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Australia | South Australia | Local Government Areas

Charles Sturt (C)

Code LGA41060 (LGA)
People 104,981
Male 51,385
Female 53,596
Median age 41
Families 28,239
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 47,914
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,019
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,700
Median weekly rent $235
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.6
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 104,981 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 51,385 48.9 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 53,596 51.1 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 1,332 1.3 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 104,981 people in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.9% were male and 51.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.3% of the population.

Age Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 5,689 5.4 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 5,312 5.1 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 5,648 5.4 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 6,244 5.9 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 6,972 6.6 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 6,958 6.6 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 6,702 6.4 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 6,976 6.6 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 7,699 7.3 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 7,403 7.1 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 7,439 7.1 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 6,416 6.1 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 6,198 5.9 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 4,766 4.5 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 4,199 4.0 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 3,713 3.5 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 3,332 3.2 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 3,317 3.2 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 15.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.4% of the population.

Registered marital status Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 41,077 46.5 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 2,689 3.0 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 8,030 9.1 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 6,702 7.6 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 29,841 33.8 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 46.5% were married and 12.1% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 80 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 26 years.

Social marital status Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 37,935 46.7 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 6,568 8.1 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 36,770 45.2 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 46.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 8.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 37 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 38 -- 36 -- 33 --

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

Education Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 1,192 4.1 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 4,266 14.8 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 2,863 9.9 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 658 2.3 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 2,717 9.4 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 1,955 6.8 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 701 2.4 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 2,336 8.1 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,645 16.1 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 803 2.8 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 6,722 23.3 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 28,858 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas) 27.5% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 27.0% were in primary school, 18.6% in secondary school and 24.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 71,443 68.1 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 41,079 41.5 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 7,233 7.3 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 4,289 4.3 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 46,378 46.9 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), 46.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 41.5% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 29,349 57.2 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 16,099 31.4 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 3,008 5.9 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 2,892 5.6 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 51,348 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 51,348 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.2% were employed full time, 31.4% were employed part-time and 5.6% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 5,749 11.9 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 4,728 9.8 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 5,623 11.6 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 10,401 21.5 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 18,949 39.1 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), 11.9% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.8% worked 16 to 24 hours and 39.1% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 41 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

Occupation Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 524 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,345 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,019 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas) was $524.

Travel to work, top responses Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 61,000 69.1 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 22,599 25.6 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 10,882 12.3 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 13,497 15.3 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 69.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.6% 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, 15.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 19,322 21.9 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 23,113 26.2 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 10,643 12.0 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 7,926 9.0 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), 26.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 12.0% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 11,101 39.3 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 11,641 41.2 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 4,917 17.4 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 580 2.1 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), 41.2% were couple families with children, 39.3% were couple families without children and 17.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.0 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 81.0 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas) 19.0% of single parents were male and 81.0% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,071 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,226 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,226 and those without children was $2,071.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 4,344 19.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 898 3.9 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 4,855 21.4 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 2,898 12.7 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 1,325 5.8 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 5,682 25.0 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 1,391 6.1 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 1,346 5.9 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.9% had both employed part-time and 21.4% 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 Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 42,458 91.4 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 3,974 8.6 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), 91.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 8.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 30,636 72.2 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 6,678 15.7 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 5,051 11.9 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 82 0.2 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), 72.2% were separate houses, 15.7% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 11.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 81 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 1,397 3.3 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 11,589 27.3 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 21,733 51.2 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 6,849 16.1 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 809 1.9 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.8 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.3% had 1 bedroom, 27.3% had 2 bedrooms and 51.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.8. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 15,121 35.6 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 12,344 29.1 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 13,233 31.2 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 493 1.2 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 1,267 3.0 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), 35.6% were owned outright, 29.1% were owned with a mortgage and 31.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 27,822 65.5 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 12,891 30.4 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 1,742 4.1 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 65.5% were family households, 30.4% were single person households and 4.1% were group households.

Household income Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 29.4 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.7 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), 29.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.7% 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 Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 235 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 89.8 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.2 -- 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 Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,700 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.0 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.0 -- 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 Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
None 4,672 11.0 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 16,709 39.4 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 14,168 33.4 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 5,530 13.0 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 1,378 3.2 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 13.0% 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 Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 1,332 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 637 47.8 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 695 52.2 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 1,332 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 637 (or 47.8%) were male and 695 (or 52.2%) were female. The median age was 24 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 2.7 -- 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 Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.7, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $772.

Mortgage and rent Charles Sturt (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 160 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,517 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Charles Sturt (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $160 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,517.

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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