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Mitcham (C)

Code LGA44340 (LGA)
People 62,898
Male 30,431
Female 32,467
Median age 41
Families 17,225
Average children per family 1.8
All private dwellings 26,165
Average people per household 2.5
Median weekly household income $1,387
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,733
Median weekly rent $265
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8
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includes demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

People — demographics & education
People Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Total 62,898 -- 1,596,572 -- 21,507,717 --
Male 30,431 48.4 787,218 49.3 10,634,013 49.4
Female 32,467 51.6 809,354 50.7 10,873,704 50.6
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 313 0.5 30,431 1.9 548,369 2.5

In the 2011 Census, there were 62,898 people in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas) of these 48.4% were male and 51.6% were female. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 0.5% of the population.

Age Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People
0-4 years 3,553 5.6 96,143 6.0 1,421,050 6.6
5-9 years 3,677 5.8 93,202 5.8 1,351,921 6.3
10-14 years 3,751 6.0 97,591 6.1 1,371,054 6.4
15-19 years 4,252 6.8 103,248 6.5 1,405,798 6.5
20-24 years 4,237 6.7 105,586 6.6 1,460,673 6.8
25-29 years 3,450 5.5 104,507 6.5 1,513,236 7.0
30-34 years 3,396 5.4 97,820 6.1 1,453,775 6.8
35-39 years 4,078 6.5 103,966 6.5 1,520,138 7.1
40-44 years 4,449 7.1 112,408 7.0 1,542,879 7.2
45-49 years 4,382 7.0 113,085 7.1 1,504,142 7.0
50-54 years 4,528 7.2 111,857 7.0 1,447,404 6.7
55-59 years 4,039 6.4 102,009 6.4 1,297,244 6.0
60-64 years 4,050 6.4 97,599 6.1 1,206,116 5.6
65-69 years 3,114 5.0 74,667 4.7 919,319 4.3
70-74 years 2,325 3.7 58,536 3.7 708,090 3.3
75-79 years 1,925 3.1 46,631 2.9 545,263 2.5
80-84 years 1,730 2.8 39,560 2.5 436,936 2.0
85 years and over 1,964 3.1 38,157 2.4 402,681 1.9
 
Median age 41 -- 39 -- 37 --

The median age of people in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas) was 41 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 17.5% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 17.6% of the population.

Registered marital status Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 27,642 53.2 633,439 48.4 8,461,114 48.7
Separated 1,083 2.1 38,964 3.0 529,280 3.0
Divorced 3,862 7.4 118,732 9.1 1,460,899 8.4
Widowed 3,153 6.1 83,000 6.3 949,634 5.5
Never married 16,182 31.2 435,501 33.3 5,962,769 34.3

Of people in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas) aged 15 years and over, 53.2% were married and 9.5% were either divorced or separated.

Marital Status Charts
Median age by registered marital status Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Married 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
Separated 50 -- 49 -- 49 --
Divorced 56 -- 54 -- 54 --
Widowed 82 -- 79 -- 78 --
Never married 24 -- 25 -- 25 --

The median age of married people in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people never married was 24 years.

Social marital status Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 25,429 53.8 575,818 48.7 7,647,042 49.2
De facto marriage 3,499 7.4 113,166 9.6 1,476,369 9.5
Not married 18,358 38.8 492,206 41.7 6,413,399 41.3

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 53.8% of people were in a registered marriage and 7.4% were in a de facto marriage.

Median age by social marital status Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Registered marriage 52 -- 52 -- 50 --
De facto marriage 39 -- 36 -- 35 --
Not married 32 -- 36 -- 33 --

The median age of people in a registered marriage in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas) was 52 years and the median age of people in a de facto marriage was 39 years.

Education Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Pre-school 906 4.7 20,581 4.5 332,844 5.1
Primary - Government 3,555 18.5 87,778 19.1 1,181,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 880 4.6 26,164 5.7 359,062 5.5
Primary - Other Non Government 1,127 5.9 22,597 4.9 214,359 3.3
Secondary - Government 1,697 8.8 52,221 11.4 774,074 11.9
Secondary - Catholic 762 4.0 18,905 4.1 307,142 4.7
Secondary - Other Non Government 1,469 7.6 19,825 4.3 254,828 3.9
Technical or further education institution 1,133 5.9 34,842 7.6 473,606 7.3
University or tertiary institution 4,838 25.1 65,957 14.4 932,524 14.3
Other 448 2.3 11,101 2.4 161,660 2.5
Not Stated 2,436 12.7 98,694 21.5 1,511,694 23.2
Total 19,251 -- 458,665 -- 6,503,580 --

