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Adelaide Hills (DC)

Code LGA40120 (LGA)
People 38,628
Male 19,360
Female 19,268
Median age 42
Families 11,012
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 15,262
Average people per household 2.7
Median weekly household income $1,509
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $260
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.1
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 38,628 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 19,360 50.1 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 19,268 49.9 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 206 0.5 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 38,628 people in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.1% were male and 49.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 2,208 5.7 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 2,589 6.7 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 2,798 7.2 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 2,839 7.3 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,972 5.1 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,373 3.6 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,668 4.3 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 2,497 6.5 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 3,092 8.0 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 3,199 8.3 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 3,315 8.6 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 3,013 7.8 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,894 7.5 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,946 5.0 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,222 3.2 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 822 2.1 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 611 1.6 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 569 1.5 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.7% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 17,849 57.5 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 626 2.0 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,453 7.9 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,284 4.1 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 8,822 28.4 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 57.5% were married and 9.9% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 23 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 23 years.

Social marital status Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 16,409 58.2 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 2,674 9.5 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 9,130 32.4 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 44 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 44 years.

Education Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 514 4.4 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 2,552 21.8 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 367 3.1 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,106 9.5 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,334 11.4 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 367 3.1 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 946 8.1 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 715 6.1 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 1,825 15.6 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 245 2.1 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,717 14.7 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 11,688 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas) 30.3% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.4% were in primary school, 22.6% in secondary school and 21.8% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 30,473 78.9 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 8,826 23.9 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 3,187 8.6 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 2,260 6.1 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 22,638 61.3 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), 61.3% of people had both parents born in Australia and 23.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 11,705 55.6 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 7,373 35.0 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,212 5.8 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 753 3.6 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 21,043 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 21,043 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 55.6% were employed full time, 35.0% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 2,769 13.6 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 2,125 10.5 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 2,475 12.2 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 3,002 14.8 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 8,701 42.9 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), 13.6% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.5% worked 16 to 24 hours and 42.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 46 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 44 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 46 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

Occupation Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 665 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,798 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,509 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $665.

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

Unpaid work Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 25,055 80.7 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 10,104 32.6 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 4,053 13.1 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 9,230 29.7 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 80.7% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.6% provided care for children and 13.1% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 29.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 6,834 22.0 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 9,553 30.8 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 4,962 16.0 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 3,701 11.9 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), 30.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 4,377 39.7 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 5,439 49.4 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,122 10.2 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 75 0.7 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), 49.4% were couple families with children, 39.7% were couple families without children and 10.2% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 23.8 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 76.2 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas) 23.8% of single parents were male and 76.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,122 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,438 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,438 and those without children was $2,122.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,938 19.7 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 531 5.4 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 2,710 27.6 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,397 14.2 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 565 5.8 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,414 14.4 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 634 6.5 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 627 6.4 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.7% had both partners employed full-time, 5.4% had both employed part-time and 27.6% 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 Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 13,612 91.0 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,351 9.0 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), 91.0% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.0% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 13,134 96.5 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 334 2.5 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 96 0.7 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 39 0.3 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), 96.5% were separate houses, 2.5% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 0.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 30 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 329 2.4 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,852 13.6 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 6,536 48.0 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 4,724 34.7 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 142 1.0 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.2 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.4% had 1 bedroom, 13.6% had 2 bedrooms and 48.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.2. The average household size was 2.7 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 5,307 39.0 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 6,299 46.3 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,627 12.0 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 144 1.1 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 234 1.7 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), 39.0% were owned outright, 46.3% were owned with a mortgage and 12.0% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 10,873 79.9 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,508 18.4 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 230 1.7 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 79.9% were family households, 18.4% were single person households and 1.7% were group households.

Household income Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 16.4 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.9 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), 16.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.9% 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 Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 260 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.4 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.6 -- 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 Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.6 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.4 -- 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 Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 315 2.3 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,411 25.1 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 6,044 44.4 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,606 26.5 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 235 1.7 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), 25.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 44.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 26.5% 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 Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 204 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 112 54.9 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 92 45.1 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), there were 204 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 112 (or 54.9%) were male and 92 (or 45.1%) were female. The median age was 22 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Adelaide Hills (DC) % 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 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,145 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,145.

Mortgage and rent Adelaide Hills (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 330 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,567 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Adelaide Hills (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $330 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,567.

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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