 49.0% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were married and 3.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 30 -- 45 -- 44 --
Separated 30 -- 46 -- 46 --
Divorced 41 -- 51 -- 51 --
Widowed 74 -- 65 -- 65 --
Never married 26 -- 26 -- 26 --

In Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age of married people was 30 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 95 35.8 3,449 20.2 71,575 23.3
De facto marriage 27 10.2 2,642 15.5 48,600 15.8
Not married 143 54.0 10,991 64.3 187,097 60.9

In Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations) 35.8% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were in a registered marriage and 10.2% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 30 -- 45 -- 45 --
De facto marriage 29 -- 33 -- 34 --
Not married 25 -- 30 -- 28 --

In Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the median age in a registered marriage was 30 years and in a de facto marriage was 29 years.

Education Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 17 13.0 844 6.6 13,977 6.2
Primary 66 50.4 4,561 35.4 81,554 36.4
Secondary 38 29.0 2,580 20.0 50,986 22.8
Technical or further education institution 0 0.0 751 5.8 13,211 5.9
University or tertiary institution 0 0.0 594 4.6 10,125 4.5
Other 0 0.0 263 2.0 3,662 1.6
Not stated 10 7.6 3,291 25.5 50,410 22.5
Total 131 -- 12,884 -- 223,925 --

Of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations), 30.0% were attending an educational institution. Of these, 50.4% were attending a primary school, 29.0% were attending a secondary school and 0.0% were attending a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — language diversity
Australian Indigenous Language, top responses Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 48 43.2 4,311 46.6 86,714 48.7
Worked part-time 24 21.6 2,578 27.8 47,035 26.4
Away from work 5 4.5 698 7.5 13,959 7.8
Unemployed 34 30.6 1,670 18.0 30,462 17.1
Total in labour force 111 -- 9,257 -- 178,170 --
 
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There were 111 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations). Of these 43.2% were employed full time, 21.6% were employed part-time and 30.6% were unemployed.

Median age by employment status Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 36 -- 37 -- 37 --
Employed part-time 45 -- 34 -- 34 --

The median age of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations) who were employed full time was 36 years and those employed part time was 45 years.

Median weekly incomes Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 287 -- 348 -- 362 --
Household 1,625 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
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The median weekly personal income for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations) was $287 and the median weekly household income was $1,625.

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

Dwellings — dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 5.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 2.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Average number of registered motor vehicles per dwelling 0.7 -- 1.4 -- 1.5 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 5.9, with 2.2 persons per bedroom and 0.7 registered motor vehicles per dwelling.

Housing costs Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 80 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 0 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $80 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $0.

Dwellings — dwelling structure
Dwelling structure Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander            
Separate house 59 100.0 9,815 79.5 168,749 80.7
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 0 0.0 1,586 12.8 16,437 7.9
Flat, unit or apartment 0 0.0 861 7.0 20,640 9.9
Other dwelling 0 0.0 76 0.6 2,949 1.4
Total 59 -- 12,343 -- 209,047 --

In Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations) there were 59 private dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: 100.0% were separate houses, 0.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.0% were flats, unit or apartments and 0.0% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Tenure Pukatja (Ernabella) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Owned outright 0 0.0 1,182 9.6 23,333 11.2
Owned with a mortgage 0 0.0 3,028 24.5 51,761 24.8
Rented 53 89.8 7,430 60.2 124,099 59.4
Other tenure type 3 5.1 137 1.1 1,516 0.7
Tenure type not stated 3 5.1 564 4.6 8,338 4.0

In Pukatja (Ernabella) (Indigenous Locations), of dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 0.0% were owned outright, 0.0% were owned with a mortgage and 89.8% were rented.

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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