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas) 30.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 28.9% were in primary school, 20.4% in secondary school and 31.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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

Ancestry Charts
Country of birth Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Australia 46,928 74.6 1,170,788 73.3 15,017,847 69.8
 
Other top responses

Birthplace of parents, stated responses Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Both parents born overseas 17,798 29.4 467,496 31.1 6,876,586 34.3
Father only born overseas 4,900 8.1 107,089 7.1 1,407,270 7.0
Mother only born overseas 3,470 5.7 75,325 5.0 989,220 4.9
Both parents born in Australia 34,363 56.8 853,040 56.8 10,757,087 53.7

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), 56.8% of people had both parents born in Australia and 29.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

Religious affiliation, top responses Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %

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

People — employment
Employment Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Worked full-time 17,938 54.9 445,076 56.7 6,367,554 59.7
Worked part-time 11,448 35.1 247,601 31.6 3,062,976 28.7
Away from work 1,828 5.6 46,683 6.0 627,797 5.9
Unemployed 1,443 4.4 44,968 5.7 600,133 5.6
Total in labour force 32,657 -- 784,328 -- 10,658,460 --
 
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There were 32,657 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas). Of these 54.9% were employed full time, 35.1% were employed part-time and 4.4% were unemployed.

Employment - hours worked Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
1-15 hours per week 4,367 14.0 88,381 12.0 1,087,799 10.8
16-24 hours per week 3,413 10.9 72,516 9.8 947,792 9.4
25-34 hours per week 3,673 11.8 86,705 11.7 1,027,380 10.2
35-39 hours per week 5,309 17.0 146,289 19.8 1,808,879 18.0
40 hours or more per week 12,627 40.5 298,788 40.4 4,558,678 45.3

Of employed people in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), 14.0% worked 1 to 15 hours, 10.9% worked 16 to 24 hours and 40.5% worked 40 hours or more.

Median age by employment status Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, people aged 15 years and over
Employed full-time 44 -- 42 -- 40 --
Employed part-time 40 -- 40 -- 40 --

The median age of people employed full-time in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas) was 44 years and for people who were employed part-time was 40 years.

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

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

Median weekly incomes Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Personal 637 -- 534 -- 577 --
Family 1,815 -- 1,330 -- 1,481 --
Household 1,387 -- 1,044 -- 1,234 --
 
View the income fact sheet

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas) was $637.

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

Unpaid work Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 40,686 78.4 936,604 71.5 12,149,347 70.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 15,423 29.7 364,336 27.8 4,827,808 27.8
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 6,638 12.8 154,651 11.8 1,896,957 10.9
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 12,632 24.3 258,840 19.8 3,090,874 17.8

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), of people aged 15 years and over, 78.4% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 29.7% provided care for children and 12.8% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 24.3% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

Unpaid domestic work, number of hours Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
People aged 15 years and over
Less than 5 hours per week 12,394 23.9 282,493 21.6 3,883,357 22.4
5 to 14 hours per week 15,554 30.0 351,524 26.8 4,444,640 25.6
15 to 29 hours per week 7,631 14.7 168,882 12.9 2,075,154 12.0
30 hours or more per week 5,106 9.8 133,703 10.2 1,746,196 10.1

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), 30.0% worked 5 to 14 hours, 14.7% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.8% worked 30 hours or more.

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

Families — family composition
Family composition Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Couple family without children 6,759 39.2 174,668 40.6 2,150,301 37.8
Couple family with children 8,072 46.9 178,436 41.5 2,534,399 44.6
One parent family 2,133 12.4 70,082 16.3 901,637 15.9
Other family 262 1.5 7,064 1.6 97,722 1.7

Of the families in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), 46.9% were couple families with children, 39.2% were couple families without children and 12.4% were one parent families.

Family Charts
Single (or lone) parents Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Male -- 19.7 -- 18.9 -- 17.6
Female -- 80.3 -- 81.1 -- 82.4

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas) 19.7% of single parents were male and 80.3% were female.

Families — weekly incomes
Median family income, couple families with two incomes Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Families without children 2,287 -- 1,906 -- 2,081 --
Families with children 2,603 -- 2,130 -- 2,310 --
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), for couple families with two incomes, the median income for those with children was $2,603 and those without children was $2,287.

