2011 Census QuickStats

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Copper Coast (DC)

Code LGA41560 (LGA)
People 12,949
Male 6,357
Female 6,592
Median age 47
Families 3,688
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 8,070
Average people per household 2.2
Median weekly household income $749
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,083
Median weekly rent $185
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 12,949 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 6,357 49.1 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,592 50.9 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 271 2.1 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 12,949 people in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas) of these 49.1% were male and 50.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.1% of the population.

Age Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 729 5.6 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 666 5.1 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 801 6.2 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 700 5.4 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 579 4.5 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 537 4.1 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 567 4.4 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 557 4.3 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 831 6.4 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 891 6.9 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 909 7.0 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 956 7.4 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,086 8.4 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 994 7.7 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 813 6.3 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 561 4.3 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 432 3.3 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 339 2.6 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 47 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 47 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.0% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 24.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 5,751 53.5 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 307 2.9 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,110 10.3 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 893 8.3 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,686 25.0 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 53.5% were married and 13.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 59 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 26 -- 25 -- 25 --

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

Social marital status Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,092 53.0 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 963 10.0 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,552 37.0 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.0% of people were in a registered marriage and 10.0% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 58 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 46 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 58 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 133 4.5 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 863 29.4 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 121 4.1 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 112 3.8 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 566 19.3 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 5 0.2 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 98 3.3 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 215 7.3 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 82 2.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 59 2.0 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 685 23.3 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 2,939 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas) 22.7% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.3% were in primary school, 22.8% in secondary school and 10.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 11,184 86.4 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 1,583 12.9 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 608 4.9 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 459 3.7 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 9,655 78.5 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), 78.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 12.9% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 2,617 50.5 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 1,845 35.6 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 374 7.2 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 349 6.7 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 5,185 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 5,185 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 50.5% were employed full time, 35.6% were employed part-time and 6.7% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 666 13.8 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 540 11.2 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 644 13.3 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 738 15.3 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,879 38.9 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), 13.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 38.9% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Copper Coast (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 Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 44 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 398 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 926 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 749 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $398.

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

Unpaid work Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 7,556 70.3 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 2,700 25.1 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,368 12.7 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,806 26.1 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 70.3% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 25.1% provided care for children and 12.7% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.1% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 1,798 16.7 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 2,663 24.8 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,587 14.8 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,508 14.0 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), 24.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 14.0% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,937 52.5 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,161 31.5 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 550 14.9 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 40 1.1 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), 31.5% were couple families with children, 52.5% were couple families without children and 14.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 16.7 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 83.3 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas) 16.7% of single parents were male and 83.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,545 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,710 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,710 and those without children was $1,545.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 356 11.5 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 142 4.6 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 561 18.1 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 339 10.9 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 232 7.5 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,093 35.3 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 166 5.4 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 210 6.8 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 11.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.6% had both employed part-time and 18.1% 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 Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 5,354 68.3 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 2,490 31.7 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), 68.3% of private dwellings were occupied and 31.7% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,962 92.7 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 263 4.9 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 91 1.7 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 36 0.7 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), 92.7% were separate houses, 4.9% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.7% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 13 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 146 2.7 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 992 18.5 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,829 52.8 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,276 23.8 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 100 1.9 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.2 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 2.7% had 1 bedroom, 18.5% had 2 bedrooms and 52.8% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.2 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,328 43.5 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 1,448 27.0 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 1,370 25.6 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 73 1.4 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 137 2.6 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), 43.5% were owned outright, 27.0% were owned with a mortgage and 25.6% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,653 68.2 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 1,574 29.4 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 126 2.4 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 68.2% were family households, 29.4% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 39.3 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 3.0 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), 39.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 3.0% 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 Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 185 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.0 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 9.0 -- 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 Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 92.9 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 7.1 -- 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 Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 337 6.3 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 2,095 39.1 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 1,855 34.6 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 901 16.8 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 167 3.1 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), 39.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 34.6% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.8% 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 Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 271 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 140 51.7 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 131 48.3 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), there were 271 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 140 (or 51.7%) were male and 131 (or 48.3%) were female. The median age was 17 years.

Dwelling characteristics - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander households

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling characteristics Copper Coast (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 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 768 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.2, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $768.

Mortgage and rent Copper Coast (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 175 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 932 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Copper Coast (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $175 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $932.

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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