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Alexandrina (DC)

Code LGA40220 (LGA)
People 23,699
Male 11,545
Female 12,154
Median age 47
Families 6,882
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 14,176
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $861
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,365
Median weekly rent $210
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.9
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 23,699 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 11,545 48.7 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 12,154 51.3 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 282 1.2 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 23,699 people in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.7% were male and 51.3% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.2% of the population.

Age Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,240 5.2 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,332 5.6 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,427 6.0 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,402 5.9 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 952 4.0 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 840 3.5 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,022 4.3 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,294 5.5 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,486 6.3 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,573 6.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,724 7.3 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,691 7.1 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 2,116 8.9 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,847 7.8 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 1,455 6.1 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 966 4.1 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 752 3.2 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 580 2.4 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 23.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,886 55.2 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 607 3.1 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 2,009 10.2 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,259 6.4 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,944 25.1 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 55.2% were married and 13.3% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 57 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 59 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9,735 55.2 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,820 10.3 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,087 34.5 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 55.2% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.3% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 58 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 44 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 58 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 268 4.8 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,283 22.8 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 81 1.4 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 564 10.0 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 785 13.9 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 81 1.4 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 481 8.5 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 425 7.5 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 384 6.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 120 2.1 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,159 20.6 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,631 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) 23.8% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 34.2% were in primary school, 23.9% in secondary school and 14.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 18,780 79.2 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 4,852 21.5 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,492 6.6 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,139 5.0 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 15,101 66.9 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 66.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 21.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,382 51.1 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,861 36.7 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 682 6.5 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 601 5.7 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 10,526 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 10,526 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 51.1% were employed full time, 36.7% were employed part-time and 5.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,407 14.2 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,161 11.7 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,288 13.0 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,599 16.1 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,784 38.1 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 14.2% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.7% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 45 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 46 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 45 years and for people who were employed part-time was 46 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 454 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,019 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 861 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $454.

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

Unpaid work Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 14,833 75.3 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,429 27.5 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,615 13.3 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 5,274 26.8 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 27.5% provided care for children and 13.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.8% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,649 18.5 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 5,294 26.9 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 3,146 16.0 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,745 13.9 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 16.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 3,636 52.8 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,307 33.5 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 874 12.7 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 66 1.0 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 33.5% were couple families with children, 52.8% were couple families without children and 12.7% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 18.8 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.2 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas) 18.8% of single parents were male and 81.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,581 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,794 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
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In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,794 and those without children was $1,581.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 787 13.2 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 324 5.5 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,173 19.7 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 699 11.8 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 409 6.9 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,831 30.8 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 312 5.3 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 406 6.8 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 13.2% had both partners employed full-time, 5.5% had both employed part-time and 19.7% 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 Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 9,504 68.7 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 4,331 31.3 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 68.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 31.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 8,804 92.6 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 400 4.2 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 174 1.8 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 119 1.3 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 92.6% were separate houses, 4.2% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.8% were flats, units or apartments and 1.3% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 37 0.4 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 269 2.8 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,691 17.8 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,982 52.4 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,403 25.3 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 123 1.3 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.8% had 1 bedroom, 17.8% had 2 bedrooms and 52.4% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,828 40.3 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,254 34.2 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,016 21.2 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 211 2.2 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 195 2.1 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 40.3% were owned outright, 34.2% were owned with a mortgage and 21.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,815 71.7 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,481 26.1 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 210 2.2 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.7% were family households, 26.1% were single person households and 2.2% were group households.

Household income Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 32.2 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.5 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 32.2% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.5% 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 Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 210 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.4 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.6 -- 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 Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,365 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.9 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.1 -- 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 Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 356 3.7 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,418 36.0 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,597 37.8 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,932 20.3 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 201 2.1 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), 36.0% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 37.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 20.3% 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 Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 280 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 133 47.5 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 147 52.5 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 22 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), there were 280 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 133 (or 47.5%) were male and 147 (or 52.5%) 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 Alexandrina (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 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 708 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.1, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $708.

Mortgage and rent Alexandrina (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 230 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,140 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Alexandrina (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $230 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,140.

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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