2011 Census QuickStats

All people - usual residents

Australia | South Australia | Local Government Areas

Gawler (T)

Code LGA42030 (LGA)
People 20,536
Male 9,871
Female 10,665
Median age 40
Families 5,750
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 9,140
Average people per household 2.4
Median weekly household income $960
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,408
Median weekly rent $220
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.7
Community profile

QuickStats Search

Loading map...
Each of the sections below is expandable. Select once to expand the section and display the hidden content. Select again to collapse the section and hide the content. To access the hidden content within each section, select the section to display the content, then use arrow keys to navigate down to the expanded content.

Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 20,536 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 9,871 48.1 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 10,665 51.9 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 311 1.5 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 20,536 people in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.1% were male and 51.9% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.

Age Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 1,241 6.0 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,209 5.9 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,291 6.3 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,468 7.1 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 1,294 6.3 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 1,263 6.2 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 1,057 5.1 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,170 5.7 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,395 6.8 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,501 7.3 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,516 7.4 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 1,305 6.4 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 1,111 5.4 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 971 4.7 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 895 4.4 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 758 3.7 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 596 2.9 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 495 2.4 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 18.2% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.1% of the population.

Registered marital status Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 8,084 48.1 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 583 3.5 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 1,724 10.3 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 1,151 6.9 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 5,252 31.3 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 48.1% were married and 13.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 54 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 46 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 53 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 78 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) was 54 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 7,462 48.7 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 1,470 9.6 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 6,382 41.7 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 48.7% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.6% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 53 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 34 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 39 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) was 53 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 34 years.

Education Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 247 4.4 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 926 16.3 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 254 4.5 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 601 10.6 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 396 7.0 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 351 6.2 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 493 8.7 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 498 8.8 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 539 9.5 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 132 2.3 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 1,235 21.8 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 5,672 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) 27.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 31.4% were in primary school, 21.8% in secondary school and 18.3% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 15,763 76.8 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 5,111 26.3 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 1,470 7.6 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 1,231 6.3 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 11,592 59.7 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 59.7% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.3% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 5,669 57.5 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 3,042 30.8 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 575 5.8 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 576 5.8 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 9,862 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 9,862 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas). Of these 57.5% were employed full time, 30.8% were employed part-time and 5.8% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 1,088 11.7 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 843 9.1 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 1,112 12.0 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,950 21.0 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,714 40.0 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 11.7% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.0% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) was 42 years and for people who were employed part-time was 41 years.

Occupation Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 516 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,253 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 960 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) was $516.

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

Unpaid work Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 12,026 71.6 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 4,708 28.0 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 2,023 12.0 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 3,115 18.5 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 71.6% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.0% provided care for children and 12.0% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 18.5% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 3,419 20.4 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 4,507 26.8 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 2,205 13.1 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,897 11.3 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 26.8% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.1% worked 15 to 29 hours and 11.3% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 2,343 40.7 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 2,234 38.8 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 1,110 19.3 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 64 1.1 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 38.8% were couple families with children, 40.7% were couple families without children and 19.3% were one parent families.

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

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas) 18.9% of single parents were male and 81.1% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,839 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,102 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,102 and those without children was $1,839.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 876 19.1 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 168 3.7 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 1,001 21.9 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 647 14.1 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 214 4.7 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 1,103 24.1 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 274 6.0 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 293 6.4 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.1% had both partners employed full-time, 3.7% had both employed part-time and 21.9% 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 Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 8,176 92.4 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 673 7.6 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 92.4% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.6% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 7,027 85.9 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 849 10.4 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 238 2.9 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 57 0.7 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 85.9% were separate houses, 10.4% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 2.9% were flats, units or apartments and 0.7% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 36 0.4 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 290 3.5 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 1,437 17.6 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 4,271 52.2 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 1,999 24.4 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 144 1.8 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.5% had 1 bedroom, 17.6% had 2 bedrooms and 52.2% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 2,509 30.7 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 3,102 37.9 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 2,235 27.3 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 146 1.8 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 184 2.3 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 30.7% were owned outright, 37.9% were owned with a mortgage and 27.3% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 5,685 69.5 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 2,298 28.1 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 195 2.4 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 69.5% were family households, 28.1% were single person households and 2.4% were group households.

Household income Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 30.0 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.2 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 30.0% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.2% 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 Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 220 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 90.0 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 10.0 -- 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 Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,408 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.7 -- 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 Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
None 686 8.4 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 3,117 38.1 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,766 33.8 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,394 17.0 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 213 2.6 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), 38.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 33.8% had two registered motor vehicles and 17.0% 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 Gawler (T) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 309 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 148 47.9 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 161 52.1 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Gawler (T) (Local Government Areas), there were 309 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 148 (or 47.9%) were male and 161 (or 52.1%) 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 Gawler (T) % 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 811 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Gawler (T) (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 $811.

Mortgage and rent Gawler (T) % 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 1,257 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Gawler (T) (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 $1,257.

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

Back to Top