2011 Census QuickStats

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Australia | South Australia | Local Government Areas

Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC)

Code LGA43710 (LGA)
People 4,916
Male 2,607
Female 2,309
Median age 40
Families 1,323
Average children per family 2
All private dwellings 2,444
Average people per household 2.6
Median weekly household income $1,039
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,200
Median weekly rent $140
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 2.2
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Expand People category,
includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 4,916 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 2,607 53.0 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 2,309 47.0 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 143 2.9 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 4,916 people in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas) of these 53.0% were male and 47.0% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.9% of the population.

Age Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 317 6.4 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 344 7.0 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 426 8.7 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 324 6.6 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 172 3.5 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 224 4.6 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 254 5.2 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 321 6.5 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 404 8.2 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 392 8.0 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 413 8.4 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 340 6.9 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 314 6.4 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 248 5.0 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 179 3.6 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 102 2.1 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 87 1.8 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 55 1.1 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 40 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 40 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 22.1% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 13.7% of the population.

Registered marital status Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 2,125 55.4 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 108 2.8 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 320 8.3 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 168 4.4 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 1,112 29.0 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 55.4% were married and 11.2% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 53 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 55 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 76 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 27 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people never married was 27 years.

Social marital status Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 1,869 56.8 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 413 12.5 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 1,010 30.7 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 56.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 12.5% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 51 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 41 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 35 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 51 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 41 years.

Education Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 74 5.0 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 453 30.7 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 58 3.9 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 40 2.7 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 245 16.6 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 68 4.6 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 25 1.7 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 91 6.2 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 43 2.9 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 32 2.2 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 346 23.5 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 1,475 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas) 30.0% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 37.3% were in primary school, 22.9% in secondary school and 9.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

Education Charts
People — cultural & language diversity
Ancestry, top responses Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 4,396 89.4 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 407 8.8 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 245 5.3 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 186 4.0 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 3,784 81.9 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), 81.9% of people had both parents born in Australia and 8.8% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

Religious Affiliation Charts
Language, top responses (other than English) Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %

People — employment
Employment Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 1,364 56.1 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 820 33.7 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 152 6.3 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 94 3.9 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 2,430 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
View the labour force fact sheet

There were 2,430 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas). Of these 56.1% were employed full time, 33.7% were employed part-time and 3.9% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 288 12.3 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 262 11.2 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 274 11.7 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 297 12.7 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 1,064 45.6 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), 12.3% worked 1 to 15 hours, 11.2% worked 16 to 24 hours and 45.6% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 43 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 43 years.

Occupation Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

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

Median weekly incomes Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 526 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,238 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,039 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas) was $526.

Travel to work, top responses Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Employed people aged 15 years and over

Unpaid work Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,894 75.5 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 1,250 32.6 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 452 11.8 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 1,325 34.6 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 75.5% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 32.6% provided care for children and 11.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 34.6% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 712 18.6 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 1,032 26.9 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 568 14.8 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 581 15.2 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), 26.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.8% worked 15 to 29 hours and 15.2% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 594 44.9 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 595 45.0 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 125 9.5 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 8 0.6 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), 45.0% were couple families with children, 44.9% were couple families without children and 9.5% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 28.2 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 71.8 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas) 28.2% of single parents were male and 71.8% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 1,601 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 1,753 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $1,753 and those without children was $1,601.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 228 19.2 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 69 5.8 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 296 24.9 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 144 12.1 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 63 5.3 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 215 18.1 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 70 5.9 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 105 8.8 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.2% had both partners employed full-time, 5.8% had both employed part-time and 24.9% 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 Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 1,735 72.7 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 651 27.3 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), 72.7% of private dwellings were occupied and 27.3% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 1,656 95.4 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 18 1.0 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 20 1.2 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 42 2.4 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), 95.4% were separate houses, 1.0% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 1.2% were flats, units or apartments and 2.4% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 21 1.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 81 4.7 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 259 14.9 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 855 49.3 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 500 28.8 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 20 1.2 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3.1 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.6 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 4.7% had 1 bedroom, 14.9% had 2 bedrooms and 49.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3.1. The average household size was 2.6 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 719 41.4 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 651 37.5 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 322 18.5 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 17 1.0 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 27 1.6 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), 41.4% were owned outright, 37.5% were owned with a mortgage and 18.5% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 1,317 75.9 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 388 22.4 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 31 1.8 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 75.9% were family households, 22.4% were single person households and 1.8% were group households.

Household income Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 26.8 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 5.5 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), 26.8% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 5.5% 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 Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 140 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.8 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 3.2 -- 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 Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,200 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.5 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.5 -- 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 Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
None 37 2.1 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 453 26.1 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 741 42.7 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 476 27.4 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 28 1.6 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), 26.1% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 42.7% had two registered motor vehicles and 27.4% 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 Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 144 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 68 47.2 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 76 52.8 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 19 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), there were 144 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 68 (or 47.2%) were male and 76 (or 52.8%) 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 Lower Eyre Peninsula (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 3.4 -- 3 -- 3.3 --
Average number of people per bedroom 1.2 -- 1.2 -- 1.2 --
Median household income 1,083 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 3.4, with 1.2 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $1,083.

Mortgage and rent Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 150 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,300 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,300.

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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