2011 Census QuickStats

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Berri and Barmera (DC)

Code LGA40520 (LGA)
People 10,583
Male 5,266
Female 5,317
Median age 42
Families 2,909
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 5,065
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $804
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $150
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 10,583 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 5,266 49.8 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 5,317 50.2 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 452 4.3 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 10,583 people in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.8% were male and 50.2% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 4.3% of the population.

Age Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 644 6.1 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 704 6.7 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 745 7.0 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 666 6.3 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 508 4.8 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 564 5.3 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 533 5.0 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 604 5.7 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 712 6.7 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 728 6.9 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 799 7.6 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 743 7.0 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 751 7.1 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 507 4.8 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 440 4.2 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 388 3.7 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 282 2.7 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 264 2.5 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 42 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Berri and Barmera (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 17.8% of the population.

Registered marital status Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 4,168 49.1 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 309 3.6 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 790 9.3 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 677 8.0 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,546 30.0 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 49.1% were married and 13.0% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 55 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 51 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 54 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 3,761 49.7 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 803 10.6 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,006 39.7 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 49.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 55 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 41 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 55 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 37 years.

Education Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 140 4.7 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 783 26.3 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 203 6.8 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 57 1.9 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 592 19.9 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 0 0.0 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 9 0.3 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 236 7.9 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 110 3.7 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 67 2.2 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 783 26.3 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,980 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas) 28.2% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.0% were in primary school, 20.1% in secondary school and 11.6% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 8,755 82.7 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,851 18.8 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 537 5.5 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 368 3.7 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 7,088 72.0 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), 72.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 18.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,547 54.6 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,469 31.5 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 303 6.5 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 344 7.4 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 4,663 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 4,663 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.6% were employed full time, 31.5% were employed part-time and 7.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 478 11.1 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 432 10.0 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 558 12.9 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 745 17.3 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,797 41.6 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), 11.1% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.0% worked 16 to 24 hours and 41.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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

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

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

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

Median weekly incomes Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 446 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 997 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 804 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $446.

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

Unpaid work Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 5,805 68.4 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,273 26.8 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 977 11.5 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,873 22.1 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 68.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 26.8% provided care for children and 11.5% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 22.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,468 17.3 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,151 25.3 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,173 13.8 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,015 12.0 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), 25.3% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,279 44.0 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,062 36.5 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 530 18.2 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 38 1.3 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), 36.5% were couple families with children, 44.0% were couple families without children and 18.2% were one parent families.

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

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas) 17.6% of single parents were male and 82.4% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,580 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,751 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,751 and those without children was $1,580.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 431 18.4 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 127 5.4 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 482 20.6 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 252 10.8 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 133 5.7 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 613 26.2 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 144 6.2 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 158 6.8 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 18.4% had both partners employed full-time, 5.4% had both employed part-time and 20.6% 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 Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,172 86.7 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 640 13.3 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), 86.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 13.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 3,595 86.1 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 238 5.7 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 284 6.8 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 50 1.2 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), 86.1% were separate houses, 5.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 6.8% were flats, units or apartments and 1.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 12 0.3 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 133 3.2 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 790 18.9 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,241 53.7 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 902 21.6 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 94 2.3 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 18.9% had 2 bedrooms and 53.7% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,396 33.5 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,284 30.8 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,312 31.5 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 43 1.0 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 136 3.3 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), 33.5% were owned outright, 30.8% were owned with a mortgage and 31.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 2,880 69.0 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,208 29.0 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 83 2.0 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.0% were family households, 29.0% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

Household income Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 37.3 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.1 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), 37.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.1% 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 Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 150 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.8 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.2 -- 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 Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.5 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.5 -- 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 Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 328 7.9 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,506 36.1 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,421 34.0 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 777 18.6 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 142 3.4 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), 36.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.0% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.6% 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 Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 449 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 216 48.1 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 233 51.9 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), there were 449 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 216 (or 48.1%) were male and 233 (or 51.9%) were female. The median age was 19 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Berri and Barmera (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 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 733 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.9, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $733.

Mortgage and rent Berri and Barmera (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 147 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,127 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Berri and Barmera (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $147 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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