2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | Local Government Areas

Light (RegC)

Code LGA43650 (LGA)
People 13,783
Male 7,009
Female 6,774
Median age 38
Families 3,882
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 5,287
Average people per household 2.8
Median weekly household income $1,274
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,430
Median weekly rent $200
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.3
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 13,783 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 7,009 50.9 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 6,774 49.1 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 123 0.9 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 13,783 people in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas) of these 50.9% were male and 49.1% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.9% of the population.

Age Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 924 6.7 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 1,102 8.0 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 1,087 7.9 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 1,012 7.3 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 714 5.2 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 675 4.9 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 720 5.2 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 1,003 7.3 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 1,065 7.7 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 1,191 8.6 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 1,142 8.3 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 891 6.5 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 702 5.1 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 560 4.1 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 379 2.7 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 257 1.9 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 178 1.3 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 181 1.3 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 38 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas) was 38 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.6% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 11.3% of the population.

Registered marital status Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 6,216 58.3 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 278 2.6 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 751 7.0 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 456 4.3 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 2,968 27.8 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 58.3% were married and 9.7% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 48 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 52 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 74 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 22 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people never married was 22 years.

Social marital status Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 5,765 58.6 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 894 9.1 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 3,175 32.3 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 58.6% of people were in a registered marriage and 9.1% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 49 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 40 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 28 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas) was 49 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 40 years.

Education Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 204 4.8 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 1,050 24.9 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 169 4.0 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 429 10.2 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 512 12.1 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 217 5.1 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 215 5.1 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 320 7.6 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 370 8.8 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 59 1.4 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 674 16.0 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 4,219 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas) 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 39.1% were in primary school, 22.4% in secondary school and 16.2% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 11,472 83.2 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 2,557 19.4 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 906 6.9 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 759 5.8 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 8,969 68.0 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), 68.0% of people had both parents born in Australia and 19.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 4,192 58.1 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 2,282 31.6 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 429 5.9 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 312 4.3 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 7,215 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 7,215 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 58.1% were employed full time, 31.6% were employed part-time and 4.3% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 816 11.8 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 686 9.9 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 783 11.3 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 1,106 16.0 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 3,084 44.7 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), 11.8% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.7% worked 40 hours or more.

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

The median age of people employed full-time in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas) was 43 years and for people who were employed part-time was 42 years.

Occupation Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 570 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,457 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,274 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas) was $570.

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

Unpaid work Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 8,243 77.2 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 3,589 33.6 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 1,324 12.4 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 2,668 25.0 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 77.2% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 33.6% provided care for children and 12.4% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 25.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 2,232 20.9 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 3,007 28.2 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 1,628 15.3 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 1,373 12.9 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), 28.2% worked 5 to 14 hours, 15.3% worked 15 to 29 hours and 12.9% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 1,463 37.7 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 1,962 50.6 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 423 10.9 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 30 0.8 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), 50.6% were couple families with children, 37.7% were couple families without children and 10.9% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 21.3 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 78.7 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas) 21.3% of single parents were male and 78.7% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,800 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,030 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,030 and those without children was $1,800.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 700 20.5 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 146 4.3 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 970 28.3 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 528 15.4 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 171 5.0 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 461 13.5 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 227 6.6 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 219 6.4 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 20.5% had both partners employed full-time, 4.3% had both employed part-time and 28.3% 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 Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 4,789 92.7 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 379 7.3 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), 92.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 4,678 97.7 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 51 1.1 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 50 1.0 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 9 0.2 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), 97.7% were separate houses, 1.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.0% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 8 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 88 1.8 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 454 9.5 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 2,180 45.5 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 2,012 42.0 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 46 1.0 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.8 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 1.8% had 1 bedroom, 9.5% had 2 bedrooms and 45.5% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.4. The average household size was 2.8 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 1,561 32.6 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 2,431 50.8 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 710 14.8 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 23 0.5 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 64 1.3 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), 32.6% were owned outright, 50.8% were owned with a mortgage and 14.8% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 3,832 80.0 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 876 18.3 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 80 1.7 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 80.0% were family households, 18.3% were single person households and 1.7% were group households.

Household income Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 19.9 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 7.4 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), 19.9% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 7.4% 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 Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 200 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.1 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.9 -- 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 Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,430 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 87.9 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 12.1 -- 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 Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 103 2.2 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 1,125 23.5 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 2,071 43.2 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 1,389 29.0 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 102 2.1 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), 23.5% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 43.2% had two registered motor vehicles and 29.0% 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 Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 123 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 64 52.0 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 59 48.0 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 17 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), there were 123 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 64 (or 52.0%) were male and 59 (or 48.0%) 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 Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Average number of people per household 3.8 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.1 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,292 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.8, with 1.1 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,292.

Mortgage and rent Light (RegC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 205 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,083 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Light (RegC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $205 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,083.

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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