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Barossa (DC)

Code LGA40310 (LGA)
People 22,169
Male 10,966
Female 11,203
Median age 41
Families 6,367
Average children per family 1.9
All private dwellings 9,686
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,125
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,460
Median weekly rent $210
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 22,169 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 10,966 49.5 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 11,203 50.5 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 142 0.6 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 22,169 people in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.5% were male and 50.5% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.6% of the population.

Age Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,443 6.5 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,418 6.4 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,550 7.0 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,393 6.3 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 986 4.4 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,080 4.9 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,181 5.3 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,421 6.4 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,679 7.6 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,614 7.3 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,641 7.4 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,583 7.1 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,482 6.7 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 1,112 5.0 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 826 3.7 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 680 3.1 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 528 2.4 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 550 2.5 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 19.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 16.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 10,115 57.0 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 452 2.5 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,341 7.6 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,120 6.3 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 4,731 26.6 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 57.0% were married and 10.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 53 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 79 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 25 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people never married was 25 years.

Social marital status Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 9,322 57.3 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,613 9.9 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 5,346 32.8 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 57.3% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.9% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 36 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 330 5.6 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,409 24.1 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 51 0.9 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 795 13.6 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 743 12.7 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 53 0.9 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 502 8.6 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 508 8.7 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 370 6.3 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 120 2.0 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 973 16.6 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,854 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas) 26.4% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 38.5% were in primary school, 22.2% in secondary school and 15.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 18,736 84.5 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 3,554 16.7 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,376 6.5 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,038 4.9 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 15,335 72.0 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), 72.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 16.7% of people had both parents born overseas.

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

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

People — employment
Employment Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 6,724 59.0 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,657 32.1 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 600 5.3 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 410 3.6 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 11,391 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 11,391 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 59.0% were employed full time, 32.1% were employed part-time and 3.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,282 11.7 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 1,114 10.1 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,261 11.5 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,627 14.8 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 5,098 46.4 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), 11.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 46.4% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 43 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 566 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,394 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,125 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $566.

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

Unpaid work Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 13,675 77.0 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 5,542 31.2 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,191 12.3 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 4,744 26.7 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.0% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 31.2% provided care for children and 12.3% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.7% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,658 20.6 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,963 27.9 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,706 15.2 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 2,347 13.2 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), 27.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.2% worked 15 to 29 hours and 13.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,866 45.0 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,763 43.4 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 691 10.9 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 47 0.7 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), 43.4% were couple families with children, 45.0% were couple families without children and 10.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 22.8 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 77.2 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas) 22.8% of single parents were male and 77.2% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,805 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,054 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,054 and those without children was $1,805.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 1,117 19.8 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 245 4.3 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,482 26.3 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 760 13.5 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 272 4.8 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,042 18.5 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 328 5.8 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 389 6.9 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.8% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 26.3% 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 Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,507 90.6 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 887 9.4 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), 90.6% of private dwellings were occupied and 9.4% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,833 92.1 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 328 3.9 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 271 3.2 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 68 0.8 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), 92.1% were separate houses, 3.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 3.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.8% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 14 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 243 2.9 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,229 14.4 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,378 51.5 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,524 29.7 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 121 1.4 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 2.5 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.9% had 1 bedroom, 14.4% had 2 bedrooms and 51.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 3,099 36.4 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,422 40.2 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,654 19.4 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 152 1.8 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 181 2.1 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), 36.4% were owned outright, 40.2% were owned with a mortgage and 19.4% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 6,303 74.1 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,037 23.9 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 168 2.0 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 74.1% were family households, 23.9% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 24.9 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 6.4 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), 24.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 6.4% 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 Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 210 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 94.3 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 5.7 -- 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 Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,460 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.2 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.8 -- 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 Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 346 4.1 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,530 29.7 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 3,459 40.7 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,988 23.4 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 185 2.2 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), 29.7% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 23.4% 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 Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 143 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 79 55.2 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 64 44.8 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 23 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), there were 143 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 79 (or 55.2%) were male and 64 (or 44.8%) 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 Barossa (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 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 772 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $772.

Mortgage and rent Barossa (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 200 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Barossa (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $200 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,733.

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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