Families — employment status of couple families
Employment status of couple families Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Both employed, worked full-time 2,857 19.3 68,246 19.3 1,015,165 21.7
Both employed, worked part-time 646 4.4 14,646 4.1 174,795 3.7
One employed full-time, one part-time 3,886 26.2 80,406 22.8 1,001,907 21.4
One employed full-time, other not working 1,861 12.5 48,840 13.8 736,322 15.7
One employed part-time, other not working 886 6.0 20,310 5.8 251,191 5.4
Both not working 2,915 19.7 76,963 21.8 899,598 19.2
Other 897 6.0 21,766 6.2 291,196 6.2
Labour force status not stated 885 6.0 21,930 6.2 314,529 6.7

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), of couple families, 19.3% had both partners employed full-time, 4.4% had both employed part-time and 26.2% 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 Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings 23,761 92.8 619,037 88.1 7,760,320 89.3
Unoccupied private dwellings 1,841 7.2 83,777 11.9 934,470 10.7

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), 92.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 7.2% were unoccupied.

Dwelling structure Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Separate house 19,604 82.5 494,471 79.9 5,864,574 75.6
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 1,678 7.1 66,465 10.7 765,980 9.9
Flat, unit or apartment 2,426 10.2 54,968 8.9 1,056,237 13.6
Other dwelling 48 0.2 2,812 0.5 66,666 0.9

Of occupied private dwellings in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), 82.5% were separate houses, 7.1% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 10.2% were flats, units or apartments and 0.2% were other dwellings.

Dwelling Structure Charts
Number of bedrooms Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
None (includes bedsitters) 50 0.2 1,690 0.3 42,160 0.5
1 bedroom 762 3.2 21,955 3.5 363,129 4.7
2 bedrooms 5,186 21.8 121,108 19.6 1,481,577 19.1
3 bedrooms 10,935 46.0 328,640 53.1 3,379,930 43.6
4 or more bedrooms 6,543 27.5 134,862 21.8 2,350,132 30.3
Number of bedrooms not stated 285 1.2 10,786 1.7 143,394 1.8
 
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 3 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.5 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), of occupied private dwellings 3.2% had 1 bedroom, 21.8% had 2 bedrooms and 46.0% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 3. The average household size was 2.5 people.

Bedroom Charts
Tenure Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings
Owned outright 9,375 39.5 203,281 32.8 2,488,149 32.1
Owned with a mortgage 9,042 38.1 218,402 35.3 2,709,433 34.9
Rented 4,334 18.2 172,727 27.9 2,297,458 29.6
Other tenure type 514 2.2 8,937 1.4 70,069 0.9
Tenure type not stated 496 2.1 15,694 2.5 195,213 2.5

Of occupied private dwellings in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), 39.5% were owned outright, 38.1% were owned with a mortgage and 18.2% were rented.

Dwellings — household composition
Household composition Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Family households 17,069 71.8 424,352 68.5 5,550,614 71.5
Single (or lone) person households 5,887 24.8 172,669 27.9 1,888,698 24.3
Group households 806 3.4 22,020 3.6 321,007 4.1

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), of all households, 71.8% were family households, 24.8% were single person households and 3.4% were group households.

Household income Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Less than $600 gross weekly income -- 20.3 -- 27.7 -- 23.7
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 14.6 -- 7.3 -- 11.2
 
View the income fact sheet

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), 20.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $600 and 14.6% 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 Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median rent 265 -- 220 -- 285 --
 
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 93.6 -- 90.7 -- 89.6
Households where rent payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 6.4 -- 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 Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Median mortgage repayments 1,733 -- 1,500 -- 1,800 --
 
Households where mortgage payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.7 -- 91.2 -- 90.1
Households where mortgage payments are 30%, or greater, of household income -- 8.3 -- 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 Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
None 1,628 6.9 54,051 8.7 665,852 8.6
1 motor vehicle 8,185 34.4 227,462 36.7 2,778,576 35.8
2 motor vehicles 9,538 40.1 220,627 35.6 2,802,468 36.1
3 or more vehicles 3,930 16.5 99,481 16.1 1,279,134 16.5
Number of motor vehicles not stated 480 2.0 17,417 2.8 234,292 3.0

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), 34.4% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 40.1% had two registered motor vehicles and 16.5% 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 Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 313 -- 30,430 -- 548,368 --
 
Male 148 47.3 14,971 49.2 270,331 49.3
Female 165 52.7 15,459 50.8 278,037 50.7
 
Median age 24 -- 22 -- 21 --

For the 2011 Census in Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), there were 313 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Of these, 148 (or 47.3%) were male and 165 (or 52.7%) 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 Mitcham (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 1,555 -- 842 -- 991 --
 
Average number of people per bedroom includes a miscalculation. For more information see the persons per bedroom correction page.

In Mitcham (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 $1,555.

Mortgage and rent Mitcham (C) % South Australia % Australia %
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Median weekly rent 218 -- 166 -- 195 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,868 -- 1,306 -- 1,647 --

In Mitcham (C) (Local Government Areas), for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $218 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,868.

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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